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Monday, December 09, 2019
Myraid Drone
Arka Morgana (2019)
Crank this to 9.8 of 11
Genre: Post rock, Post metal
Sounds Like: If These Trees Could Talk, Holy Fawn, MOEWN
There comes a time when an album crosses our path and we are taken back with the beauty of the heaviness. In this case we have the cinematic Post-rock of Myraid Drone. From Melbourne, Australia the foursome have delivered a stellar followup to their 2016 Self-Titled release. Akra Morgana hi...
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Suns of the Tundra
Murmuration (2019)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Tool, O Brother, Floater
One of the key elements that makes bands like Tool, Rush and the Tragically Hip shine is the distinct separation of vocals, guitar, bass and drums. This may sound a bit mundane or obvious, but a band’s ability to crisply carve out each instrument and perform at an above average level across th...
Friday, November 29, 2019
Nerver
Believers Hit (2019)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
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Genre: Hardcore
Sounds Like: The Jesus Lizard, Unsane, Drive Like Jehu
Missouri’s own Nerver (formerly the band Celebration) and their first full length album Believer’s Hit is a dandy. Now for some odd reason the band prefers not to make the members names readily available. We give it a few fucking Google attempts and then give up. So from here on...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Woodcreeper
I (2019)
Turn this to 3.7 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Green River, Everclear
Why... we ask... why do bands rhyme for the sake of rhyming? Weak vocals and forced rhyming could be one of the worst combinations. Solid fretwork and fairly well thought-out riffs are absolutely drowned when bands monkey together the lyrics. Such is the case with Woodcreeper, the trio from Iowa. Yo...
Monday, November 25, 2019
Nap
Ausgeklingt (2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Wolf People, Earthless
The second full length by German progressive psych trio Nap continue on their journey to deliver some high-end diverse rock. Ausgeklingt follows in the footsteps of 2016’s Villa, which is a tremendous album as well. What draws us into their blend of progressive psych rock is ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Double Horse
The Great Old Ones (2019)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Electric Wizard
Hailing from Spain, the doom trio known as Double Horse breaks on to the scene with their debut full length The Great Old Ones. This album will take you on a drug-induced journey through occult doom worship. Upon first listen, Double Horse possess a classic Electric Wizard drug vibe. Drumme...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The R6 Implant
The R6 Implant (2019)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Punk, Math Rock
Sounds Like: At The Drive In, These Arms Are Snakes, Cast Iron Hike
High-end math rock coupled with punk attitude is what Missouri natives The R6 Implant bring to the table. With influences stemming from 90s math and punk, The R6 Implant deliver a pure and genuine sound that is hard to find today. Vocalist Scott Randal displays a raw punkish in-your-face style that ...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Black Mastiff
Loser Delusions (2019)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11
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Genre: Hard rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Mother Love Bone, Queens of the Stoneage, Badlands
Every now and then we come up for air and lift our heads from what is the heavy sonic tundra. While we dive into all genres, we cannot lose sight of what brought us here and that is straight shooting hard rock. Black Mastiff hailing from Edmonton, Alberta have released their third full-length titled...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Swan Valley Heights
The Heavy Seed (2019)
Crank this to 10.3 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Colour Haze, Samsara Blues Experiment, Arenna
The stoner rock gods are smiling upon us with the release of Swan Valley Heights’ second  album The Heavy Seed. The trio from Berlin have crafted a stellar follow up to their 2016 Self Titled release. If you’re a fan of Swan Valley Heights you will not be disappointed and n...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Shadow Limb
Burn Scar (2019)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
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Genre: Doom, Sludge
Sounds Like: ISIS, Mastodon, Sumac
Burn Scar the latest album from Shadow Limb is aptly titled for the foursome hailing from Paradise California which endured the worst wildfire in California history. The band delivers first full-length album and follow-up to their solid 2017 EP entitled The King is Dead. Yes this g...