Metal band plays the blues

Combine heavy metal, blues, 70s rock ‘n’ roll and cement mix in a blender, turn on high and out would flow Red Giant.

Their third album, Devil Child Blues, emits 11 stoner rock jams that easily consume the listener’s mind. It combusts into a torrent of distorted guitars, coarse vocals and forceful drum beats with an enduring hard rock composition.

The title track’s slow groove melts down into a spacey guitar solo that picks up into a droned out blues rock riff.

Red Giant upheaves the pace with the song “Hoping for the Golden BB” which has an almost punk rock tempo alongside a heavy rock beat.

The album is finished off with the addition of a saxophone for a cover of The Stooges’ “Funhouse.”

Synthesizing fuzzed out, resonant rock ‘n’ roll guitar riffs and bluesy consonance, Red Giant proves they’re in a league with stoner rock contemporaries such as Alabama Thunderpussy, Fu Manchu, Nebula and Clutch.

Devil Child Blues, released by Small Stone Records, arrives in stores Nov. 16.

Red Giant will play a free show at The Comet in Cincinnati Friday, Nov. 5.