OrANGE GOBLIN Coup De Grace (Music Cartel) Rating: NNN Rating: NN
Ever since Kyuss split, aspiring stoner rock fuds have unsuccessfully tried to recreate that elusive Palm Desert magic -- Queens of the Stone Age included. Orange Goblin don't bother with trial 'n' error experiments. They've simply hired keeper of the Kyuss flame Scott Reeder to light up their sound and invited former Kyuss belter John Garcia to holler on two tracks for insurance. Sure enough, Reeder makes the guitars on Coup De Grace roar like nothing since Blues For The Red Sun, but unfortunately, he hasn't figured out how to make drums boom louder than a pencil on a pop can.