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Monday, July 6, 2020
Familiars
All In Good Time (2020)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Bask, The Janitors, King Buffalo
Ontario heavy psych natives Familiars have finally released the full length we’ve been waiting for. On the heels of three impressive EP’s, Familiars do not disappoint what so ever on Homestead. The trio continue on their path of stoner-gazed psychedelics, yet with more explorati...
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Well
Trench Dancer (2020)
Crank this to 9.7 of 11
Genre: Noise rock, Post-hardcore
Sounds Like: Unsane, Barkmarket, Cavity
Melbourne Australia natives, WELL, continue to morph into their own with their latest EP Trench Dancer. We can only comment on the fact that the high-turnover within the band has elicited what is clearly their strongest release to date. Thankfully Das Beard is in the drivers seat on this on...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Firstborne
Firstborne (2020)
Turn this to 6.2 of 11
Genre: Metal
Sounds Like: Badlands, Lynch Mob, Tesla
Drummer and founder of Lamb of God joins forces with bassist James LoMenzo of (former White Lion, Black Label Society, and Lynch Mob fame) to pull together an EP that messages change and hope during the dark shadows we currently face. They have pulled in a premier vocalist, Girish Pradham, from Indi...
Monday, June 22, 2020
Mindcrawler
Lost Orbiter (2020)
Crank this to 8.1 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Karma To Burn, Yuri Gagarin
From the city that bred such greats as Colour Haze and Darkseed comes the galactic vision of Mindcrawler. The foursome’s second release is their first studio album. An interesting follow-up to their 2018 live EP as the Munich laters pick things up two years later with Lost Orbiter. Th...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
URSA
Mother Bear Father Toad (2020)
Crank this to 8.6 of 11
Genre: Doom, Progressive
Sounds Like: Pallbearer, Khemmis, Faerie Ring
URSA have returned with their third release of progressive doom and tales of obscure fantasy. Mother Bear, Father Toad continues the bands’ journey of unique fantasy-driven doom metal. URSA have always had their own unique sound, and this album is no different. The opening cut begins ...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Demonic Death Judge
The Trail (2020)
Crank this to 9.9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Sludge, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Cavity, Weedeater
Upon first glance of the new album cover for Finland’s sludge foursome, we thought maybe they have gone towards a post-metal or post-rock sound. The landscape photo is a welcome change rather than the traditional stoner themed illustration. Picking up from their last album Seaweed, Demonic Dea...
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Slift
Ummon (2020)
Crank this to 9.8 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Heavy psych rock, Space rock
Sounds Like: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Oh Sees
We took an unorthodox approach to this one by way of an all out SLIFT binge. We downloaded their entire library off BandCamp and took a deep dive for 3 or 4 weeks. The realization that we came to is that Ummon, the band’s latest album, absolutely steers them in a new and impressive di...
Friday, May 29, 2020
Rosy Finch
Scarlet (2020)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Sludge, Metal
Sounds Like: Albino Python, Black Moth, Kylesa
The Spanish trio Rosy Finch has come a long way since their 2013 release Wolves Waiting. Their sound has matured into a dark spectrum of sludge. The band’s latest release Scarlet is chockfull of impactful change-ups and dirty grinding grimness. Mireia’s vocals throughou...
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Pink Cigs
Pink Cigs (2020)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Metal
Sounds Like: Horisont, Corrosion of Conformity, Blue Cheer
Hailing from Sheffield, UK the Pink Cigs bust out with their debut full length album of 70’s inspired psychedelic heaviness. The foursome throw down ten tracks of heavy groovin’ psych rock. What we love about this album is the bands’ ability to throw in some 90’s metal action...
Monday, May 18, 2020
Blackletter
Animal Farm (2020)
Turn this to 3.9 of 11
Genre: Hard rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: Faith No More, Circus of Power
Balckletter from Rhode Island have put together an ambitious album filled with dramatic progressive hard rock. The eight songs are somewhat unique to the progressive rock genre. We love the use of the piano and the unique songwriting, but that’s about all that kept us intrigued. Animal Farm of...