Croatian rockers long awaited album “Resonate” finally gets to see the light of the day. Stoners outfit third full album takes the band into a new and exciting places and pays the homage to band members influences.
Although new, “Resonate” has a fine patina usually associated with an anthology album. New and imaginative arrangements breathe through enough rock history, something that younger and older audience alike might find irresistible. From the album opener “Providence” where harmonies bravely rub shoulders with Jefferson Airplane through to “Wait a While” as if forged in the laboratory of early Black Sabbath or a mighty Soundgarden-esque “Origin of Fire”, Cojones take us on a voyage of discovery, an unknown adventure yet the one that hugs you and keeps you warm. And if you thought that is it, you would be wrong.
Mighty, memorable “Rocker” pumps adrenaline like there’s no tomorrow and this one has all the attributes of a stadium hit, while the closing “Resonate” with its multi layered wall of sound gets under your skin like a long forgotten friend itching for another round. And everything feels ok.
“Resonate” is a clever, thoughtful and forged out of incredibly hard work put together by some incredibly talented young musicians. Long may they continue.
(PDV Records / Panta R&E, 2016.)