Generous Maria- 'Command Of The New Rock' LP
Generous Maria- 'Command Of The New Rock' LP. After the split CD with Skua the Swedish GENEROUS MARIA have changed the label, but not only that. I hadn't expected such a 70's sounding album after their first more metallic tracks on the split. Ok, the opener is closer to the older material, but the production has a greater live feeling compared with the older material. They have also taken influences from Monster Magnet, especially "All Units are Out" could be on "Superjudge" or "Dopes to Infinity" or "A Bed at the Edge of the Universe" is very close to to mid-90's Magnet. But the skillful vocals of Göran Flörstrom are saving GENEROUS MARIA before they are becoming an entertaining copy band. "Anchorage & Quito" is a very groovy fuzzy song and this song could be for all the Kyuss fans. One my faves is the relaxed and moody Doors-like "Soulflight" with additional instruments like an organ or the instrumental "Ashram of the Absolute". There's a huge 60's influence in both tracks, very psychedelic and smooth.
"Dumdum Bullet" is an energetic groovy track, more like the old songs while "Firebug" sounds like a fuzzy 70's heavy rocker. The album closes with the nearly ten minutes long "Bridge Out of Time" a slow and heavy rolling rocker with a long guitar-solo. If you're looking for an entertaining Hard rock album with a nice Malleus cover (remember the movie "2001"!), than check this one out. Chapters have been torn from the book of Rock and swallowed whole on this one. LP INCLUDES A HUGE POSTER AND IS LIMITED TO 500 COPIES!!!