Sunday 10 March 2024

Full Tone Generator - Refuge Of Sinners (Album Review)

Release Date: March 04th 2024. Record Label: Hurricane Music. Formats: DD/Vinyl

Refuge Of Sinners - Tracklisting

1.Kenny 03:47

2.Take Me 02:20

3.Juan Carlos 04:21

4.The Snake Charmer 01:14

5.Find Out 06:28

6.Don't Even Know You 05:10

7.Yeah Hey 02:26

8.Dark Eyes 05:32

9.Dark Eyes Reprise 01:27


Refuge Of Sinners is the new album from Aussie Desert/Stoner Rockers Full Tone Generator who return after an almost six year absence with a record that’s quite different to their acclaimed 2018 debut Valley Of The Universe. That record was produced by Bubba Dupree and Brant Bjork which showcased the band’s Stoner Rock credentials from the start. However, this album tells a different story with Full Tone Generator delivering a record that takes cues from the Psych Rock, Sludge Rock and Alt-Metal environments without sacrificing their core Desert/Stoner Rock sounds.

With a more free-flowing Punk Rock and Classic Rock style appearing within the album that allows Full Tone Generator to offer a more muscular and metallic sound especially on the albums early tracks of Kenny, Take Me and Juan Carlos. Their love for bands such as KYUSS, Fu Manchu and Monster Magnet can be heard but Full Tone Generator are perhaps direct descendants of those legendary bands when the more sonically based grooves start to appear mostly within tracks such as Juan Carlos and Find Out.

Full Tone Generator experiments with their music at different parts of the album with more melodic and progressive structures that sees the band evolve as musicians compared to their debut album. With a subtle 1990’s Alternative feel allowing the record to become more powerful as time passes by, the sound of the Desert delivered by Full Tone Generator becomes more cinematic in scope before the album ends on a natural high.

The final batch of songs from the album - Yeah Hey, Dark Eyes and Dark Eyes Reprise - offer the most vivid and interesting parts of the album with Full Tone Generator combining classic Stoner Rock lore and catchy Sludge Rock grooves for a sound that never goes out of fashion.

Refuge Of Sinners is another sublime and superbly entertaining album from Full Tone Generator which is helped by excellent production values that add an intense aggressive sound to the record.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Hurricane Music from the promo.

Refuge Of Sinners is available to buy now on DD/Vinyl via Hurricane Music.


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