GREENLEAF – Trails and Passes
The fifth full-length for Sweden’s Greenleaf "Trials and Passes" is another stoner hard rock ‘n’ roll record that sways, grooves, and pulsates in a bygone 70’s manner. Black Sabbath, ZZ Top, and Clutch appear to be the three biggest influences I hear when taking in the quartet’s energetic material like "Depth of the Sun", the low end bass thumper "Humans", and "Come Together" like doom swing of "The Drum".
Picture the beads of sweat rolling against the smoky stage haze – Greenleaf just know how to write addictive hooks and flat out jam on those riffs. For a first experience to these ears, "Trails and Passes" makes me want to seek out everything they’ve done.