"Beyond the Wasteland" (Small Stone; 2008)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Pedal to the metal fuzz rock is what Icelandic quartet Brain Police deliver on their grooving 11-track collection "Beyond the Wasteland."

Viscous bass drives "Human Volume" while a bouncy garage rock riff propels "Snake," revealing the many sides which this band chooses to rock. This unit is as equally content with chugging along with smoky vocals and both guns blazing on "Hot Chicks and Hell Queens" as they are laying down sinewy grooves and thick blocks of speaker-filling rock on the title cut, providing the listener with an automatic rock fix from the moment the cowbell decorated, head-bobbing opener "Rooster Booster" blasts into the inner reaches of your psyche. 

Potent all the way through, this disc is exploding with stoner rock sweetness. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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