Friday, November 17, 2017
Galactic Gulag
To The Stars By Hard Ways (2017)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Instrumental
Sounds Like: My Sleeping Karma, Monkey 3, 35007
Galactic Gulag, what a terrific and unusual name for a band. Combine this with stellar album art and you have the recipe for one terrific interstellar heavy spaced-out rock album. To the Stars by Hard Ways, the debut release by these Brazil natives is loaded with an infectious blend of trip...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Grey Maiden (2019)
Crank this to 7.3 of 11
Genre: Heavy metal
Sounds Like: Manowar, Gamma Ray
Attention all metal heads for Gatekeeper has released their second EP Grey Maiden. Hailing from Canada, the five-piece Power metal outfit draw influences from metal gods like Gamma Ray, Saxon and Manowar. Lead vocalist Jean Pierre Abboud was made for singing power metal, he has a clean, pow...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Gathering of Kings
First Mission (2019)
Crank this to 7.8 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Kenny Loggins, Asia, Dokken
Yes indeed, Gathering of Kings contains six vocalists and a nostalgic cover harkening us back to Anderson Buford Wakeman and Howe. Sure we could have just said Yes or Asia, but we are talking supergroups here folks. GOK is a Swedish supergroup with a flair for the involved and throwing in the kitche...
Monday, May 25, 2015
Gage (2014)
Crank this to 8.1 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Blues
Sounds Like: Karma To Burn, The Midnight Ghost Train
Hailing from Kingston, NY the trio named Geezer provides us with an onslaught of slide guitar and sweaty stoner blues on their sophomore release. Thankfully, we grabbed the re-released EP which contains the new epic 14 minute track "Tales of Murder And Unkindness".  Let us cut to the chase on t...
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Gentlemen Bastards
Bastards Brew (2015)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock
Sounds Like: Lo-Pan, Queens of the Stoneage
If you like your rock with tons of raw energy and heavy grooves than look no further than Alabama’s The Gentlemen Bastards. Their latest album Bastards Brew is loaded with energetic stoner rock tempos, bits of 90s garage-styled grunge and some heavy blues. The clean vocals of Will Qui...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Get Your Gun
The Worrying Kind (2014)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Gothic folk rock
Sounds Like: Schomberg Fair, Spindrift, PJ Harvey
Get Your Gun's debut album is a dark and somber piece of work that hits several chords within our psyche. For one, the album paints heartfelt landscapes of desperation and sorrow and really comes full circle with it's moving story. Westmark's vocals are distinctive to say the least. Some may find th...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Gets Worse
Snubbed (2019)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Hardcore, Power violence
Sounds Like: Victims, Trap Them
Embrace the chaos and welcome the powerviolence of Leeds, UK foursome Gets Worse. Snubbed, the bands 11th release is 20 intense songs running at 27 intense minutes. Gets Worse has a genuine hardcore anger that hits you right in the gut, but you don’t mind as you will come back for mor...
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Ghost Box Orchestra
High Plaine (2016)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Psychedelic, Shoegaze, Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Wooden Shijps, The Black Angels, Spacemen 3
Ghost Box Orchestra is undoubtedly one of the hidden gems nestled here in the Northeast, US. The five-piece band from Boston, Massachusetts has unleashed one hell of an album with High Plaine. They have pulled out all the stops on this one; it’s dense, trippy, psychedelic, mesmerizing...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Ghost Outfit
I Want You To Destroy Me (2013)
Turn this to 3 of 11
Genre: Punk, Shoegaze
Sounds Like: Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine
Two-piece bands are becoming a dime a dozen these days. White Stripes, Japandroids, Daft Punk, Black Keys, Tenacious D, the Ting Tings, etc. Gaining praise and success through their ability to generate a full sound where you question how just two humans can generate such sound. Welcome Ghost Outfit ...
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Ghost Toast
Out Of This World (2017)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock, Experimental
Sounds Like: Earthside, Scale The Summit
Ghost Toast hailing from Hungary have a very unusual Progressive rock album here. The foursome has found a way to broaden the horizons of this genre. As many instrumental progressive bands sound eerily similar, Ghost Toast throws in enough of their own elements to create a unique vision. For starter...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Gin Lady
Call The Nation (2016)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Band of Horses, The Tragically Hip, Boston
The heavy rock world is saturated with tons of heavy bands who play to their 70s influences style of rock; take Graveyard, Kadavar and Blues Pills to name a few. While we absolutely love this style of music, every now and again it’s refreshing to hear a band come along and give us a taste of s...
