Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Quest for Fire - Quest for Fire 
Toronto’s Quest for Fire conjure up the original root of psychedelia with the raunch, muscle and oscillations of Hawkwind and Comets on Fire, and Pink Floyd’s sensory panorama, all resting on a simplistic, plodding Spacemen 3 thump. Though this is their first LP, the band’s sound comes across fully realized, and despite my weak comparisons above, they possess a signature sound, something a band usually get to once they’re already a couple of records deep. If it sounds like Quest for Fire are just young bucks still cutting their teeth, their pedigree includes some of the most road-seasoned bands to come out of Canada. The line-up includes two ex-members of the Deadly Snakes, a member of the recently defunct Cursed and a member of No No Zero. Listening to Quest for Fire’s laid-back, reverb-laden psych, it’s nearly impossible to trace this lineage back to their garage rock and hardcore days, and Quest for Fire wouldn’t have it any other way.