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 ·
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WELCOME TO SKY VALLEY is the classic alternative doom metal album by frontman Josh Homme and crew where doomy stoner rock has never been so convincing that it's not Sabbath! Just when you think they might be straying too close they do something unexpected keeping this album fresh and free-flowing throughout its entire run. As with Josh's successor Queens Of The Stone Age, the subject matter often depicts the inland desert lifestyles of Palm Desert and vicinity and the road trips that occur when navigating throughout its vastness.

Traces of funk, Hendrix inspired psychedelic riffs and Iommi influenced lead guitars drenched in feedback and fuzz, swingin bass, hippie inspired drumming and even some excellent acoustic guitar work all tuned way down make this stoner metal more addictive than the drugs that may or may not have been used for its creation! The beauty of this album is it takes you where the grunge acts of the day would only hint at. It's no wonder this album is so revered. It's just that freakin' good!
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