Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Switch Opens- Joint Clash (Transubstans 73)
Switch Opens are a Swedish band and I am not sure if they get their name from the German TV show or the Soundgarden song or neither. This is their 4th release and since I have not heard any of the other ones I have no idea how they compare. Anyway, this is a band that has a quite unique sound and vibe that is difficult to place for me. The opening track is pretty hard hitting and perhaps a bit like Soundgarden but more psychedelic and intense with a heavy low end bass. The bands tracks are generally a bit longer (range from 3-9min) with a lot of cool and interesting parts. Nothing is very predictable but it is always heavy and intense in emotion with powerful vocals, and riffs and a cool psychedelic mix. A pretty impressive record.