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Dozer | In The Tail Of A Comet / Madre De Dios / Call It Conspiracy

Here's your chance to revisit a trio of vintage Swedish stoner-rock releases.

THE PRESS RELEASE: “As with hundreds of other young Swedish bands, Dozer was the obvious answer to the boredom of a small town youth in a land where the sun seldom visits. After forming in 1995, Dozer quickly progressed beyond their early influences and created a style of their own incorporating modern elements into their classic heavy rock sound. A sound that always has been intensely heavy but yet also strongly song and melody driven by the distinctive vocals of singer Fredrik Nordin. Dozer has carefully culivated a following like none other and a reputation second to none due mostly assuredly to their constant touring and explosive live shows. These simple Swedes have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the world of stoner rock, often placed upon the same pedestal as the fathers of the movement — Kyuss and Monster Magnet. After a hiatus, the band came back again with some live shows, and will re-release the band’s first three albums In The Tail Of A Comet (2000), Madre De Dios (2001) and Call It Conspiracy (2003).”

MY TWO CENTS: Admittedly, these Swedes aren’t doing anything that anybody else wasn’t doing at the time. But they do it every bit as well — and as big, bouncy and bombastic — as anybody. If you’ve already heard these albums, you probably want the upgrades. And if you haven’t, well then they’re new to you.