Suplecs – Mad Oak Redoux [Small Stone]
Release Date: Out now.
Record Label: Small Stone.
New Orleans Suplecs have been pummeling the minds of Louisiana’s rock contingent with their brand of southern rock-meets-metal since the mid 90s.
By gaining notoriety in stoner rock circles, with the release of their third album Powtin’ on the Outside, Pawty on the Inside back in 2004, the trio’s future looked bright. However, the devastating impact that Hurricane Katrina had on the Crescent City, threatened to dismantle the southern rockers in their prime. Desperate not to let Katrina swallow up their potential, Suplecs’ never-say-die attitude has seen them come back stronger than ever, and in doing so, they have recorded their best album to date.
Mad Oak Redoux, is a soulful mix of crunching hard rock that documents their post-Katrina angst with level-headed maturity and riotous melodies. Joint-vocalist and guitarist Durel Yates, serves up a furious riff gauntlet, as he and Danny Nick’s vocals stand above the impervious bed of rock that lies beneath. Suplecs along with Down, have kept New Orleans’ rock and metal heart beating five years on from the tragedy. Mad Oak Redoux will help to replant NOLA’s proud southern rock roots.