Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Collapse (2015)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Atmospheric doom, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Elder, Pelican, 5ive - metal band
Earthmass is a heavy psych rock band that hails from Essex, UK. Their blend of music varies between atmospheric doom and stoner rock as we would not expect anything less from a band with a name like Earthmass. They are greatly overlooked within their respective genres as they have released three sin...
Friday, May 30, 2014
ST (2014)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Punk
Sounds Like: D.R.I., Fugazi, Witch (J Masics Side Project)
Based out of Brooklyn, NY is a label called Money Fired Records and their mission is to bring forth the punk, hardcore and metal scene that lies within the five boroughs of New York. One of these bands within this scene is Earworms, their punk style is gritty, intense and carries an attitude that on...
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Ecstatic Vision
Sonic Praise (2015)
Crank this to 10 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Space rock
Sounds Like: Harsh Toke, Monster Magnet, Olatungi
Ecstatic Vision's debut album is a wondrous trip mixing ill-advised hallucinogens and psychoactive drugs to formulate one hell of a ride. Intelligent production compliments the smoke and byproduct that formulates from the cauldrons of this seamless journey providing heavy influences from the extreme...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Ed Schraders Music Beat
Party Jail (2014)
Crank this to 7.8 of 11
Genre: Punk, Rock
Sounds Like: Ty Segall, Dwarves, Death From Above 1979
Who’s looking for some gritty, lo-fi punk rock that sounds like Ween on a cocaine binge? You’ve come to the right spot. Take a gander at Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and their latest album Party Jail. This two-piece band consists of Ed Schrader (Vocals, Drums and lyrics), Devl...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Edmund Welles
Tooth & Claw (2007)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Chamber Music
Sounds Like: , No One
What a cool find, a four piece bass clarinet quartet from California. Our expectations were not high going into this one, thinking perhaps this would be interesting and novel for the first two songs and than quickly become tiring. Shockingly, not the case here as the foursome perform various genres ...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Eerie Glue
Love (2017)
Crank this to 7.7 of 11
Genre: Indie, Shoegaze
Sounds Like: The Black Heart Procession, The Cure
Eerie Glue is sticky in the sense of delivering a unique and catchy sound that is hard to shake. OK we agree, it is annoying to force the adjective in order to make a simple point. Hailing from Copenhagen Denmark the foursome have released their third EP that is loaded with catchy hooks and out of t...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Eidetic Seeing
Against Nature (2013)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: June of 44, Kyuss, Colour Haze
Looking for something fresh and innovative in the world of psychedelic stoner and doom rock? How about a band that uses a word in their band name that we should perhaps know, but haven't a clue. 'Eidetic' is defined as "relating to or denoting mental images having unusual vividness and detail, as if...
Monday, January 2, 2017
ST (2016)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
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Genre: Heavy rock, Blues
Sounds Like: All Them Witches, Wolf People, Cream
Before we dive into the music of Elbrus, take in the beauty of this album cover from the creative mind of Adam Burke. What a terrific painting to lure us into the band, we need to get this artist on our Homage to the Artist
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Dead Roots Stirring (2011)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Doom
Sounds Like: Dead Meadow, Colour Haze, High on Fire
Impressive second album from the Boston based trio. Five tunes running approximately 51 minutes filled with sludge, grinding and pinpoint guitar-work. Dead Roots Stirring adds more complexity and song style than their debut. Vocalist and lead guitarist Nick DiSalvo is a strong talent offeri...
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Allure (2016)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
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Genre: Sludge, Post metal, Hardcore
Sounds Like: Herder, Cult of Luna, ZAO
We know, the genres and bands listed above make this sound as if there will be too much packed into this one. Well, to our delight the debut album from Belgium’s Eleanora is quite the surprise. These four tracks weighing in at 45 minutes combine elements of grinding sludge, melodic doom, inten...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Electric Citizen
Helltown (2018)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock
Sounds Like: The Runaways, Lucifer, Coven
Welcome to Helltown, a place where 70s inspired metal clashes with punk and stoner rock. That’s right, the new Electric Citizen album is here and is a blistering 32 minutes of raw and infectious heaviness. Electric Citizen has always had this unfiltered live studio sound that makes you feel th...
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Electric Octopus
This Is Our Culture (2016)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Ten East, Earthless, Phish
Talk about bands flying under the radar. Instrumental psyche rockers Electric Octopus has quietly been releasing some stellar instrumental music this year. The trio hailing from Belfast, UK has captivated us with their blend of psychedelic soaked, blues filled jams. What we have here is three instru...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Elephant Messiah
Odysseys (2019)
Turn this to 6.7 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Brain Police, Greenleaf, The Gentleman Bastards
Terrific cover no doubt. The latest EP by Germany’s Elephant Messiah is a groovin' stoner rock that will fit comfortably within your heavy rotation. With some catchy grooves and a cool stoner vibe, Odysseys has some great moments, but it just doesn’t take any chances and feels l...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Elevators To The Grateful Sky
Cape Yawn (2016)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Sugartooth, Foo Fighters, Silverchair
Elevators To The Grateful Sky (ETTGS) is a difficult band to pin down. The quartet hails from Sicily and certainly pack a ton of effort into 47 minutes and thirteen songs. If you are looking for a consistent sound or an album to put you in a certain mood... look elsewhere. If you are looking for a b...
