Roast Roast Review



It’s always good to hear from old friends especially when those old friends are armed with exciting new music for you to hear.
Tsweat Tyler Dingvall, vocalist with,
San Diego riffmeisters,
The Great Electric Quest recently got in touch with
Desert Psychlist and was literally salivating over a new band he was planning to sign to the bands new label
Glory Or Death Records
, a quartet. going by the name of
Roast.


Roast, originally from
New Jersey and now working out of
Los Angeles, are
Connor Barrett (bass),
Bill O’Niell (drums),
Jon
Bolino ( guitar/vocals), and
Nico Magalhaes (guitar), four guys whose influences run the gamut of rock history from
Hendrix to
Motorhead and beyond, influences that colour but do not dictate the four tracks of the bands soon to be released debut EP ”
Roast“(
Glory Or Death Records recorded and mixed by
James Page at
Emerald Age Studio)

First track ”
Leave Me Free” opens with a deliciously liquid smooth bass intro from
Connor Barrett with the rest of the band laying down a jazzy fusion groove beneath him before the hammer goes down and the whole band segue into a crunchy hard rock groove bathed in warmly fuzzed guitar riffage and underpinned with hard driving rhythm.
Bolino, swaps riffs and solo’s with the excellent
Magalhaes and also delivers vocals that are clean, powerful and perfectly matched to the retro grooves and rhythms
Barrett and
O’Neill lay beneath them.The first thing that hits you is the authentic early 70’s groove the band achieve, a groove that recalls the days when bands like
Sir Lord Baltimore,
Truth and Janey and
Australia’s Buffalo were making that transition from heavy psychedelic blues based hard rock to the harder, heavier metal of the 80’s, a sound that some now call proto-metal.

Next up is ”
Serpent” a song that sits somewhere between the heavy blues of
Led Zeppelin and the early doom of
Birmingham’s Black Sabbath, a place
Welsh hard rockers
Budgie used to call home.


O’Niell and
Barrett combine to lay down a massive rhythmic platform for the two guitarists to launch their riffs and solo’s from, the pair mixing it up between seering blues licks and dirty
Iommi-like powerchords over which
Bolino delivers a mix of
Ozzy/Burke Shelley -like vocal tones.


Gypsy Trip” takes the long route and sees the band jamming a twelve minutes plus mix of heavy psych and stoner/hard rock sprinkled with moments of early prog-like complexity and experimental psychedelic structuring.
Magalhaes and
Bolino channel the spirits of lesser known guitar duo’s through their harmonic interplay bringing to
Desert Psychlist’s mind the fretboard trade offs of the late
Micky Jones and
Deke Leonard (
Man) and
Wishbone Ash’s
Andy Powell and
Ted Turner. Special mention should go here to the drum chops of
Bill O’Neill, the man swaps between heavy pounding bluster and gentle shimmering intricacy with incredible ease and skill, never missing a beat.


Heavy Toll” brings things to a close, the songs initial dual guitar refrain comes on like
The Allman Brothers on amphetamines before shifting down a gear into a fuzz drenched stoner groove. Heavy, in the old sense of the word, and with a great vocal and a wickedly addictive groove it closes the album the way it started with a BANG!


Roast create hazy hard rock grooves infused with elements of early 70’s prog complexity and late 60’s psychedelic colouring and stonerize it for an 00’s audience

Check ’em out ….


Roast” releases 1st December 2016 on
Glory or Death Records




It’s always good to hear from old friends especially when those old friends are armed with exciting new music for you to hear.
Tsweat Tyler Dingvall, vocalist with,
San Diego riffmeisters,
The Great Electric Quest recently got in touch with
Desert Psychlist and was literally salivating over a new band he was planning to sign to the bands new label
Glory Or Death Records
, a quartet. going by the name of
Roast.


Roast, originally from
New Jersey and now working out of
Los Angeles, are
Connor Barrett (bass),
Bill O’Niell (drums),
Jon
Bolino ( guitar/vocals), and
Nico Magalhaes (guitar), four guys whose influences run the gamut of rock history from
Hendrix to
Motorhead and beyond, influences that colour but do not dictate the four tracks of the bands soon to be released debut EP ”
Roast“(
Glory Or Death Records recorded and mixed by
James Page at
Emerald Age Studio)

First track ”
Leave Me Free” opens with a deliciously liquid smooth bass intro from
Connor Barrett with the rest of the band laying down a jazzy fusion groove beneath him before the hammer goes down and the whole band segue into a crunchy hard rock groove bathed in warmly fuzzed guitar riffage and underpinned with hard driving rhythm.
Bolino, swaps riffs and solo’s with the excellent
Magalhaes and also delivers vocals that are clean, powerful and perfectly matched to the retro grooves and rhythms
Barrett and
O’Neill lay beneath them.The first thing that hits you is the authentic early 70’s groove the band achieve, a groove that recalls the days when bands like
Sir Lord Baltimore,
Truth and Janey and
Australia’s Buffalo were making that transition from heavy psychedelic blues based hard rock to the harder, heavier metal of the 80’s, a sound that some now call proto-metal.

