released January 15, 2016
In case you were still questioning it, North Dakota’s stoner warriors EGYPT work at the own, selected pace and basically don’t give a flying duck about the rest… Hey, remember we’re talking of a band that suddenly gained notoriety a couple of years after their initial split thanks to the posthumous release of their sole demo through the mighty METEORCITY imprint back in 2009. But such was the power and richness of “Valley of the Kings” or “Dirty Witch” that this trio eventually reunited, with a new six stringer in tow, and vowed to show the rest of the world how to do it. And indeed, both their epic debut full-length (‘Become the Sun’) and split with like-minded space rockers WO FAT (‘Cyclopean Riffs’) proved that they hadn’t lost their freakin’ touch.
Now, following a massive songwriting period that will give birth to not one but two albums in 2016, its first spawn titled ‘Endless Flight’ will once again establish EGYPT as the kings of the fuzz. The instantly recognizable and warm guitar tone, the hypnotic groove of bassist and singer Aaron Esterby manages to summon in conspiracy with drummer Chad Heille and the way the riffs circle the wagons so to speak before launching their lethal attack, all wrapped up with a good taste for the epic… It’s all here, all those elements that still make in 2016 EGYPT stand out in the middle of the otherwise quite stale stoner/doom scene. At 35 minutes and armed with ‘only’ five songs, ‘Endless Flight’ never outstays its welcome yet chooses instead to hit it where it hurts before leaving in a haze of smoke. Rock on!!!