Menhiir – Dealing With Fuzz (Demo)
From Aural Innovations #38 (Jan 2008)
Wow – it’s hard to believe that these guys are still teenagers! Hailing from fucking Kungsör in Sweden this power trio rocks like grown men with big beards and tattoos. Menhiir plays heavy pounding stoner rock in the Californian skater stile like Fu Manchu. And they do it so well that it’s absolutely forgiven that they almost sounds like a clone. Production is fine with a really cool vintage distorted sound. Guitar solos are clear and very unique for a guy that young. It’s impossible not to compare this band with Kyuss that also came out of the desert as teens. Of course nobody ever comes close to Kyuss, but these guys have years and years to come - so beware! A song like El Hombre shows great skills for composing and has the most laid back groove I’ve heard in a long time and a great change in mood and progression – and the sound on the kick drum!! This is their second demo and it’s produced by Oscar Cedermalm of Truckfighters. I really hope that someone will pick up this band and give them the opportunity to make a full length record. Gimme, gimme – gimme some more!
Check the band's web sites at: http://www.myspace.com/menhiir
Reviewed by Tom Knudsen