Out of Poland comes Spaceslug, the bastard child of Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd with a little Hawkwind thrown into the mix for good measure. Eye of the Tide is the end of a trilogy of albums that started in 2015, and man, this is one Hell of a finish.
Spaceslug write big songs. The shortest track on the album clocks in at eight minutes, and these are sprawling soundscapes. Moody, heavy and dense, they take the listener on a mind-expanding trip through the cosmos of your brain. Only a trio, Spaceslug definitely play sounding like a much larger band. Drums thrum and throb while guitars weave hypnotically around the beats. This album would have definitely been at home in the ’70s when mind expanding drugs were prevelant and bands wrote songs to soundtrack those trips.
As a seal of approval, Spaceslug have been tapped to contribute a track to the new Pink Floyd tribute album, The Wall (Redux), alongside heavy hitters like The Melvins and Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees). I’d highly suggest Eye of the Tide for anyone who enjoys a little fungus once in awhile.
Eye of the Tide is out July 20 on BSFD Records. Pre-order it here!