Thought I should collate all of the reviews in one place, there's a few French ones that I'll have to translate so I'll work on those:
The Obelisk review-
'Fuzz abounds, but Dickinson, Holland and West do more than just follow the guitar through verses and choruses, touching on acoustic freak-folk and heavy rock classicism in a manner that does nothing to upset the overall flow of the album, which gradually reveals a strength of songwriting to complement the initial catchiness of the first couple tracks'
This is another one of those releases that I feel needs to be adequately ranted about the minute it arrives as it is extremely frustrating listening to how horrifically talented these guys are, and this album really does sound like a perfect slice of the 70s which is a perfect start to a chilling Monday morning. After coming across Stubb some time back on the Dopefight album launch I must admit they did go somewhat under the radar at the time but it was after becoming horrifically attached to the songs of Trippy Wicked that I went on the hunt for anything I could get my hands on that was crafted by Pete and Chris. The first Stubb EP was very “lo-fi” so to hear these songs recorded to such a high standard is a real treat and I know for a fact that it will not be leaving my playlist for quite some time. Each song covers a different mood from the initial building stomp and groove of ‘Road’ and ‘Scale the Mountain’ leading to a much more ambient and trippy (unavoidable pun link!) sound of the final songs ‘Crying River’ and ‘Galloping horses’ It comes as no surprise that they sound so good seeing as they were lovingly mixed and mastered by Tony Reed of Stone Axe fame (whom they shall be touring alongside later this year!) who certainly is a man with an ear for all things Psych and retro.http://whenplanetscollideuk.com/2012/02 ... %E2%80%8F/
STUBB are a 3 Piece Hard-Rock Band from London, United Kingdom
The members are
Jack Dickinson- Guitar and vocals
Christopher West- Drums
STUBB are a Hard Rock Band mixing Psych, 60’s and 70’s Rock N Roll with a great modern hard rock sensibility. These guys have got a fearsome and well deserved reputation in the UK who have toured with some big-hitters of Stoner Rock.
STUBB have just released their brilliant S/T new album. An 8 song almost 40 minute ride of hard-rocking tunes I haven’t this great in a long, long time.
This album is an absolute blast from start to finish. Brilliantly produced which provides brilliant riff after brilliant riff all delivered in the best possible way.
The album is full of standout tracks that takes you back to the golden age of 60’s/70’s hard rocking bands such as Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, The Who and many bands of that classic genre.
If STUBB were around in the 70s there is no doubt these guys would be big hitters on the world stage. This album is simply sensational. The guitar work is a wonderful thing to listen to. Incorporating Blues, Hard-Rock, Psych and modern day Rock and Roll.
The vocals are another highlight. Full of passion and intricate energy not seen in many bands. This album is a master class of UK Hard Rock. It really is great to see a band like STUBB bringing 60’s/70’s Hard Rock riffs blended in with modern day Stoner Rock influences.
I cant fault this brilliant album one bit. It leaves you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside. This is a superb album to clear away all of these winter blues that everyone is having. This is an album you can listen to anytime this year and it will still bring a smile to your face.
As stated before the album is full of superb tracks like “Road”, “Flame”, “Hard Hearted Woman” and the brilliant 7 minute epic “Galloping Horses” which showcases this bands talents at its finest. Blending all of their musical genres to take you onto a far out trippy journey.
All in all this is a brilliant album from one of the very best up and coming UK Hard Rock bands. I urge you all to check this out as you can download this on BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal.
Or if you want the physical release then you can get it from here from the awesome SuperHot Records. So get checking this great band and be prepared to be blown away. Brilliant and highly recommended.http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2012/02/stubb.html
For the first ever release on Trippy Wicked drummer Chris West’s new label Superhot Records his other band, Stubb, teams him with Trippy Wicked bandmate Peter Holland on bass and original lead vocalist/guitarist and founder Jack Dickinson for a slightly more ’70s-rooted psych sound than Trippy Wicked’s doom influences, but with plenty of stoner metal in there as well. Indeed the album is kind of front-loaded with the heavier, stoner grooves (particularly opener Road with its fuzzy leads on the intro), which gradually give way over the course of the first seven of the album’s eight tracks to more expansive bluesy stuff, seperated at five by brilliant acoustic number Crosses You Bear, before one final slab of heavier riffing at the start of closer Galloping Horses. That too, as the album’s longest track, then goes on to spread its wings, so to speak, with some of the disc’s best blues-psych playing. The only track which sounds like it a could be a Trippy Wicked track is Scale The Mountain, whose riff could come off Movin’ On, and also features a chorus sung by Holland, who handles all of their vocals; the rest is distinctly Stubb. Produced by Stone Axe‘s Tony Reed, who will also be responsible for the forthcoming new Saint Vitus, there’s a brilliant distinction between a rumbling bass sound which, were it the subject of lesser production, would threaten to overwhelm the guitars, and the rest. This maintains the thick, heavy groove they’ve aimed for while letting the leads cut through. There are a lot of stoner, psych and doom albums to come this year, from many more established acts than Stubb, but they’ll struggle to be this complete.http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2012/stubb-stubb/