Tombstone Eyes
Land in the Sky
(2020)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre:
Stoner rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like:
Sons of Otis, Ecstatic Vision, Deep Purple
Monday, February 10, 2020
The debut from Chicago heavy psych foursome takes stoner rock on some new trippy pathways. Land in the Sky is a bluesy and spacey affair that melds stoner with heavy space rock. With muffeled vocals floating effortlessly among the heavy psychedelia and the hallucinatory use of the organ, Tombstone Eyes bring a fresh outlook to the scene. The band wastes no time getting into the groove, after the intro we are thrown into the mammoth 16 minute surge of “Solar Barge”. This track is a beast and has it all; heavy, tons of groove and flat out jams, a great way to lure in fans of the heavy. The album continues to impress with very unusual rhythmic change-ups that resemble some early and dark works of Deep Purple. If your looking for some heavy tunes that jam and takes chances, we urge you to dive right into this album, it will add just enough originality to spice up your collection. 

Tracklist:
1. Hydrogen Fog 01:38
2. Solar Barge 16:06
3. Precession of The Sun 04:41
4. Hungry Ghosts 06:56
5. Black Knight Satellite 04:02
6. Walking Shadows 08:57
7. Showman's Rest 01:41

Standout Track(s)
”Solar Barge” is the easy track to call a standout because of it’s length and the first song you actually get lost in. If you dig deeper, check out “Hungry Ghosts,” the rhythm and vocals are so fluid and the organ work is nestled perfectly within the music.

Adult Beverage Pairing
Sudden Brainwaves IPA is the perfect companion to Land in the Sky. At 8.00% ABV, this IPA by Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn, NY is made in collaboration with Northern Monk Brewing and is crushed with blueberries and NY State Honey. Making for a very unique and diverse flavor.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
8.2 out of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
8.4 out of 11

Captivation and Variety
8.5 out of 11

Weight of the Heavy
8.5 out of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
8.5 out out of 11

Organ Prowess
8.9 out of 11

Originality
8.8 out of 11
 
Overall Album Flow
8.5 out of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
7.7 out of 11

Production Value
8.6 out of 11

Final Thoughts
Tombstone Eyes are starting 2020 on a good note. If you love stoner driven groove with heavy psychedelics and don’t hesitate to pick this one up. Currently the album is listed as a mere $4 on Bandcamp, it's basically a steal as you can hear the work and craftsmanship that went into the album.

Line-up:
Brownstone - Bass, Organ, Synth & Vocals
John Brown - Lead Guitar
Mustafa Daka - Drums & Percussion
Jason Sipe

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