The Socks – “The Socks”

The Socks - The Socks


Tag: Heavy

Release date: 18 March 2014

The Socks have an old-school 70s vibe that never lets up on their debut full-length self-titled release.  They’re a psychedelic rock/proto-metal band from Lyon, France that treads the line between heavy metal and blues rock. Julien Méret and Nicolaus Baud play rockin’ bluesy chugs analogous to hyped-up Iommi doom riffs. Baud’s keyboard adds a nice retro feel along with those customary phaser effects on guitar. The Socks is total LSD-infected lack of sensibility in an awesomely surreal vibe that’s not at all tainted by being produced in the 2010s; think of Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats with more fuck-all attitude. The lyrics are all cabalistic tales of magic and sorcery – you know, proto-metal. Méret and Baud share vocal duties that fuse to make a double-tracked Ozzy Osbourne style. It’s so real and so now in a way that isn’t normally touched without sounding overromantic or falsely nostalgic for a bygone era; none of that here, this is straight-up hard-ballin’ that makes no statement other than awesome. Yeah man. This rocks my socks.

Perfect for morning shows. Out on Small Stone Recordings.

All clean! Cuts are in bold!

1. Lords of Illusion – (5:43)
2. Some Kind of Sorcery – (3:55)
3. Next to the Light – (3:42)
4. New Kings – (4:17)
5. Holy Sons – (5:48)
6. Electric War – (4:13)
7. Gypsy Lady – (5:00)

8. We Live – (3:47)
9. The Last Dragon – (6:43)

RIYL: Black Sabbath, Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, The Black Explosion, Deep Purple

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