Thursday, March 7, 2019
Oak Pantheon and Amiensus
Gathering II (2018)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Atmospheric black metal
Sounds Like: Opeth, Bathory
Two deeply rooted Minnesota metal acts coming together to paint a majestic black metal journey. 20 minutes featuring some of the most impressive black metal contrast we have heard in a long time. Harkening us back to the early Opeth days, this collaboration blends beauty and fear. Tanner Swenson del...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Creating Meaning (2013)
Turn this to 5 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: Queens of the Stoneage, Graveyard, Kadavar
Looking for that new blues rock band that is a bit different and original to add to your collection? Well Oblivious, a four-piece rock band from Sweden are hit and miss. Their 2013 release Creating Meaning seems to fall flat in terms of originality. The music here is actually pretty good as...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Garden Window (2011)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Alternative rock, Atmospheric rock
Sounds Like: Sirens, The Receiving End, Torche
So glad we came across this Atlanta based five piece band. The album was released in November 2011 and features atmospheric melodic rock with a lead vocalist (tanner Merritt) who bellows in a British droll to give the band anything but a southern feel. The bands' first LP shines and paints an atmosp...
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Inception (2016)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Sludge, Doom
Sounds Like: Bloodiest, Pallbearer, Fudge Tunnel
The Inception is the aptly titled new EP from Jaen Spain's Oddhums. The trio's debut contains some very dark and weighting moods. Will's lead vocals remind us of a mix between Godflesh (Justin Broadrick) and Fudge Tunnel (Alex Newport)  illicit a very ominous tone of heavy weight paint...
Friday, October 18, 2013
Outside (2011)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Folk, Indie
Sounds Like: Band of Horses, Mumford and Sons
Take the styles of folk, indie and Americana, mix it together and you have yourself a hell of an album here. O'Death’s third release, Outside is intimate and moody with a sense of despair. Lyrically, it’s fantastic and lead singer, Greg Jaimie has this Neil Young, punk vibe goin...
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Self Titled (2012)
Turn this to 3.5 of 11
Genre: Punk
Sounds Like: Circle Jerks, New York Dolls
Absolute rip-off if you are looking for a high-end hardcore punk album. 16 songs lasting just 16 minutes says it all. To be honest, we could have put this punk noise together in our backyard. This album features Keith Morris (from the Circle Jerks and Black Flag)... looking to get some suckas to gra...
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Ohio Sky
The Big Distraction (2015)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Alternative rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: Funeral for a Friend, Coheed and Cambria, Deftones
Straight out of the Cleveland rock scene emerges Ohio Sky with their second release The Big Distraction. We must say this album took us a by surprise as we we’re expecting another Saving Grace or Thirty Seconds To Mars type band that would of gotten lost in the shuffle, we we’re...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Okta Logue
Tales of a Transit City (2013)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Rock
Sounds Like: The Verve, Pink Floyd, Doves
Steady wins the race as they say. If you are looking for a straight shooting solid album give Okta Logue's Tales of a Transit City a shot. Blend Richard Ashcroft from the The Verve with David Gilmour from Pink Floyd and you will have the soothing melancholy effect of Benno Hertz's voice. Th...
Monday, September 16, 2019
I Will Guide Thy Hand (2020)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Hardcore, Mathcore
Sounds Like: Converge, Botch, The Chariot
The debut album by Indianapolis natives OLAM (Of Lions and Men) is an unrelenting and bruising combination of hardcore and mathcore. I Will Guide Thy Hand is so fucking unforgiving, it will test your patience if your not a fan of this style of metal. The way they blend elements of old schoo...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Shifting Skin (2000)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Pop, Alternative
Sounds Like: The Verve, Duran Duran, Vast
Rotation11’s first "pop" album review from the magnificent Ken Andrews, creator of one of the best relatively unknown bands of all time, Failure. Andrew generated a cult following with Failure as their textured atmospheric grunge albums created imagery and hours upon hours of listening pleasur...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
One Hundred Dollars
Songs of Man (2011)
Turn this to 6 of 11
Genre: Folk, Country, Indie
Sounds Like: First Aid Kit, The Head and the Heart, Lord Huron
One Hundred Dollars, a Toronto-based band had an aura about them that caught our attention. Their music is laced with folk and country melodies along with a touch of psychedelic undertones and intriguing story-telling. Their 2011 album, Songs of Man has been in our rotation for a while now ...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
One Leg Mary
Yes Exactly, Maybe Not (2012)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Math Rock
Sounds Like: Failure, June of 44, Fugazi
Straight out from Greece, arises a band called One Leg Mary. OLM’s, first release is a terrific balance between soft melodies and edgy arrangements. The band’s music is extremely tight and sounds like they have been together for quite a while. First track "CHUGA" is an in-your-face math ...
