The Atomic Bitchwax
The Atomic Bitchwax - 3 - Meteor City - 2005
|Track Listing1. The Destroyer|
2. You Oughta Know
3. You Can't Win
4. Dark Chi
5. Maybe I'm a Leo
6. Force Filed
7. Going Guido
8. The Passenger
9. If I had a Gun
10. Half as Much
Hook-laden stoner rock made it big a couple years back with the mega-hit "No One Knows" from Queens of the Stone Age, but this style hasn't had anybody step up to take over the reigns and lead it back onto the charts.
The Atomic Bitchwax has a decent set of jamming numbers guaranteed to stick in your head with some of the catchiest riffs I've heard all year propelled forward with a quickly paced drumbeat; at least for the first half. By the second, it all starts to get rather tedious.
It reeks of the coolness of a college house party, but like a lot of parties, the juice runs dry before everybody's thirst is quenched.
Highlights include the hot opening numbers "The Destroyer", "You Oughta Know" and the Clutch-like groove of "You Can't Win".
Score: 7 of 10