Potergeist – Muddy Mermaids

We didn’t first hear about Potergeist last summer when they opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd! Unfortunately, we didn’t enjoy their performance then, since the sound wasn’t that good. However, on their second album, which comes five years after their debut, everything falls into place!

For those of you who haven’t had the honors yet, those boys sound like a mix of Down, Pantera, Mastodon, Corrosion Of Conformity, and Clutch, always flirting with the American South, while they go round the blues. Their influences might be very easily traceable, but the quality of their work is such that their idols would have been very proud. The album’s production is excellent for the stuff they are playing, and is much better than their debut, “Southwards” (2007). Their slow, endless, heavy riffs are some of the best we’ve heard from Greek bands, as well as Alex S. vocal performance, who knows how to treat each song with his grain and his screams. Changes in the middle of songs are interesting keeping the listener on his toes, and create an impressive atmosphere, like for example on “Beggar”…
An excellent piece of work on every aspect!