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ASG / From Beyond: Split
Doom Metal, Space Rock, Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal
Scion A/V
March 26th, 2014
Release length: 8:04
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Following the recent split between Indian Handcrafts and Dirty Sheets as part of the Scion Rock Show 7-Inch Series, Scion A/V brings us another two song EP to check out. This collection pairs-up the notable Stoner Rock/Metal act ASG and the relatively new Space Rock and Psychadelic Doom group from Houston, Texas. Not only do you get two brand new songs, but you can get them for free as well! But is it even worth checking out, or do these two songs feel horribly rushed?

The slower groove of “Comet Drop” kicks things off, and the loud bass presence is immediately felt. While things start off more like some Doom Metal performance, the band wastes little time in shifting to that signature hypnotic Stoner Metal drone towards the end. It’s a catchy song that’s good for a random spin or two, but overall nothing too memorable. Its crisp audio quality is quickly countered by the raw, thick astral sound of “The Fall to Earth.” The music is muffled a great deal, but not the vocals. It’s an eclectic mix that works for the slower pace and deeper tuning, while the cosmic sound effects and keyboards thrown in capture the Space Rock vibe, but still carries a familiar mainstream touch fans of Incubus will recognize. This is the more memorable of the two, though ASG‘s contribution is good for a few spins here and there. If you enjoy either band or style, this free download is worth checking out.

ASG:
01. Comet Drop – 3:29

From Beyond:
02. The Fall to Earth

Initial Pressing Score: 7/10

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From Beyond
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Digital review copy of this release provided by Scion A/V.