Friday, July 22, 2011


Rating: EP

Label: TSM/SLW 2011

Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Electric Woodland are aiming to reflect upon history and long gone days on their EP release, drawing inspiration from a wide range of old geezer acts of the seventies and sixties. Influences ranging from Sabbath, Deep Purple, ZZ Top and The Doors, the Norwegians are obviously trying to re-capture the mood in their complex songwriting and groove. Unfortunately, they hardly 'sound' like any of their influences though. It's basically stoner rock gone sour and three out of four songs on display are not even worthy of the space on this particular site. The closing track, "Manimal", a nice attempt at Stooges/Iggy Pop rock and unfortunately the only indication of a light at the end of the tunnel. Final verdict: Good musicians, not so good songwriters (so far).

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