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Elk + Mammoth
Culprit (2016)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Indie
Sounds Like: Oingo Boingo, Gomez, Fleet Foxes
We love the idea of a concept EP and appreciate the lyrical depth that Elk + Mammoth bring to the table. Their new EP entitled Culprit explores the conscience of the guilty party setting place just after a crime scene has occurred. The Australian foursome have delivered an extremely crisp a...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Natural 20 (2018)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Doomriders, Red Fang, Dead Quiet
Our quest for heaviness has led us to Detroit, Michigan where we discovered the heavy rock prowess of Enchantelope. Their debut album Natural 20 has landed in our rotation and impressed the shit out of our editors. Mike Palm (bass and drums) and Steve Angers (guitar and vocals) are the mast...
Monday, December 29, 2014
Ergo Phizmiz
The Peacock (2014)
Turn this to 5.8 of 11
Genre: Indie
Sounds Like: Frank Zappa, The Wellwater Conspiracy, The Kinks
While the album cover may be one of our favorites for the year, the music... not so much. Ergo Phizmiz is essentially a one man band, composer, experimentalist, writer, radio producer, and performer. The British entrepreneur is apparently extremely prolific venturing out on many different projects a...
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Erudite Stoner
ST (2015)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Acoustic
Sounds Like: Michael Hedges, Will Ackerman, Swell
We grew up listening to Wyndham Hill Classics, which featured some of the best contemporary music on the planet. There were several very powerful acoustic guitar releases featuring superb artists, (check-out the 1994 Guitar Sampler). Peaceful as the wind hits your face on a cool evening hike was whe...
Monday, October 31, 2016
Eternal Champion
The Armor of Ire (2016)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Heavy metal
Sounds Like: Edguy, Hammerfall, Dragonland
Behold and welcome to the realm of Eternal Champion! The five-piece outfit hailing from Texas have released a mighty impressive debut album of pure, unfiltered heavy metal. Lead vocalist Jason Tarpey and company thrive on the classic galloping heavy metal riff that will bring out your inner warrior....
Monday, December 22, 2014
Ethereal Riffian
Aeonian (2014)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Atmospheric metal, Progressive rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Tool, High on Fire

#3 ALBUM OF 2014
Monotone and robotic vocals dominate the aura that Ethereal Riffian creates. An aura that blends stoner rock grinding rhythms with a progressive rock outer shell. This vocal style is pretty steady throughout the album so we caution if after several listens...

Monday, April 27, 2015
Wool Sucking (2015)
Crank this to 7.2 of 11
Genre: Indie, Punk, Rock
Sounds Like: Sleater Kinney, Band of Skulls, Wild Flag
Yet another solid band coming out of Brooklyn New York. Eula is a trio that packs a lot of sound characterized by chaotic guitar work, frenzied percussion, and a lead vocalist with some very strong screeching pipes. Lead singer Alyse Lamb brings intensity and uneasiness to the album. Catchy melodies...
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Evening Fires
Where I've Been Is Places and What I've Seen Is Things (2015)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic folk, Ambient
Sounds Like: Hammock, The Myrrors
We believe the gateway into a bands mindset is the album art, what better way to hook a potential listener than starting with an alluring album cover. Evening Fires latest release Where I've Been Is Places and What I've Seen Is Things accomplishes just this, it’s an odd yet alluring c...
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Evil Blizzard
Everybody Come To Church (2015)
Crank this to 9.8 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic doom
Sounds Like: , Original
Evil Blizzard is back and as ominous as ever with their latest Everybody Come To Church. Riding the coattails of their impressive 2014 debut album, The Dangers of Evil Blizzard, the band hits us with an all-out blizzard of more psychedelic, acid tinged doom. If you’re not fam...
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Evil Blizzard
The Dangers of Evil Blizzard (2014)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Doom, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Witchcraft, Black Sabbath, Ghost
#10 ALBUM OF 2014
Evil Blizzard is a new band spawning from the UK underground scene and is dark and dismal to the core. We were thoroughly intrigued at the fact the band consists of four bass players a...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Evil Blizzard
The Worst Show on Earth (2018)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic, Doom
Sounds Like: Laundry, Marilyn Manson, 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...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo
Tree of Tongues (2012)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Alternative rock, Hardcore
Sounds Like: Linkin Park, Deftones, Every Time I Die
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo are unique, they are the perfect example of why we never judge a band solely by the name. Our editor’s found various influences here; from the likes of The Mars Volta and Dillinger Escape Plan to Deftones and Norma Jean, even a hint of Linkin Park. Now you may be thin...
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Second Sight (2015)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock, Prog-rock, Space rock
Sounds Like: Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Moon Duo
Our eyes and ears recently have been opened up to some new intense psych rock thanks to The Obelisk All-Dayer this Saturday in Brooklyn, NY. From Ohio, welcome EYE and their highly underappreciated 2013 album Second Sight. Where do we begin describing the album, for one, it’s an origi...
Friday, January 30, 2015
Eyes On The Shore
A Golden Blue (2015)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Young the Giant, Incubus, Band of Horses
Their music can best be described as 'majestic' and 'spacious'. The San Francisco based foursome deliver their first full length album after 2013's charming 5 song self-titled EP. The band formed in 2012 and consists of Cory Tauber on rythym guitar and lead vocals, Kayhan Golkar on bass, Antrom Kury...
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Eyes On The Shore
ST (2013)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Young the Giant, Hookworms, Band of Horses
Eyes on the Shore have a spacious and lofty sound. Their name very much suits their sound. A vision of the shore that is expansive and engrossing. While their genre may be straightforward, their song structure is diverse and intelligent. The band strays from the normal hooks and melodies at the pred...
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Fracture (2019)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
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Genre: Post metal
Sounds Like: The Ocean, ISIS, Jakob
The trio hailing from the depths of Latvia, EYRTH have put together a rich and atmospheric debut. Crisp like a brittle cold winter the band pairs exceptional clean production with an expansive and introspective sound. Fracture is filled with patient build-ups and very calming fretwork court...