Stranger In My Town
(Vol.1)
2016
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre:
Post rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like:
My Sleeping Karma, Karma To Burn, Earthless
From Italy welcome Stranger in My Town, an instrumental quartet that plays a smooth blend of Post-rock and stoner rock. As we come across a plethora of bands that follow this mold many sound eerily similar to one another, yet only a few rise to the top and capture our attention. Vol. 1, the bands' debut release is very fluent and spacious. There are moments when the music gives off a majestic Post-rock vibe than takes a turn towards a thick, churning stoner groove, it’s a very well balanced album between these two genres.

What are the highlights of the album?
We love the track “Viba,” as it starts off in an open, spacious vibe, than it dives into a more aggressive riff. It’s really impressive how they change tempos so effortlessly. The last cut “Air” could be our favorite as it has a free-form style to it, we also hear a tad bit of Math rock and the progressive style scattered throughout. “Terra” is also one hell of an entertaining track, it’s steadiness and rhythmic crunch sounds tremendous at high volumes.

How is the production value?

Very good, these guys feed off each other very well. It’s crisp, clean and deep, each instrument is able to shine and carry its own weight.

What adult beverage to enjoy while listening to this album?
You can’t go wrong with Long Trail’s Sick Day Ale. This Vermont based 6.80 ABV brew is as steady as they come.

What are our final thoughts on Vol. 1?

When it comes to instrumental rock, we are sometimes fascinated by how many artists can keep this genre sounding fresh. Stranger In My Town bring just enough originality to the table to keep love for instrumental rock strong. We are certainly looking forward to Vol. 2. - 4/3/2017

Tracklist:

1. Cicada 05:11
2. Viba 05:14
3. Terra 06:27
4. Sumatra 04:53
5. Dry Eye 05:03
6. Air 07:32

Band Members:
Allan Pigliacampo - Lead Guitar
Isacco Frigerio - Rhythm Guitar
Enrico Sperone – Drums
Marco Munari - Bass

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