Absolutely fantastic album. Love the new psychedelic direction of the band but you've still retained the heavy stoner sound on some tracks. The guitar work and vocals have really been turned up a notch on this record and this album must have taken a lot of making. I chose Psychedelic express way as my favourite because it sounded like something straight out of 1968 but every track is great and memorable.
Favorite track: Psychedelic Expressway.
Heavy Slabs of Sabbathian Sludge & Iommi-Like Riffs strike Doom into the hearts of any who Enter this "Strange Machine." Vocally the most impressive outing yet for Sian's Stunning Pipes.....
This is the sound of a band that knows what's at Stake when you hail from Steeltown.
This Medicine goes down Easy.
Favorite track: Over The Hills.
They've doubled down on the psychedelia and turned up the Jefferson Airplane-gone-heavy vibes. Alunah pull it off and it makes for a super fun and groovy LP.
Favorite track: Teaching Carnal Sins.
This is a huge leap forward from Violet Hour, which was a pretty damn good album! The songwriting is more varied, and in particular the vocals have been unleashed and just crush it. She lets herself yell, croon, and lastly hit those awesome falsettos. This record cooks.
Favorite track: Fade Into Fantasy.
"Strange Machine", not just the title of the new Alunah album but a summary of surviving the last two years. Written and rehearsed during the pandemic whilst overcoming numerous personal struggles, "Strange Machine" shows Alunah in their most diverse yet focussed light.
Returning to Foel Studio in October '21 for the follow up to their Heavy Psych Sounds debut with producer Chris Fielding, the nine tracks span the epic majesty of "The Earth Spins" featuring guest guitars from Shane Wesley (Crowbar) to the groove of "Dead Woman Walking".
From the West Coast psychedelia of "Psychedelic Expressway" to the swagger of the title track, this is the sound of Alunah cutting loose and free. Welcome to the "Strange Machine".
released April 15, 2022
All tracks by Alunah except "The Earth Spins" (Alunah & Shane Wesley) & "Dead Woman Walking" (Alunah & Dean Ashton)
Hailing from Sabbath City with an evolution over numerous
albums & tours, Alunah continue to tread their own path with their Doom, Blues & Psych brand of Hard Rock.
Now signed to the Heavy Psych Sounds roster, their most recent releases have seen Alunah tour with Paradise Lost, The Obsessed and Mondo Generator alongside performing at numerous European festivals....more