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Speedy and sinuous, Danava out rocks, out progs, out psychs and out retro-proto-metals all comers. Led by singer/guitarist/songwriter Greg Meleney, the quartet creates utterly unique astro-rock that is a thing of spectral beauty. Described as “a journey into a parallel sonic universe,” Danava's sidelong songs are sprinkled with spacey synth-y FX that push the band’s sound into outer space. This is progressive riff rock; barn-burning scorchers full of unison and tongue-twisting melodic runs that melt listener’s brains.
Danava's relentless fret-board wizardry - cast in the spirit of Iommi and Schenker - produces extended elliptical structures that live in a proto-magic era somewhere between Lemmy in Hawkwind and Lemmy in Motörhead, leaving sufficient room for wailing, noodling solos and a vocal croon that is halfway between Ian Gillan or Geddy Lee’s high-pitched, semi-operatic prowess and Ozzy Osbourne’s insidious howl. The band’s songs list from side to side like a vessel cast adrift on an ocean of battering soundwaves.
Available for the first time on double LP courtesy of Riding Easy Records, when Danava's self-titled debut first came out on Kemado Records in 2006, Pitchfork hailed the group as true leaders, calling them "the sole working owners of this sound, an almost glam-rock, Hawkwind thing" and Guitar World lauded the band for their "chaotic psych-metal brew." This is rock 'n' roll to the core and definitely not your parents kind of party. For fans of Earthless, Ted Nugent, Yes, Kyuss, Red Fang, Nebula and Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats.