Friday, April 24, 2015

Swervedriver - Mezcal Head

Mezcal Head is Swervedriver’s second album, released in 1993.  It’s basically a feast of guitars, they hit a little harder than on debut Raise right from opening track For Seeking Heat.  Tracks like Duel and Blowin Cool are less shoegaze and more heavy, catchy rock.

A couple of the tracks fall a little flat, MM Abduction is fairly ordinary while the monotonous six and a half minute Last Train To Satansville feels twice as long.  Thankfully the rest of the album recovers from this lull, the remaining tracks are very consistent across the board, in the mould of Duel.  Final track You Find It Everywhere may actually be the pick of the bunch, ending the album with a flourish.

So not an album for introspective types looking for meaningful song titles/lyrics, but for guitar aficionados it’s well worth a listen.