Dead Man
Euphoria

Hailing from Sweden, Dead Man also sounds like it hails from about 3 decades ago. Taking its cues from Psychedelic bands like Jefferson Airplane and, to a certain extent, Pink Floyd while also flirting with a darker ambience (think Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan”), Dead Man have crafted an album that is as much of a head trip as it is a solid dose of Rock.

“The Wheel” finds the band at its most Floyd-like with a spooky, swirling intro diving into a subtle, subdued groove. Opening track “Today” kicks off the album by easing the listener into the atmosphere of the album as a whole, as opposed to hitting them over the head with noise. I hear hints of Santana in this one. “High Or Low” finds the band jumping into a sort of tribal groove as the vocalist does his best Jim Morrison impressions. I think you get the idea.

Overall, I think fans of bands like the ones I mentioned already, as well as fans of Psychedelic/Stoner Rock in general will get a kick out of this record. It’s a record that’s all about vibe, and that’s never really a bad thing. Turn on, tune in, drop out.

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Written by Shawn Pelata
April 22nd, 2008

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