TIA CARRERA


"Heaven/Hell" (Arclight; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Stevie Ray Vaughn in a spaceship, accompanied by Sabbath, Cream, Hendrix, and Melvins and rolled into a spoonful of cosmically heavy acidic guitar jams comprises the 33-minute, three track "Heaven/Hell" by infamous Austin, TX trio Tia Carrera.

Dripping with a deep well of sustain that guitar geeks will gush over and armed with a bevy of wah-wah soloing madness and hallucinogenic rhythmic bliss, this band's far-out space rock odyssey summons a kaleidoscope of musical colors from the hard rock pallet, specifically the late 60s and early 70s scenes, making this album the top organically-grown retro stoner rock disc in years. 

This album's sting is felt long after the initial listen, and requires more than a casual once-over to truly get down with it fully, as the expert musicianship and free-form vibe captured is a splendid entity to be shared amongst burnouts for generations.

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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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