Led by seven-foot tall singer Brandon Kistler, Rainbows Are Free from Norman, Oklahoma have been making a name for themselves thanks to their well-received debut album, and by sharing bills with the likes of Black Mountain and Dead Meadow.
Rainbows Are Free: Waves Ahead Of The Ocean
Oklahoma doom-metal warriors follow through.
Although failing to live up to the demented promise of the gloriously titled Speed God And The Rise Of The Motherfuckers From A Place Beyond Hell, the group’s sound is a sometimes uncanny replication of the kind of proto-metal that could be found bothering the UK rock-club circuit of the early 70s. There are strident monster-riffs, convoluted arrangements and testicle-shredding vocals on titles such as Sonic Demon and ripsnorting closer Comet.
While throwing southern rock, behemoth doom and prog-psych into their churning cauldron, Rainbows Are Free may well find a rabid new crowd with today’s audiences who weren’t privileged to experience this kind of thunderous stoner whoopee the first time around.