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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Lochness
Black Smokers (2019)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Sludge, Doom
Sounds Like: Electric Wizard, Rezn, Steinsopp
Hailing from Montreal, Canada the sludge trio known as Lochness have crept up from the depths of the oceans to unveil their debut album Black Smokers. With a love for the deep sea and its endless depths, Lochness will pull you into their undertow of hallucenegetic sludge. This is one hell o...
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Necroromantic
Anthem of the Apocalypse (2019)
Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Industrial, Nu Metal
Sounds Like: Machines of Loving Grace, Pitchshifter
The industrial genre rarely floats across our paths these days. Necroromantic, hailing form Richmond, British Columbia have risen from the 90s in conjunction with their “lost tracks” as they are apparently in the mode to slowly release the original 9 track album. The band is however spri...
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Gorge
Land Bridge (2019)
Crank this to 8.2 of 11
Genre: Doom
Sounds Like: Khemmis, Elder, Monolord
War driven landscapes of the nation’s bloody past is the backbone of the Connecticut trio’s thematic overtones. At first rotation, we were intrigued by the drenching harmonies that Gorge deliver. Layers of distant chants and echoed pleasantries. More specifically, Gorge’s debut ful...
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Irata
Tower (2019)
Crank this to 8.9 of 11
Genre: Stoner rock, Progressive, Metal
Sounds Like: Indian Handcrafts, Floor
Irata from North Carolina are becoming a staple in our heavy rotation. With three solid releases now under their belt, Tower feels like a natural progression of the band. While continuing with their signature progressive stoner/metal vibe, the foursome seem to be evolving. Prime example is ...
Friday, September 27, 2019
Firefriend
Avalanche (2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock, Dark Wave
Sounds Like: Pale Saints, Black Math Horseman, Holy Fawn
The trio hailing from São Paulo Brazil can crank out the production. Their tenth release Avalanche is their darkest and most euphoric to date. The opener "Zoey Speaks" starts off the ‘Apocalypse Now’ vibe where the sense of meander bleeds into a fuzz-filled ending. The al...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Bleeding Mountains
Illumination (2019)
Crank this to 10 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Stonerrock, Progressive metal, Post metal
Sounds Like: Appolonia, Red Scalp, JIRM
For a band to have two albums under their belt with an abundance of texture and original cloth is down right impressive. The trio from Stockholm Sweden have crafted something very special within the four tracks of Illumination. For one, they have cemented us as fans for as long as they cont...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wolfskull
Hexum (2019)
Turn this to 5.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: The Cult, Volbeat
The very cool album cover by Sepsyz Art lured us into this one. Hexum, the debut EP by Germany’s Wolfskull contains four well produced energetic hard rockin’ tunes. We’ve had this album in rotation for a few weeks now, but it just doesn't stand out among our heavy collecti...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Lethvm
Acedia (2019)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Doom, Post metal
Sounds Like: Gojira, Cavity
The third release and second full length album from Belgium natives, Lethvm has been in our heavy rotation the last few weeks. Acedia is an exhausting journey that requires discipline and focus to get through. We mean this in a very good way as the 39 minutes of darkness exude so much emoti...
Monday, September 16, 2019
OLAM
I Will Guide Thy Hand (2020)
Crank this to 8.8 of 11
Genre: Hardcore, Mathcore
Sounds Like: Botch, Converge, The Chariot
The debut album by Indianapolis natives OLAM (Of Lions and Men) is an unrelenting and bruising combination of hardcore and mathcore. I Will Guide Thy Hand is so fucking unforgiving, it will test your patience if your not a fan of this style of metal. The way they blend elements of old schoo...
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 ...