|'Soil' is basically a continuation of the 'Swingin' Beef' EP. Both EP's don't differ that much from each other and when I put them into my stereo at the same time (CD changer you smart person, not on top of each other!) only some minor differences make me aware of which one is playing. But is anything but a problem in this case!|
The biggest difference is probably that 'Soil' is slightly less psychedelic and that it has more of a harder hitting and straightforward feel. The cookie monster growls sound even better than before and the music is slightly heavier with more "body". The relaxed groove is still there making this another great chill out CD. But this album might rather encourage some "pod people" to jump around, while the 'Swingin' Beef' EP got them to sit down, light up another and just space out. All in all the differences between both EP's aren't that big and 'Soil' can perhaps be seen as an improvement on the sound they developped on 'Swingin' Beef'.
This stoner rock mixed with death metal is really something and the band has perfected this mix on 'Soil'. This album is definitely ear candy and "listens away" like a charm. Perhaps Pod People is not something for the more depressed doomsters out there, but anybody into a good dose of ye olde death rock & roll, or anybody looking for an interesting edge within stoner rock, try out Pod People.
1. Goin' South
3. The Way
Duration : Approx. 27 minutes.
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