Visions... is a cosmic stoner groove bliss-out at its very best and sees the band carving out their own sound and vision. Slower Sabbath soaked rhythms and tranced out psychedelics permeate the album throughout bridging the gap between metal and acid rock in ways not done before.
Craig Williamson (bass, vocals)
Brent Middlemiss (guitar)
Jon Burnside (drums)
Sunshine in Purple
Into the Light
This has got to be the most perfect, incredible piece of psychedelic/stoner doom rock I have ever heard, and I do mean ROCK! From the opening track 'Magnetise' to the 10 minute plus beautiful epic 'Mantra' this is a very diverse and ear catching piece of work. I couldn't begin to rave enough about all the fine points of this CD. 'Sunshine In Purple' is probably my favorite track on here, injecting a semi slow vibe, never as slow as say Sleep or Electric Wizard, but the singer injects some amazing feeling into this punishing masterpiece, and when I say punishing I mean in a mellow way. This is a materpiece of a stoner's platter, even better than their first release 'Allisone,' which now that I look back on I think maybe I should have rated lower. Check out 'Reaching Out,' which shows them at a bit of a faster pace and a monster riff section that reminds me of the greatest of Kyuss' rocking tunes like 'Green Machine.' The 10 minute plus epic 'Mantra' is so beautiful you won't mind the length of the track, especially when you hear the flutes and spacey sounds floating through this one. The mellow vibes run throughout 'Voyage' as well, and even though some of the lyrics deal with 60's era peace and love type topics, you can't help but just be blown away by the overall extreme heaviness of it all.
Rip from CD 256@ (full artwork included)