Shogun
Infinitet
(2018)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre:
Stoner rock, Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like:
Elder, The Sword, Les Lekin
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Welcome Shogun hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and their latest riff soaked album Infinitet. Containing four lengthy tracks of cosmic heaviness, the foursome really tap into the spacious stoner theme with infectious jamming and hazy vocals. We absolutely love how each song runs into one another flawlessly, it really keeps the listener absorbed. The musicianship on Infinitet is stonerrific as the album travels through intergalactic paths of majestic riffs, progressive themes and heavy psych. It may not be groundbreaking, but these guys have created a vibe that is somewhat original and that is a tough task to pull off in today's saturated stoner rock genre.

Tracklist:
1. Ex Nihilo (Genesis) 07:42
2. Rosebud 08:46
3. Aurora 10:22
4. Metatron 12:02

Standout Track(s)
The 12 minute “Metatron” and “Aurora” are expansive tunes that showcase majestic heavy stoner bliss.

Adult Beverage Pairing
Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti by Great Divide Brewing Company in Colorado. The rotating Imperial Stout has a 9.50% ABV and has aromas of light vanilla, chocolate and oak. The taste is on the bitter side with slight vanilla and oak flavors.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
8.5 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
8.9 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8.8 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
8.7 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
8.6 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8.5 of 11

Overall Album Flow
9 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.6 of 11

Production Value
8.7 of 11

Final Thoughts
Infinitet has taken control of our rotation as of late, we can’t seem to put this one aside. Give this album a listen, or be bold and forgo previewing and just buy the damn thing. 

Shogun is:
Max Muenchow: Bass Guitar and Synth
Alvin Vega: Drums
Sam Wallman: Guitars and Synth
Joe Widen: Vocals

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