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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best balls-out hard-rawk albums...ever!, 4 Nov. 2002
This review is from: Coping With the Urban Coyote (Audio CD)
This is (at the time of writing) the lone full-length release from Kyuss stalwart John Garcia's band, Unida. Whilst there is no doubting the impact Kyuss's downtuned, elephantine riffage had on the metal/alternative landscape in the 90's, Garcia, with this new project, appears (perhaps wisely) to have ditched Kyuss's artier and more experimental pretensions in favour of a more straightahead sound that still carries some stoner overtones; and this approach has resulted in one of the best straightahead, balls-out hard rock albums I've ever heard. Garcia's vocal style hasn't changed much since the days of Kyuss, but you couldn't really pigeonhole Unida as Yet Another Stoner Band; they're far too energetic and there's not a trace of psychedelia. Pretensiousness is out the window and riffs, riffs and more riffs are the order of the day here (underpinned of course by Garcia's frankly superb vocals). You couldn't really quite classify them as metal, either, although they push that particular envelope quite hard.
Unida are brilliant in the same way the Stooges were brilliant; they aren't highly technically accomplished, their songs don't really have a great deal to say (except about women and drug use), but they do what they do with such power and passion that the result works really, really well and you cant help but be swept along by wave after wave of crushing riffs, deafening drums and bong-rattling distorted bass. And this, surely, is what a band of this sort is all about.
So, in conclusion, a kinda straightforward hard rock album, with defintite stoner overtones, but all the better for it. Kyuss/QOTSA/stoner fans will and should eat it up, but I can see it appealing perhaps to fans of the likes of AC/DC as well. Play it woofer-blowingly loud!
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