(Small Stone Records 2004, SS-044)
From Aural Innovations #30 (February 2005)
Sasquatch are a trio from Los Angeles consisting of Keith Gibbs on guitar & vocals, Clayton Charles on bass and Rick Ferrante on drums. They've been around a few years and this is their first album, with another on the way during 2005. Sasquatch play a take no prisoners brand of ultra heavy rock that draws on fuzzed out stoner and 70's heavy rock influences. Throughout the album you can expect to be steamrolled with a great stoned rocking vibe that rumbles in your chest and throbs in your brain. Among the highlight tracks is "Roller", which features a crushing stoner metal assault and killer freaked out screaming fuzzed wah guitar licks. "Believe It", "Cyrus" and "Yeti" are more bone crushing rockers with cool psych guitar that I really liked. Most of the tracks are in the 3-4 minute range, but Sasquatch excel at cranking out concise and to the point ass kicking rockers that don't need a whole lot of time to level city blocks. But there are a couple that stretch out a bit more. "Knuckle Down" takes off into a killer psychedelic stoner space jam that makes it one of my favorites of the set. And "Money Man" is just pure crushing, head throbbing, jamming stoner rock. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing these guys next CD this year.
For more information you can visit the Sasquatch web site at: http://www.sasquatchrocks.com.
Visit the Small Stone web site at: http://www.smallstone.com.
Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz