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CD review RED FANG: "Whales and leeches"

Veröffentlicht am 3. November 2013 von Markus W. in Red Fang, Stoner Rock, CD Review, News

(7/10) Red Fang from Portland released their new album called "Whales and leeches". It is their album number two after they released their debut "Murder the mountains" in 2001.

While being famous for their highly energetic live shows, the band was more average on the debut. This changed on their new record. Red Fang plays stoner rock with some alternative influences. It is not very innovative since influences from bands like Queen Of The Stone Age ("Blood like creams"), Kyuss ("Every little twist") and also Motorhead are obvious. But since the band mixes these influences to an own melange, the record and the sound had enough own identity. Additionally the sound of Red Fang is a bit rougher than from the mentioned bands which gives the entire album a more energetic attitude. The songs have also a quite broad variety which increases the entertainment factor. What I miss is just one or two songs which stands out a bit. All the tracks are on a good level, but there is no song which is real highlight.

However, "Whales and leeches" became a good stoner rock album, which at least partly gives an imagination of the band's energy, which they can show live much better. For stoner fans and fans of the before mentioned bands an album to recommend.



  1. DOEN
  2. Blood like cream
  3. No hope
  4. Crows in swine
  5. Voices of the dead
  6. Behind the light
  7. Dawn rising
  8. Failure
  9. 1516
  10. This animal
  11. Every little twist

Label: Relapse Records

Genre: Stoner Rock

CD review RED FANG: "Whales and leeches"