9 Chambers is a new band featuring several hard rock veterans like Greg Hampton - Vocals/Guitar (Alice Cooper), Ed Mundell - Guitar (Monster Magnet), Vinnie Appice - Drums (Dio) and Jorgen Carlsson (Gov´t Mule). Ed Mundell left Monster Magnet after 18 years to focus on new musical adventures and it clicked with Greg Hampton with 20 songs written for the debut album with 9 Chambers. 13 tracks ended up on the album and the sound will appeal to fans of stoner rock with a touch southern rock and even grunge, the album opens with "Life moves on" that features twin guitars the Thin Lizzy style and this song is also one of the best on the album. Another highlight is the slow and bluesy "Cant turn your back" that feels like a great balance to the riff rock the band deliver on the rest of the album.
Songs like "All but done" and "Indeed the sun" feels rather mediocre and I will skip them the further on, I like the Mountain-like "One thing missing" and "Bury yourself" that are two of the heaviest tracks. Fans of Soundgarden will die to hear "Majick number" as well as the first single "Know your enemy", we´re talking grunge with a touch of psychedelica. Nice.