8/10 review of DATURA4 “West Coast Highway Cosmic” via BLUES ROCK REVIEW

“Get Out” is an uptempo, rocking, middle-finger-at-full-mast sprint that owes equally to all band members.  It’s a tough decision to choose either the crunchy chord progression or the Jerry Lee Lewis-esqe tack piano for track highlight. Paired with the closer, “Evil People, Pt. 1” (“Pt. 2” is on last year’s album—go figure), it makes for a very strong finish. Mariani sings a simple but poignant observation, “Some people are good people. Some people, they’re just evil.” This lyric, sung over a bed of deep organ sounds and flanged-out guitar, eventually makes way for the hardest riff of the album. Combined with additional instrumental fireworks and a decidedly prog-rock tone, it reveals a welcome dimension of West Coast Highway Cosmic and Datura4 in general. – BLUES ROCK REVIEW