BLACK RAINBOWS "Carmina Diabolo" [12" LP, Black Vinyl]
2009 - Psychedelic Rock from Italy
Black Rainbows stand with one leg in the middle of a huge pile of Kyuss albums while the second leg is picking flowers totally zonked in a psychedelic wonderland. On Carmina Diabolo, Black Rainbows offer a heavier and fuzzier mixture than before and the songs feel much more elaborate. They also manage to drop their guard throughout the entire album without any major difficulties. These guys are guns for hire and are for sure heading in the right direction towards the desert dunes. Carmina Diabolo starts off with the neatly carved "Himalaya" which delivers the finest in fuzz rock and just like the title says, it is a giant - Good vocals and great riffs. This smooth running "motor" is fueled with gallons of first class rocket fuel, more than enough to hurl anyone into orbit. The following gem "Babylon" together with the fourth act "What's In Your Head" run in the same vein and are just as dusty as desert rock should be. Other tracks worth mentioning are "Bulls & Bones" and the outstanding "Return To Volturn". They grab you by the balls just like most of the songs on the album. Carmina Diabolo is like a journey back to the 2000s, reminiscent of the Dutch scene at that time, when bands like Candybar Planet, Cowboys & Aliens and Desert Sons made angels in the sand. Bands like Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Fu Manchu had already become legends. For fans of old school stoner rock.