Friday 16 September 2022

Robot God - Worlds Collide (Album Review)

Date Released: September 16th 2022. Record Label: Kozmik Artifactz. Formats: CD/DD/Vinyl

Worlds Collide: Tracklisting

1.Sleepwalking 11:24

2.Ready To Launch 07:03

3.Boogie Man 11:23

4.World's Collide 10:59


Matt Allen - Bass,Vocals & Synth

Raff Iacurto - Guitar, Vocals & Synth

Tim Pritchard - Drums & Synth 


Aussie Psychedelic Prog Stoner Rockers Robot God return with Worlds Collide that ventures across the Spaced Out Doom Cosmos with absolute creative authority. This is quite a sombre album in places and even though it shares similar themes with their debut release SIlver Buddha Dreaming, Robot God sound like a band reborn and more comfortable with their Psychedelic and Space Rock surroundings.

Tapping into the dreamy landscapes of Earthless, Elder and perhaps even King Buffalo, the band delves further into the arena of 70's Prog Rock and 90's Stoner Metal. The vocals have an eerie sadness behind them especially on the excellent opening track Sleepwalking. The riffs are played at a slow pace and only hint at the heavier moments of Stoner Rock that awaits the listener towards the later stages of the song. Extended guitar jams are layered under heavy AMPLIFIER progressive guitars with Robot God on magical and inspired form. The song has a cinematic feel to it all and allows the band plenty of time to play different strands of Heavy Psychedelic Rock that feels quite gloomy and solitary in places.

Second song Ready To Launch sees Robot God having less time to play compared to the epic opening song. The music offers a similar approach but with more creative flair. Robot God takes an interesting approach with the vocals that borders on storytelling mode. The Post-Rock/Post-Stoner flow is unsettling and that’s down to the early sublime lyrics that may be inspired by passages from legendary science fiction book DUNE. Well I did hear the word SPICE and it’s been years since I've read the book. The music takes a faster approach and sees the band play some of the finest riffs on this part of the album. Subtle Psychedelic and Ambient sounds playing within the background are an interesting choice. This is perhaps my favoruite track on the whole album. 

The final two songs Boogie Man and Worlds Collide take a more experimental path with Robot God using electronica beats that work really well with their style of Psychedelic Stoner Rock especially on Boogie Man. These two tracks offer over twenty two minutes of dynamite Progressive Rock/Metal riffage within the compounds of Doom/Stoner Rock. The guys seem to be having the most fun on this part of the album with the heaviest moments being heard right here.

Robot God feel they come of age with Worlds Collide. As this is their most mature work yet and most definitely their most confident. Spellbinding production values align perfectly to Robot God’s creative vision with riffs and ambient noises galore for your listening pleasure. 

Worlds Collide is an album that lives up to its title with Robot God exploring many different elements of Psychedelic Stoner Rock/Metal and leaving a mighty fine impression for the underground scene to fully take notice of this great band.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Robot God and Kozmik Artifactz for the promo.

Worlds Collide is available to buy now on CD/DD/Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz.


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