Grave Siesta is a new Helsinki-based stoner/doom group who released this first album of theirs late last year. Before this they have put out a couple of demos. The band gets their inspiration from trashy rock, doom, sludge and heaviest metal and the music brings to mind at least Reverend Bizarre and to a lesser degree also Electric Wizard. Luckily the vocals are not growled but genuine, manly singing. The album has seven original tunes that all seriously kick ass. It starts off with the little more energetic but heavy “Work Enslaves” and the following track ”Barbaric” is gloomier and slower stuff and will please the friends of Reverend Bizarre and Lord Vicar. ”Trials of the Pyramid Builder” continues on even more traditional doom paths until it starts to rock fast after a couple of minutes. Killer stuff! Another heavy rocker is the a bit sludge styled ”Cancer Appreciation Society”. The CD’s longest song is the nine-and-a-half-minute long “Meles Infernus” that starts off slowly in Saint Vitus moods and gets closer to Reverend Bizarre later on. A great track! I guess ”Hanging Expectations” is the disc’s most stoner rock styled blast and I’m also a bit reminded of Black Sabbath. The album is finished with the excellent, mid-tempo doom metal piece “Guilt” that also has some harsher vocals in the vein of Dream Death. Not bad at all! This is a great and heavy band with interesting tunes and their debut is very successful in every way although for my taste there could have been some more and longer guitar solos.