|Obiat - ‘Eye Tree Pi’ (SmallStone Recordings)|
|Written by Nev Brooks|
|Tuesday, 30 March 2010 07:00|
This is the third album from psychedelic post-doom pill-shovelers Obiat. And it pricked up my interest from the opening track 'Poison My Honey'; heavy, intense, psychedelia, that you could simply class as 'stoner rock' ala Kyuss' 'Blues For The Red Sun', but this album offers the listener a hell of a lot more.
The band has a membership of an Italian, a Pole, a Hungarian and a lone Brit and was recorded in Wales, by Chris Fielding (Napalm Death, Electric Wizard) and mixed by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Mr Bungle) in San Francisco.
I think without raving too much about this, it quite simply is one of the best albums I've heard in its class or style in a long while. Think Screaming Trees 'Uncle Anastasia', mix in the aforementioned Kyuss, with hints of Soundgarden, but with a real psychedelic feel and you should get the picture. This is one fucking scary album, powerful, intense, with an almost Eastern feel at times; the bands live performances must be truly awesome.
Fans of Queens Of The Stone Age need to get into Obiat now, with track titles like 'Passive Attack', 'Serpents Rites' and 'House Of The Forgotten Sins' what more do you need?
Enjoy......but not alone in the dark.