Company: SPV Records Release: 2007 Reviewer: Strutter
"It's rock, sex, chilling, and haunting in its precision."
Get ready for the gravitational pull, watch your compass needle point North and follow the magnetic crowd-puller that is "4-Way Diablo", the latest release from Monster Magnet and music's answer to an MRI. Hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, the group founded by Dave Wyndorf (vocals and guitar), along with a current a line-up of Ed Mundell (guitar), Bob Pantella (drums), and Jim Baglino (bass), has come full circle and produced what could easily become one of best releases of 2007-2008 and their seminal creation. With 12 new Wyndorf compositions and a transfixing cover of the Rolling Stones classic, "2000 Light Years From Home," 4-Way Diablo displays in full frontal, Technicolor glory the real meaning behind the phrase "great rock and roll." Wyndorf’s past demons have either been expunged or courted down a different path as there isn’t any filler or throw away tracks in the mix, just one solid, balls to the concrete wall, at times evocative track after another. Stand out tracks include "I’m Calling You", "Cyclone" and "Wall of Fire". 4-way Diablo is aptly named--it's rock, sex, chilling, and haunting in its precision. Prepare to be magnetized... x 4.