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Latest Reviews - March 21, 2018
Blood Folke
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Agalloch, My Dying Bride
We have been on the prowl for some unique atmospheric doom. Blood Folke hailing form St. Paul Minnesota quenched our thirst with a folking solid third release. A step above their previous releases as this one holds fast to their picturesque landscape of mellow darkness and goth undertones. Terrific ... Full Review and Video Clip
(Till Marijannah)
Staff Rating: Crank this to 10 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Heavy rock, Doom, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Torche, Kylesa, High on Fire
Prepare to be floored by the debut release from Singapore’s very own Marijannah. The four-piece have dropped a triumphant album that consists of monumental stoner rock and doom. The band consists of members from Singapore’s heavy acts of Wormrot and The Caulfield Cult, so we knew this wa... Full Review and Video Clip
The Hunters
(Black Eyes)
Staff Rating: Turn this to 6.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: 1000mods, Doomriders, Dead Quiet
The latest effort by Quebec natives The Hunters is a four track, hard rock album with splashes of hardcore, punk and alt rock. After quite a few rotations, we labeled this as a typical Jeckyl and Hyde EP. There are two sides to this one, the first two cuts are in vein of energetic punk and hardcore ... Full Review and Video Clip
(Corrosive Meatbags)
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Hard rock, Grunge
Sounds Like: Chevelle, Silverchair
We hear a myriad of influences on Tontura’s debut EP inclusive of some progressive early Chevelle and Tool affection pivoting to the straight-shooting grunge of Silverchair. Steadfast anthemic song structure makes for a very enjoyable 14 minutes. Pinto’s frail and wavering vocals dominat... Full Review and Video Clip
Swamp Corpse
(Bone Mill)
Staff Rating: Crank this to 7.1 of 11
Genre: Doom, Sludge, Black Metal
Sounds Like: Unsea, Crowbar, TarLung
Swamp Corpse is exactly how you think it would sound; acid-laced sludge coated with a layers of black metal and doom. The foursome from Germany love to mess around with smoked-filled feedback that will scrape the paint off your walls. Just check out “Carnal Cloak of Dignity,” this track ... Full Review and Video Clip
The Osiris Club
(The Wine-Dark Sea)
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: A Perfect Circle, Roger Hodgson, Porcupine Tree
We can’t put our finger on exactly why, but for whatever reason it has been quite difficult to find a solid progressive rock band these days. We either encounter over-dramatic vocalists, excessive fretwork, god awful lyrics, or just blatant Dream Theater clones. We were refreshed to have stumb... Full Review and Video Clip
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Post metal, Black Metal
Sounds Like: Alcest, Harakiri For The Sky, Ghost Bath
The black metal scene is off to a remarkable start in 2018. Inquinamentum from Leeds, UK have put forth an album that will ambush your senses with 8342. Your mind will be overloaded with the onslaught of desolate Post-metal arrangements coupled by progressive and swift black metal heaviness... Full Review and Video Clip
Staff Rating: Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Heavy rock, Rock
Sounds Like: Indian Handcrafts, Tweak Bird
As we continue to explore the heavy we often find ourselves landing in Australia, it seems to be a booming scene for independent artists. Saol, the latest act to hit our rotation from you guessed it, Australia is a two-piece band that is currently flying way under the radar. Saol hits all the right ... Full Review and Video Clip
Burn In Hell
(Dr Awkward)
Staff Rating: Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Saloon rock, Caberet
Sounds Like: Flogging Molly, Black 47
The sophomore release from Melbourne Australia’s Burn In Hell is a very convoluted channel for Gary Hallenan to shine on keyboards. The backbone of this album is the saloon landscape keyboard work that drives the melodies to this dark gothic release aptly titled ‘Dr. Awkward&rsq... Full Review and Video Clip
Psychic Lemon
(Frequency Rhythm Distortion)
Staff Rating: Crank this to 9.2 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Krautrock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Hawkwind, The Heads, Earthless
Is it possible we could be witnessing the rebirth of Krautrock? There are many signs of this genre making a huge comeback, not that it ever went anywhere. We just felt stoner rock and doom have stolen the spotlight from the heavy underground. Just check out the new Mother Engine album Hangar, or Full Review and Video Clip
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