Saturday 17 November 2018

Wasted Theory - Warlords Of The New Electric (Album Review)

Release date: October 30th 2018. Label: Argonauta Records. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl/Cassette

Warlords Of The New Electric – Tracklisting

1.Rawhide Hellride 03:55
2.Drug Buzzard 04:14
3.Bongronaut 05:38
4.The Son of a Son of a Bitch 03:52
5.Bastard County 05:00
6.Heavy Bite 03:34
7.Weed Creature 04:46
8.Doomslut Rodeo 05:25


Larry Jackson, Jr.- Vocals/Guitars
Andrew Petkovic - Guitars
Brendan Burns - Drums


Wasted Theory return with another round of Southern Rock/Metal blended with classic Stoner Rock sounds. Warlords Of The New Electric is an album that’s on far too short in my mind. As the band present you with an album that runs for 36 minutes or so. I would of loved a few more songs just to spend more time with this great band. However Wasted Theory maximize every second with heavy powerful sounds that sees them drawing influences from the NOLA scene, Thin Lizzy and Orange Goblin.

The music is fast-paced and with a good old fashioned Classic/Hard Rock energy with the band switching from modern Stoner Rock/Metal grooves and top-notch Thin Lizzy classic guitar riffage. The album can be very psychedelic at times with opening song – Rawhide Hellride – having a combination of NOLA riffs, Southern Rock and Swampedelic epic guitar jams. Wasted Theory are a very tight unit on Warlords Of The New Electric proves that theory right with the band not wasting a single riff.

Songs such as Drug Buzzard, Bongronaut and The Son of a Son of A Bitch – only embrace the Swampedelic/Southern Rock sounds further but with a great sense of humour as well especially on The Son of Son of A Bitch.

I have to say that I’ve been disappointed by a lot of Southern Rock/Metal albums over the last few years but Wasted Theory have restored my faith in that genre of music. As this album is so damn catchy with highly infectious vocals and lyrics to match.

Another highlight of the album is how Wasted Theory stick to a winning formula and never decide to change directions by fusing different elements of music just for the hell of it. Wasted Theory impress even more on the second half of the album with Bastard County, Heavy Bite and Doomslut Rodeo. As the band carries on the wicked sense of humour spliced throughout the album.

The production is stunning with Wasted Theory putting in an assured and highly confident performance. I don’t think the band have ever sounded this good or even this HEAVY. And that’s saying something for Wasted Theory. As the band always release quality sounding albums.

Warlords Of The New Electric is Wasted Theory’s best album to date and one that will only enhance their well deserved reputation within the Stoner Rock/Metal scene as one of the best bands currently around today.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Leanne at Mettle Media PR for the promo. You can buy the album from their BandCamp Page and Argonauta Records now.


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