Portland's Sioux released a stunning sludge/stoner record in "The One And The Many" earlier this year. This one has been on my list for quite a while and now that I'm actually posting it, it seems like the band is about to split up... well guys, maybe take this as an encouragement to rethink your decision.
Anyway, the first thing you will notice listening to this album is its bold approach to heavy riffs and slow stomping rhythms. Tracks like "Faithless" are the perfect example of how easy songwriting can be if you just put the right effort in the way you execute. But don't get me wrong, there are some great guitar and vocal harmonies on this LP and this band is never shy of creating some haunting psychedelic moods. Maybe it is even that crack between the slow heavy and the quiet (somehow still heavy) that makes this album so spectacular. Or maybe it's not that complicated at all and it's just great and intense rock music.
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