1000mods: Greek stoner kings go global on new album Youth Of Dissent

Greek stoner rockers 1000mods channel Soundgarden and Alice In Chains on new album Youth Of Dissent

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In their native Greece,  fuzz-driven desert/stoner rockers 1000mods are practically a household name – their video for 2011 single Vidage has racked up 9 million streams – but in 2020 they are putting their faith in flannel-clad introspection. Warped’s grinding riff recalls Nirvana’s Bleed, Less Is More has flavours of Alice In Chains, whereas Dear Herculin finds the sweet spot between psychedelic stoner and Soundgarden. Whether it’s because they have recorded in the studio that housed Pearl Jam’s Ten or because they’ve simply matured, Youth Of Descent not only has a grungier aesthetic but a more driven and cultivated sound. 1000mods might be well on their way to writing their own Ten.

Holly Wright

With over 10 years’ experience writing for Metal Hammer and Prog, Holly has reviewed and interviewed a wealth of progressively-inclined noise mongers from around the world. A fearless voyager to the far sides of metal Holly loves nothing more than to check out London’s gig scene, from power to folk and a lot in between. When she’s not rocking out Holly enjoys being a mum to her daughter Violet and working as a high-flying marketer in the Big Smoke.