Sunday 20 November 2022

Turned To Stoner Chapter 6: Captain Caravan and Kaiser (Album Review)

Date Released: November 18th 2022. Record Label: Ripple Music. Formats: CD/DD/Vinyl

Turned To Stone Chapter 6: Tracklisting


1.Captain Caravan - Down 03:51

2.Captain Caravan - Sailors 04:23

3.Captain Caravan - Painted Wolf 04:14

4.Captain Caravan - She Can 05:28

5.Captain Caravan - Void 03:41

6.Kaiser - Howl 05:05

7.Kaiser - Fire 02:28

8.Kaiser - Black Sand Witch 04:50

9.Kaiser - Phoenix Part 1, 2, 3: Fission, Death, Rebirth 09:37


Ripple Music release the next exciting chapter within their acclaimed Turned To Stone series with two of Scandinavian’s finest Fuzz/Stoner Rock bands with Captain Caravan and Kaiser being given the opportunity to showcase their mighty talents. Curated by famed underground Stoner Rock champion and all round good guy John Gist, this release is a mighty fine slab of Blues Rock, Fuzz Rock and Stoner Rock coming from both bands.

Captain Caveman’s set of five songs around twenty minutes of high voltage STONER RAWK with a classic sideline of FUZZY SOUNDS and great vocals with a twinge of menace behind them which you feel into full effect on great tracks such as Dawn, Sailors and She Can. The instrumental work is super tight and sees the band bring energy from the legendary 70s and 80s Hard Rock scene. Excellent lyrics and melodic grooves allows Captain Caveman the chance to impress with an almighty swagger with the music walking a fine line between Hard Rock, Heavy Metal and Stoner Rock.

Kaiser’s set of fours songs perhaps offer the LOUDEST and HEAVIEST sounds on the EP with a cool approach with levels of classic sounding FUZZ ROCK that would make Truckfighters blush in the volume department. Their sound also has a PUNK ROCK spirit or attitude on tracks such as Howl, Fire and Phoenix Part 1, 2, 3: Fission, Death, Rebirth. The instrumental work is once again first rate and I will admit I enjoyed Kaiser songs the most here especially when the band go into Fuzz Rock/Desert Rock/Stoner Rock overdrive with the intense drumming allowing the record become even crazier and heavier.

Both bands bring their “A” game to the party and they do feel like different sides of the same coin on this release. So whatever style of Stoner Rock mood you find yourselves in, this release covers all bases in that aspect and offers the chance for you to fully rock out with two great bands from the Scandinavian underground scene. 

Bring on Chapter 7 in January 2023. Ripple Music showing once again why they’re one of the finest labels within the Stoner Rock Community and underground scene.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Purple Sage PR for the promo.

Turned To Stone Chapter 6 is available to buy now on CD/DD/Vinyl via Ripple Music.

Captain Caravan Links:

Official | Facebook | BandCamp

Kaiser Links

Facebook | BandCamp