Next up is ”
Serpent” a song that sits somewhere between the heavy blues of
Led Zeppelin and the early doom of
Birmingham’s Black Sabbath, a place
Welsh hard rockers
Budgie used to call home.


O’Niell and
Barrett combine to lay down a massive rhythmic platform for the two guitarists to launch their riffs and solo’s from, the pair mixing it up between seering blues licks and dirty
Iommi-like powerchords over which
Bolino delivers a mix of
Ozzy/Burke Shelley -like vocal tones.


Gypsy Trip” takes the long route and sees the band jamming a twelve minutes plus mix of heavy psych and stoner/hard rock sprinkled with moments of early prog-like complexity and experimental psychedelic structuring.
Magalhaes and
Bolino channel the spirits of lesser known guitar duo’s through their harmonic interplay bringing to
Desert Psychlist’s mind the fretboard trade offs of the late
Micky Jones and
Deke Leonard (
Man) and
Wishbone Ash’s
Andy Powell and
Ted Turner. Special mention should go here to the drum chops of
Bill O’Neill, the man swaps between heavy pounding bluster and gentle shimmering intricacy with incredible ease and skill, never missing a beat.


Heavy Toll” brings things to a close, the songs initial dual guitar refrain comes on like
The Allman Brothers on amphetamines before shifting down a gear into a fuzz drenched stoner groove. Heavy, in the old sense of the word, and with a great vocal and a wickedly addictive groove it closes the album the way it started with a BANG!


Roast create hazy hard rock grooves infused with elements of early 70’s prog complexity and late 60’s psychedelic colouring and stonerize it for an 00’s audience

Check ’em out ….


Roast” releases 1st December 2016 on
Glory or Death Records


It’s always good to hear from old friends especially when those old friends are armed with exciting new music for you to hear.
Tsweat Tyler Dingvall, vocalist with,
San Diego riffmeisters,
The Great Electric Quest recently got in touch with
Desert Psychlist and was literally salivating over a new band he was planning to sign to the bands new label
Glory Or Death Records
, a quartet. going by the name of
Roast.


Roast, originally from
New Jersey and now working out of
Los Angeles, are
Connor Barrett (bass),
Bill O’Niell (drums),
Jon
Bolino ( guitar/vocals), and
Nico Magalhaes (guitar), four guys whose influences run the gamut of rock history from
Hendrix to
Motorhead and beyond, influences that colour but do not dictate the four tracks of the bands soon to be released debut EP ”
Roast“(
Glory Or Death Records recorded and mixed by
James Page at
Emerald Age Studio)

First track ”
Leave Me Free” opens with a deliciously liquid smooth bass intro from
Connor Barrett with the rest of the band laying down a jazzy fusion groove beneath him before the hammer goes down and the whole band segue into a crunchy hard rock groove bathed in warmly fuzzed guitar riffage and underpinned with hard driving rhythm.
Bolino, swaps riffs and solo’s with the excellent
Magalhaes and also delivers vocals that are clean, powerful and perfectly matched to the retro grooves and rhythms
Barrett and
O’Neill lay beneath them.The first thing that hits you is the authentic early 70’s groove the band achieve, a groove that recalls the days when bands like
Sir Lord Baltimore,
Truth and Janey and
Australia’s Buffalo were making that transition from heavy psychedelic blues based hard rock to the harder, heavier metal of the 80’s, a sound that some now call proto-metal.

Next up is ”
Serpent” a song that sits somewhere between the heavy blues of
Led Zeppelin and the early doom of
Birmingham’s Black Sabbath, a place
Welsh hard rockers
Budgie used to call home.


O’Niell and
Barrett combine to lay down a massive rhythmic platform for the two guitarists to launch their riffs and solo’s from, the pair mixing it up between seering blues licks and dirty
Iommi-like powerchords over which
Bolino delivers a mix of
Ozzy/Burke Shelley -like vocal tones.


Gypsy Trip” takes the long route and sees the band jamming a twelve minutes plus mix of heavy psych and stoner/hard rock sprinkled with moments of early prog-like complexity and experimental psychedelic structuring.
Magalhaes and
Bolino channel the spirits of lesser known guitar duo’s through their harmonic interplay bringing to
Desert Psychlist’s mind the fretboard trade offs of the late
Micky Jones and
Deke Leonard (
Man) and
Wishbone Ash’s
Andy Powell and
Ted Turner. Special mention should go here to the drum chops of
Bill O’Neill, the man swaps between heavy pounding bluster and gentle shimmering intricacy with incredible ease and skill, never missing a beat.


