LP released: Aug 02, 2019
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1. Supernaut
2. Snowblind
3. Symptom Of The Universe
4. Fairies Wear Boots
5. Children Of The Grave
6. Electric Funeral
7. Sweet Leaf
8. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Cat No: UR363LP
Barcode: 780661136316
Packaging: LP Regular

Two years after Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, the
band has assembled a second volume of Sabbath material
that runs through 1975's Sabotage. Quesada says about the
second volume: "When we recorded Volume 1, we had only
played a couple of live shows, and it was a very new thing.
We've grown as a live band and gained a new level of
confidence and ownership over what we do with Black
Sabbath. It was important to capture another moment in
time showing the band's development and stamp on the
There is more attention to the guitar elements on Brownout
Presents Brown Sabbath Vol. II. Album opener "Supernaut"
is bolstered with muscled-up horn arrangements and a tasty
bongo break, but the aggressive guitar riff lets you know
what's driving this train. Album closer, "Sabbath Bloody
Sabbath," finds vocalist Alex Marerro being joined on vocals
by Ghostland Observatory's Aaron Behrens. As the song
closes, the brooding number switches tempo and the
percussion underlying the lead guitars leads to a
Latin-infused breakdown. On "Snowblind," Marerro
channels Ozzy to chilling effect, matching the dread of Greg
Gonzalez's bass and a menacing lead guitar solo. And while
horns kick off "Children Of The Grave," the star of the show
is the band's rhythm section that makes a song about love
and revolution move the needle from rock to metal.
As the band's hometown weekly paper, Austin Chronicle
points out: "Credit Black Sabbath with helping found heavy
metal, sure, but acknowledge, too, that the British quartet
knew how to work a downright dirty breakbeat." Brownout
has performed styles ranging from classic funk to hip-hop,
marrying their sense of breakbeats with the members' love
of hard-edged acts like Slayer, Brujeria, Metallica, and of
course, Black Sabbath. Quesada sums up the blending of
genres perfectly: "For us, Black Sabbath always had such a
bounce to it that comes from the era where you hear jazz,
soul, blues and funk influences in heavy rock music, and
that lends itself well to a band like us whose primary
influences are from the late '60s and early '70s. Black
Sabbath is sinister and heavy, but rhythmically really similar
to a lot of what we play." If the studio material engenders
such bravado, just imagine what one of their live shows
feels like.

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