DOPETHRONE TRAN­SCANA­DIAN ANGER (RIFF DEALER)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews -

FOR FANS OF: Bongzilla, Eye­hat­e­god, Church Of Mis­ery ■ Given that Dopethrone are named after an Elec­tric Wiz­ard al­bum, it’s ab­so­lutely no sur­prise that this Cana­dian trio are fond of riffs, fuzz and as much weed as they can pos­si­bly find. But if you still need con­fir­ma­tion, the open­ing track on Tran­scana­dian Anger is called Planet Meth, and it’s as big a slice of sleazy, scuzzy, gonzoid street-doom as you’d ex­pect. The same ap­plies to Snort Dag­ger, Scuz­zgasm and the fan­tas­ti­cally named Wrong Sab­bath. This is doom with a Motör­head swag­ger, that at­tended the school of Black Sab­bath, but never grad­u­ated due to be­ing far more in­ter­ested in hav­ing a roll-up be­hind the bike sheds and play­ing shows than over-study­ing Tony Iommi’s riffs, as is the case with some of the bands deal­ing in this stuff. As a re­sult, rather than stick­ing to the rules, Dopethrone end up sound­ing like they gen­uinely don’t have a fuck to give. But with riffs and vibes as heavy and nasty as this, that suits ev­ery­one in­volved just fine. NICK RUSKELL

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