Nap
Ausgeklingt
(2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
Genre:
Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like:
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Wolf People, Earthless
Monday, November 25, 2019
The second full length by German progressive psych trio Nap continue on their journey to deliver some high-end diverse rock. Ausgeklingt follows in the footsteps of 2016’s Villa, which is a tremendous album as well. What draws us into their blend of progressive psych rock is the ability to draw from so many influences and keep it original. “Astrojelly” kicks off the album with a smooth flowing jam to wet the appetite. The steady bass and psychedelics will easily lure you in. From here on, Ausgeklingt continues on a highly entertaining trip of psychedelic, progressive and stoner rock journey. The album is kind of unpredictable as they throw a ton of well timed change ups into the mix. The vocals have a Colour Haze tone and are used sparingly bringing a unique vibe to the music.

Nap are becoming a staple in our rotation, we gravitate towards bands who can take heavy psych rock and put their own stamp on it. They definitely possess a King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard meets Wolf People sound. Ausgeklingt is easily one of the years top psych albums, so we urge you to pick this one up.

Tracklist:
1. Astrojelly 03:56
2. Voigo 07:11
3. Weltraumvolker 05:58
4. Ausgeklingt 06:50
5. Reboot 05:036
6. Zappenduster 04:53
7. Amygdala 04:52
8. Treibsand 05:21

Standout Track(s)
The whole album stands out, but if we must pick a song or two so with the instrumental “Weltraumvolker” and its math stoner vibe. The fourth track “Ausgeklingt” has some quirky rhythms, but that is the allure and is one hell of a tune. 

Adult Beverage Pairing
Lets go with Augustiner Bräu Maximator from Germany. This 7.5% ABV German Dopplebock is dark with amber color and tastes and aromas of caramel.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
8.8 out of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
8.8 out of 11

Captivation and Variety
9.4 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8.9 out of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
9.1 out of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9 out of 11

Overall Album Flow
9.3 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetic
9 out of 11

Production Value
9 out of 11

Final Thoughts
If you’re a fan of heavy psych rock, which we assume if you are if your reading this, then head over to their Bandcamp page and get both albums. They will be welcome additions to your heavy collection.

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