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Latest Reviews - May 25, 2015
Geezer
(Gage)
2014
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.1 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Blues
Sounds Like: The Midnight Ghost Train, Karma To Burn
Hailing from Kingston, NY the trio named Geezer provides us with an onslaught of slide guitar and sweaty stoner blues on their sophomore release. Thankfully, we grabbed the re-released EP which contains the new epic 14 minute track "Tales of Murder And Unkindness".  Let us cut to the chase on t... Full Review and Video Clip
Nine Treasures
(ST)
2015
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Mongolian folk metal
Sounds Like: Northland, Svartsot, Metallica
Folk metal is usually known to be tied to bands from regions such as Russia, Finland and Denmark to name a few, but how about from China? Welcome Nine Treasures, a folk metal band from Inner Mongolia of China. All five members are ethnic Mongolian and the lyrics are in Mongolian as well, there isn&r... Full Review and Video Clip
From The Petrified Forest
(Neon On The Inside)
2015
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Post metal, Progressive
Sounds Like: If These Trees Could Talk, Animals As Leaders, Scale the Summit
As Post-metal continues to thrive, there are always bands that seem to come out of the wood work and impress us. Welcome From The Petrified Forest, a four-piece instrumental progressive rock band from Portland, Oregon. Their music is an inspirational combination of Post-metal and progressive rock. T... Full Review and Video Clip
Kouma
(Brazilian Blowout)
2015
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Math Rock, Experimental, Noise rock
Sounds Like: Battles
If you've been in the hunt for something different and away from the norm, we have the perfect band for you. Kouma from France are an instrumental trio that cranks out some serious Math and experimental noise rock. These three musicians play with an unusual combination of baritone saxophone, bariton... Full Review and Video Clip
Feuerzeug
(Dead Wahines and Tsunamis)
2011
Staff Rating: Turn this to 4.5 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Truckfighters, Queens of the Stoneage, Brain Police
Great album cover indeed, takes us back to the early 2000’s stoner rock scene when a spaced-out half naked woman seemed to grace the cover of every other stoner rock album. This brings us to Feuerzeug’s latest album, 2011’s Dead Wahines & Tsunamis, where the cover art ... Full Review and Video Clip
Boyfrndz
(Breeder)
2014
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Math Rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: The Mars Volta, The Rapture, The Sounds of Animals Fighting
Porno-stache lead singer with a strong stage presence blessed with pipes that remind us of the lead singer of Mars Volta (Cedric Bixler-Zavala) accompanied by one hell of a drummer from Berklee make for a very intriguing band and a very entertaining live show. We caught these guys opening for ...And... Full Review and Video Clip
Abrahma
(Reflections In The Bowels Of A Bird)
2015
Staff Rating: Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Heavy psyche rock
Sounds Like: Pallbearer, Earth, Goatsnake
Abrahma are a very unique heavy psych rock band from France, and if you’re not familiar with them, this is your lucky day. Their second full length release Reflections in the Bowels of a Bird from Small Stone Record label is a dynamically rich album. The styles vary tremendously rangi... Full Review and Video Clip
Motor Sister
(Ride)
2015
Staff Rating: Turn this to 3.6 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Giant, Harem Scarem, Badlands
Looking for an album where a high percentage of the songs end with a culmination drum and guitar avalanche coupled with your uncontrolled urge to say "yowzer"? Or perhaps some key cliche, proverb or catch phrases like "Beg Borrow Steel" or "Fork in the Road"? Or how about your standard 90's.... let'... Full Review and Video Clip
Chef Menteur
(III)
2015
Staff Rating: Crank this to 9.1 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Space rock
Sounds Like: Oresund Space Collective, Vibravoid
On our endeavors to seek out new and unusual space rock, we have to travel to New Orleans, LA where a four-piece band known as Chef Menteur resides. We haven’t the foggiest idea why they don’t have more of an underground following since their blend of instrumental space and psyche rock i... Full Review and Video Clip
Libido Fuzz
(Kaleido Lumo Age)
2015
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic stoner rock
Sounds Like: Radio Moscow, Graveyard, Grand Funk Railroad
From Bordeaux, France welcome Libido Fuzz and their debut full length Kaleido Lumo Age released from the impressive catalogue of Pink Tank Records. This trio hits us with an album filled with raw psychedelic stoner riffs, heavy blues and downright infectious hooks. The album has traveled... Full Review and Video Clip
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