La Chinga are a band from Vancouver B.C, Canada that plays a mixture of stoner, proto metal and hard rock and this is a review of their 2016 album "Free Wheelin" which was released by Small Stone Recordings.
Psychedelic sounds along with 70's style blues rock riffing starts off the album and a few seconds later melodic vocals make their presence known on the recording and you can also hear a lot of proto metal elements in the bands musical style and the solos and leads also stick to a very old school s tyle of hard rock.
While the music is rooted in the 70's they way the band approaches the songs makes it sound more modern and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on t his recording and the songs also bring in a great amount of back up chorus vocals and as the album progresses acoustic guitars are added on a couple of tracks while the main focus remains more on a harder style and the whole album also sticks to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and the last track is very long and epic in length.
La Chinga plays a musical style that takes 70's rock and proto metal and updates it for the modern day by mixing it with stoner rock, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Paganism, Occultism, Satanism, Black Magick and alcohol themes.
In my opinion La Chinga are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, proto metal and hard rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mother of All Snakeheads" "White Witchy Black Magic" "Mountain Momma" and "The Dawn of Man". 8 out of 10.