Review BENTREES ‘Two of Swords’

‘Two of Swords’ is the second album of Bentress from sunny Sardinia. In an environment that is familiar to many from vacations, Bentrees have dedicated themselves to roaring stoner rock, which can also come up with some 70s rock elements. There is also a slightly psychedelic vibe which makes ‘Two of Swords’ an interesting album.

Bentress’ first album ‘Psychollage’ was released in 2017 and now the guys continue the journey through the fuzzy landscapes of stoner rock. Sonorous songs with a lot of warmth is what the album offers. The rocking ‘Yellow’ with its distorted guitars is as much a part of it as the 11-minute ‘Flowing Waters’. The latter starts off calm and relaxed, but this changes as the song progresses. More vehement guitar outbursts provide the desired tension and variety, which together with the melancholic basic mood is quite pleasing.

In total there are six tracks on ‘Two of Swords’ and each one has an attractiveness. It is not easy to resist the down-tuned guitars. The buzzing sound is too fascinating and you can literally imagine how the sounds of this album pull you into its spell during a summerly Sardinian sunset.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Sunrise and Sunset
  2. Yellow
  3. Hermit
  4. Brain War
  5. Flowing Waters
  6. Dust’n’Gold

Label: Argonauta Records

Genre: Stoner Rock

Release Date EU: November 19th, 2021

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