"Command of the New Rock" (LunaSound; 2002)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

This hard-rocking Swedish quintet's album title is contradictory to the band's style since Generous Maria's sound has a lot more in common with Foghat than Linkin Park. Then again, maybe this tough-as-nails, whiskey- and weed-soaked rock'n'roll is new to all those serious Swedish metal dudes. Whatever the case, Generous Maria's sound is a combination of no nonsense 70's rock, snippets of smoke-filled stoner jams and ten ton balls to boot. 

Fuzzy and warm, like your girlfriend's favorite sweater, "Command of the New Rock's" dirty groove is perfect to have a smoke, have some sex, and then chill out to on a lazy Saturday afternoon. 

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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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