Quitter

Quitter

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The impressive '70s rock sound of Quitter is showcased wonderfully on their eponymous debut album. Taking influence from Black Sabbath, they don't plod away at needless riffs the way that many Sabbath-influenced groups do. Instead they take the general feel and swagger of the group (think Sabotage-era) and update it with a healthy injection of '90s angst. This is no Alice in Chains, though, more like Corrosion of Conformity if they drank more industrial-strength cough syrup. Guitarist Ian Ross might be the strongest force here; his thick sound and solid riffing keeps this from moving too far into Nickelback territory. Tracks like "Tear You Down" are showcases for how much he can improve their weaker material, while a song like "Mobity Mosely" proves how incredible he can sound with a strong song backing him. Singer Hari Hassin has a clear, crisp voice that matches perfectly with the guitar sound, instantly making this outfit superior to many of the stoner rock minions who craft similar sounds. The album gets better as it goes on, another pleasant surprise (consider the strong opener "Black Box"). But the last three songs are awesome slabs of thick, prime rock that stomp around the album like Godzilla loose in Tokyo. Quitter has definitely stepped up to the challenge of making a good debut album, and this album is recommended to anyone who appreciates heavy, groove-based rock & roll.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
0:10 Spotify
2
2:56 Spotify
3
2:35 Spotify
4
5:20 Spotify
5
0:23
6
3:29 Spotify
7
3:55
8
4:19 Spotify
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