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Glasgow Coma Scale
Enter Oblivion (2016)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Post rock
Sounds Like: Caspian, Mogwai, My Sleeping Karma
The name of this band and their album cover peaked our curiosity, so naturally we dug a little deeper to find meaning behind the name. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a common medical scoring system used to describe the level of consciousness in a person following a traumatic brain injury. Basically...
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Gnaw Their Tongues
Genocidal Majesty (2018)
Turn this to 5.3 of 11
Genre: Grindcore, Experimental, Black Metal
Sounds Like: Pig Destroyer, Dead Cross, Bloodyminded
A deep descent into darkness and anguish ensues on the follow-up to 2016’s Hymns For the Broken, Swollen, and Silent. Gnaw Their Tongues’ latest onslaught entitled Genocidal Majesty is saturated with tortured cries and lackluster flat-lined noise. Industrial distortion ...
Friday, April 24, 2015
ST (2013)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Doom, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Black Sabbath, Wo Fat, Mindfunk
Let us get the Sabbath references out of the way first and foremost. Frontman Christian Linderson's (former acts - Count Raven, Lord Vicar, and Saint Vitus) vocals do resemble Ozzy and there are a variety of moments throughout this 67 minute trip that will remind you of Sabbath as do perhaps 700 oth...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
III (2019)
Crank this to 7.4 of 11
Genre: Doom, Drone
Sounds Like: Clouds Taste Satanic, Earth
Goatfox from Germany play some of the most cathartic instrumental doom that is relaxing to the core. There is not much information to be found about Goatfox; are they a one-man project, threesome, we have no idea. Regardless, this EP contains three slow driven tunes of soft, drifting instrumental do...
Monday, May 8, 2017
Release the Beast (2017)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Sludge rock
Sounds Like: Wo Fat, The Midnight Ghost Train
While we find humor in the common blending of two animals in a band name, the tactic of using three had us intrigued enough to give this one a gander. What we discovered was a pretty damn impressive tight four tracks. If you could bottle up Neil Fallon’s vocals off Clutch’s first albumTr...
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Dope Supreme (2019)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Sludge
Sounds Like: Deadbird, Monolord, Snail
We can’t tell you the last time we encountered or ever covered a band from Istanbul Turkey. While familiar with Moribund Oblivion who started back in the late 90s, Godbud is new territory for us. Dope Supreme, the bands debut album delivers across the board consistency on all fro...
Monday, June 25, 2018
Godhead Lizard
ST (2018)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Crowbar, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity
Don’t let the oddball album cover and band name fool you. Godhead Lizard’s debut album is loaded with quality craftsmanship. Perhaps there is some distant relationship with one of our favorite bands, the Jesus Lizard, although no connectivity in sound. Hailing from Quebec Canada the four...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Golden Animals
Free Your Mind and Win A Pony (2008)
Turn this to 6 of 11
Genre: Alternative, Blues, Folk
Sounds Like: The Black Keys, The Doors
Welcome back to the sixties! On Golden Animals’ debut full length, Free Your Mind and Win a Pony, This two-piece band  of Tommy Eisner (guirtar/vocals) and  Linda Beecroft (drums/vocals) revive that 60’s folk, country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll era. Let&rsquo...
Monday, September 1, 2014
Golden Void
ST (2011)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Hawkwind, Mount Carmel, Earthless
The seven song short LP debut from Golden Void is impressive in its ability to capture an authentic 70's psychedelic sound and weathered feel. The San Francisco based foursome are clearly enamored with the sound and stature of Hawkwind, having named themselves after the a track off their 1975 album ...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Land Bridge (2019)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Elder, Khemmis, 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...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Forget About It (2013)
Crank this to 7 of 11
Genre: Alternative, Indie
Sounds Like: The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Gorgeous are a new band destined to makes waves in the indie world. Their four song debut EP, Forget About It, is full of lo-fi, somber sounds that will draw you in. The production feels as if were recorded in analog, giving it a live studio feel, adding a certain charm to the album. As for...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Gorilla Pulp
Peyote Queen (2016)
Crank this to 7 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: The Sword, Sheavy
Gritty straight 'atcha stoner rock is what Gorilla Pulp is about. Maurice Flee does a nice job providing the grit on lead vocals, but ultimately detracts from the contrast that makes stoner rock so invigorating. On Peyote Queen, the band’s second release, Flee provides a ton of energy...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Gravesen (2018)
Turn this to 4.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Three Doors Down, Disturbed
Hailing from Ponteareas Spain, Gravesen usher in their debut album. The EP features an anthemic blend of grunge and straight-shooting hard rock. The song arrangements have some semblance of variety for an EP, but fall woefully flat on the vocal side. The guitar prowess is listenable as is their atte...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Lights Out (2012)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Blues
Sounds Like: Fu Manchu, Jimi Hendrix
Graveyard blasted onto our radar several years ago and completely blew us away with their self-titled album. We still rank it as one of the best albums we’ve ever heard. They had an infectious energy that put a smile on your face. It's great for parties, firing down the slopes on your snowboar...
