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Komatsu: Remains an amp-blowing nine-tracker…..

Komatsu – Rose Of Jericho

Komatsu is an excavator, but also a band has taken the name Komatsu. February is already just around the corner and then the fourth studio album from Dutch sludge rockers Komatsu will be released.  Light meets heavy and desolation meets beauty on Rose Of Jericho, which perfectly echoes the widespread state of uncertainty we live in. Drenched with chunky riffs, their seminal heavy embraces bluesier and darker atmospheres, enhancing Mo Truijens’ Wyndorf-esque vocals. Produced by Peter Van Elderen (Peter Pan Speedrock), Rose Of Jericho remains an amp-blowing nine-tracker that will win over fans of Monster Magnet, Nebula or Sigiriya.

Track listening:

1. Stare Into The Dawn, «This song is about that moment when life rushes by and somehow you forgot to live it. Let life pass slow», the band states about this song.

2. Solitary Cage

3. The Suit

4. Blood Moon

5. Son of Sam

6. Rose Of Jericho

7. Blackbird

8. Call Of The Wolves

9. Om

Rose Of Jericho combines a lyrical depth that resonates the current (political) rabbitholes with dark, groovy, warm riffs supporting rugged vocals. The sound of the album is a real mixture between stoner and metal, but with melodic and choral vocal lines. Change of tempo and rhythm, make the listener glue to the speakers until the last note of the album.

Dutch stoner rock unit Komatsu was formed in early 2010 by members of the local Eindhoven Rock City scene. Many years of music experience in all kind of bands as well as individual creativity, created a brutal mix of sludge, stoner and metal. The band released a self-titled EP in 2011 and their first album Manu Armata in February 2012, which was largely acclaimed by the international press. Their sophomore album Recipe For Murder One'(2016) featured Nick Oliveri’s vocals on two songs, and appeared on several end of year lists while the song Lockdown (with Nick Oliveri on vocals) was nominated as Song of the Year by 3voor12. In January 2018, Komatsu entered the Void Studio with producer Pieter Kloos to record their third effort A New Horizon.

Over the years, Komatsu have gained popularity, through their performance at the official Queens Of The Stone Age afterparty in Effenaar (Eindhoven, Netherlands), as a support act for international heavyweights (Truckfighters, Karma To Burn, The Sword, Red Fang, Clutch, Nashville Pussy, High On Fire, Corrosion Of Conformity, Baroness); then went on tour with John Garcia, Nick Oliveri’s Mondo Generator, Duel or The Freeks. During a tour with Brant Bjork, they shared the stage with four Kyuss former members.

Komatsu is:

Mo Truijens – Lead singer, guitar

Mathijs Bodt – Guitar, backing vocals

Martijn Mansvelders – Bass guitar, backing vocals

Jos Roosen – Drums

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5249 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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