Album Review: Geezer - Groovy
Reviewed by Deegan Armitage
For those who aren't too familiar with Geezer (the band, not the legendary bassist from Black Sabbath) they are a stoner rock band based in Kingston, New York. They formed in 2012 and have up to this point released two albums including ‘Groovy’ which came out on May 29th 2020.
‘Groovy’ is an eight track opus with lots of bluesy goodness, ‘Dig’ is track 1 and starts with a large fuzzy feedback with quickly changes into a very groovy riff with massive bass and groovy drum beat with a cow bell which made me enjoy the track just that little bit more. The band takes lots of influence from classic blues musicians such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and more classic metal and punk bands such as Black Flag and Celtic Frost which can be heard throughout the album. Each of the songs screamed atmosphere when needed but still had a great energy which I enjoyed very much when listening.
The art for the album is brilliant, every time I have listened to this, I have studied the artwork and found something different and new which made enjoying the music that bit better. I personally enjoyed the production for the album as you could hear every instrument clearly and when mixed with their vocalist’s vocals it makes each sound in the album great.
After doing lots of exploration into Geezer’s back catalogue I think I could see these guys being a great and consistent live band. The album is great and sounds brilliant and personally think that these guys have a lot of good things coming their way, while this year has been a mostly write off for live music its always awesome getting a band that sounds this good and thinking how awesome they will be when they perform.
Geezer are a great band and their new album is available for streaming from Friday 29th May 2020 via Heavy Psych Sounds.