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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Seahorse - Heaven Is Underground

Seahorse are a quartet from Thessaloniki in Greece, although you'd never guess that by listening to Heaven Is Underground. This is an album steeped somewhere between Classic and Stoner Rock. It hits a riff and hammers it for all it's worth, wonderfully so!

At times I'm not sure if I'm listening to Led Zep or Stone Sour, but there are also  many changes of direction. Snake Friends is Natural Born Boogie during the verses. In other times you can hear a Robert Plant wail or a Pearl Jam vibe.

Human's chorus is almost Power Pop, Sing Your Own Song has a hypnotic riff, just heavy enough to allow the vocal to breathe. Supernatural is Allman Brothers like and Road Trip is a meandering closer that has a tinge of a heavy North West Coast ditty.

There's nothing especially original here, but it is beautifully done and this kind of album just isn't made these days, it seems resigned to the first half of the 90's bin. There's an awful lot to like here, Heaven Is Underground is great listen.

You can listen to and buy the album here.


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