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Monday, February 24, 2020
Bernelius
Grave Dancer (2020)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Progressive
Sounds Like: Queens of the Stoneage, Tweak Bird, Ruff Majik
In 2017 we were introduced to one of rocks more unusual albums, Space Drifter by Norway’s Bernelius.  Loaded with hyper-groove fretwork, distorted vocals and infectious melodies, this became a staple in our rotation. Three years later we see the anticipated release of their new a...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Dead Lucid
Desolation (2020)
Crank this to 8.3 of 11
Genre: Psychedelic rock
Sounds Like: Arctic Monkeys, The Stooges
Chicago natives Dead Lucid deliver their second EP continuing to move their sound in a positive direction. The three piece band feature heavy laden psych rock based with elements of post punk that gleam very old school Joy Division-esque landscapes.The EP has a myriad of different angles that make f...
Monday, February 10, 2020
Tombstone Eyes
Land in the Sky (2020)
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Sons of Otis, Ecstatic Vision, Deep Purple
The debut from Chicago heavy psych foursome takes stoner rock on some new trippy pathways. Land in the Sky is a bluesy and spacey affair that melds stoner with heavy space rock. With muffeled vocals floating effortlessly among the heavy psychedelia and the hallucinatory use of the organ, To...
Saturday, February 08, 2020
Paralyzed
Hidden Sun (2019)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Heavy rock, Psychedelic
Sounds Like: Graveyard, Leaf Hound, Kadavar
Blues soaked retro fueled fuzz is what Paralyzed throw down on their debut release Hidden Sun. The German-based foursome do a nice job of balancing modern psych rock with 70s inspired psychedelic rock. The production has a raw live studio quality with little or no polishing needed, the musi...
Sunday, February 02, 2020
Deathwhite
Grave Image (2020)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Progressive metal
Sounds Like: Katatonia, Opeth, Paradise Lot
Let the music speak for itself and lets not make our identities available is the schtick that Deathwhite have maintained since 2012. Frankly we don’t give a fuck ourselves so the feeling is mutual. We care about the music, so lets quickly get past their anonymity. Grave Image is ...
Monday, January 27, 2020
Nobody
Gospel of the Goat (2020)
Crank this to 7.7 of 11
Genre: Acoustic black metal
Sounds Like: Nocturnal Poisoning, Lord Belial
Black metal is such a distinct genre with some of the most loyal fans in metal. It's a thrill when we come across artists who look to expand beyond their genre. Nobody, a one man Finnish black metal artist has released a very calming, yet dark acoustic EP entitled In the Gospel of the Goat....
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Bestial Invasion
Monomania (2019)
Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Thrash, Heavy metal, Power metal
Sounds Like: Athiest, King Diamond, Helloween
Beastial Invasion from the Ukraine may be on the cusp of breaking into new territories for heavy metal. Monomania, the bands latest release is a frenzy of metal that will test your patience. Beastial Invasion do not rest on one particular metal genre, the album bounces from thrash to power ...
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Droid
Hyperreality (2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stoner rock, Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like: Torche, Kylesa
DROID from Melbourne Australia takes us on a sonic journey through heavy psych rock with Hypereality. With a plethora of bands like Irata, Torche and Baroness commanding the scene, it’s always thrilling to hear up and coming bands take on this genre and feed life into the scene. Their...
Monday, January 13, 2020
Fetid Zombie
Death Covenant (2019)
Crank this to 7.6 of 11
Genre: Death Metal
Sounds Like: Death, Kreator, Necrodeath
Virginia-based death metal illustrator Mark Riddick is no stranger to the underground metal scene. Since 1991, he has created thousands of pieces of horrific art for bands like Amon Armrath, Internal Bleeding, Horrendous and Warbringer to name a few. His passion for all things metal have lead to an ...
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Ihlo
Union (2019)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Progressive metal, Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Voyager, Dream Theatre, Devin Townsend Project
Ihlo from London have released a very impressive debut album of new age progressive metal. Union is packed with traditional progressive metal influences, yet they throw in various styles from prog to pop rock and some electronics. Upon first rotation we were not sure what to make of this al...