Sunday 28 July 2019
Voyag3r - War Mask (2019)
The second album from this US band.
The band is a trio with a lineup of guitars, drums, percussions, synths, piano and saxophone.
This is a new name to me as I have not heard their 2016 debut album Are You Synthetic.
This band has labeled this album as early 1970s synths meets early 1970s Black Sabbath. I do not agree that much with this.
Let us call it a mix of synths and stoner. Instrumental synths and stoner.
The music is pretty heavy and laidback at the same time. Yes, stoner........ The mix of heavy guitars and synths makes this a heavy album indeed.
The inclusion of a synth version of King Crimson's alltime classic Red is a bit strange. The original version is miles better than the version here. The only thing their version highlights is how good and innovative King Crimson was compared to Voyag3r.
I am not won over by this album by any means. It has some good stuff though so it is well worth checking out.... for stoner fans.