Weedpecker - III



7.7 | 37 votes |
Release date: 5 January 2018
Style: Psychedelic stoner metal, Grunge

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01. Molecule
02. From Mars To Mercury
03. Embrace
04. Liquid Sky
05. Lazy Boy And The Temple Of Wonders

Guest review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.7
From the first few notes of their self-titled album in 2013, Weedpecker announced themselves as instant masters of their particular laid-back, psychedelic-tinged brand of stoner metal, effortlessly drifting between languid, fuzzy, hooky stoner riffs and jam-like psychedelic instrumental meandering to create a real relaxing, mind-opening vibe. 2015's II strayed ever so slightly away from the sound of the debut, with a greater prominence for the progressive side of the band, more extended soft instrumental jams, and perhaps a more airy atmosphere, but retained the slow pace, fuzzy riffs and eerie, echoey vocals, and maintained a level of songwriting remarkably high for a band so early in their career. Now, as the time came to produce the 'difficult third album', the question was whether Weedpecker would stick to the formula that has worked so well for them so far or decide to mix up things up. The answer is surprisingly skewed towards the latter option.

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published 24.02.2018 | Comments (0)

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07.01.2018 - 22:02
Rating: 8
mayhemnils
Psychedelic Stoner metal as you expect it, Vocals sometimes remind of Ozzy.
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12.01.2018 - 14:26
Rating: 9
musclassia
Definitely my favourite stoner metal band currently active, feel like they've taken a shift towards psychedelic rock and hard rock on here compared to the last one, but they've also mixed up the song structuring into more interesting ways (II was great but could get a tad repetitive structure-wise). Early benchmark for the rest of 2018 to match up to
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06.02.2018 - 18:14
Greg L.
Written by musclassia on 12.01.2018 at 14:26

Definitely my favourite stoner metal band currently active, feel like they've taken a shift towards psychedelic rock and hard rock on here compared to the last one, but they've also mixed up the song structuring into more interesting ways (II was great but could get a tad repetitive structure-wise). Early benchmark for the rest of 2018 to match up to


Agreed on the slight repetitiveness of II. I wish they kept the vocals from Self-Titled, and some of the metal elements. I am still loving this band but they are starting to sound like an Elder clone.
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06.02.2018 - 23:46
Rating: 9
musclassia
Written by Greg L. on 06.02.2018 at 18:14



Agreed on the slight repetitiveness of II. I wish they kept the vocals from Self-Titled, and some of the metal elements. I am still loving this band but they are starting to sound like an Elder clone.


Oops accidentally pressed post before wirting my comment. Anyway, yeah I've been listening to all 3 albums in the past few days as I was writing a review of this album for MS. The fuzzy heavy stoner metal riffs and the foggy vocals are almost absent apart from on the first song and the end of From Mars To Mercury, which is deifnitely a shame, but I fully enjoy what they've got going on on this album which makes it okay. Wouldn't mind them finding a bit more of a middle ground on the next album incorporating more of the slower tempos and relaxed vibe of the first two records
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