Friday, 12 May 2017

STEAK - No God To Save (Album Review)

Release date: May 19th 2017. Label: Ripple Music. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

No God To Save – Tracklisting

2.Coke Dick
4.King Lizard
5.Living Like A Rat
7.Rough House
10.The Ebb


Kip, Cam, Reece, Sammy


The whole outlook for their new album No God To Save and for Steak themselves can be summed up in the opening moments of first track Overthrow, a series of blissed out and fuzzy riffs that creep along in a hazy but focused stance but then simply explode in a triumphant wave of fuzz laden brilliance.

It's this fuzz laden brilliance that is the key to Steaks outrageously fun music and it continues through No God To Save. From that starkly triumphant and unforgettable opener, the band are on an upward trajectory from which they threaten to never come down from, if you like your riffs meaty (no pun intended, meaty is the only way to describe Steak's riffs) then this is the album to listen to.

The tracks Coke Dick, Clones and King Lizard follow and all have that same blissed out feeling as the albums opener with riffs to match and an epic feel that threatens to burst out of the speakers at any point. The band like to keep the listener engaged and just when you think their music on this album can't get any better, the albums centrepiece, the monolithic Living Like A Rat emerges and consumes all in its path, with riffs that could destroy planets.

The tracks that follow especially Creeper and Wickerman are just as strong and the album has to be listened to as whole from start to finish to get its true value (no picking and choosing tracks here) and when the album winds up with the sublime The Ebb, you will be left in a state of riff appreciating awe and you can pick your head and your jaw off the floor.

Steak have a triumphant vibe about their music and you can't help but feel inspired when listening to their music and this is definitely feel good music in its purest form.

Bringing the Californian desert vibes to the U.K, Steak have created an album to be treasured with No God To Save and with the halfway point to this year rapidly upcoming, have made a strong and clear stake for the album of 2017, its that good so go get it, turn up loud and bask in its innate fuzzy glory.

Words by Gavin Brown

Thanks to Richard at Sheltered Life PR for the promo. No God To Save will be available to buy on CD/DD/Vinyl via Ripple Music from May 19th 2017.