Release Date: 24 April 2016
Review by Rod Whitfield
El Colosso is a Melbourne based HEAVY rock four piece featuring some rather well-known names, faces, and playing styles from the Melbourne scene, including members of Mushroom Giant, Bring on the Junta and The Hybernators.
While this EP is only three tunes, they pack some serious variation into those three tracks. The title track is a typical barnstorming stoner rock freight train, with its titanic shuffle groove and bluesy swagger. It does what stoner rock does, that is, conjure up images of cruising along endless desert highways whilst indulging too heavily in the wacky tobaccy.
Instead of carrying on in that direction, the band turn the EP completely on its head with, Caught in Limbo, a mellow but moody acoustic piece with sweet stringy accompaniments and no drums whatsoever.
Strung Out, brings back the beast, with its straight ahead, four on the floor rock groove and thunderous, rolling bass line.
Three tracks, done and dusted, with that ‘reverse bell curve’ dynamic; smash to the face, pull right back, then slamming you once again. Simple, effective, classic.