Saturday 18 February 2017

Black Asteroids - Saturn (Single Review)

Release date: February 10th 2017. Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Saturn – Tracklisting

Band Members

Simon Donovan - bass, glockenspiel.
Chris Allen - drums, glockenspiel.


Black Asteroids new song – Saturn – is an epic 14 minute plus track where the band explore many different sounds. Desert Rock, Stoner Rock and Spaced Out atmospherics combine for a highly intriguing concept. Especially with these guys being a duo.

It's purely instrumental so you don't have to worry about vocals appearing. Just enjoy the crazy sounds the band have created here. Though Black Asteroids are a bass driven duo. No guitars at all folks. It shouldn't stop you enjoying the music as Chris and Simon excel on their respective instruments. The song is very experimental with the band proving a keen ear for melody.

Saturn can be described as Spaced Out Funk Rock at times. As during the middle of the song the band do add shades of Funk Rock before the heavy Stoner Metal riffs appear. A very cool idea indeed. Shame there's only one song here as I wanted to hear more. Hopefully Black Asteroids will be releasing an EP or full length album soon. As the guys maybe onto something here.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe