WINO ‘Isolation’ (Joy Division Cover) Single Review.

Words El Jefe.

So Wino is a man who really needs no introduction (but here’s a brief one anyway!) when you’re talkin’ heavy rnr. From St Vitus, The Obsessed through to Spirit Caravan and beyond, and his more recent folky acoustic material, he is someone who has always delivered the goods, and never compromised his vision. So a cover of ‘Isolation’ by Joy Division, who also happen to be an old fave band of mine, struck me as an interesting choice. Continue reading

RED MESA ‘The Path To The Deathless’ LP Review.

Words El Jefe.

I wasn’t familiar with Red Mesa prior to hearing The Path To The Deathless but as I’m always prowling for new music, checking out new arrivals, looking into the bands that slipped through the cracks the first time around etc, this was just another case of Bring It On!

So Red Mesa have been plugging away at their brand of stoner-doom for a few years and The Path To The Deathless is album #3, and brings with it several twists and turns, from the lumbering grind of ‘Ghost Bell’ to an almost Morricone-like vibe to ‘Death I Am’, and the Motorhead-in-low-gear sonic mayhem of ‘Desert Moon’, which has Dave Sherman (Spirit Caravan, Earthride etc) guesting on vocals. Continue reading