Mother of all the multicultural cities, London is the melting pot where five lads, their respective nationalities and single musical influences happened to collide and form Strauss. A project inspired and driven by the adverse powers of modern western society, this is also the repressed need to speak out for those wishing to break away from a far too rationalised routine.
Groovy, fierce yet soul-rocking, Strauss's sound is the musical produce of a desperate attempt to drag out what is left of their heavily besmirched creativity. A mould of old-school metal, stoner and sludge, this is the tuneful achievement of five inspirationally distinct musicians with no obligations but a mutual tendency to overcome sonic clichés and deliver awesomely exiting live performances.
Sure they know how to have and bring fun. Vocals and riffs are just as heavy as the aggressive drums bashing throughout each bloody song. What you hear is what you get – a blast of musical adrenaline, power and coordination.
"What Strauss offer on this EP are 6 chunks of storming stoner rock played with a full on old school metal attitude all slathered in a layer of sludge. This is a damn fine first release from Strauss and for fans of catchy stoner grooves with a dirty sludgier edge, this is essential listening."
"A sound rooted somewhere between Kylesa and Red Fang with a nice progressive touch. Even though this EP starts with a rather straightforward riff anthem, it's filled with some really interesting dynamics in songwriting and progression. All in all this EP is packed with some great tunes and worth checking out."
THE HEAVY CHRONICLES:
Record of the Week!
RIDE WITH THE DEVIL:
"Raw it is, as well as coherent, I am astounded by the level of teamplay that's going on in this really young band. These guys play together like they should. Sounds simple enough right? No, wrong, that's really hard. These guys nailed it, give 'em some credit, go on over to their bandcamp, listen to their awesome music, download it (it's free!), and look forward to their next records. I've got high hopes for the future of this band"