It’s 2018 and we have a Fu Manchu sighting! Damn, these guys. These guys just keep on chuggin’, don’t they?
For some reason, Fu Manchu reminds me of Thin Lizzy. Thin Lizzy always had this really warm and friendly guitar tone that just put a smile on my face. I always got positive vibes whenever I’d hear one of their tracks. I get the same exact vibe from Fu Manchu. I think it’s just that fuzzy stoner bliss that comes through their guitar and bass sounds.
This record is exactly what you’d think it would be. You’ve got six fairly straight-forward stoner rips that lead up to something monumental at the end of the album. The last track on the album is an 18 minute epic entitled Il Mostro Atomico. This track will end up being one of the more memorable jams to come out this year. It just builds and builds and is jammed packed full of tasty stoner riffs. Plus, they somehow managed to finagle Alex Lifeson of Rush to play on this song. Just an awesome, awesome song.
4 flip flops out of 5