San Francisco veterans Disastroid have been serving up sludgy, grunge-infused stoner rock for the better part of a decade now, refining a sound that weaves heavy riffs together with angular guitar lines, odd time signatures, and hazy walls of fuzz. As influenced by 90s noise rock as they are by modern psych, doom, and post-metal, Disastroid delivers thick, satisfying stoner rock stomp while also embracing layers of noise, tripped-out feedback, and some unpredictable song structures.
Their original approach, captured on their 2014 record Missiles and the 2017 follow-up Screen, has made them one of the most essential bands in the Bay Area music scene. Their latest, Mortal Fools is their heaviest and most expansive-sounding album to date. Produced by Tim Green (Nation of Ulysses, The Fucking Champs), its sonically focused on what Disastroid does best, laying singer/guitarist Enver Koneyas deep vocals and fuzzed-out riffs on top of a relentless, pummeling rhythm section. At the same time, its loose enough that it takes some unpredictable twists and turns, conveying the bands rough edges, sense of humor, and noisy, experimental streak.