“The music here is like the bastard child of a late night orgy between early Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, and Queens Of The Stone Age, lots of heavy, fuzz laden riffing, high pitched vocals, and pounding drumming.” — Sea Of Tranquility
Boston-based desert rock trio SUNDRIFTER released their Visitations full-length via Small Stone on October 19th. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Dan Schwartz at Futura Productions in Roslindale, Massachusetts, the space the nine-track record captures isn’t of the Hawkwind, pulsating rhythm variety, but instead one that oozes with planetary motion; one that rolls along a chaotic cosmic path, not at all afraid to smash one asteroid off another before crashing to the surface, which, as we all know, is how life began in the first place.
Said the band of first single “Sons Of Belial,” “Our musical themes are inspired by conspiracy or ancient astronaut theories. This song, ‘Sons Of Belial, is about the fall of the lost continent of Atlantis. There was a war between The Children Of The Law Of One and the Sons Of Belial. The Children Of The Law Of One were pure and worshipped one god while the Sons Of Belial worshipped themselves and valued material objects. The power struggle brought forth a fiery war to Atlantis that eventually sunk the continent. Sometimes you just got to let it burn.”
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Born out of a Boston rock underground teeming with history and riffs alike, SUNDRIFTER captures the essence of tonal weight with their Small Stone debut, Visitations. Their second album overall behind 2016’s Not Coming Back, Visitations harnesses spaciousness and heft alike and soars with melodic vibrancy in a way most acts simply can’t balance. Shades of Soundgarden and Queens Of The Stone Age appear, but they’re just shades, and SUNDRIFTER’s vision of heavy is their own, someplace between grunge, doom, psychedelia, and classic heavy rock.
“…a very bass immersed rock ‘n’ roll record with an ultra-thick atmosphere and doomy distortions…the track arrangement, the excellent timing of when to introduce a rhythm section, the delivery, and the playing tactics make this a piece of gold that needs to be heard by anyone that’s into rock music or heavy metal alike.” — Indy Metal Vault
“…a must have album and one that you will be listening to for a very long time come.” — Outlaws Of The Sun
“SUNDRIFTER… make no bones about their almost obsessive interests in space, time, and the existence of extra-terrestrial life, the band utilizing these interests as the foundations on which to build their songs and theme their albums… this year the band return to take us once again to the edges of our consciousness with their new release Visitations.” — Stoner King
“…if Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age had a baby, its name would be SUNDRIFTER for sure… highly recommended to anyone getting into space rock or stoner rock; it’s got all of the key components.” — Mammoth Tongue
“SUNDRIFTER joins grunge with doom and classic rock sounds. It’s perfect for a road trip in a ‘70s muscle car. At the same time, it is also a good soundtrack for a day when you want nothing more than to relax on your couch and enjoy some good tunes.” — Glide Magazine
Craig Peura - guitars, vocals
Patrick Queenan - drums, percussion
Paul Gaughran - bass