Amazing rock songs to be discovered on this Canadian band's debut album. Their music has been labeled blues-metal, but it's much more than that. The 7 tracks are a blast of cymbal crashing, headbanging hard rock laced with doom metal and a sensible dosage of psychedelic pretensions (Cult MTL). Undeniably rooted in the past, Nine Years is nevertheless able to sound fresh and modern due to the band's ability to mix styles in a tasteful way. You get the proto-metal influence from Led Zeppelin, the heavy organ sound of The Doors but also a big dose of stoner, blues and psychedelic rock. It's also sorrowful and mesmerizing mostly due to the mournful and raw but awesome vocals and the evocative heavy riffs. The use of the slide guitar brings the blues in a great way. They also use some folk and country elements such as the clean overture of southern "Tale of the Red Rain" and its desert mighty sound (Metal Observer). Recommended if you like Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Graveyard, Witchcraft!