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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Ill Omen
The Grande Usurper (2018)
Turn this to 5.8 of 11
Genre: Black Metal
Sounds Like: Behexen, Borknager
Fresh from the bright landscapes of beautiful Australia, we welcome the dismal and bleak vision of Ill Omen. A packed 23 minutes of somewhat muddied black metal. Expansive harrowing tempos give rise to inconsistent vocal groans of pain. The album features quite a few moments of a bit over the top gr...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Weedcamp
Weedcamp (2018)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock, Stoner rock, Instrumental
Sounds Like: Brant Bjork, Mother Engine, Karma To Burn
Steady as she goes. Weedcamp hailing from Germany deliver music with diligent focus and the fortitude to keep moving forward avoiding distractions. Budding with warmth and vision the band’s self-titled debut is the perfect companion when you prefer no vocal interruptions. We first previewed th...
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Black Elephant
Cosmic Blues (2018)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Heavy rock
Sounds Like: 7Zuma7, Orange Goblin, Atomic Bitchwax
Italy’s foursome Black Elephant bring the heavy and bluesy fuzzzz on their latest effort Cosmic Blues. With dirty riffage, bluesy psychedelia and a bit o' boogie, this album hits on all cosmic levels. Released by Small Stone Records, these four gents have a winning formula that j...
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
The Crazy Left Experience
Death Destruction and Magic (2018)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Heavy Relic, Captain Nowhere, The Fur
Lisbon, Portugal is known for its custard tarts (second most consumed only to China). These treats are best described as soft, smooth and rich. Adjectives that also encapsulate the psychedelic vibe from the Lisbon native trio The Crazy Left Experience and this latest gem. The band’s seventh re...
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Black Road
ST (2017)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock
Sounds Like: Devil Electric, Molly the Hatchet
Chicago natives Black Road bring forth the heavy on their debut Self-Titled effort. The foursome dabble with elements of doom rock and heavy blues on this release. Upon first listen we immediately started the comparisons to other female-fronted doom bands like Devil Electric, Molly the Hatchet or De...
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Virginia Creep
Dark Corners (2018)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Hard rock, Grunge
Sounds Like: Helmet, Far, Unsane
Virginia Creep has brought us back to the intense grunge/hardcore days of the 90s when bands like Unsane, Far and Helmet were new to the scene. These bands possessed a fresh style of heaviness that crossed into so many rock territories. From the scrapping hardcore style of Unsane to the more post-gr...
Monday, July 23, 2018
Weeed
This (2018)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Thee Oh Sees, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
With the oversaturated THC market at hand, we take a strenuous filter through all the buds and flops to bring the interesting to the table. Weeed is no exception. While they are a search engine optimization nightmare with their intentional misspelling, our seekers stumbled and kept in heavy rotation...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Longhare
Radio Rebelde (2018)
Turn this to 4.9 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock
Sounds Like: Asteroid, Kadavar, Overwhelming Colorfast
Longhare are a 3-piece heavy rock band hailing from Rijeka, Croatia. Their blend of music incorporates Kadavar-like blues fused with a blend of 70s and 90s influenced rock. There is a whopping 16 songs on this album that shift all over the place and some with no cohesive structure. Many of the track...
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Julian Magalhaes
Rise of the Eldrazi (2018)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Progressive Metal
Sounds Like: Animals As Leaders, Scale The Summit
The power of album covers is a beautiful thing, that’s what drew us to Julian Magalhaes’ latest album Rise of the Eldrazi, plus we needed to know what an Eldrazi is. The Eldrazi is a creature from the game Magic The Gathering, in case you were wondering. We were a bit leery goin...
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Weed Demon
Astrological Passages (2018)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Sludge, Doom
Sounds Like: Bongripper, Zoroaster, Steinsopp
Drug-laced sludge is what it’s all about in the Weed Demon camp. The foursome from Ohio delve deeper into the depths of fuzzed-out hallucioigenic doom on their second release Astrological Passages. Weed Demon do a fantastic job at captivating their audience, this album really takes ov...