I’d been desperate to give this a decent listen after hearing one of the songs on TBFM (where else ;)) and knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. Stone Em All hail from Guernsey and to my ever degrading lug holes are classic stoner tinged metal. Think bands you see live and can’t resist another beer while swinging your hair and hips in a sweat box of a venue… yep that’s the category these guys are in for me. I can’t imagine them being anything other than a great show when they’re on a stage.
The ‘Villains‘ EP consists of 4 songs and opener ‘Catspaw‘ sums the band up perfectly – packed full of grooves and some great riffs showing their stoner influences with pride – reminiscent of Sabbath & Kyuss amongst others.
Some more dirty great grooves and gruff vocals follow on ‘Laserwolf‘ with a great solo to boot. ‘Kodokushi‘ is next (Wikipedia tells me it means ‘lonely death’ and refers to a Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and remaining undiscovered for a long period of time. Happy times!) and despite the morbid title has an almost singalong chorus and another set of memorable riffs too.
Closer ‘Parisian Dust‘ had the potential to be a classic power ballad but is sadly let down by a rather weak set of vocals. A real shame as it’s nowhere near the level of voice as the other 3 songs.
Some great songs here especially for fans of the genre. You can pick the EP for the ridiculously good value price of £1.79 (download) via the shop on their FB page. At that price why wouldn’t you?
Classic stoner tinged metal... Some great songs here especially for fans of the genre.