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Sunday, December 16, 2018
The Swamp Creatures
Insights (2018)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Moon Duo, Quilt
Don’t let the goofy name fool you. The Swamp Creatures throw down some textured and visceral tracks on their debut EP. Loaded with swamp fuzz the Hungarian foursome impress us with their natural contrast between heavy and beauty. The harmonies on this EP are down right inspiring. While the voc...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Alastor
Salve To The Grave (2018)
Crank this to 9.9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Heavy psych rock, Doom
Sounds Like: Salems Pot, Windhand, Electric Wizard
We’ve been hungry for a full length release from Sweden's heavy psych aficionado’s Alastor, and here it is in all it’s doom glory. Slave to the Grave follows on the heels of their two previous EP’s Black Magic and Blood on Satan’s Claw. Alasto...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Holy Fawn
Death Spells (2018)
Crank this to 10.4 of 11
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Genre: Post rock, Shoegaze, Post metal
Sounds Like: Alcest, Sigur Ros, Deafheaven
It’s not very often an album comes along and makes us stop and think… “What the fuck am I listening to?” “Can this be that good?” After countless rotations Holy Fawn from Arizona has floored us with their debut full length Death Spells.  Upon first ...
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Demonauta
Temaukel The Spirit Before Time (2018)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Los Natas, Truckfighters, Arenna
The Chilean trio bring the fanatical fuzz in prime formula on their fifth release entitled Temaukel, the Spirit Before Time. A pseudo follow-up concept album to their previous release Tierra Del Feugo. The bi-lingual release features some very rich production and wildly meandering ...
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Deadbird
III The Forest Within The Tree (2018)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11
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Genre: Doom, Progressive metal
Sounds Like: Alice in Chains, Baroness, Intronaut
Wow, we can’t believe it has been ten years since Deadbird’s last album Twilight Ritual. Well in the footsteps of Tool the hiatus has boded quite well for the Arkansas natives. The band’s third album The Forest Within the Tree is a much darker and more though...
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Antiverse
Under the Regolith (2018)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Death Metal
Sounds Like: Leeched, A Forest of Stars
Steady as she goes, the foursome hailing from Minneapolis Minnesota preach a fucking steady formula of crisp brooding metal. Unwavering in their focused format, Kirkwold and Skilldum deliver an impressive chemistry of harmonic fretwork. The band’s sophomore release moves in a positive directio...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Gravesen
Gravesen (2018)
Turn this to 4.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Disturbed, Three Doors Down
Hailing from Ponteareas Spain, Gravesen usher in their debut album. The EP features an anthemic blend of grunge and straight-shooting hard rock. The song arrangements have some semblance of variety for an EP, but fall woefully flat on the vocal side. The guitar prowess is listenable as is their atte...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Ape Vermin
Sonic Monolith (2018)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
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Genre: Sludge, Doom
Sounds Like: Weedeater, Conan, High on Fire
The clarity and production on this album is second to none. Crisp as the morning frost on the tips of fresh cut grass. The bellowing sludge that is Ape Vermin has an eye towards a very clean churning sound. The impact and depth at which Brett Lee’s crass yet crystal clear vocals hits will take...
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Bort
Indra (2018)
Turn this to 5 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Fire Down Below, Bullet Boys
The latest from Argentina’s Bort is a high flying rock album with a boatload of energy. The foursome throw down some late 80s, early 90s influenced rock on Indra. If you like a little cheese in your hard rock, than Indra is for you. The full-bodied sound of Bort is like an OK...
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Charger
Charger (2018)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Metal
Sounds Like: Red Fang, Motorhead, War Cloud
Metalheads rejoice, for you are about to be blessed with some killer tunes. Charger from Oakland, California have just released a fuckin' sweet three track EP of swift heavy metal with tons of groove and attitude. The vocals of Matt Freeman sound like a mix of a psychedelic Lemmy crossed with Red Fa...