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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...
Monday, October 21, 2019
Lost in the Riots
Bonds (2019)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock, Math Rock, Post rock
Sounds Like: Scale the Summit, That Fucking Tank, Plini
U.K. progressive instrumental foursome Lost in the Riots have released an all consuming third album with Bonds. Consisting of eleven tracks of tight progressive and Post-rock, Bonds could be one of this years most entertaining instrumental albums.  Packed with a ton of swift change-ups...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Lochness
Black Smokers (2019)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
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Genre: Sludge, Doom
Sounds Like: Electric Wizard, Rezn, Steinsopp
Hailing from Montreal, Canada the sludge trio known as Lochness have crept up from the depths of the oceans to unveil their debut album Black Smokers. With a love for the deep sea and its endless depths, Lochness will pull you into their undertow of hallucenegetic sludge. This is one hell o...
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Necroromantic
Anthem of the Apocalypse (2019)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Industrial, Nu Metal
Sounds Like: Machines of Loving Grace, Pitchshifter
The industrial genre rarely floats across our paths these days. Necroromantic, hailing form Richmond, British Columbia have risen from the 90s in conjunction with their “lost tracks” as they are apparently in the mode to slowly release the original 9 track album. The band is however spri...
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Gorge
Land Bridge (2019)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Khemmis, Elder, Monolord
War driven landscapes of the nation’s bloody past is the backbone of the Connecticut trio’s thematic overtones. At first rotation, we were intrigued by the drenching harmonies that Gorge deliver. Layers of distant chants and echoed pleasantries. More specifically, Gorge’s debut ful...
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Irata
Tower (2019)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Progressive, Metal
Sounds Like: Indian Handcrafts, Floor
Irata from North Carolina are becoming a staple in our heavy rotation. With three solid releases now under their belt, Tower feels like a natural progression of the band. While continuing with their signature progressive stoner/metal vibe, the foursome seem to be evolving. Prime example is ...
Friday, September 27, 2019
Firefriend
Avalanche (2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock, Dark Wave
Sounds Like: Pale Saints, Black Math Horseman, Holy Fawn
The trio hailing from São Paulo Brazil can crank out the production. Their tenth release Avalanche is their darkest and most euphoric to date. The opener "Zoey Speaks" starts off the ‘Apocalypse Now’ vibe where the sense of meander bleeds into a fuzz-filled ending. The al...