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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
|    Editor's Pick
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...
Monday, July 29, 2019
Dopegoat
Nannadu (2019)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Grunge, Progressive
Sounds Like: Gruntruck, Stick
How could we not review this clever and intriguing album cover? Brilliant for its artistic nostalgia and simplicity. Overall the fretwork on Dopegoat’s second EP is the backbone to the Atlanta Georgia trio’s sound. The production is crisp as Bielski’s precision shines bright. Walke...
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Psychic Lemon
Live at the Smokehouse (2019)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock, Space rock
Sounds Like: The Heads, Earthless, Hawkwind
The latest by UK’s Psychic Lemon is a real mind trip and will test your love for psychedelic space fuzz. Live at the Smokehouse was recorded on August 10, 2018 at the the Smokehouse, Ipswitch and man this performance is all consuming. Six distorted fuzzed-laced entities running at 42 ...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Mang Ont
Maa Sarv (2019)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Doom
Sounds Like: UFOMAMMUT, Glowsun, My Sleeping Karma
Hailing from Tartu, Estonia welcome the tripped out, psychedelic heaviness of Mang Ont. The trio has crafted one hell of a fuzzy and dense mind trip with Maa Sarv. What we have here are three healthy doom induced instrumental tracks weighing in at a whopping 46:17. Mang Ont are taking instr...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Alber Jupiter
We Are Just Floating in Space (2019)
Crank this to 8.7 of 11
Genre: Krautrock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Oresund Space Collective, God is an Astronaut
Album artist Harry Hadler (The Lights Are On) lured us in on this one. The pensive framework art and distant floating civilian set the backstage for Alber Jupiter’s second release. The two-piece semi-instrumental act hailing from Rennes, France provide a deep pensive array of galactic tunes bu...
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Wizzerd
Wizzerd (2019)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Stoner Doom
Sounds Like: Carnaval, Gas Giant, Monster Magnet
On our first rotation of Wizzerd we assumed they were from Argentina or South America, these guys have a raw homegrown stoner quality that seems to stem from this region. To our surprise, Wizzerd hail from the great state of Montana, home to the great craft brewery Bozeman Brewing. There is somethin...
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Lord Vicar
The Black Powder (2019)
Crank this to 10.5 of 11
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Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Opeth, Katatonia, Catherdral
Lord Vicar’s fourth release entitled The Black Powder is massive in many ways. Over 70 minutes of pensive mood setting doom that engages you into its dark landscape from its first line... ”When I was a boy all alone... I couldn’t go to sleep I was afraid”. T...