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Superheavygoatass
60,000 Years (Arclight)

By: Mike SOS

What a name, huh? Luckily for this Texas quartet, they can back up their moniker with a bevy of bulky, bong-fueled boogie-down barrages that would find solace in a southern swampland. Thick, rich, and oh yeah, real spacey, 60,000 YEARS takes the nuances of stoner rock and metal and fuse them into a cohesive cluster that fills your head with the kind of visions that they used to lock people away for having. Giving props and nods to ZZ Top, Sabbath, Monster Magnet, and Skynyrd, songs like the syrupy "Druglord" meanders in the much before the boys hit the full throttle guitar button and are up and running in seconds flat, sounding like a duel to the death between Billy Gibbons and Tony Iommi, while the driving the nail through your skull stance of "Best Friend" has got that QOSTA stomp meeting up with Sixty Watt Shaman's sonic side. Superheavygoatass may sound funny, but their mix of Texas two-step, stoner rock shimmy, monolithic metal, and whiskey-soaked wisdom ain't nothing to mess with, rejuvenating the sounds of hard rock circa 1977 convincingly.
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