Published May 16, 2014It was just over a year ago that Toronto's Quest For Fire played their final show at the Horseshoe Tavern. Now, proving that their musical partnership is made of some otherworldly material (having weathered the breakups of both the Deadly Snakes and Quest For Fire), Chad Ross and Andrew Moszynski have formed Comet Control.
Some of the songs that appear on this record, Comet Control's debut, were written while QFF were still active. It's understandable, then, that this new incarnation has inherited its predecessor's predilection for blues-based psychedelic rock, though as evidenced by their name, they have their sights set upward. The songs that shine here are the ones that really embrace their new spacey surroundings, with the blinding boogie of "Ultra Bright" and the careening "Century" both excelling in this department. This is a good transitional album, but the future success of Comet Control will really depend on their ability to break free from QFF's gravitational pull and go boldly into the unknown. (Tee Pee)