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Truckfighters - Mania (IMPORT) (CD)

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Origin: Sweden
Released: 2009
Catalog number: FUZZCD010
Take the best of today’s modern rock like Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters and Wolfmother and mix it with more progressive bands like Opeth, Mars Volta, Fantomas.

Mania, their third full-length, sees Truckfighters confirming the suspicions raised by 2007’s Phi and proving they are next in a line of spectacular Swedish stoner bands including the likes of Spiritual Beggars, Dozer (of course), The Awesome Machine, and Mammoth Volume; acts who’ve managed to remain true to their sound and the traditions of their genre, but still push the limits of expectation and become wholly unique and mature, furthering themselves and the scene as a whole for their effort. It is illustrious company, and Truckfighters deserve to be in it. Rather than move away from stoner rock, they’re taking stoner rock with them, and that is the mark of truly innovative heaviness.

There’s really no telling where they can go from here, but in whatever direction they do head, either more progressive or toward more simplistic fuzzy ground, Truckfighters have reached a new career-high with Mania. One hopes this isn’t their apex, but even if it is, and even if they never do anything else, Mania is enough to last a lifetime. Absolutely necessary. Mandatory. Stop reading and buy it.