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Back From the Abyss (Audio CD)

Back From the Abyss Back From the Abyss available on February 23 2017 from Amazon for 10.47
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another blistering album from London's rock and roll maestros, "Back From The Abyss" follows on the heels of "Eulogy for the Damned", an album that with the help of satellite coverage in the U.S. brought Orange Goblin to a larger audience. This CD is a pounding exhilarating riff machine, full of classic rock influences, including the Sabbath tones from guitarist extraordinaire Joe Hoare, a touch of funk and just plain balls out rockin' that few bands have the slightest clue how to do any more.
Orange Goblin have been lumped in with biker/stoner bands like Monster Magnet, but sonically they are a true blend of what made classic rock great, especially bands like Nazareth around the "Hair of the Dog" era, Clutch and the power of Motorhead in its hungriest years with Fast Eddie and Phil Taylor but better crafted.
This CD practically leaps out and throws you against the wall with Hoare's SG leading the way, his monster riffs as brutal but catchy as...Read more

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   The music is great. Powerful, aggressive, stoner doom of the highest quality. But all that is useless if I can't listen to the album! So what makes it unlistenable?The sound of what I assume to be a slinky being dragged across a metal plate, on EVERY TRACK. I saw a review below that complained about this on the CD release, and I heard it when I previewed some tracks on YouTube, but when I listened to the digital preview here, I thought the MP3s would be fine and that the YouTube upload had been from the crappy master on the CD. Well, that awful sound is in the MP3s.When I watch the equalizer, I can point to the bars that correspond to the screech whenever they get to a certain point. And it's a bad screech, the kind that hurts my ears and makes the fillings in my teeth rattle out of place.In between the screeches, I got some awesome sounds, but the essentially random timing and duration of each screech is basically a form of torture, pioneered by...Read more
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Another blistering album from London's rock and roll maestros, "Back From The Abyss" follows on the heels of "Eulogy for the Damned", an album that with the help of satellite coverage in the U.S. brought Orange Goblin to a larger audience. This CD is a pounding exhilarating riff machine, full of classic rock influences, including the Sabbath tones from guitarist extraordinaire Joe Hoare, a touch of funk and just plain balls out rockin' that few bands have the slightest clue how to do any more. Orange Goblin have been lumped in with biker/stoner bands like Monster Magnet, but sonically they are a true blend of what made classic rock great, especially bands like Nazareth around the "Hair of the Dog" era, Clutch and the power of Motorhead in its hungriest years with Fast Eddie and Phil Taylor but better crafted. This CD practically leaps out and throws you against the wall with Hoare's SG leading the way, his monster riffs as brutal but catchy as...Read more
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