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Roachpowder

Atomic Church

The Music Cartel

C'mon now, another "stoner rock" record? Ugh. Sure, Roachpowder's Atomic Church firmly fulfills the tenets – jammy Kyussisms, mid-period Cathedralish boogie, Raging Slabbed swagger, and general bong-addled atmosphere – of the loosely defined scene, but is asking for an iota of identity or originality amidst the heavy-metalled hookah haze just plain asking for too much? Guess so, punters. Again, you could do worse – a lot worse – because, really, Atomic Church rocks pretty damn hard when you're not paying much attention, but could I – or, for that matter, you – readily or even cursorily discern Roachpowder from all the other van dwellers being peddled on stonerrock.com? Not bloody likely. Stone on to nowhere.

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