“...While Sons of Stone is a throwback record, it's not a stodgy retread; it strikes an electrifying balance, recreating not just an era's sound, but its spirit... They aren't just vaguely reminiscent of Love or the Seeds or Out of Our Heads-era Stones, they're practically the spitting image”
“While there’s plenty of far-out love-generation imagery on display, there’s also a dark underbelly to the whole affair. "Sons of Stone" is flower-power music recast for a sicker age.”
“Axe Man pays homage to classic Bowie, Mephedrone strikes up a noise seance, Miles Away slams the pedal to the MC5 metal -- but we're highlighting the bongo-led jam Keeper (of Souls) because 60s psych vibes are the true golden calf of The People's Temple.”
“The People’s Temple has concocted an album that combines all the coolest influences of any music geek’s record collection.”
“...a fist-tight collection of throwback psych-rock burners.”
“There have been very few examples of truly great psych rock that carry on in the spirit of their 60s forebears, but The People's Temple is the best example I've heard in a really long time.”
“The People’s Temple is made up of two sets of brothers. These Lansing, MI psychpunkers play 60s-esque rock and roll so well you may think that they are actually time travelers.”
“The vocals take a futuristic step from these well trod paths.”
“Amazing record from Michigan's Psychedelic foursome”
"(Sons of Stone)... is a mind expanding bad trip that sets its controls for the heart of some dark sun."
“Nevertheless, once you put the similarities aside you’ll find this young band of brothers (Spencer and William Young and Alex and George Szegedy) are the rarest breed amongst today’s rising crop of garage rockers – An act who are more than the sum of their influences.”
“If Sergio Leone wanted to hire a 60′s revivalist garage punk band to reinterpret one of Ennio Morricone’s many epic scores for an upcoming modern spaghetti western film, then Michigan’s The People’s Temple would be the band to go with.”
“(SONS OF STONE) ...feels grounded in the moment even as it nods to the past.”
“Hozac’s put out another solid release with this one.”
“It’s always awesome to hear a band so painstakingly dedicated to the 60s psychedelic era.”
"...the garage record I’ve most enjoyed since the last Fresh & Onlys and, especially, Ty Segall’s “Melted”.