KYUSS — Welcome To Sky Valley (review)

KYUSS — Welcome To Sky Valley album cover Album · 1994 · Stoner Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Warthur
Welcome to Sky Valley polishes and refines the approach of Blues For the Red Sun into a classic stoner doom album of monolithic, fuzzed-out riffs, tripped-out subject matter, groovy rhythms and just enough alternative metal influence to stop things sliding into outright Sabbath-worship. Injecting thick doses of doped-out toked-up psychedelia into the metal landscape to an extent not seen since... well, since their previous album, Kyuss have created an iconic piece of art which captures perfectly the lonely desert landscapes depicted on the front cover. Any exploration of stoner doom would be well advised to start out in Sky Valley, because in this subgenre all roads lead back here.
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