'Thick Snow Magic' definitely starts by making all the right noises, a gutsy melee of battered drums and driving guitar, the verses slow and allow some atmosphere to build, the reintroduction of drums and searing guitar gives this track a deep psych groove that their heroes would have been proud of. It's rock done as it should be. The vocals are strong and the musicianship is exemplary. Really the guitar solo is surplus to requirements, certainly to the extent that its taken, and unfortunately brings to mind some of the '80s more dodgy metal acts, but once that's done with they hit that groove again and all is well once more.
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