Container – Mountains of Gaia | Album Review


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Container is a band from Utrecht, Netherlands that mixes stoner and little touches of post-rock, doing a heavy rock tune, having as influence from bands like Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Colour Haze to Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Blue Cheer. The band was formed at the end of 2009, released the Demo/EP in 2011. After releasing the Demo, they focused on LP, writing and burning their instruments. The results of this were, the “Mountains of Gaia” released on March 26 of this year.

If you are a fan of these bands already mentioned, this disc it’s for you. But you don’t need to worry if they sound exactly like those bands because the band merges very well his influences.


There is a lot of good elements from what people says be “Stoner Rock”, and these elements finds their own equilibrium. The disc is 8 tracks of energy from this equilibrium. The listener will find tracks like “Backstabber” clear influence from Punk Rock, heavier as “Spin off” and “Milestone”.  In many parts, the voice is screamed what can turn the things a little hard to digest if you don’t into this thing, but c’mon, this is rock n’ roll, and fit well, like the screams on Spin Off.

I have to mention the tracks “Mountains of Gaia” (what gave the title of the album) and the 4th track called “Challenger”, they deliver us elements from psychedelic music without forget of heavy elements and the stoned soul of the band. They are longer than the others, around 8 mins.

No doubt, Container released a great heavy stoner rock and one of the best things in past month.

And they uploaded a video of the song “Damage Control” in the beginning of past month. You can watch right now!


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