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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Hyperreality (2019)
Crank this to 9.3 of 11
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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
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...
Sunday, January 05, 2020
Own Paw Thee Die
Cock Tales Vol. 2 - Poossy Of Darkness (2019)
Crank this to 8.1 of 11
Genre: Hard rock
Sounds Like: Red Fang, Interpol, Spiritual Beggars
Own Paw Thee Die feature some groovy southern stoner rock undercurrents coupled with an overlay of energetic punk hardcore from the landscapes of Ferrara Italy. The foursome have a penchant for slapstick groove and their sophomore latest EP Cock Tales Vol. 2: Poossy Of Darkness is an entert...
Friday, January 03, 2020
leben lassen (2019)
Crank this to 9.1 of 11
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Genre: Post-Hardcore, Screamo
Sounds Like: Ink and Dagger, Glassjaw, La Dispute
Hamburg, Germany’s rha. has released their best album to date in leben.lassen. Patience and build-up defines rha. Their blend of gut-wrenching screamo and new age landscapes makes for some of the most dynamic contrast of the year. This album takes you into a deep calm and then thrusts...
Friday, December 20, 2019
Seasons of Uiu (2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
Genre: Space rock, Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Oresund Space Collective, Farflung
The latest release by Finland's space juggernauts Skyjoggers is all about sonic exploration through progressive landscapes. Seasons of Uiu, the bands third release, is a melting pot of progressive and space rock. The trio have a knack for blending driving heavy riffs with cosmic progressive...
Thursday, December 19, 2019
The Depressed Poltergeist (2019)
Crank this to 7.4 of 11
Genre: Dark ambiance
Sounds Like: Northaunt, Endura, Fudge Tunnel
Finland’s newer ominous underground label Järvenpäätön appears to be feeling its way thru very dark exploratory tunnels and production. We stumbled upon Insectghost from their page that features some very dark ambient landscapes. The genre is certainly not one we cover freq...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
III (2019)
Crank this to 9.6 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: All Them Witches, Wolf People, King Buffalo
Flying high off 2015’s sophomore release Ramble Beyond, Bask from North Carolina soar with their third album simply titled III. Within the past few years we have seen Bask craft their sound as III may be the most polished and well written album of the three. Released...
Monday, December 16, 2019
The Holeum
Sublime Emptiness (2019)
Crank this to 9 of 11
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Genre: Post metal
Sounds Like: Cult of Luna, Soar, The Ocean
Intriguing and unusual paintings for album art gets us all the time. That's exactly what lured us into The Holeum’s latest effort Sublime Emptiness. What a beautiful album cover designed by guitarist Luis Albaladejo’s side design project Ninth Circle Design. This had us thinking...
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Red Scalp
The Great Chase In The Sky (2019)
Crank this to 10.4 of 11
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Genre: Psychedelic rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Ancient Sky, Bask, Holy Mount
Red Scalp have bottled a tremendously unique Polish recipe. The band transforms the listener into an almost outer body experience catapulting you into a vast landscape where “space Indians” thrive. You feel a part of this insanely vivid journey. The Great Chase In The Sky v...