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Friday, May 29, 2020
Rosy Finch
Scarlet (2020)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
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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
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...
Saturday, May 09, 2020
A Driftwood Cross (2020)
Crank this to 10.7 of 11
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Genre: Metal
Sounds Like: The Sword, Droids Attack, Khemmis
In our world of deep sonic exploration we will occasionally hit some bizarre conundrums. Perhaps our biggest head scratcher is that of the Australian trio Witchskull. To put it bluntly, the question at hand is ... how the fuck are these guys not HUGE yet? How is it possible to put out music this exc...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin
Misty Woman (2020)
Crank this to 9.2 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, King Buffalo, Salems Pot
Classy and crafty psychedelia is what San Diego natives Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin delivers on their latest release Misty Woman. The trio’s third release is their best to date and is a calming cavernous ride thru fuzz-filled melodies. The album features some wonderful soft echo and fe...
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Isle of Mars
Isle of Mars (2020)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock, Hard rock
Sounds Like: Atomic Rooster, Graveyard, Camel
Hailing from Germany, welcome Isles of Mars and their Self Titled debut. The threesome play a very homegrown style of classic hard 70s psychedelic rock. Upon first listen, the opening track “Psychopompos” really hooked us with their bluesy, Graveyard-like heaviness. The second cut is a m...
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Twin Wizard
Glacial Gods (2020)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
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Genre: Stoner rock, Sludge
Sounds Like: Droids Attack, Telekinetic Yeti, Floor
Combine the energetic fervor of Droids Attack with the titanic sludge from Telekinetic Yeti and you get the monumental barrage of heaviness known as Twin Wizard. The Wisconsin duo consists of Droids Attack singer/guitarist Brad Van and former Telekinetic Yeti drummer Anthony Dreyer, and together the...
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Al-Mahruqa (2019)
Crank this to 9.5 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Mars Red Sky, Floater, Mountainwolf
The debut release from psychedelic trio Pelegrin is a thoughtful and meditative journey through some very majestic landscapes. Originating from France, Pelegrin play a unique style of rock that blends traditional psychedelics, heavy stoner riffs along with elements of space rock and Middle Eastern t...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Ogien Pustki (2020)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Black Metal
Sounds Like: Harakiri for the Sky, Abbath, Burzum
Viodfire from Poland has injected the Black metal scene with a dose of fresh aggression-tilted, apocalyptic metal on their debut album Ogień Pustki. Founded in 2018 as an instrumental project by Jakub M. Zdzienicki, the band grew with the addition of drummer Łukasz 'Icanraz' Sarnacki, lyric...
Sunday, March 01, 2020
Itch (2020)
Crank this to 9.7 of 11
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Genre: Post punk, Math Rock
Sounds Like: These Arms Are Snakes, Pissed Jeans, Barkmarket
Greece noise rock quartet Mammock deliver one hell of a debut album with Itch. Containing elements of modern noise rock with 90s math and punk, Mammock has delivered one of most unique releases to hit our rotation so far in 2020. With influences stemming from bands like Barkmarket and These...