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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Alber Jupiter
We Are Just Floating in Space (2019)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Krautrock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Oresund Space Collective, God is an Astronaut
Album artist Harry Hadler (The Lights Are On) lured us in on this one. The pensive framework art and distant floating civilian set the backstage for Alber Jupiter’s second release. The two-piece semi-instrumental act hailing from Rennes, France provide a deep pensive array of galactic tunes bu...
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Wizzerd
Wizzerd (2019)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Stoner Doom
Sounds Like: Carnaval, Gas Giant, Monster Magnet
On our first rotation of Wizzerd we assumed they were from Argentina or South America, these guys have a raw homegrown stoner quality that seems to stem from this region. To our surprise, Wizzerd hail from the great state of Montana, home to the great craft brewery Bozeman Brewing. There is somethin...
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Lord Vicar
The Black Powder (2019)
Crank this to 10.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Opeth, Katatonia, Catherdral
Lord Vicar’s fourth release entitled The Black Powder is massive in many ways. Over 70 minutes of pensive mood setting doom that engages you into its dark landscape from its first line... ”When I was a boy all alone... I couldn’t go to sleep I was afraid”. T...
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Hexenoise
III (2019)
Turn this to 1.3 of 11
Genre: Drone, Experimental, Noise rock
Sounds Like: Teeth of Lions Rule The Divine
Pretty damn cool cover if you ask us. The sketched drawing of a skeleton playing the accordion is enough to peak our interest. We figured this may be some sort of dark folk or black metal that is way out there. So we went into this album with high expectations. Consisting of two members; A on bass, ...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Gets Worse
Snubbed (2019)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Hardcore, Power violence
Sounds Like: Trap Them, Victims
Embrace the chaos and welcome the powerviolence of Leeds, UK foursome Gets Worse. Snubbed, the bands 11th release is 20 intense songs running at 27 intense minutes. Gets Worse has a genuine hardcore anger that hits you right in the gut, but you don’t mind as you will come back for mor...
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Stonerror
Widow In Black (2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: 1000mods, Samsara Blues Experiment, 7Zuma7
Poland’s Stonerror’s third release Widow In Black features a comforting blend of stoner and psychedelia. The album really shifts in high gear once "Tumbleweed" hits. Not to say the first two tracks are bad, its just that the inhibition curtain appears to lift further and a caref...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Firelink
The Inveterate Fire (2019)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Black Metal
Sounds Like: Immortal, Darkthrone
We do not often review bands that have been inspired by video games. That being said, the intriguing album art sucked us into previewing the duo from Atlanta, Georgia known as Firelink. The Dark Souls trilogy fanatics have released their debut album entitled The Inveterate Fire. The five tr...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Kaleidobolt
Bitter (2019)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock, Progressive rock
Sounds Like: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Elder, Radio Moscow
The minute we played track one off Kaleidobolt’s latest album, we felt there was a more amped up and energetic vibe. Coming off their two previous releases, Bitter shows the band expanding upon their heavy psychedelics and it pays off in a big way. With roots stemmed in stoner psych r...
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Darsena
Darsena (2019)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Post rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: MOEWN, My Sleeping Karma, 5ive - metal band
Going into this one, we expected another ho-hum instrumental stoner rock album. Boy, were we wrong! Darsena, hailing from Comacchio, Italy consist of Nicola Fantini (Guitar) and Gian Luca Palmisano (Drums) who will bring an intriguing blend of Post and stoner rock to your collection. The album trave...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Faerie Ring
The Clearing (2019)
Crank this to 10.3 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Doom
Sounds Like: Rezn, Mountainwolf, Forming the Void
We could not even get through track 3 let alone a full rotation before we clicked further to purchase the vinyl on this one. Next, we Google the shit out of the band name in an attempt to track down any semblance of where these four blissful artists may have collaborated prior to this release. The r...