MetalSucks: Exclusive Premiere: Luna Sol, “Operator”

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Rare is it in 2015 that a new stoner metal band comes along that makes you drop what you’re doing and take notice. It’s not that we’re incapable of letting go and rocking out; it’s that it feels like every truly great stoner riff has already been written.

Then what makes the self-described “High Mountain Stoner Rock” band Luna Sol from Denver worthy of our attention? Sure, guitarist and band leader David Angstrom’s pedigree is strong — he plays in Hermano with John Garcia of Kyuss fame — and his riffs, while they don’t reinvent the wheel, are hella catchy and can stand up against the genre’s best. But it’s his voice that really grabbed us: it’s more smooth than the gruff timbre you might expect, and that quality provides the perfect compliment to Luna Sol’s chilled out vibes. As importantly, it’s all in the songs: they’re top notch.

If you dig “Operator,” premiering exclusively via MetalSucks below, check out another track from Blood Moon at Brooklyn Vegan. The album comes out on April 20th — pre-order it here — and features guest spots from Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) and Angstrom’s Hermano bandmate John Garcia (Kyuss, Hermano, Vista Chino). LISTEN HERE…

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