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GROOVER Review: JEET KUNE DO ‘Strange Addiction’

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Swedish hard rock outfit Jeet Kune Do certainly sound like they could pack a punch, but no amount of martial arts training could prepare you for the musical one-two that kickstarts their new track Strange Addiction.

A tasty guitar riff fires the opening salvo before a wicked drum groove ushers in the vocals and fuck me how crisp are they?

There’s no information on who does what in the band, but you can already tell that these guys have been there and done that at least twice in their lifetimes.

They are tight as fuck, playing a style of music that is unforgiving to even the slightest blemish.

This is classic old-school rock at its finest, with every member working overtime to create something special. These guys are actually a band. A functioning unit who exist for the bigger picture rather than their own shallow sense of self-importance.

i.e they don’t fuck around and try to turn every ear in their direction.

These guys obviously rehearse and/or play A LOT… am I actually gushing right now? Well, maybe I am, but I honestly couldn’t give two fucks because this is perhaps the finest music to pass these ears from a previously unheard of band EVER.

After a couple of spritely but also restrained (in terms of length) guitar runs, things get almost funky around the 2.30 mark as the drums start rolling with increasing speed and urgency in a sonic dual with the guitar, but again this doesn’t even get close to overstaying its welcome before the smooth as fuck vocals rope you back in and take you to another sonic plane.

Then the real guitar run/solo kicks in with the vocalist showing off his chops even more in time with quicker drumming, but it’s the guitarist who has the last say, conjuring a meaty slab of reverb to fade into the distance leaving nothing but the lingering side effects of total sonic obliteration.

Yep, it’s that fucken good.

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