You must have some qualities connected to your music if a guy like Matt Bayles (Masterdon, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) takes care of the production of one of your albums. Greek 1000mods have this musical excellence and they reveal with ‘Youth of Dissent’ a new proof of work after a 4 years waiting period.
1000mods started in 2011 with releasing their debut entitle ‘Super Van Vacation’. I have to admit that I haven’t had the band on the radar, until now. Inspired by the ’90s grunge sound the quartet unleashes on their forth longplayer an exciting mix of grunge, stoner- and heavy rock.
The exciting thing with ‘Youth of Dissent’ is the multifacetedness the record offers. Straight-forward rockers like the opener ‘Lucid’ build a great contrast to dark and intense songs like ‘Dear Herculin’, that latter taking a lot of inspiration from bands like Soundgarden.
’21st Space Century’ is a heavily rocking instrumental, showing another aspect of 1000mods music, followed by the really energetic ‘Pearl’. ‘Blister’, in contrary, is an anarchic song with a punk vibe, a solid groove and some Monster Magnet moments. After nearly an hour running time the slo-mo riff monster ‘Mirrors’ finishes off the album, being another roaring heavy rock anthem in really good quality.
‘Youth of Dissent’ is an exciting album that I haven’t expected to be that strong. Grunge fans will find some interesting songs on this album and if bands like Kyuss belong to your favorites bands, then you should give this album a chance too. For me, the album belongs to the positive surprises and from now on 1000mods is on my musical radar.
- So Many Days
- Dear Herculin
- Less Is More
- 21st Space Century
Label: Ouga Booga and the Mighty Oug
Genre: Alternative Rock/Metal
Release Date EU: April 24th, 2020