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Onsegen Ensemble
Awalai (2016)
Crank this to 10 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Space rock, Progressive, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Farflung, 3rd Ear Experience, Tool
It took us quite a while and countless listens to put forth this review and yet we still feel like we’re not doing it justice. Welcome the mystic aura of Onsegen Ensemble from Finland. The band has found unique ways to explore the outer realms of the space, psychedelic and progressive rock gen...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Oozing Wound
Earth Suck (2014)
Crank this to 7.7 of 11
Genre: Hardcore, Metal
Sounds Like: Victims, Black Cobra, High on Fire
Oozing Wound from the windy city of Chicago has leashed a beast of an album upon us with Earth Suck. As it may not be ground-breaking music, they throw in a wealth of influences ranging from old Metallica, and Trap Them to Black Cobra and The Sword, talk about a mixed bag of metal. So, what...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Oranssi Pazuzu
Valonielu (2013)
Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Psychedelic black metal
Sounds Like: Minisrty, Sigh, UFOMAMMUT
A new sub-genre of Black metal has been lurking around for some time now and it’s known as Psychedelic black metal and one of its front-runners is Oranssi Pazuzu. This band from Finland, do not make it easy for us to categorize them, therefore peaking our interest, as the term psychedelic seem...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Oresund Space Collective
Sleeping with the Sunworm (2011)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Atmospheric rock, Space rock
Sounds Like: Spacemen 3, Hawkwind
Every collection needs a few strong instrumental albums. You can throw this 3 song LP from 2008 on the list if you like dreamy space rock (55 minutes long).  Hailing from Denmark this 5 piece band (with over 10 albums) can really whisk you away. With plenty of psychedelic atmospheric synths and...
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Organ Exhibition
Tortured Soul Asylym (2017)
Turn this to 3.8 of 11
Genre: Grindcore, Black Metal
Sounds Like: Arcturus, Sigh
Disturbing avant-garde black metal from South Korea. The album plays much like a horror soundtrack filled with unnerving clips and violent suggestive torture. As you cut through the dismal intermittent noise, eventually the death metal arrives and is lack luster. Organ Exhibition clearly has a pench...
Friday, February 13, 2015
42012 (2012)
Crank this to 7.8 of 11
Genre: Doom, Sludge
Sounds Like: Sleep, Electric Wizard, Deadbird
Orm is a doom, sludge band from Denver, USA and their 2012 album 42012 is just classic doom sludge to the core. The albums' bleak, evil drudgery will drag you into their cold, distant world. The harrowing vocals have this Jus Osborn from Electric Wizard meets Sleep vocalist quality about th...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Tree of Life (2011)
Turn this to 5.2 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: King Crimson, Lord Vicar, Opium Warlords
Orne formed in Finland and consist of six members three of which are from the band Reverand Bizarre. The Tree of Life is the band’s second full-length (and final) release. The album contains a retro-progressive feel where 70s organ and distinctive electric guitar-work as the backbo...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Garden of God (2017)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Heavy rock, Psychedelic, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Floater, Kings of Frog Island, Ethereal Riffian
We have been anxiously awaiting for the new Otehi album to drop and here it is in all its glory. Garden of God, the follow-up to 2014’s Dead Chants and Forbidden Melodies does not disappoint one bit. The trio from Italy have taken their mesmerizing Ethereal Riffian-like psych...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Out Of Space
Invaders (2015)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Failure, Queens of the Stoneage, Nebula
Out Of Space hailing from Lyon, France has just released their debut EP Invaders. Let’s first get the comparisons out of the way, the EP has a heavy Queens of the Stone Age vibe to it, especially on the first two songs. This by no means a deterrent, the influence is the raw vibe Queen...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Death of the Party (2017)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Hardcore
Sounds Like: Transition, Every Time I Die, Earth Crisis
Nice clean, pointed hardcore aggression is what Overstayer exudes on their debut EP Death of the Party. We have been longing for some new but reflective early 90s influenced hardcore. Overstayer delivers quality production and clarity in a punchy 12 minutes plus endeavor that appears to tak...
Monday, July 31, 2017
ST (2017)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Sludge, Doom, Black Metal
Sounds Like: Mizmor, Evoken
We have previewed a fair amount of obscure black metal throughout the years. One of the more trying aspects is the fact that often the production this weak and we find difficulty in clarity and separation of the instruments. Pioneers like Burzum, Evoken and Behemoth have advanced the production and ...
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Own Paw Thee Die
Cock Tales Vol. 2 - Poossy Of Darkness (2019)
Crank this to 8.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Interpol, Red Fang, Spiritual Beggars
Own Paw Thee Die feature some groovy southern stoner rock undercurrents coupled with an overlay of energetic punk hardcore from the landscapes of Ferrara Italy. The foursome have a penchant for slapstick groove and their sophomore latest EP Cock Tales Vol. 2: Poossy Of Darkness is an entert...