SKUNK is behind the times. They like it that way. Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Black Sabbath, the James Gang, Grand Funk Railroad, Nazareth, these are just some of the influences listeners report hearing in SKUNK’S debut album DOUBLEBLIND. With heavy riffs exhumed from the early 1970s and blistering vocals that evoke the great Bon Scott and Budgie’s Burke Shelley, SKUNK summons the specter of vintage rock like a necromancer in a stoned-out trance, DOUBLEBLIND garnered enthusiastic reviews and spent two months on the Doom Charts. Their new album, STRANGE VIBRATION, mines much of the same early 70s rock vibes as the debut, but with a few more puffs of prog. From the Sir Lord Baltimore-esque “Goblin Orgy” (yes, the actual cowbell used by Sir Lord Baltimore appears on this album!) to the wizard rock, mellotron-tinged epic “The Black Crown,” or the Rush-like 7/4 groove of “Light and Shade,” SKUNK shows once again that the past is yet to come.
“What has me fired up is their authentic seventies sound, right down to the cowbell…This will most likely be a Top 10 album of 2017. Even candidate for album of the year for me…The only question is what year are we in? This is flashback city for me, taking me back to the streets of your glory days, circa 1972.” (Doomed & Stoned)
“The Zeppelinesque bluesy swagger hooks you with its deep piercing groove and the solos gas the airwaves with a venom of lethal fuzz.” (The Ripple Effect)
“Doubleblind is an album that delivers on all levels with Skunk serving up, over the course of eight gloriously addictive songs, wave upon wave of crunching proto-metal riffage…” (Desert Psychlist)
“This quintet from California returns in full splendor to present a righteous share of 70’s rooted Rock, totally bluesy and more than retro.” (Roundtrip)