Viking Skull
Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whisky
Style: Stoner
Release date: November 3rd 2008

Another release from the Powerage label is Viking Skull. At the end of last year this album was released and now it has landed on my table. Viking Skull started in 2003 and only 2 of the original members are in today's line-up. Singer Roddy Stone and bassist Waldie found new members to complete the line-up.

The band plays heavy stoner with a sleazy, filthy and catchy sound in combination with brilliant 70's riffs. Black Sabbath is one of their main influences. Musically the band can be compared with Clutch and Melvins. Fans who love Goatsnake or other stoner bands can blindly purchase this one. Because of the dry-whisky and smoky (I smoke a pack a day) vocal sound of Roddy, the band also has references with Motorhead; they just play Rock 'n' Roll...

Dirty stoner and Motorhead fans know what to do!

01. Start a War
02. Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whisky
03. In Hell

Hair of the Dog

05. Shot Down
06. Double or Quits
07. In For the Kill
08. 19 Swords
09. Drink
Label: Powerage Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Music
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: July 21st 2009