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Child – ‘Child’ (2014)

02/21/2014

Lookout For The Fuzz…Down Under. Let us not confuse Child with the other bands of the same name or conversions of the word “child” and “band” because there are many. And they scatter from Seattle to the UK. This “Child” band is from Melbourne, Australia and formed in 2012 with Mathais Northway(guitar/vocals), Jayden Ensor(bass), and Read More

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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

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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

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Windhand – Soma

10/31/2013

When Great Musicians Come Together. In the run for 2013 Doom Metal Album of the Year, Windhand’s Soma delivers a fully appreciated sound and track list. It seems more common for bands to lay out 2-3 solid gems while leaving space on the album to test a few lighter joys or obnoxious rant-a-bouts in hopes Read More

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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

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Caravan Of Whores – Road To Kurti EP

07/16/2013

She’s a Sludge! Originally our Web Developer/Art Director turned me onto this album. Road To Kurti has a muddy, oil ridden, pitch-black echo of a sound as if funneling through underwater drug tunnels across International borders. Dare I even compare Caravan Of Whores to likes of Bongzilla; Caravan Of Whores is slower, crispier, and more Read More

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Doug Martsch — Now You Know

06/20/2013

If you haven’t heard of Doug Martsch before this write up, keep that information to yourself. Doug was born in Boise, Idaho and is best known from his vocals and guitar of the band Built to Spill. His previous acts include Farm Days and Treepeople.  Now You Know is the only solo album of Doug Read More

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Earthless — Rhythms of a Cosmic Sky

06/20/2013

A Sound Far Far Away… Shut it and play. That’s all I can think of when I hear Earthless. They are the cure to revive me from my spent energy translating Norwegian black metal lyrics as I space out to the calming melodies of grassroot blues with heavy distortion. No lyrics, no problems. This is Read More

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Ancestors — Invisible White

06/19/2013

The 2011 EP from this psychedelic stoner metal band from Los Angeles soothes the nerves left blown over by their more heavier albums. This three track issue, Invisible White, sounds very clear with less distortion but it bravely displaces it with elongated melody, which is not easy for many bands of this genre to do. Read More

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Alunah — White Hoarhound

06/19/2013

Rated by Terrorizer Magazine as the “future of doom,” Alunah brings a stimulating sound to doom metal’s promising future. Based out of Birmingham, UK and led by a female vocalist who can lash cosmic ringers to wrap heavy guitars and rushing drums for a solid psychedelic ambiance, there’s no coal shortage for the long winters Read More

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