"The Sea King" (The Husky Sound; 2008)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

You know that weird, strange kind of psychedelic music they use in movies when somebody's having a bad drug trip? It's a combination of slow, throbbing drums, hypnotic bass and grinding, eerie guitars. It's not quite stoner music but it's got that 60s feel to it. It makes you think of The Doors, even though it sounds nothing like The Doors.

Well, that's what Husky's "The Sea King" sounds like. It's an instrumental concept album (its story is conveniently printed in the CD insert) that would work better as a film soundtrack than a rock album. It will hold your attention throughout its entire running time but would be so much better if there were some images to go along with it ... background music for a film scene.

Of course, maybe your mind is supposed to supply those images. "The Sea King" is kinda like going on a mescal or peyote trip ... or, um, so I've been told.

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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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