Hammergun

Texas

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Hammergun's stoner rock debut, Texas, alternately pounds the boards like Bongzilla ("Let 'Er Ride," "Haulin' Ass") and creeps in the basement like the Melvins ("Sidewinder," "God's Country"). Unfortunately, these songs -- already overlong with their bloated ten-minute spans -- don't really set any standards for originality, their circular riff patterns, repetitive arrangements, and sheer dearth of any novel ideas ultimately consigning them to failure as seemingly endless grinds. Add to this the oft-tuneless crooning of vocalist Adam Sherlock and there's simply nothing on tap here that the aforementioned Melvins or, say, England's incomparable Electric Wizard can't do better in their sleep.