Incredible solo album from guitarist Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich of The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan and The Hidden Hand. The thick, rich guitar tones alone are mind-boggling – couple them with killer riffs and already you’ve got the beginnings of a classic album. Wino seals the deal with epic solos, solid vocals and songwriting and an awesome power trio including Jean Paul Gaster of The Cluth and The Bakerton Group on drums and Jon Blank of Rezin on bass.
<p> Although it has an overarching theme of boogie/stoner metal, the album touches on a number of different metal subgenres -- from thrash, to doom and perhaps the slightest, classiest hint of neoclassical. Brilliantly recorded by J Robbins, this is sleazy, monstrously heavy, badass music that would appeal to any fans of heavy music, but guitar players in particular will be knocked on their asses by <em>Punctuated Equilibruim</em>. </p>