The Cosmic Dead
Scotland's Cosmic Dead have been ravaging the EU/UK with their hypnotic brand of psych onslaught for some time now but they've reached new heights on the epic Easterfaust. The album consists of one long cut split Jethro Tull style between sides of this beast. Creeping in slow and steady from the darkness "Easterfaust pt. 1" builds from the blackness to a heady Krautrock chug, mixing in elements of Hawkwind's space ritual to the blend of Popul Vuh / Amon Düül froth that they kick up as the storm brews. The second side launches into full on sonic attack, teeth bared and ready to slice a few inches of gray matter from the listener's brain before defenses could possibly be raised then, improbably, keeps that level of squall and shred for the duration bringing the walls crumbling to a close in the last few minutes. Definitely an album for headphone fiends and kosmik travelers alike, the behemoth arrives via venerable EU stalwarts Sound of Cobra on marbled vinyl in damned limited numbers, so best be quick about adding this to your stack of psych.
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