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Sunday, 11 October 2015

CLOUDS

BandCLOUDS
GenresPunk / Classic Rock / Stadium Rock / Stoner Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Grunge / Alternative / Thrash
Related artistsCave In, Kid Kilowatt, King Duane Sunnapee, Zozobra, Converge, Acid Tiger, All Pigs Must Die, Bastian, Blue/Green Heart, Forcefedglass, Killer Be Killed, United Nations, Miltown, Pure Love, The Hope Conspiracy, The Suicide File, Hydronaut, J/Q, Pet Genius, The Cancer Conspiracy, Thee Electric Bastards, Panic, Magic Circle, Doomriders and Mutoid Man.
CountryBoston, Massachusetts USA
Years Active2007-2012
Song: "Pressure"
Album: "Legendary Demo"
Year: 2007
Label(s): Hydra Head Records
For fans ofBoris, Tricky Woo, Cave In, Edhochuli, Doomriders, Harris Hawk, Rye Coalition, Mutoid Man, Thin Lizzy and Maximum R'n'R.
This post's artist is from the October 2015 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download: the October Mix#10 right here or get the new November 2015 Mix#11 here.

CLOUDS were a goddamn super group. Just look at a couple of those related bands: Cave In, Kid Killowatt, Zozobra, Converge, United Nations, The Hope Conspiracy, Doomriders and Mutoid Man. Holy fuck. CLOUDS released music between 2007 and 2011 with, in my opinion, declining success. Explain? Okay.

'The Legendary Demo' is just that, bloody legendary. The album races through awesome riffery and smokey singing that is generally very reminiscent of bands such as Tricky Woo, Maximum R'n'R, Mutoid Man and Boris' rock-era material. The licks are definitely the best part about this record, but the vocals are a close second that waver between hoarse yells and melodic croons. Standouts include "Pressure", "New Amnesia" and "Guardian's Eyes".

'We Are Above You' is a pretty good album. The style is still pretty similar to the earlier work but maturity and craftsmanship take hold thus releasing some of the intensity and chaos. It does house "Feed the Horse" which is a banger, but even that track doesn't come close to the three medal winners from the first LP. The transition becomes apparent that the speedy, mathy riff-fest is on its way out and sludgier, thicker songs were on the horizon. It's worth checking out if you dig the band, but it's a sequel and comes across like the movie variety, good but not as good as the original.

The final release was one I just couldn't get into. 'B Chuggas May Be Logging' four songs are all passable in my opinion. The fire seems pretty much extinguished, but all this is subjective. The earlier work just tickles my music bone and this doesn't. I've included all the albums for download, but the band's bandcamp has the files available for $4-$7 for each album, should you wish to support them. I'm pretty sure they have disbanded.

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DISCOGRAPHY
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2007 - Legendary Demo cd/12"LP (stream/buy here)

2008 - We Are Above You cd/2x12"LP (stream/buy here)

2011 - B Chuggas May Be Logging 12"EP (stream/buy here)

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(2007) CLOUDS- "Pressure" (from 'Legendary Demo')

(2007) CLOUDS- "New Amnesia" (from 'Legendary Demo')

(2007) CLOUDS- "Guardian's Eyes" (from 'Legendary Demo')

(2008) CLOUDS- "Feed the Horse" (from 'We Are Above You')

(2011) CLOUDS- "Mixed Bones" (from 'B Chuggas May Be Logging')

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CLOUDS out of print mp3 discography download / additional links

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