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bongbreaker

Bong Breaker – Mountain (2014)

02/20/2014

Dutch Band Brings Dutch Lighting Doom Bong Breaker, one of Holland’s best doom start-ups, has released their first full-length album last month following their demo dropped in 2012. Their sound is carried by clean vocals over loose hills of thoughtful riffs and percussion. Upon first listen, I was reminded of Fu Manchu and Nebula, only Read More

dopelord

Dopelord – Magick Rites

01/22/2014

Dopelord brings weighted bluesy doom in its best form. From across the pond, Poland is making a lot of noise. In 2010, Dopelord formed in Lublin and debuted their first full-length album in 2012, Magick Rites. The northern areas of Europe are known for some of the darkest and heaviest metal to hit the underground Read More

bellwitch

Bell Witch – Demo 2011

10/03/2013

Can’t Get Enough Red Death! Before you close the gates on bands with the word “witch” in their title, do yourself the favor of listening to any one track on this demo. Bell Witch is from Seattle, Washington and in my opinion the most deserving of their name. After doing some research I came across a Bell Witch Read More

tides

Tides – Resurface

09/18/2013

Sometimes It’s Better Without Words My enthusiasm for instrumental rock bands is the result from a love or hate relationship with any band’s front man. I’m a fan of rock vocals, but upon hearing a new band I often tense up after be hypnotized by a great intro riff and waiting anxiously for the vocals Read More

amigo

Amigo

06/26/2013

PQ’s Satellite Transmission Hits Home If you were listening for a sound grouped by the mortar of great musical influences, Amigo would definitely satisfy that craving. They’re based out Rancho Penasquitos, a town bordering the San Diego 15 and 56 freeways. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard a native San Diego band play riffs reminiscent Read More