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US CHRISTMAS
RUN THICK IN THE NIGHT
NEUROT

A backwoods answer to Hawkwind, the North Carolina septet known as US Christmas play a type of down home stoner rock smorgasbord where Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath meet bluegrass on their latest effort RUN THICK IN THE NIGHT. Driven by earthy tones, acid blues repetition and transcendental arrangements with just enough hypnotic feedback and fierce folk firepower to be considered post metal, this troupe supplies a bevy of heavy without even cranking past the point of excess, trading in mammoth volume for multi-layered psychedelic rock as channeled via Neil Young. While this offering is lengthy and drags in spots, the luxurious instrumentation (especially the sections containing the violins) and the organic vibes emanated throughout allow the listener to sink into the collectionís clutches and chill out without a sense of apprehension, becoming fully immersed in the unitís drone-laden and doom-infused rural explorations.
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- Mike SOS