ATOMIC TRIP 'Strike #2' LP
Release Date Friday the 13th, December 2019
limited edition solid white vinyl comes with a heavy cover printed on the reverse side of the board
Introducing themselves with flickering feedback that brings to mind an interplanetary distress beacon, Lyon's ATOMIC TRIP deliver waves of explosive Sludgy Doom on Strike #2.
This is valve drenched instrumental Doom at it's heaviest. A two track release clocking in at over 40 minutes, the power trio become almost psychedelic in places, with riffs that repeat and iterate on their own looping style in a manner that becomes almost hypnotic.
Tempos shift from slow not quite Earth levels to the Motor-charged rolling drums of High On Fire, following the latter their riffs never cease being proper neck-snappers, stomping down the fretboard with no regard for virtuosity.
ATOMIC TRIP name their tracks 'Bombs' this is terribly apropos as the sounds on offer here follow the atmosphere of a detonation in slow motion, buildings crumbling to the tune of amplifier gain, and the quiet moments feeling stark and ominous after the impact.
This is a devastating instrumental Doom release that will find itself quite at home alongside anyone's Bongripper collection. Crushing.