The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues
Review by Adam M on February 23, 2017.
This is a refreshing combination of new songs and old favorites. The nice southern influenced side of John Garcia is on full display on this album. It makes for a pleasant and relaxing set of songs to listen to when wanting to comfort the mood.
Since this album makes use of songs from Kyuss, those tracks are undeniable in their quality. The new tracks nicely complement the old ones. One thing that is very clear from the disc is that John Garcia is able to convey this subtle mood to absolute perfection. This is seen from both the new and old tracks because most are acoustic led numbers. The songs have a groove to them that is undeniable and similar to what the band Kyuss was capable of before. They take place at a mid-pace that is always comfortable to listen to. The problem I have with the album is that there’s so much material that’s already written from Kyuss that is seems more like an E.P. with extra tracks added to it. Don’t get me wrong, the material here is of a high quality, it’s just that there’s a sort of incomplete feeling that’s left here. Still, the quality of the Kyuss tracks makes them seem a little different from the ones already present and they match the somber mood that the album is going for. They entirety of the album reassures the quality of John Garcia and expands on his now growing solo career. This will also please those looking for more Kyuss-related songs. Still, it’s not perfect and the need for new material will be felt for sure.
One only needs a quick listen to see how much impact there is with this singer’s material and the Kyuss tracks add a new slant to old favorites. The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues comes recommended to fans of the stoner genre.
Rating: 7.7 out of 10