Red Fang – “Arrows” LP
Recorded at Halfling Studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, with longtime collaborator Chris Funk, who also produced 2011’s Murder The Mountains and 2013’s Whales and Leeches. Combining the heavy thuggery of Colesium, Baroness and Kylesa with the breezier, good-times spirit of Torche and Queens Of The Stoneage, Red Fang faithfully follow the template of both stoner and sludge forms of rock/metal, but they also imbue the heaviness with good-humoured silliness and melodic hookiness. It’s fun. And it rocks hard.