Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Harsh Toke/Joy/Sacri Monti - Burnout

It's rare that you find a three way split that really makes sense. Most of the time it's a little too overwhelming and more than you want to take in. Other times the coordination simply isn't there and the songs don't vibe properly. Burnout is perfectly curated in such a way that you can't help but to fall in love with the rock and roll magic represented within. Featuring Harsh Toke doing a pair of Roky Erickson covers  original tracks from both Joy and Sacri Monti as well as those bands covering Road and Atomic Rooster you know you're in for a good time. 

Kicking off the release with a healthy dose of Roky Erickson definitely was a great choice it sets the entire record in a classic vibe and gives you a good idea of what is to come. I feel like one of the main standouts on this record is the first original track - Bermuda. Joy have outdone themselves here with an addictive rocker that reflects all of their fuzzed out glory and acid tripping majesty. That being said, Sacri Monti's original contribution Over The Hill is certainly tasty and proof that they have a place on this sort of compilation. All the covers of course are pulled off with aplomb, paying tribute to all the bands in question have conjured up over the years.

This is a record that makes sense in a way few splits really do and I'm sure that listening to it the way it was intendended to be consumed, that is to say as three seperate seven inches is a realy unique experience and one that functions as a sort of journey across the magical fields of psych rock. Burnout is a testament to the revival of one of rocks most fascinating genres and the sheer sense of well... burn out that reverberates across this record is strangely addictive and encourages you to spin time and time again.

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