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Abdullah - Graveyard Poetry (7/10) - USA - 2002

Genre: Stoner Rock
Label: Meteor City
Playing time: 64:45
Band homepage: Abdullah

Tracklist:

  1. Rune
  2. Black Helicopters
  3. A Dark But Shining Sun
  4. The Whimper Of The Whipped Dogs
  5. Deprogramed
  6. Pantheistic
  7. Beyond The Mountain
  8. Salamander
  9. Strange Benedictions
  10. Secret Teachings Of Lost Ages
  11. Medicine Man
  12. Guided By The Spirit
  13. Behold A Pale Horse
  14. They, The Tyrants
Abdullah - Graveyard Poetry
Here is another band that is tossed in the category of Stoner Rock for lack of a better term. The question is though, can they stand on their own or just be another dime a dozen band. While the scene has been calmed down for quite some time, some people won't let sleeping dogs lie and these guys are going to wake your ass up and rock the hell out of you. Besides being influenced by the typical SABBATH sludge doom and gloom sound, they also throw in the psychedelic of PINK FLOYD.

"Black Helicopters" is a groovin' and jammin' song with the psychedelic sound thrown in that will have you shaking your scraggly long hair and playing air guitar to the jams. Very upbeat and smooth. Most of these songs here are quick and just jammed with energy. When the songs slow down finally, it's already half way through the disc that comes in the form of "Pantheistic". You will hear the SABBATH influence without a shadow of a doubt. What is really cool here if you can pick it out is that these guys are THIN LIZZY fans and their riffs show it on "Strange Benedictions" which has the sound of "Sweetheart" from the "Chinatown"-CD.

These guys put a lot of effort and time into this CD and it's to hear that it doesn't resemble the other dime a dozen bands that are in existence. (Online November 16, 2002)

Joe Florez



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