Thursday, 8 June 2017

IAH - S/T (EP Review)


Release date: January 20th 2017. Label: Self Released. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

IAH – S/T – Tracklisting

1.Cabalgan los cielos 07:36
2.Ouroboros 05:09
3.Stolas 08:39
4.Eclipsum 04:33

Band Members:

Juan Pablo Lucco Borlera: Bass
Mauricio Condon: Guitar
José Landín: Drums

Review

So I'm late to the party yet again with this stellar release from IAH. IAH are an instrumental psych stoner rock band from Argentina who create heavy spaced out sounds. Parts Karma To Burn, Colour Haze and all the other legendary instrumental rock bands. Though IAH bring their own sounds to the table with 4 heavy tracks that drift between blissful post-rock to heavier stoner metal riffs with an underlying amount of FUZZ waiting to be heard.

The 27 minute EP flows naturally with this power trio even manage to include some doom based sounds on the excellent opening track – Cabalgan los cielos. The heavy guitars are the main focal point of IAH's sound though it's backed up by a great rhythm section as well. The song turns into something more progressive towards the end and it shows that IAH aren't afraid to break the rules of Instrumental Rock to suit their own creative needs.

The rest of songs on the EP follow the same path as the opening track as IAH treats the audience to a psychedelic spaced out journey that allows them to standout from the Instrumental Stoner Rock crowd. 

 Third track Stalas is another highlight as IAH with the band playing a calmer and slower style of psychedelic music. Though IAH have around 8 minutes to kill and they use this time wisely in playing heavy progressive riffs that flows naturally. When the heavier moments do appear, IAH still manage to remain calm when everything around them is anything but.

Overall, IAH's debut EP is a roaring success and it shows that the South American Stoner Rock Scene can give the big boys a run for their money especially where the music is passionate and dynamic as this. Awesome stuff....

Words by Steve Howe

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