The Atomic Bitchwax

Atomic Bitchwax

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Though the hard rocking movement which has been baptized as stoner rock has been growing exponentially for many years now, only a few bands such as Monster Magnet and Kyuss have achieved major label distribution or any mainstream success. Officially, the Atomic Bitchwax is only a side project, but their self-titled debut is very impressive, offering adventurous extended jams ("The Formula") as well as frenetic blasts of energy ("Hey Alright"). Guitarist Ed Mundell might be a team player at his day job with Monster Magnet but he takes over here, displaying great versatility and chops - especially on a manic rendition of his idol Tommy Bolin's "Crazed Fandango".

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