Monsoon Season is the debut LP from Toronto’s Biblical. Biblical are more atmospheric than most of their stoner rock brethren. Though they have catchy hooks, their heavy, lazy riffs have more edge than, say, Monster Truck. I really like their softer sections. Their singer, Nick Sewell, seems to do his best work when he’s hanging out among the tremolo guitar and organ swells rather than surfing on the beefy power chords. The wet guitar tones on this album definitely conjure up images of monsoon rains and match perfectly with Thunder Bay’s wet early spring this year, especially on “All Justice No Peace.”

– Jacob Romu