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Planet of the 8s
(ST)
2017
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre:
Heavy rock
Sounds Like:
Queens of the Stoneage, Truckfighters, Lo-Pan
The debut release by Australia natives Planet of the 8s is a sweet sounding rock album that is currently flying way under the radar. The trio display tremendous chemistry as they take us on a journey through stoner and straight-up heavy rock. Upon first listen you will hear a heavy Queens of the Stone Age influence, but we urge you to carry on, the album develops a personality of its own. The vocals of Michael ‘Sullo’ Sullivan have a mid-range tone and does somewhat resemble Josh Homme of older QOTSA albums and Jerry Cantrell at times.

Planet of the 8s have crafted pleasant sounding album that flows beautifully, there are even times when the music gets a bit trippy and thick as well. We urge you to give these guys a listen if you dig the moderate to heavy stoner groove vibe and miss the old rock sound QOTSA used to have.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance – 8.5 of 11

Weight of the Heavy – 7.5 of 11

Lyrics and Song Structure – 8.6 of 11

Fretwork Prowess – 8.8 of 11

Overall Album Flow – 9.2 of 11

Contrast – 4 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics – 7.9 of 11

Production Value – 9 of 11

Standout Track(s)

“Bought the King,” “Lucky #7” and “Omega Moves”. These three tracks are prime examples of the range Planet of the 8s bring forth.

Alcohol Pairing
Captain Lawrence Autumn Blaze. Brewed with puréed pumpkins and traditional pumpkin spices, this beer packs a ton of flavor.

Lasting Impression
If you are looking for some heavy rock with smooth infectious hooks, than look no further than Planet of the 8s. We thought the heavy QOTSA influence would deter us, but the album has earned its way into our everyday rotation.

Tracklist:
1. You Are Here 04:28
2. Nowhere Is Right For Now 06:05
3. Hands On 03:52
4. Bought the King 05:46
5. Transcending On the Golden Plains 05:11
6. Lucky #7 05:39
7. The Alchemist 04:07
8. Omega Moves 06:14

Band Members:
Michael ‘Sullo’ Sullivan, Vocals and Bass
Justin ‘JC’ Cruickshank, Guitar
Pete Carter, Drums
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