BLACK NASA (Deuce) CD
New Jersey's BLACK NASA formulated their second own brand of catchy Hardrock with an emphasis on psychedelic guitar effects. I was full of praise for the accomplished debut and "Deuce" is again highly prolific for the listener. Duane Hutter's guitar work is skillful and his unique style is very much in evidence. More than on the self-titled debut he developed a style that is sometimes very spaced-out and trippy without losing the Hardrock context. And Chris Kosnik becomes a more charismatic singer from album to album, apart of being a good bass-player, too. BLACK NASA's similarity to Kosnik's other band The Atomic Bitchwax is still there, but not as obvious as on the debut. With impressive tracks like the bluesy "Hut Nut", "Thanks Anyway" with its charming garage-rock vibe or the ultra-cool rocking "Boozer" this is a spirited and diverse release. "Candles" is another good example to underline this fact. It's an atmospheric semi-acoustic number for the next sunrise after a warm summer night. Once again BLACK NASA have the right mesh between instrumental and non-instrumental songs, and with "Light" they created the perfect cross between Ozzy Osbourne and later Pink Floyd. "Deuce" is a very enjoyable album and I hope it will establish BLACK NASA among all the 70's influenced Hardrock bands.