Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Greenleaf, Truckfighters, Kal-El
What makes Drifting in the Endless Void elite and sit atop OHMs Peak?
After a 15 year hiatus since the Swedish foursome put out ‘Beyond Colossal’ they come back with a tremendous vengeance delivering ‘Drifting in the Endless Void’ an absolute powerhouse of an album
Dozer were instrumental in shaping the original European stoner rock scene and amazingly keep the vibrancy alive with a modern tilt and more expansive sound
Nordin’s vocal performance on this album is absolutely stunning, ebbing from muffled distant spaced out eerie corners to in your face unfiltered beauty. The variety in tone provides for one hell of an entertaining journey
Drifting in the Endless Void hits all the right notes as it has an atmospheric, sci-fi fuzzed-fueled theme
Holappa soars with laser focused contrast and beautiful precision. A key driver in our excitement surrounding this album is the deeper layered texture that the fretwork unravels. The band takes more risk in expanding riff angles and it pays off in a big way
All tracks exceed our expectations, but we take special note of ‘Missing 13’. This track is so absorbing with its melancholy entrance and creeping build-up. Clearly one of the most anthemic and heartfelt tracks we have heard in a long long time
Bottom line is that Dozer has not just put out an album here to tack on to the relatively recent Stoner resurgence. Rather, it is abundantly clear that this album has been brewing in their minds for many years. The patience, care, and craftsmanship taken to evolve their sound and put out a piece that hits so many marks is just what the scene needed. Thought leaders in the genre for sure
1. Mutation/Transformation 07:31
2. Ex-Human, Now Beast 04:29 video
3. Dust for Blood 04:41
4. Andromeda 05:13
5. No Quarter Expected, No Quarter Given 05:32
6. Run, Mortals, Run! 06:44
7. Missing 13 08:34
'Dust for Blood' will win you over with its stoner bounce and majestic vocals from Fredrik Nordin. 'Missing 13' is all consuming loaded with drifting stoner space rock.
Brew Pairing for Drifting in the Endless Void
Part of the Light by California based Gradient Beer. This 7% IPA hits with aromas and flavors of grapefruit and berries with a welcome bitter aftertaste. it takes a few sips to enjoy this one, but well worth it.
Johan Rockner – Bass
Tommi Holappa – Guitars
Fredrik Nordin – Guitars, vocals
Sebastian Olsson – Drums