Greus

Greus

Ref: BC.280
Release date : 9 January, 2015
Format: LP, Digital

Edu Rodriguez and Iván Ruiz are two musicians with a long histor y in drivingthrough deserts at night. Both add over fifteen years playing in bands: Edu asdrummer of the Madrid based band Moho (one of the most important stone rockbands in the European scene), and Iván with legendar y bands Moksha and the oldschool hardcore heroes XMilk (where he curiously played drums and not guitar).In just over two years, the duo has macerated their songs in oak barrels (whileper forming unforgettable concerts as opening band for the Americans Eagle Twin)and now, at last, we can tuck into their first LP, recorded by Santi García at CalPau Recordings. With their curriculum, only a nut case would be expecting a singersongwriter or electronic album. As you expected, you will find a collection of songs–almost- all instrumental, that will make Tony Iommi stroke his cat next to the firewhile he sits there with a smile of satisfaction spread across his face and hishead nodding smoothly to the rhythm of their music.The album starts with an explosion of heavy and energetic rock (“Brou de cultiu”),but it doesn’t mark a predictable path and already makes you salivate when think-ing of the bands live per formance. Sabbath, Melvins, High on Fire, Celtic Frost.“Mitocondria”, the second track, is the less direct part of the album. Cathedral,Boris, Earth. A ten-minute journey, an imaginative and atmospheric tour de forcethat constitutes the albums central piece and per fectly resumes all the duosvirtues: to use recognizable style patterns with the aim to renovate and projectthe bands personality. “Engrudo”, “El No Yo” and “Cer vical 3” put ever ything backin place: Doom sludge riffs, songs that are worked and executed with no mercy,where Iván and Edu make their connection clear, accelerating and deceleratingwith master y. Fire and destruction for regeneration!