The Socks are a band from France that plays a very psychedelic sounding form of stoner rock and this is a review of their self titled 2014 album which was released by Small Stone Recordings.
The album starts out with psychedelic sound effects before adding in a heavy 70's rock sound along with melodic vocals as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as adding in classic rock style solos which also leads to more metal influences being added in.
As the album continues it sticks to more of a 70s metal/rock sound while also bringing in grunge and stoner rock elements to update the music for 2014 as well as bringing in 60's psychedelic influences as well as a great amount of fuzzy sounding guitar solos and leads which also leads yp to traces of doom metal when it comes to the heavier sections of their music as well as the singer having a similar sound to the singer of 'Trouble'.
With this album The Socks show they know the roots of 60s and 70s rock very well with their psychedelic elements sounding like the originals while also having the heaviness of doom metal as well as the catchy structures of 90's grunge.
Song lyrics cover dark and metaphysical themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion The Socks are a very great sounding psychedelic rock band with the heaviness of doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Some Kind of Sorcery" "Holy Sons" "Gypsy lady" adn "The last Dragon". 8 out of 10.
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