Monster Truck – Furiosity (2013)
Monster Truck are a Canadian rock band forming in 2009 and this is their debut album after two solid EPs, Monster Truck (2010) and The Brown (2011). They are a quartet consisting of bass, drums, guitar and organ.
Ah, those riffs, those super-sweet riffs, are so glorious! Monster Truck play balls-to-the-wall bluesy rock not unlike Clutch. The album opens with a barrage of beautifully heavy stoner-rock/blues-rock tracks, before hitting the more bluesy end of things with Oh Lord, a groovy blues track, followed by For The Sun, which drops the tempo right down and is possibly best described as a ballad, but despite the stripped back blues outing, it still is right in your face and as it continues, it builds in intensity and totally kicks your arse.
Ooof, and then back to the awesome riffage, with the accurately titled Boogie and following tracks, before finishing on another slower ballady track, My Love Is True.
I’m an instant fan, this album is fantastic; the skill of this band is evident within the first minute, I kid you not. Excellent, highly recommended.
Favourite tracks: Power Of The People, Undercover Love, Sweet Mountain River
Spotify link: Monster Truck – Furiosity