Saturday 14 May 2022

Mudweiser - The Call (Album Review)

Release Date: April 15th 2022. Record Label: Head Records. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

The Call - Tracklisting

1.Invitation 04:23

2.High Again 04:13

3.Blasted Forever 03:12

4.Sister Mary 05:07

5.Daughters 06:06

6.Reckless Dream 03:11

7.The Hunt 04:00

8.Sad Man 04:49


The Call is the fourth album from French Stoner Metallers and features eight fast-paced songs over thirty five minutes or so. There’s a hard rock mentality with this album and it’s an aggressive confident affair with the band showing elements of Desert Rock and Punk Rock within the overall flow of the album. 

Shades of Orange Goblin, Clutch, KYUSS and Fu Manchu appear within the DNA of this band that allow The Call to be quite catchy in certain parts of the album. The music moves along at a confident fast pace with bouncy Stoner Rock/Metal grooves having traces of Blues Rock on the earlier stages of the record which you can hear on songs such as Invitation, High Again and Blasted Forever.

There’s nothing groundbreaking about this album but Mudweiser excel playing in their high-voltage style of modern day Stoner Rock/Metal with energetic levels of mighty fine aggression being heard within both the music and vocals. Fuelled by superb production values, The Call does what it needs to do to entertain listeners with and succeeds mightily well for listeners to have a damn good time with this album.

Standout songs include: High Again, Blasted Forever,  Daughters, The Hunt and Sad Man. 

If you’re looking for a more classic style of Stoner Rock/Metal that pays homage to some legendary bands within the scene whilst forging their own musical path then Mudweiser are an exciting prospect to check out. Along with the other albums the band have released, Mudweiser have a lot of great music for new fans to discover and get on board with from this great band. 

Overall, The Call is another impressive release from Mudweiser and allows the band to build upon their already impressive discography.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe


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