The Black Code
Cosmic cowboys Wo Fat lay down some serious rumble fuzz on their fourth full-length, The Black Code, and if the brass over at Small Stone HQ aren’t smiling about Wo Fat’s first submission to the label, then I would have to assume their ears got ripped off by a gang of Detroit thugs while attempting to hail a cab after a drunk and sweaty night at Small’s. Actually, forget that. You don’t need ears to experience The Black Code; you can feel these heavy desert blues in your bones, man. Right before they shatter. I’m not sure why it took so long for this particular band and this particular label to hook up, but the important thing is they’re together now, and to say they’re made for each other would be a gross understatement. Small Stone is constantly dealing out big, demolishing riffs, and sure enough Wo Fat’s holding five fuckin’ aces of ten ton groove. Yeah, The Black Code has its moments of psychedelic sorcery and demonizing slide, but ultimately it’s just one gargantuan stoner rock dust-up, and if Los Natas ever got it in their heads to come down from the Andes and settle under the hot Texas sun, they need to get permission from Wo Fat just to plug in. And you think Kyuss Lives! crumbled under the weight of all that legal nonsense? No, the truth is they caught wind of The Black Code and decided that continuing with the reunion was completely pointless.
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Posted by Jeff on Sep 26 2012 in Reviews Tags: Andes, blues, bones, cosmic, cowboy, demolishing, demonizing, desert, Detroit, drunk, dust, fuzz, gargantuan, groove, heavy, Kyuss Lives, Los Natas, psychedelic, riffs, Rock, rumble, shatter, slide, Small Stone, Small's, sorcery, stoner, sweaty, Texas, The Black Code, Wo Fat