Album Review: Atomic Trip - Strike #1 (2017)

Cover Artwork: Navette

Atomic Trip - Strike #1
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Label: Doom & Doomer Records / Violence in the Veins / Wooaaargh / Rooster Records / The Eye of Moscow Records
Format: Vinyl / CD / Digital
Length: 38:18
Genre: Doom Metal / Sludge
Origin: Lyon, France

Hello and welcome to another MangoSpecial!
This is Part 1/4 of the special dedicated to Spanish Independent Label Violence in the Veins.

We start with Atomic Trip's "Strike #1" which was released in 2017. One-and-a-half years later, there was a second strike, too.
The nuclear strike we are talking about here, is segemented into two bombs. Each of them are big enough to fill out a side of the vinyl record which can be ordered in the colours plutonium green and uranium black.


I would describe the music on "Strike #1" as follows. Imagine, you are sitting on a front porch or on a balcony and you have just finished rolling the perfect reefer. While lighting it up and taking the first hits you see something bright on the horizon. It is a nuclear bomb which is about to make impact with the ground only a few kilometres from where you are.
And you don't even care!
Instead, you take another big hit from the reefer, check how much weed you still have, and open a cold beer. As the mushroom cloud is slowly rising up you stoically wait for death and doom while doing your best to get as stoned and drunk as possible for this moment to come. And maybe, you'll even find some leftover acid trips or MDMA in a box?
"Strike #1" is the soundtrack for facing the end with a smile. This is smoked out Sludge and Stoner Doom for the hedonistic and stoic worshippers of the apocalypse.


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