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Saturday, January 19, 2019
URSA
Abyss Between the Stars (2018)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Progressive, Doom
Sounds Like: Forming the Void, Khemmis, Pallbearer
We all need a dose of apocalyptic fantasy driven doom in our heavy collection. URSA, hailing from California have released a monolithic heavy beast with Abyss Between the Stars. The album is loaded with trippy riffs, dense percussion and majestic vocals combined with terrific songwriting. W...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Sledge
On The Verge Of Nothing (2018)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Atmospheric rock
Sounds Like: Forming the Void, I Captain, Black Rainbows
How the hell did we not know about The Sledge is beyond us. On The Verve of Nothing, the bands debut album was released in June of 2018 and has just recently taken control of our rotation. Hailing from Coppenhagen, Denmark, The Sledge deliver a massive overdose of bluesy rock, majestic riff...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Grusom
II (2018)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Dwellers, Blood Ceremony, Deep Purple
We need a road trip to Denmark, home of the famous Smørrebrød sandwich, custom brewery Alefarm in Copenhagen and some fresh heavy rock acts. Grusom, from Denmark have recently released their second album II that brings forth a new vibrant yet dark approach to psychedelic rock....
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Zenguin
Kensho (2018)
Crank this to 8.1 of 11
Genre: Post rock
Sounds Like: We Lost At Sea, Silent Island
Zenguin is a trio hailing from New Delhi, India. Their debut EP struck our fancy primarily off the album art and vivid color choices by Nimisha Singhal. While the opening and closing tracks on the album are entertaining standard post-rock, it is the middle track "DeadZone" that steals the show. Soli...
Sunday, January 06, 2019
Howling Tides
Howling Tides (2018)
Turn this to 4.3 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Bullet Boys, Lord Fowl, Tangier
The Howling Tides from the UK are a mix of late 80s hard rock and 90s stoner rock. Upon first listen we immediately thought this was a side project of The Bullet Boys singer Mark Torien fronting late 80’s band Tangier. The 80s rock style definitely tends to take over shine through on this albu...
Saturday, January 05, 2019
Lord Vapour
Semuta (2018)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Wo Fat, Droids Attack
Hailing from the isle of Guernsey off the coast of France, Lord Vapour have released a stellar album of energetic stoner blues and massive riffs on Semuta. Following in the footsteps of 2016’s Mill Street Blues, Lord Vapour have elevated their game and seem to have found a ho...
Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Lithium Dawn
Gravity Waves (2018)
Crank this to 7.9 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: A Perfect Circle, Dream Theatre
Its A Perfect Circle in space!! Fans of Maynard subdued, alternate vocal style will enjoy the latest release from Washington DC natives Lithium Dawn. The foursome continue to build a diverse discography, as Gravity Waves features a bit more ambient and spoken word with the backbone of atmos...
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
|    Editor's Pick
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 ...