BAND FEATURE: SPACESLUG
Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017
DATELINE: LUNAR SECT 1. The marble is still visible to me but is now mostly shaded by the void. Is there water on this big, dusty grey rock? Quite honestly, I don’t give a rats ass at this point. Who can I tell??? All communications between myself, lone star and the cape ceased when this flying hot-rods CB died weeks ago. Last calculations would indicate that I have one shot to get through the “BOOM door”. Hopefully, if all goes well, I will get to enjoy the six-pack of Bud that my lady says she has waiting for me in the cooler by the pool when I get back from here. I sure as Hell hope so, ’cause TANG sucks! My work may not be done here….but it’s done. Closing hatch. Over and out…..
DATELINE: RE-ENTRY. Hitting some major potholes now, but I am almost at the “boom” door. Maybe I can just slide on in right through it. Easy does it now. Just a few more clicks until touchdown. Wait a second. Something’s wrong. Stuff is starting to crumble all around me and it is really, really hot now. Now everything is starting to go full-on neon. Oh shit! Some heavy duty vaporizing about to go down. Oh well. Fuck it! Never wanted to just fade away. Tell my lady to keep the dog. See ya on the other side!
Wow! Was I really dreaming that I was trying to get back to Earth from the Moon by way of defective spacecraft? No, I was just listening to “Osiris”, the opening track on ‘Time Travel Dilemma’ (see YouTube link below), by Poland’s SPACESLUG. That is just what popped into my bong resin coated brain.
I have to say the vocals are not your typical stoner rock/stoner metal/doom metal vocals. To my ears, they sound like a cross between a brooding Layne Staley and monks singing in a mission. The result is both eerie and celestial. And the riffs? This band lays down some filthy sick SABBATH-style down-tuned riffs very much in the same vain as east-coast doom dealers BLACK PYRAMID. Though there is not a whole lot of variation in the riffs, they all fit comfortably within the context of the songs. Add slight traces of PINK FLOYD, RUSH and other prog-rock here and there and you have a very heavy, unique sounding band. If you are into the whole psychedelic/space exploration/into the great unknown vibe, then this band is for you. Stop by their Bandcamp.com artist page, https://spaceslug.bandcamp.com/, and check these trippers out. Cheers, ya rivet-heads!!