Powered Wig Machine hails from the arid state of Arizona, so when they say they are ‘Desert Rock’, they fucking mean it. No European stylists without the regionality (spell check says I made that word up, deal with it) or street cred here, PWM is the real deal in that department with all of the thick and fuzzy riffs to prove it. Propelled by brothers Wayne and Joseph Ruddell on guitar and bass, respectively, these dudes bring the heavy and bring it hard.
First off, it used to be a generally accepted fact that I’m not a big metal head. Good thing too. PWM is straight up rock. No metal posturing to be had. Well...maybe they are metal in the sense that Zeppelin and Sabbath are metal...but no palm muting and guttural vocals are to be had here. The vocals are sung, not screamed, thank goodness. That gets real old real fast. They are catchy too. You’ll find yourself singing right along with their strong hooks. The hooks really are PWM’s strength at the end of the day. Every song comes around nicely. Around here, we call that songwriting. A lot of stoner/desert bands forget that aspect. Young bands getting into the genre should take note.
To top it off, the packaging of the record is pristine. Supa-Collider can boast of killer artwork. a gatefold cover, and a real cool green splatter vinyl platter. Bonus points for printing the lyrics on the inside cover, not to mention the cool little comic to compliment their music video release. Supa-Collider is a top notch record with pristine production all of the way around. Without a single track in the ‘let down’ column, there is no reason why you shouldn’t add it to your collection.