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Tales From Bandcamp: Obelisk by Goya


a4167963514_10A handful of years back Goya’s album 777 kicked my fuzzy stoner metal loving ass all over the place.  Hazy vocals, dissonant guitars, laid back drums, and crunchy grooves man.  So you’d be correct if you said I was looking forward to checking out Goya’s follow-up.  And here we are with Obelisk and Goya knocks it out of the park again.

This time we get a band that has taken a genre that can very quickly get stale and boring and livened it up with just enough bong rips to entertain us who no longer habitually partake in the inhalation of the sacred herb but still like the dank smell (and the occasional J).  Tighter and more varied songwriting hypnotize and captivate and big tripped-out, bluesy guitar solos and punchy drums add a beautiful contrast to the lazy drone of the riffs.  This is one hell of a trip into a well-crafted, surreal soundscape and shouldn’t be overlooked by any fan of the stoner rock/metal genre.

You know the drill, give the record a listen, dig in your couch for spare change, give the band money, tell your friends how much Goya kicks ass, drop us a comment or something, go about your busy day.  Enjoy!!! Peace Love and Metal!!!

Tales From Bandcamp: Demo by Goya


While I don’t think that Goya‘s band name has anything to do with the line of Latin American food products of the same name, I suddenly have a serious case of the munchies and would gladly go for a can of Goya jalapeños mixed with a can of Goya black beans topped with a generous sprinkling of Goya Adobo spices.  Taking hazy inspiration from classic stoner rock bands like Kyuss, Sleep, and early Monster Magnet, Arizona’s Goya is showing some great potential on their 5 song demo album.  IMO, what is on this demo so far really has a great sound and doing anything more to it other than adding more great songs for the final release would turn this from a nice tasty sour diesel to sticky pipe resin.  What I’m digging the most about the tunes on this demo is that while they have that slowed down and sludgy metal vibe, the songs still pack one hell of a rock and roll punch giving a nice dynamic listen (with or without the smoking apparatus by your side).  I’m totally looking forward to when Goya put the finishing touches on this record and release a full L.P. of it.  Enjoy!!!  Peace Love and Metal!!!!

Band links: Facebook Bandcamp