Sergeant Thunderhoof – Live on Earth
“Psychedelic tinged heavy grooves from the mystical realms of Somerset in England.”
Recorded live at Moles Club Bath, and I know what you’re probably thinking… a live album? Well this is probably gonna suck. Well think again, my friend. This is Sergeant Thunderhoof we’re talking about here, and when it comes to live performances these guys never seem to be lacking in terms of sound quality and musical proficiency. In fact their studio albums (like any good stoner/doom record) are recorded live for the most part, with very few overdubs.
The result is an album with an especially natural feel that first takes you to another world and then gently reminds you it’s a live concert recording on planet earth in front of a crowd of screaming fans.
I find when it comes to live albums a lot of the weight falls on the shoulders of the vocalist as well as the sound engineers. Vocally this album is an outstanding example of a singer that was born to belt it, and from an engineer’s standpoint it’s absolutely flawless. The mixing is brilliant, and the layers of psychedelic sound effects (delays, reverbs, phasers, etc.) are masterfully crafted to embellish the sound without overpowering the human element.
She’s free to download and enjoy, but I highly recommend you throw these guys a few bones. Music this good deserves your support, and there’s no such thing as a free concert (at the very least you pay for it with your sanity)
We as listeners are motivated to achieve a Sabbath in ‘72 level of baked, enjoy the tunes and put our worries on the back burner.
The wide range of emotions and atmospheres from our previous locales on this musical journey come full circle; thus, bringing our sonic tour through the southern swamp lands of the UK to a fitting close.