Telestrion are a Heavy Psychedelic Rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The band consists of Andy Samford – Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Synths, etc. Brian Holcomb – Guitar, Vocals, Theremin, Keyboards, Synths, etc. J. Lee – Bass and Ric Parnell from Atomic Rooster and Spinal Tap on drums.
Over the last year or so, I have been getting a good few bands from the Atlanta Georgia area, and Telestrion is one of those bands from that city. Now when I put the Blazing In The Sky album on for the first time a few weeks back, it was just to see what the album was like and to see what my gut reaction was to it and my reaction it was good. When I was listening to the album in the subsequent days, I was trying to work out where I have heard the overall sound from and then it hit me the album and band sounds similar to Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne, especially on the vocals.
As I went through the album, I was thinking, OK, this is actually better than I first thought. The reason why is, at first I thought they used the Vocoder a bit too much, but when I listened to it more closely on the second and third listens, Yes they do use it but not as much as I previously though. They have let the music come through and let it talk.
The songs that I have found that I liked or found interesting on this fifteen track album are: Electric Ball, The Peak, Manifestation, Oasis Of Souls, Paperclip, Blazing In The Sky, Out In The Hills, I Aint Got Time For Time, Whats Not On, Kykeon, Midnight Never Ends and The Law Of Averages.
I did find that the last four tracks of the album What’s Not On, Kykeon Midnight Never Ends and The Law Of Averages, are very typical of Psychedelic Rock, the songs in all sense of the term are true Psychedelic, which I like and if you are a huge fan of the genre you are going to love these tracks. The first part of the of the album, I found that I liked the most, and the last four songs, I need to listen to them a few more times to get a better understanding of them.
Overall, I really liked the Blazing In The Sky album, as it marries the Hard Rock and the Psychedelic pretty well. If you are a huge fan of either Hard Rock or Psychedelia genres or both, then you will love Telestrion and this album. I would highly recommend that you go and check these guys out on either their Facebook or Bandcamp pages.
I would give Telestrion and their Blazing In The Sky album a 4.5 out of 5, for a totally brilliant album.
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