Boomkat Product Review:
There's a simple pre-requisite for listening to 'Sharing the Sacred', the debut album from Bardo Pond brothers Michael and John Gibbons (with Michael Zanghi on drums), weed. Yup that sticky green, it grows in the ground and it's good for you, well, sort of - the mind-numbing powers of the 'good shit' is the only thing that will prepare you for this psychedelic metal onslaught. I mean, these guys are so psych that they have a sitar track sandwiched inbetween two gigantic classic rock stormers... I mean, what were they thinking? They're practically advertising bongs here. Anyway, substances aside, 'Sharing the Sacred' is actually a pretty darned stunning record taking the best bits of classic metal revivalists Om and making it altogether more sloppy. Sloppy in a good way of course, like jamming in the garage with your mates, only a few skins of Jack as company - riffing until your hands have cramped and you're no longer in possession of fingerprints. The secret here is the groove, it takes you in and it won't let you go in all it's head-nodding goodness. An essential slice of spiritual rock, just make sure you stay away from the joss sticks, please.