Ah, groovy! The first track Die of Thirst just started to blast out of my headphones, taking me on a journey. Where is my snazzy headband and embroidered, henna-colored sleeveless jacket before I continue? This harkens back, way back in time to the druggy, psychedelic times Hard Rock was born out of blues and stuff.
Gorilla Pulp really adopt this pre-metal style in Peyote Queen, sponsored by Retro Vox Records. A style in fashion back in the ’70’s up to early ’80’s and delivered with an enthusiasm that is frankly refreshing. When listening to them I am constantly reminded of Black Sabbath and their very first contribution to the music world. Other names come to mind too: Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Steppenwolf, some Led Zeppelin from way back. In other words: The band served itself somewhat shamelessly from a number of influences and backgrounds. ‘Tis amply stated in their bio write-up as well. And this is actually a good thing, if done artfully. [...]