"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.
For more information, check out http://www.1970tiacarrera.com.
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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