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Great Rift
Voodoo Woodland (2017)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock
Sounds Like: Freedom Hawk, Arbouretum
Great Rift is a foursome from Austria that has just released a very impressive there song EP here. Their music infuses elements of classic heavy rock into a riff-heavy stoner album. These three tunes possess a foundation of blues rock that are layered with moments of stoner, classic, and even psyche...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Green Altar
Heavy Side of the River (2018)
Turn this to 4.9 of 11
Genre: Doom, Black Metal
Sounds Like: Grave Upheaval, Diamanda Galas, Eyehategod
We were digging the album title and ominous bass doom metal undercurrent from the opening track, but those fucking vocals … eesh. While we do have the patience of saints when it comes to previewing new music, we felt beaten up after this one. All hail Green Altar from Sioux Falls South Dakota...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Green Desert
Dawn (2017)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Heavy rock
Sounds Like: Karma To Burn, Zoroaster, Earthless
Green Desert is a trio hailing from Mulheim Germany. Dawn is their first EP released which was pulled together from previous material. We found this to be apparent as the four tracks are distinctly different and feel more like a collection than an album concept that perhaps offers up a bit ...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Green Dragon
Green Dragon (2018)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Stoner Doom
Sounds Like: Salems Pot, Electric Wizard, Devil's Witches
Wait! Quality doom from New Jersey? You bet. Hailing from the town of Maplewood in Northern NJ, Green Dragon unleash a blend of occult-styled and stoner doom on their debut self-titled album. Upon first listen we assumed they had to be from the Midwest, U.S. or Europe, we don’t often hear such...
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Green Elder
Home (2014)
Crank this to 7.8 of 11
Genre: Neo folk
Sounds Like: Arrowwood, :novemthree:
Green Elder is a neofolk project based out of the mountains of Tennessee. Paul Ravenwood  who spearheads this project, combines various styles of folk such as; Appalachian, Celtic, and traditional folk influences. “This album is dedicated to autumn. A time of transition mixed with the bea...
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Trails and Passes (2014)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Truckfighters, Dozer
First off, we would like to thank Small Stone Records for helping to keep the stoner rock genre alive and well. They are a label that continues to pump out talented artists that either carry that stoner rock torch or inject some new and fresh ideas into this genre, either way, they all deserve some ...
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Grey Skies Ahead
Panacea (2019)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Post rock, Progressive rock
Sounds Like: My Sleeping Karma, Plini
Grey Skies Ahead from Austria do not play your typical Post-rock with long buildups or 11-plus minute epic tracks.  The foursome throw a lot of complex progressive themes along with a dash of stoner and math rock into Panacea. It’s actually a beautiful sounding instrumental album...
Monday, April 13, 2015
Grin's Edge
Burnt Circus (2007)
Turn this to 4.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: The Toadies, Our Lady Peace
We dug this one up within the deeper reaches of the bargain bin in one of our favorite used CD store's In Your Ear located in Boston, Massachusetts. Grin's Edge was a very obscure trio from Southern California. There is virtually no history of this band nor could we locate any type of discography on...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Group 1850
Paradise Now (1969)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Brianticket, Pink Floyd
Every once in a while we like to go back in time and revisit some lost treasures. Group 1850 is one of these treasures, as their second release is a 36 minute psychedelic journey worth the trip. Our trip takes us to the Netherlands in 1969 where, Group 1850 was born and released Paradise Now. The ba...
Monday, January 14, 2019
II (2018)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Blood Ceremony, Dwellers, 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, February 17, 2015
Guerilla Toss
Gay Disco (2013)
Turn this to 5.8 of 11
Genre: Noise rock, Experimental, Punk
Sounds Like: Melt Banana, The Sediment Club, The Scissor Girls
Music fans that may not be familiar with the noise rock scene should consider Guerrilla Toss as a potential entrée into this bizarre world of music. The Boston five piece band incorporates all the fundamental characteristics of noise rock particularly with a myriad of atonality and dissonance...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Gunpowder Gray
ST (2014)
Turn this to 3 of 11
Genre: Cock rock
Sounds Like: Tora Tora, Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango
Caution: this album contains song titles with silly misspelled words such as "Cummin" and "Outta,"but wait that is not all. It also contains one of the biggest taboos in the land, not only the band name and a self-titled album but a self-titled song to boot. Yes, track 1 is "Gunpowder Gray" as well....