Resonant Sun PELAGIC Berlin-based stoner rockers fill their tank to the brim
The fifth album from these Berlin-based stoner/doom merchants continues the power trio’s exploration of their more primitive and direct side. As subtle as a sledgehammer to the face and playing to Earth Ship’s considerable strengths throughout, the eight-track Resonant Sun is their catchiest, most immediate offering to date, which, at times, plucks a few pages out of Nick Olivieri’s Mondo Generator songbook.
New tub-thumper Sebastian Grimberg steers Resonant Sun with consummate ease and puts in a commanding, perfectly weighted performance, particularly on the magnetic title track, which is full of explosive drum fills. The increased use of clean vocals also adds an hypnotic edge to the likes of the thunderously heavy Barren and the Alice In Chains-flavoured Dormant. Whiplash is another highlight and the rampaging, aptly named effort suggests a possible crust-flecked future for the three-piece. FOR FANS OF: TORCHE, MONDO GENERATOR, DOWN