FOOD: Self-titled: LP

Jul 03, 2009

Sludge. Stoner rock. Doom. Whatever it’s being called these days, it’s a tricky genre to pin down and appreciate for what it is. One thing you definitely need is patience. And you’re going to need to exercise patience to take in five songs in forty minutes. Some of the songs take an incredibly long time to take form and become interesting. I would hear parts that stuck to me but then would be let down with a build up that wouldn’t quite deliver. I did like the vocals, but there were times when I had to remind myself this wasn’t an instrumental album. I was hoping to be floored but I wasn’t. It’s too bad because the vinyl is super thick and the packaging is all made out of recycled materials.

 –Juan Espinosa (Molsook)