|CD REVIEW Wight|
Band : Wight
After listening to a lot of stoner bands that sound pretty much the same, one is always sceptical before hearing a new album. Most of the times the doubt is justified and another plain record is added to the pile, but now and then one gets a surprise. The new album from the German band Wight is one of those pleasant surprises. This is the band's second full-length album and they do not make it easy to pinpoint them onto a certain style, because depending on the song you listen to you get Stoner Rock, Sludge, Southern Rock or Doom Metal, partly also woven together. The guitars are tuned low, roundabout knee height, and with a lot of distortion, which gives the whole thing a very earthy/raw climate.
Among the high lights are “Southern comfort and northern lights” and the title track which really grab you by the bollocks, with its expert use of percussive dynamics mixed with guitar melodies that just drip with passion, all seamlessly held together with a very homogenous and listenable vocal delivery. The rest of the album offers a myriad of quality heavy psych rock without repeating a singular mindset in the composition of songs or grounding an idea into a mesh of generic cheese.
Overall, a fantastic album with great pacing and a genuine adoration towards early 70s heavy psych rock. (a most notable reference here would be the track "Kiss your friends goodbye", with a killer Samuel Prody-like “Who will buy”-tinged riff holding the song together).