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Iota - Tales

  by Andrew Carver

published: 24 / 8 / 2008

Iota - Tales
Label: Small Stone Records
Format: CD


Engaging space metal on excellent debut album from Salt Lake City power trio, Iota

Small Stone serves up another winning platter of space metal with the debut release from Salt Lake City’s Iota. Ears familiar with the genre will pick up a marked resemblance to Monster Magnet in the five tracks on ‘Tales’ – in a good way. Kicking off with ‘New Mantis’, the power trio get right down to business with some pile-driving riffs. A fairly brisk tune, like its follower ‘We Are The Ythians’, it sets the listener up for a pair of lengthy tracks. The band has been practicing its trade (and drinking a lot) since 2002, and it shows in the way they can pull a track like ‘Dimensional Orbiter’ out past 22 minutes without losing the listener’s attention. Guitarist Joey Toscano is also an able singer whose melodic voice puts the band in the same realm as acts like Torche, Goathorn and the aforementioned Monster Magnet. It’s a winning debut by any standard.

Track Listing:-
1 New Mantis
2 We Are the Yithians
3 The Sleeping Heathen
4 Dimensional Orbiter
5 Opiate Blues

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