Pretty much any time I receive an album from Small Stone, it's a reason to celebrate. Even more so when that new album is from Sasquatch. The album begins with "The Message," and it is exactly what you'd expect from Sasquatch: loud, fuzzy guitar, and rumbling rhythms that you'll feel deep in your gut.
"Sweet Lady" is a bit of a curveball. Somewhere under all that fuzz is a blues groove. I'm not going to say it sounds like Elmore James or anything, but the guitar in this son is rooted pretty deeply in the blues. There is also a psychedelic component in this song. All in all, this just feels like an old tune. You know, from a time when rock records were actually the biggest sellers.
Speaking of grooves, if you want a song that will really get your head moving and your fist pumping, check out "Money." Yeah, people might look at you funny when you're headbanging in your car with this song blaring out the windows, but that just means those people don't get it.
When I listen to Sasquatch, I wonder why more bands don't make music that rocks this hard. In fact, allow me to use this review as a manifesto of sorts. On or after 24 Spetember, go out and get this album not only if you are a fan of Small Stone or heavy rock in general, but also as a way to liberate yourself from all the sensitive alt rock and pop we're bombarded with daily. You're welcome.
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