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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Riot City
Burn The Night (2019)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Heavy metal
Sounds Like: Judas Priest, Helstar, White Wizzard
Break out your denim jackets, start growing back your mullets and prepare for a headbangers delight. Burn The Night from Calgary natives Riot City will awaken your heavy metal soul. What a killer debut from the new power hungry heavy metal foursome. So what lured us to this album, well for ...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Code Lisa
White Whales (2019)
Crank this to 7.9 of 11
Genre: Hardcore, Metal, Progressive
Sounds Like: Every Time I Die, Converge
Looking for a punchy in your face hardcore EP at a ‘name your price’ on BandCamp? Take a gander at the debut entitled White Whale from the Montreal Canadian crew, Code:Lisa. The EP features some interesting contrast along with laser quick fretwork. The 15 minute diddy of an...
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Queen Chief
Animal Stories (2019)
Crank this to 7.6 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Smashing Pumpkins, The Annie Crooners
The highly prolific heavy music breeding ground of Portland Oregon hits us with a band called Queen Chief. Animal Stories is the band’s second release in five years. While we do gravitate towards the eccentric heavy spectrum, it is nice occasionally to hit the lighter side of hea...
Monday, September 02, 2019
All Is Violent
Cartographers Of Human Purpose (2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Post rock
Sounds Like: Russian Circles, Pelican
Don’t let the band name deceive you here. All is Violent have a majestic, relaxing and cathartic sound to them. The post-rock trio from Melbourne Australia have put forth a very impressive debut EP entitled Cartographers Of Human Purpose. The trio possess the maturity and patience of ...
Monday, August 26, 2019
The Red Widows
Fuzzifixion (2019)
Crank this to 10.3 of 11
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Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Windhand, Deathbell, Black Mare
What a perfect title to this album and combined with the hauntingly clever cover, what fan of the heavy could pass this up. Fuzzifixion is one heavy mother and all about worshiping the almighty hazy riff. Following on the heels of 2017s Rising EP, the threesome hailing from London ...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Aephanemer
Prokopton (2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Death Metal
Sounds Like: In Flames, Arch Enemy
Hailing from Toulouse, France, death metal foursome Aephanemer have launched a monumental sophomore release with Prokopton. The album is a breath of fresh air for the death metal community as many bands today sound like their just going through the motions. Prokopton will take you ...
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Thee Windom Earles
Mai Tai Pink Eye (2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Rockabilly, Punk
Sounds Like: The Cramps, The Amazing Royal Crowns, Thee Oh Sees
Have the Windom Earles crafted a genre all to themselves? The 5-piece surf punk outfit from Manchester, UK have released an album fueled with fuzz, punk and chaotic rockabilly. Call it Fuzzabilly or what ever, this album is an absolute entertaining piece of work. Mai Tai Pink Eye shines fro...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Thems That Wait
Fiction (2019)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Clutch, Crowbar, Five Horse Johnson
The debut EP release by Portland Maine’s Thems That Wait features some infectious gritty grooves and is well worth your time. The power trio drips with aggressive militant yet quirky lyrics much akin to old school Clutch albums. Lead singer Craig Garland shines with a charismatic idiosyncratic...
Saturday, August 03, 2019
Hippie Death Cult
111 (2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Hard rock, Metal
Sounds Like: Lo-Pan, 1000mods, Dead Quiet
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the foursome known as Hippie Death Cult have conjured up a smoldering melting pot of heaviness on their debut release 111. It’s a bit difficult to pin this album to one particular genre as it crosses into stoner, psychedelic, grunge, metal and even a tad...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Arsis Thesis
Pangea (2019)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
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Genre: Sludge, Doom, Metal
Sounds Like: Red Fang, The Jesus Lizard, Bosnian Rainbows
You know you have something special when you have difficulty pinning down the heavy genre. The two-piece band (brothers) from Texas play with an eccentric and potent level of passion melding sludge, math, space and progressive rock into a deep rich fried basket of fuzz. Pangea, their l...