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Space Muffin by Kayleth
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Stoner rock, Space rock
Monster Magnet, Orange Goblin, Gas Giant
Hailing from Verona, Italy Kayleth’s 2015 album is their fourth release since 2008. Enrico’s vocals remind us very much of Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf minus his ability to hit the lower octaves and really get dark. Instead Kayleth presents more Orange Goblin-like movement as contrasted with Monster Magnet tripiness. Overall the album is pretty solid with a few very exceptional moment detailed below.
1. Mountains (5:27)
2. Secret Place (5:01)
3. Spacewalk (5:42)
4. Bare Knuckle (5:59)
5. Born to Suffer (5:51)
6. Lies of Mind (4:38)
7. Try to Save the Appearances (5:15)
8. NGC 2244 (4:16)
Enrico Gastaldo- Vocals
Massimo Valle- Guitar
Michele Montanari- Keyboard
Daniele Pdrollo- Drums
Alessandro Zanetti- Bass
What is our favorite track off the album to burn if we only had a few bucks to spare?
Without question your first download should be "Spacewalk". This track features the contrast we wish were more consistent throughout the album. The track blends intriguing spoken word with blissful space rock. A suspenseful countdown of oxygen levels and painting of a surreal spacial landscape absolutely whisks us away.
"Bare Knuckle" is also a must. Valle is just superb on this track. The guitar grinding and drive will consume you. Enrico does a better job bringing it down a little bit and getting away from the steady monotone. The song ebb and flows very well and is a nice follow-up to the space intrigue of "Spacewalk".
What other albums would we recommend if you enjoy
You can’t go wrong with Monster Magnet’s
Spine of God
two blissful albums that will provide you the feel of Kayleth but dig a whole lot deeper and distort your senses.
What adult beverage do we recommend while listening to this album?
If you’re going for something less flashy and more bizarre, a good bet would be the Alien Brain Hemmorage. This one is a potent mix of sweet flavors that’s not for everybody, but rest assured, it tastes much more agreeable than it looks.
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz. Irish Cream
A dash of Blue Curacoa
A dash of Grenadine
What are our final thoughts about
This album is certainly worth your time. What held us back from giving this one higher ratings on the rotation dial was the lack of contrast. Steadiness is all fine and good but we appreciate when the vocal tones are mixed up just a little bit. We found ourselves drifting a bit with the repetitive vocal tones. Regardless, tracks #3 and #4 are absolutely stellar and put this one in 8 territory. We are excited to check-out the other three release which appear to be more on the EP vein. We are especially intrigued by the provocative album art on these prior releases. Join us in investigating the history that is Kayleth. -
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