Supergiant - Pistol Star
- Artist: Supergiant
- Album: Pistol Star
- Label: DYI
- Year of Release: 2011
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- Reviewed by: on 2011-08-19
Pumping out rock for a few years already, SuperGiant has given me new thoughts to the "Land of Enchantment", better known as New Mexico. Welcome to southern flared rock that has been lately lacking in mainstream. With two prior releases, SuperGiant brings us Pistol Star. There is no skimping here on the beef eating rock that has built their sound.
Listening as I write I'm taken back to the time of jam rock sessions where you can sit through your favorite local bands set assuming you've seen their last small town show. I was initially surprised with the songs on this EP, expecting the hard riffs to be competing with a higher pitched vocalist. However, by the second track "Emotion", I began to think the smooth rage in the singers tone roughs up the song just enough to allow the drums and bass to kick into high gear. "Rosey Posey" is exactly what I felt would be this bands selling point. Coming out with a fight and not letting up, I have to note that this song transitions a few minutes in. But make no mistake, it packs the same punch and makes the song that much better.
"Aries" comes in with a more alternative intro, but the vocals keep you in the same southern rock house. "Mexican Radio" is the most mellow track I've found. With a swinging guitar and once again -- the rough vocals -- it's got you rockin' your chair in a bluesy fashion. The final track "Pistol Star" seems to bring a slower end to the EP, but holds a more dramatic finale that doesn't fall short No lack on vocals or guitars, this song leaves nothing out at a full 7 minutes.
With requests from all time zones, SuperGiant is showing their strength in sound. Whether you're an old rocker or new, Zeppelin or Tool, SuperGiant has a way or harnessing rock in a southern way. The blended riffs form this smooth EP and leaves little to wish for in the ways of rock.
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