"Captain Dog Rides Again"
01. Don't Ask Me Where I Stand
02. Iron Cage
03. Let It Go
04. Would I Make You Believe
05. Follow the Fools
06. Back Off
07. Fading Memories
09. There Must Be Better Ways Of Losing Your Mind
10. Be the Same
Just who Captain Dog is and what his purpose is in life remains unclear, you would think, to all but the three desperadoes who make up this Swedish outfit. But then again — and at the risk of doling out every stoner rock cliché in the book — who gives a flying fuck when you can light up a big fat one and feel their bass-laden grooves ripple your cheeks like a wind tunnel set on "hurricane".
In the main, there's nothing drastically different here from what you may have heard rumbling out of the desert via KYUSS, or from the tailpipe of FU MANCHU's sonic hotrod. Be thankful, though, for BLIND DOG's reluctance to be a bottom-of-the-stack generic band that simply turns up, trips out and numbs the listener because they're too blitzed to string more than two chords together (whoops, there goes that cliché again).
SABBATH is naturally the first reference point when the likes of "Follow The Fools" and "Fading Memories" strike up their elephantine march, yet as with the aforementioned stoner gurus, BLIND DOG are also partially striving for that foot-tapping trigger that could propel them into the conscience of the mainstream given the right conditions and resources.
Elsewhere, they head off into a monster jam on "Would I Make You Believe" that could've done with a hefty piece of editing, whilst acoustic closer "Be the Same" serves as nothing more than a comedown from the album's electric bludgeon.
Not bad, but QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have no need to be worried about their exclusive stoner chart status just yet.
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).