“Dab City,” the latest auditory expedition from the venerable BONGZILLA, is a portal to a realm where sound, emotion, and atmosphere collide in a symphony of stoned sludge heavy doom. This sonic odyssey unfolds over seven expansive compositions, spanning nearly 60 minutes, each note dripping with the essence of THC and the pulsating energy of Madison, Wisconsin – a city that’s not just a location, but a state of mind.
From the moment the first riff unfurls, you’re swept into a swirling vortex of sound that transcends time and space. The analog tape recording imparts a warm, nostalgic embrace, enhancing the immersive experience as each chord reverberates through your very being. BONGZILLA’s dedication to their craft shines through, as the music becomes a vessel for emotions and thoughts that words could never adequately convey.
“Dab City” is an album that defies the constraints of mere genres. It’s a journey through hazy landscapes, where smoky tendrils of sound coil around you, pulling you deeper into the sonic abyss. The riffs possess a gravitational pull, at times heavy enough to anchor you to the earth, and at others, ethereal enough to let your mind wander through cosmic expanses.
As you traverse through tracks like “Dab City” and “Hippie Stick,” you’re not just listening; you’re experiencing. The music unfurls in waves – cresting with colossal riffs that crash into your consciousness, and receding into moments of introspective calm, allowing you to catch your breath before the next sonic onslaught.
The intertwining of BONGZILLA’s deep-rooted connection with Madison, the heart of their inspiration, and their affinity for cannabis creates a soundscape that’s as immersive as it is intoxicating. The atmosphere is thick with the essence of Mad City, a place that’s witnessed societal shifts and political fervor for decades. Each riff and rhythm pays homage to this storied history, while also forging a new path forward.
In “Dab City,” you’re not just listening to music; you’re becoming one with it. The album transcends the auditory and enters the realm of the visceral – it’s a tactile experience that reverberates through your bones and sends shivers down your spine. With each track, you’re transported to a place where time slows, and the boundaries between reality and the ethereal blur.
So close your eyes, let the music envelop you, and allow “Dab City” to be your guide on this mesmerizing journey. Let the riffs wash over you like a wave of euphoria, and let the atmosphere carry you to a realm where sound and emotion meld into an indelible tapestry of sonic bliss.