Here I am unsuspectingly enjoying a lazy, sunny Saturday morning, kind of surfing around on the #metal and rock waves sent to my review list by folks. And then – whoom! – the groove hits big time. Welcome to the fuzzy, stoner-ish, grungy rock world of Zombie Rodeo. A band joining us from the cold North of Finland. Okay, it is not THAT much North, if compared to the real North. They’re hailing from Helsinki. But still North enough.
The band will release their newest and fourth EP Cult Leader signed to Inverse Records mid-November of this year. Some of that brew seems to step straight out of the ’70s. Complete with the (horrible) backward keyboard sound that we love to hate. And a distinct Black Sabbath whine attached to it at times – as in Ozzy. But contrary to the latter, this is corny, meaty stuff pouring grittily (and mercilessly) out of your earphones. Hitting you with its groove like a friggin’ freight train. [...]