A good dozen of auditions were necessary in order that this " Stoned To Doom” began to grow, though I continue with the clear perception that the vocal register of Gregory Cochrane keeps on not being the most appropriate thing, using an insignia that looks without claw, too melodic, sweet up to, without risking one inch to something more aggressive. Instrumentally, the beginning with " The Invader " seems to us a step in false and it is only in the third song, " Animal Control " that we start receiving a little of the desert breeze that so well moulds the stoner rock thing; the groove comes up appearing with bigger fluency and Richard Harris starts to extract from his guitar a set of riffs well catchy and a few solos that give a dimension well more consentaneous to this songs. This is stoner/doom to hear on the road, a nice soundtrack for a travel, with compulsory stopping for a few beers, of course.
In fact, it is only in the second half of the album that we can find some pearls. " The Green Shade ", " White Widow " or " Noise Bleed ", each one to his way, manage to demonstrate the ideas that they work with and which go for them to different musical styles, fitting well, in spite of never managing to reach a level of excellence, just like in other cases. But for card of presentation, they did not go out badly at all. (13/20)