Saturday, November 10, 2012
Raised Fist
Veil of Ignorance (2009)
Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Sounds Like: At The Drive In, Rage Against The Machine
We were sketchy delving into this one. Our writers are not usually big fans of "make a point" or political type bands and the name alone was cause for alarm. Little did we know these guys have been around since 1993 hailing from Sweden. Boy was this a pleasant surprise. This album kicks ass and wi...
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Ramington Flashride
Back To Seattle (2015)
Crank this to 7.7 of 11
Genre: Hard rock, Grunge
Sounds Like: Tad, Nirvana, Everclear
Grunge is not dead. Certainly not if Ramington Flashride has anything to do with it. Hailing from Dusseldorf, Germany, the three piece band made their voyage to Seattle, WA during 2014 and engaged the expertise of mix/mastering specialists in Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney) and Chris Ha...
Monday, July 13, 2015
Rancho Relaxo
Happy Friday Experiment (2011)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Shoegaze, Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Sunsplit, Spacemen 3, The Black Angels
Distant vocals compliment the hazy amorphous trip inducing sound that is Rancho Relaxo. The band formed back in 2003 in Norway, a country that has been a prolific leader to the imaginative psychedelic heavier space rock world. Rancho Relaxo developed their sound since their origin moving away from t...
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Red Lama
Dreams Are Free (2016)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Neo-Psychadelic rock, Space rock
Sounds Like: Lumerians, O Brother, Weird Owl
Red Lama deliver a distinct brand of spacious psychedelic rock that is challenging to put in words. Their music infuses multiple styles of rock while staying a bit mysterious and original at the same time. The seven-piece band hailing from Denmark has released a wonderful debut with Dreams Are Free....
Monday, October 30, 2017
Red Mountains
Slow Wander (2017)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic stoner rock
Sounds Like: Weird Owl, Abrahma, Red Lama
Norway’s Red Mountains latest release Slow Wander has nestled comfortably within our rotation. Talk about an album that spans so many genres in the most subtle ways. Slow Wander is by nature a sprawling psychedelic album that spreads its wings to many facets rock. Singer Magn...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Red Scalp
Lost Ghosts (2017)
Crank this to 10.2 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: MMoss, Ancient Sky, Holy Mount
This album is so fucking rich with majestic melodies and impeccable chemistry. Red Scalp have absolutely floored us with their third release entitled ‘Lost Ghosts’. The five visionaries hailing from Poland take us on what feels like a concept album as the five tracks meander through surr...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Red Sun Atacama
Licancabur (2018)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Dozer, 1000mods, 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...
Monday, September 17, 2018
Redbait
Red Tape (2018)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Hardcore, Punk
Sounds Like: Dougnuts, Nasty Taste
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, May 17, 2016
Rifft
Something Other Than the Earth (2016)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Doom, Metal
Sounds Like: Black Tusk, Crowbar, Pallbearer
Hailing from good old Nashville Tennessee, this foursome is the furthest thing from country. The band infuses some very impressive doom metal with a unique blend of ranging vocals. In fact, the opener "Perception of the Blind" starts off with what sounds like Barry Manilow (in a very good way mind y...
Friday, October 11, 2013
Rishloo
Feathergun (2009)
Turn this to 4 of 11
Genre: Alternative rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: , Original
Take Maynard James Keenan (Tool) and  Pete Loefler (Chevelle), blend them together and sprinkle in that Kurt from Glee and you have the vocal’s of Rishloo’s lead singer Andrew Malloux. Unfairly compared to Tool, their song structure more resembles that of Dream Theater’s slow ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Rumori Di Scena
LentaMente (2017)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Post rock, Math Rock
Sounds Like: Pelican, Godspeed You! Black Emperor
We love the Post-rock genre. Our only stickler with this highly technical style of music is as you survey the landscape of bands out there, many feed off the same majestic melodies and tend not to branch out. As a result, we were very excited to have come across Rumori Di Scena, a foursome hailing f...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Rumour Cubes
Appearances of Collections (2014)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Post rock
Sounds Like: Explosions in the Sky, Seven Mile Journey, Dawn Chorus Ignites
The six piece London-based instrumental act delivers an album rich with expansive melodies and a refreshing take on the post rock world. Hannah Morgan and Terry Murphy lead the way via utterly captivating viola and violin interplay. The strings are further complimented through heartfelt piano and a ...