Heavy Toll” brings things to a close, the songs initial dual guitar refrain comes on like
The Allman Brothers on amphetamines before shifting down a gear into a fuzz drenched stoner groove. Heavy, in the old sense of the word, and with a great vocal and a wickedly addictive groove it closes the album the way it started with a BANG!


Roast create hazy hard rock grooves infused with elements of early 70’s prog complexity and late 60’s psychedelic colouring and stonerize it for an 00’s audience

Check ’em out ….


Roast” releases 1st December 2016 on
Glory or Death Records

It’s always good to hear from old friends especially when those old friends are armed with exciting new music for you to hear.
Tsweat Tyler Dingvall, vocalist with,
San Diego riffmeisters,
The Great Electric Quest recently got in touch with
Desert Psychlist and was literally salivating over a new band he was planning to sign to the bands new label
Glory Or Death Records
, a quartet. going by the name of
Roast.


Roast, originally from
New Jersey and now working out of
Los Angeles, are
Connor Barrett (bass),
Bill O’Niell (drums),
Jon
Bolino ( guitar/vocals), and
Nico Magalhaes (guitar), four guys whose influences run the gamut of rock history from
Hendrix to
Motorhead and beyond, influences that colour but do not dictate the four tracks of the bands soon to be released debut EP ”
Roast“(
Glory Or Death Records recorded and mixed by
James Page at
Emerald Age Studio)

First track ”
Leave Me Free” opens with a deliciously liquid smooth bass intro from
Connor Barrett with the rest of the band laying down a jazzy fusion groove beneath him before the hammer goes down and the whole band segue into a crunchy hard rock groove bathed in warmly fuzzed guitar riffage and underpinned with hard driving rhythm.
Bolino, swaps riffs and solo’s with the excellent
Magalhaes and also delivers vocals that are clean, powerful and perfectly matched to the retro grooves and rhythms
Barrett and
O’Neill lay beneath them.The first thing that hits you is the authentic early 70’s groove the band achieve, a groove that recalls the days when bands like
Sir Lord Baltimore,
Truth and Janey and
Australia’s Buffalo were making that transition from heavy psychedelic blues based hard rock to the harder, heavier metal of the 80’s, a sound that some now call proto-metal.

Next up is ”
Serpent” a song that sits somewhere between the heavy blues of
Led Zeppelin and the early doom of
Birmingham’s Black Sabbath, a place
Welsh hard rockers
Budgie used to call home.


O’Niell and
Barrett combine to lay down a massive rhythmic platform for the two guitarists to launch their riffs and solo’s from, the pair mixing it up between seering blues licks and dirty
Iommi-like powerchords over which
Bolino delivers a mix of
Ozzy/Burke Shelley -like vocal tones.


Gypsy Trip” takes the long route and sees the band jamming a twelve minutes plus mix of heavy psych and stoner/hard rock sprinkled with moments of early prog-like complexity and experimental psychedelic structuring.
Magalhaes and
Bolino channel the spirits of lesser known guitar duo’s through their harmonic interplay bringing to
Desert Psychlist’s mind the fretboard trade offs of the late
Micky Jones and
Deke Leonard (
Man) and
Wishbone Ash’s
Andy Powell and
Ted Turner. Special mention should go here to the drum chops of
Bill O’Neill, the man swaps between heavy pounding bluster and gentle shimmering intricacy with incredible ease and skill, never missing a beat.


Heavy Toll” brings things to a close, the songs initial dual guitar refrain comes on like
The Allman Brothers on amphetamines before shifting down a gear into a fuzz drenched stoner groove. Heavy, in the old sense of the word, and with a great vocal and a wickedly addictive groove it closes the album the way it started with a BANG!


Roast create hazy hard rock grooves infused with elements of early 70’s prog complexity and late 60’s psychedelic colouring and stonerize it for an 00’s audience

Check ’em out ….


Roast” releases 1st December 2016 on
Glory or Death Records


Tsweat Tyler DingvallSan DiegoThe Great Electric QuestThe Great Electric QuestDesert PsychlistGlory Or Death RecordsGlory Or Death Records,Roast.
Roast,New JerseyLos AngelesConnor BarrettBill O’NiellJon BolinoNico MagalhaesHendrix Motorhead RoastGlory Or Death RecordsGlory Or Death RecordsJames PageEmerald Age Studio


Leave Me FreeConnor BarrettBolino,MagalhaesBarrett O’Neill Sir Lord BaltimoreTruth and JaneyAustralia’s Buffalo
SerpentLed ZeppelinBirmingham’s Black Sabbath,WelshBudgie
O’NiellBarrett IommiBolino Ozzy/Burke Shelley
Gypsy TripMagalhaesBolinoDesert Psychlist’sMicky JonesDeke LeonardManWishbone Ash’sAndy PowellTed TurnerBill O’Neill
Heavy TollThe Allman Brothers


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Source: Desert Psychlist