Cult of Helios

by Iguana

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Nerve Salad Bewildering heavy stoner/psych! 4 heavy, heady, blistering, fuzz-loving, tripped-out tunes to be played loud. Why this band is not more popular in the stoner/psych circles is beyond me. I want a time machine so I can go back to 2015 when this was released and put this in my "Best Of The Year" list. Highly recommended. Band applauded & lauded. Vinyl needed. Favorite track: Albedo.
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    IGUANA are holding on to their distinct Desert-Session-Psychedelic-Rock. But they managed to sound even more heavy, raw, fuzzy and genuine this time, which mostly is a result of the full-band-live-recordings of „Cult Of Helios” at the band’s own studio. „Cult Of Helios” provides old-school Desert Rock – rough, psychedelic, melodious, but, above all, multi-faceted. The 4 songs represent different tunes in finest Desert-Session-Rock without even relating to any desert-clichés: sometimes instrumental, sometimes just straight, and then laidback again. Somewhere between Doom, Psychedelic, Noise and the Desert Sessions. “Cult Of Helios” is the soundtrack for your summer.

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No big surprise that a record called Cult of Helios would seem to so unabashedly bask in sunshine. The four-track/32-minute sophomore full-length from German heavy psych four-piece Iguana has its driving moments, some in opener “Josiah” but more in the subsequent melodic thriller “Albedo,” but the prevailing sensibility is toward tonal warmth and steady groove. The band – vocalist/guitarist Alexander Lörinczy, guitarist Thomas May, bassist Alexander May and drummer Robert Meier – debuted in 2012 with Get the City Love You, but Cult of Helios is a more cohesive, individualized release, whether it’s the hook of “Albedo,” the Beatles-gone-fuzz of “A Deadlock Situation” or the lush, flowing 15-minute jam of the closing title-track. Iguana’s propensity for blending underlying structure with a wide-open, welcoming atmosphere is writ large over Cult of Helios, and the album shines in a manner befitting its inspiration. A sleeper that begs waking.

Source: theobelisk.net/obelisk/tag/iguana-cult-of-helios/

Die Chemnitzer Formation hat "Cult Of Helios" innerhalb weniger Wochenenden live eingespielt und komplett in Eigenregie produziert. Seit dem Vorgängeralbum "Get The City Love You" sind mittlerweile bereits drei Jahre ins Land gezogen. Iguanas Liebe zum Live-Musizieren spiegelt sich nicht nur in der Aufnahmeart der Platte wieder, sondern auch in deren Vertrieb. Physisch wird es den Tonträger vorerst ausschließlich bei der anstehenden Tour der Band zu kaufen geben.

Musikalisch haben sich Iguana seit ihrem Debüt nicht wesentlich verändert. Der Sound pendelt zwischen Psych-, Desert- und Postrock und lässt sowohl Platz für raue Fuzz-Dampfhämmer, als auch für verträumte Jam-Sessions. Dem Song "A Deadlock Situtation" spendierte das Chemnitzer Quartett außerdem ein psychedelisch anmutendes Video.

Quelle: www.visions.de/news/23299/VISIONS-Premiere-Iguana-veroeffentlicht-EP-Cult-Of-Helios-im-Stream

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released July 24, 2015

All songs written by Iguana, all rights reserved
Mixed and mastered by Larox Tonstudio 2015
Produced by Iguana
Artwork by Robert Reinhold

LC15685 - HSH 030

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Iguana Chemnitz, Germany

IGUANA performs a sincere, versatile, heavy and progressive kind of Fuzz Rock. Although still being deep-seated with this genre they have moved on to develop their own vision of a deep, melodic and wistful Hard Rock music. It’s somekind of Desert-Psychedelic-Doom-Post-whatever in the broadest sense. ... more

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