Saturday, 21 July 2012

NIGHTSTALKER - Dead Rock Commandos Review


Nightstalker are a Stoner Metal Band from Greece

The members are:

Argy (Vocals)
Andreas Lagios (Bass)
Tolis Motsios (Guitars)
Dinos Roulos (Drums)

Nightstalker are a legendary Stoner Metal Band from Greece with over 20 years experience to their credit. They have influenced a whole range of bands in their homeland with their steady mix of Doom, Thrash and later Stoner Metal vibes.

In 22 years they have released a whole range of great releases such as Use, Just A Burn and my personal fave Superfreak.

Well the guys are back with their 4th album - Dead Rock Commandos. A 10 song and 40 minute blast of top-notch Stoner Metal riffs.

If your into Sabbath, Motorhead and Monster Magnet then you will find much to admire here. As these guys are fucking masters of the riff.

These collection of songs are just pure balls-to-the-wall Stoner Metal riffs. There are no long drawn out epic guitar riffs here. Nightstalker know what needs to be done. Just straight in your face head-banging, chest-thumping, air-guitar stoner metal riffs that we are all massive fans of.

Argy's vocals do have a world weary Dave Wyndorf feel to them. And that is no bad thing as Argy adds a truly grizzled feel to his vocals. This is a guy who has probably seen it all and you would not want to mess with him. Not on this form anyway. His vocal performance is nothing short of perfection.

Standout tracks include - Go Get Some, Dead Rock Commandos, Children Of The Sun and The Underdog.

People might say it's not the most original of tunes. But Fuck Em. These guys are one of the true pioneers of the Stoner Metal Scene with 22 years experience backing them up. If these guys decided to release a collection of nursery rhymes it would still sound amazing compared to some of today's newer Stoner Metal bands.

The guys are brilliant musicians and this is backed up with the huge abundance of amazing Stoner Metal riffs on this excellent album. 

If you felt let down by Monster Magnet's last album well this is the album they should of made. As this album just fucking rocks from the word go. All I can say.

This is the album that should hopefully propel this band onto a bigger stage as they truly deserve it. 22 years and still going strong. They might have released their most definitive work to date.

Dead Rock Commandos is an absolute joy to listen to. I have been listening to this excellent album non-stop for the past few weeks or so. I have to thank the guys at amazing Small Stone Records Label for letting ourselves reviewing this great album.

My Final Word is that Nightstalker have released a superb album that should appeal to both old and new fans alike. If your a new fan to the world of Nightstalker then this is a great place to start.

Highly Recommended.

Dead Rock Commandos is available to buy on iTunes now. And will be available to buy on CD/Vinyl from August 28th 2012.

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1 comment:

Dr.Doom said...

Nice review!
Right on spot!
Not their best album, but highly enjoyable!

Cheers from Greece!
Dr.Doom