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Atomic Church
March 2002
Released: 2001, The Music Cartel Inc.
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall

Roachpowder is a new aquentence I know nothing about the band except that they were support act to Entombed in Lund Sweden. The band consists of Francisco Rencoret on vox and guitar, George Bravo on guitar and organ, Måns Persson on drums and on bass on the record is the x-Entombed member Lars Rosenberg. He is now missing in action and also in the band. We have the live-activists Linus Wiklund on bass and Marcus de Mingus on organ. The record is produced by George/Francisco and mixed by dr Gonzo.

Roachpowder’s music is a bit hard to define. It has old seventies hard rock influences with stoner rock, some times some influences of metal. Francisco´s voice is not so good because the voice is drowned by the instruments which are to loud. Francisco/George impress me a lot with their guitar playing.

ATOMIC CHURCH has ten songs and it kicks off with”House of the wicked”. ”All hail and kneel before me” and ”Balls of the sun” sound like old 70’s hard rock. ”Purgatorio amorosa” has a short intro with a nice loop of guitar throughout. ”To ebola with love” also has a good guitar intro with vocals. This song is more of a ballad. ”Harp” is an instrumental song without vocals. ”No reasons” is a calm ballad but in parts the song becomes more angry. ”Bullets of creation” brings in the old hard rock again. ”Oceans red” begins with a woman talking before the song starts. This one is the fastest on the record with metal and old 70’s hard rock mixed together. ”In to the center” is a song with fast 70’s hard rock before the speed slows down a bit.

Roachpowder has very talented musicians and song writers.If you like old 70’s hard rock/stoner rock this record is a good one to buy

More info about the band: WWW.ROACHPOWDER.COM
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