Tigers On Opium (503.420.6669. vol. one)
Crank this to 7.6 of 11
Genre: Grunge, Heavy Rock
Sounds Like: Black Rainbows, Wolfmother, Stone Temple Pilots
Homeland: Portland, Oregon
1. We're at Meow Meow (:32)
A short sci-fi spoken word intro that sounds like an answering machine. Our interest is peaked.
2. Hash (5:33) Standout Track
Good 90s grunge meets stoner to kick off the album. Sounds like 90s one and done band Stick meets Black Rainbows. A very cool laid back heavy tune.
3. I May Sound Like A Drunk... But I Feel Like A Matador (3:15)
This one has a fast paced rock and roll vibe. The chorus throws us off as it feels a bit disconnected with the rest of the song.
4. Icarus (3:04)
They take us back to the fluid grunge like stoner vibe. Nice tripped out solo on the song with distant vocals.
5. When I Go (1:57)
A spoken word interlude of a dark mysterious phone call. Sounds like the woman is on acid.
6. Dark Electric (4:00)
A Wolfmother inspired heavy track with swift and progressive guitar licks.
7. Tantos Años Juntos (2:56)
This track has a Southwestern Terentino movie quality about it. A quiet acoustic track with a beautifully placed brass instrument brings the album to a close.
Tigers On Opium do a nice job of combining grunge rock with crunchy stoner riffs.
This album is a grower and sounds better with each passing rotation.
This is a nice chapter in the band's library. We look forward to hear where they can take their music next.
Grab some Wavelength IPA by Bearded Iris Brewing in Tennessee. This 8.3% New England IPA is crisp with a hints of tropical fruit. A nice pairing with Tigers On Opium.
Tigers on Opium are:
Juan Carlos Caceres
Label: Forbidden Place Records