Rawker of the Week

Blue Snaggletooth

Dimension Thule

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Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Blue Snaggletooth will make ya throw the horns – like a Tiefling or Kobold, man. These self-proclaimed D&D lovers pour down fire and rain in the eight battles with the forces of decay and doldrum-ery on Dimension Thule. Whilst such fantasy rooted fare can often be a goofy tickle-feather, Blue Snaggletooth rock with the ball-vibrating chooglin’ of Drunk Horse married to the amp-striding muscle of Saxon and the meat-n-taters boogie of vintage Molly Hatchet, consistently rolling “20” on this end-to-end pleasure. In fact, even with titles like “Death of the Time Lords” and “Swords of Atlantis” this doesn’t come off as fairies and fireballs. These guys really have achieved their goal of painting “aural pictures not unlike Frank Frazetta and Larry Elmore.” Close your eyes and visions of rippling muscles, crimson skies, clanging steel and heaving maiden flesh rise. It’s a beautiful thing, and there’s more than a touch of space rock, where “Sector 7” and “Star Flight” set controls for the same cosmic patch that once fueled early LSD/guitar rock synthesizers. Closer “Fireball Island” could be a missing track from Ace of Spades, and there’s no finer orbit than Lemmy. Ultimately, there are so many promising, pleasing aspects to Dimension Thule that it should put this band on the watch list of any serious hard rock enthusiast. (Dennis Cook)

Download the album here, where there’s also an option for Dimension Thule on 12″ blue vinyl in a limited edition of 300 with a hand silk screened black light album cover. Package includes lyric sheet and immediate download of 8-track album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.