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Dozer : Through the Eyes of Heathens

Sweden's Dozer has already beaten the odds. Just look at the old Molten Universe samplers: how many of those groups are still together? Not many. Dozer has outlasted the typical 2-4 year lifespan of an underground stoner/doom group; they're now in their tenth year of providing the best in sledgehammer desert rock, and it's time to break out the Jaeger or the Stoli, 'cause they've done their share of suffering for the cause and come through it all, producing some of their strongest work to date.

'Through the Eyes of Heathens', Dozer's fourth album, is a mad endorphin rush of melody, fuzz, and pure power from start to finish. The songwriting ranks with their strongest, while bringing a new maturity to the table that was lacking in previous efforts. These folks have PhDs in head-shaking, hair-waving tuneology; the music is consistently heavy, heartfelt, passionate, intelligent, infectious, and above all Pledges Allegiance to The Groove. As with all superior rockin', the rhythm section is white-hot, and even if you haven't seen the group live you just KNOW that the drummer smokes his studio work onstage. As always, Tommi's guitar schools the masses on the possibilities of The Fuzz, and this time Fredrik's vocals are just as powerful as the guitar. Good thing, 'cause it showcases just what a powerful, melodic, rockin' instrument that voice can be.

There's no point in dissecting this album. Just get with the rush, 'cause this heavy, crunching metal, rife with melody, dynamics and power, is the very definition of joyful noise. I couldn't wipe the grin off my face. 'Through the Eyes of Heathens' ranks up there with the very best of recent desert-inspired releases, along with Truckfighters and Calamus. You know what to do...

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Drawing Dead
2. From Fire Fell
3. Born a Legend
4. Until Man Exists No More
5. Days of Future Past
6. Omega Glory
7. Blood Undone
8. The Roof, The River, The Revolver
9. Man of Fire
10. Big Sky Theory

Duration : Approx. 44 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kevin McHugh
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