Chuck Schuldiner Project

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cosmic Shakedown-Mammoth Sessions

Cosmic Shakedown is a fiery rock band from Buffalo New York (Coincidentally the city Cannibal Corpse is from) their explosive sounds will entrap the listener in the glorious spirit of true rock and roll. This new set of four songs represents how powerful Cosmic Shakedown can be. Mammoth Sessions promises to be the high powered genuine rock and roll record that shows off how magical this music can be. With a promising mix of hard hitting guitars, bombastic bass lines and some stellar vocals this is an album for the ages and a sign that Chuck Berry's music will love forever on.

What really strikes me with this record is the moody atmospheres crafted throughout. The soundscapes have a certain Led Zeppelin like aura to them, but still reeking of early American Hard Rock. Yet their are a few more modern touches here and there suggesting a touch of a Black Keys and White Stripes influence. I think what really makes the atmosphere special is the down home keyboard lines which give the entire music a bit of an American grit. At best it's almost reminiscent of The Doors in how it undulates and gives an unholy energy to the songs.

In conclusion, if you're looking for a rock record that will take you back and show you that Manzarek's unique playing style will live on even after his death then this is the album for you. Moody and hard hitting this is a record that would not have been out of place in the record racks in 1971, even if there are a few more modern influences. Rockers and rollers across the world should check this album out if they're looking for any sort of redemption. One of the most promising debut's that I have heard in a while I'm excited to see what the future holds for Cosmic Shakedown!

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