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Friday, September 21, 2018
Friendship
Aint No Shame (2018)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Graveyard, Brant Bjork, Grand Funk Railroad
Stoner and psychedelic rock needs a band that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. Friendship, based out of Oslo, Norway bring a comforting array of 70s inspired psychedelic groovin’ blues rock with Ain’t No Shame. This album is a needed breath of fresh air and will instantly put ...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Don Barbas
Dulcis (2018)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Truckfighters, Kyuss, Six Sigma
The Ecuadorian trio has desert sand seeping from its pores. Impressive stoner rock not swaying too far astray from the Kyuss and Truckfighters’ formula. Tracks like "Caravana Espiritual Pts I and II" play clear homage to the acoustics side of Brant Bjork ultimately morphing into some folkie fr...
Monday, September 17, 2018
Redbait
Red Tape (2018)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Sounds Like: Nasty Taste, Dougnuts
This is a hardcore vocal frenzy. A flurry of sonic pipes raining down on the listener. Rebecca and Madeline are one heck of a duo and their metal harmonies and hardcore punk mastery is profound on this concise EP. Red Tape is brief but if grabs a hold of your distorted world and does not let go. The...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Confusion Master
Awaken (2018)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
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Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Electric Wizard, Electric Wizard, Sleep
Confusion Master hailing from Germany have resurrected the lo-fi, 70s cult-worshipping doom that we have been craving since the days of Electric Wizards’ 1997 masterpiece, Come My Fanatics… Released through Japan label Bonten Records, these four cosmic dwellers have quietl...
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Pressor
Weird Things (2018)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Doom, Industrial
Sounds Like: UFOMAMMUT, Sons of Otis, Minisrty
Take the most drug-induced psychedelia from Ministry, throw in some UFOMAMMUT doom and the hypnotic sludge of Sons of Otis and you have one fucking heavy tripping album. Weird Things, the latest from Pressor is one mind-trip of an album. Hailing from Russia, Pressor take elements of spacey ...
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Evil Blizzard
The Worst Show on Earth (2018)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic, Doom
Sounds Like: Marilyn Manson, Laundry, Minisrty
If you haven’t experienced the psychotic doom that is Evil Blizzard, well, it’s time to step into their disturbed universe. Hailing from Preston, UK, Evil Blizzard have created their own, isolated world in the doom genre… nobody sounds like these guys. Their third release shows th...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Saint Karloff
All Heed the Black God (2018)
Crank this to 9.8 of 11
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Genre: Heavy psych rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Salems Pot, Kadavar, Black Sabbath
As metal and rock fans, we all know Norway is the home to some of the worlds most talented heavy metal bands. Over the past few years we have noticed a blooming stoner rock scene here as there are plenty of hidden gems to be uncovered. It’s no surprise that Saint Karloff hails from this region...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
City of the Dead
Bloodlines (2018)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Progressive, Post punk
Sounds Like: At The Drive In, Wildlights
Strong fucking debut from the Cleveland Ohio threesome. Bloodlines flows without any clots as the band’s chemistry and intelligent song structure dominate after the first rotation. Successive rotations further engulfed us into a aggressive landscape highlighting the trio’s penchant for c...
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Astrakhan
Without New Growth Process is Bloodshed (2018)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Progressive rock, Stoner rock, Hard rock
Sounds Like: Tool, Floater, Mastodon
Astrakhan’s fifth release (second full-length after following three EPs) is their strongest to date. The four-piece band hailing from Vancouver British Columbia have hit their stride and simultaneously ceased operations. Yes… you heard that right, following the 2018 release Astrakhan ha...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Red Sun Atacama
Licancabur (2018)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: 1000mods, Dozer, Funeral Horse
Adrenaline-fueled fuzz is what Red Sun Atacama are all about. If you like the movement of Fu Manchu, the thrust of 1000Mods and the rawness of Texas-based Funeral Horse, than Licancabur is right in your wheelhouse. Formed in Paris, France in 2015, Red Sun Atacama are a tight sounding band w...