25 Gen Elder – Dead Roots Stirring (2011)
ELDER - Dead Roots Stirring Meteorcity 2011 Roots are dead, but with such a record they could come back to life at any time! Dead Roots Stirring sounds indeed a magic potion that can give oxygen to a genre – stoner rock – which is often thought as monotonous and derivative. In few years Elder has reached a good popularity and represent one of the best heavy psych act coming from the US and this is proved somehow by their homonymous first record [Elder 2009].
Anyhow, Dead Roots Stirring sounds very different to my hears, there’s something a little bit more “european” in the riffing, in vocals parts, something that reminds Motorpsycho’s “little lucid moments”, especially in tracks like the super-concluding anthem “Knot”, a guitar touch that has let himself get inspired but Stephan Koglek’s Colour Haze master - you can hear it in the opener “Gemini”