Artist: WO FAT
Album: The Singularity
The Texan Trio still have it after 21 years.
They certainly surprised us all with this one.
It has a similar productions vibe to the last few albums but the consistent up-tempo
ZZ Top-Esque of the song writing on this album (Specifically the title track “The Singularity”), sets it apart from most of the previous releases.
The Production is off tap and you kinda gotta expect it, considering the work Kent and Michael do together in their studio Crystal Clear Sound.
They’ve captured the true essence of dirty, filthy and low-end Stoner Blues on a gargantuan level among some of the best over the last three decades
The Vocals of Kent are top notch and seem to have become even more powerful and succinct in this album (not to discount any of the previous attempts on the other albums).
Keep that cowboy hat on Kent, it still some sort of Southern State Wizardry that projects across the globe.
Their first single “The Witching Chamber” sends out a siren of feedback and radio noise whilst giving a nod to a “Read The Omens” vibe. The Nine plus minute belter allows the listener to melt into their couch (Under The Influence much?), while the Bayou across the way, forms a Sink-Hole Whirl Pool, taking us under the surface into a void of occultic musical pleasures and relentless unknown feelings.
The Vocals of Kent are top notch and seem to have become more powerful and succinct in this album (not to discount any of the previous attempts on the other albums). Keep that cowboy hat on Kent, it still has the Southern State Wizardry we all know it possesses.
Zack brings that filthy bass twang in harder than ever on “The Unraveling” while Kent gives us a Southern Blues Melody Ride like Sabbath were forced to play a teenage prom in Texas in the 70’s.
Michael conjures a Tribal Voodoo Dance on his kit keeping each snap thump hit to each Drum Kit part appropriately complimenting each Bass note and Guitar lick, highlighted mesmerizingly on “The Oracle”.
One of the riffs on Overworlder reminds me of a Budgie track (RIP Burke Shelley – you bloody legend) and if anything it’s a compliment, considering a few joke bands (RHCP) ripped off a section from that same stand out track “Breadfan” which you may recall Metallica covered decades ago.
Guys, you’ve done it. What a F#%KEN Album!
Stand Out Track: Overworlder
For Fans of Budgie, ZZ Top and Church of Misery
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