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DeadSet Records 12/05

Space Bong – In Crust We Trust – EP Review

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Space Bong
In Crust We Trust
Release Date: Out Now
Review by Derek J. Huckel

With In Crust We Trust, Space Bong have created an EP of crushing proportions that truly is a journey into sound worthy of your time and head space.

The epic Deadwood to Worms kicks off the trilogy. At 14 minutes long it feels like you are on a journey through doom. Akin to watching the ‘Godfather’ or ‘Apocalypse Now’, it has its own life, sparseness, and all of this tunes drama and voyage puts you through the wringer. It doesn’t tire you but leaves you wanting more.

In Goon We Crust, clocking in at over 4 minutes is the briefest tune on this mini opus but still as enjoyable and varied as the other two. It has a cool bluesy boogie with swagger whilst still being heavy and dark at the same time. The crusty vocals are still here of course, and top it off nicely. There’s a great sped up piece towards the end, which is a diversion but retains the character of and adds to the tune.

The Protocols of Space Bong feels like you have entered the fog of a Space Bong session. Your body could get lost here, in a haze of tunes while the mind floats freely, imagining or unsure what really is occurring. Are we lucid on the ground, or floating amongst the hilltops? In Europe or some fantasy kingdom created by your psyche, is it safe or should we be scared? Like a Jodorowsky movie (‘Holy Mountain’ or ‘El Topo’), listening to this tune is like being stoned whilst you might still be stone cold sober!

Space Bong take elements of bands like Electric Wizard, Turbonegro, EyeHateGod, Entombed, and Sleep, and make there’s a new beast!

Take the trip. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.


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