Album Review

ROSY FINCH revives Riot Grrrl through the sludgy fury of “Scarlet”.

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With their sophomore album “Scarlet”, ROSY FINCH display an impressive evolution since their previous stoner releases, and after an important lineup change. Who...

LORD BUFFALO take us into a gothic western trip with “Tohu Wa Bohu”.

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America is not always the nation we think. Between flamboyant California and cosmopolite New-York, the hidden face of this nation-continent stretches as far as the eye can see. In...

After two decades, LOWRIDER deliver an absolute stoner rock classic with “Refractions”.

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Finally. The new LOWRIDER album has finally landed. Saying it’s been highly anticipated would be an understatement, in so far as the fans were already on pins and needs back...

Stargazing in Mojave with BIG SCENIC NOWHERE’s “Vision Beyond Horizon”

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You’d think that the legends of Desert Rock agreed on kicking off the new decade by getting back in the saddle: Masters Of Reality, Brant Bjork, Mondo Generator, Fu Manchu,...

GROTTO following Elder’s sparkling footsteps with “Lantern Of Gius”.

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GROTTO are three friends who are seemingly Elder fans, and like many of their peers in the psych rock realm, once came up with the idea of jamming the heck out of these tunes for...

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard go all-out thrash on “Infest the Rat’s Nest”

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It had to happen, and to be honest we were quite looking forward to it:  our psych favorites KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD take on metal! Oh wait, “Murder of the...

TARABAN: “How The East Was Lost” is the classy power psych album you all needed.

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Poland seems to be a very fertile ground when it comes to talented bands. This is why we have kept praising its blooming heavy scene, which has seemingly won over the French...

DÖ “Astral Death Cult” (Lay Bare Recordings)

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Finland’s DÖ recently delivered their sophomore album ‘Astral Death Cult’, a real sludge doom statement that is hard to weigh in on… unless you’re unafraid of instantly...

SLOMATICS “Canyons” (Black Bow Records)

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Irish heavy mongers SLOMATICS released their fifth album ‘Canyons’ this June to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Why have we waited until now to give it a mention? Because...

Big Scenic Nowhere “Dying On The Mountain” EP

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It’s been a month since BIG SCENIC NOWHERE were in my “stuff to check out/review” playlist. It’s been a month since I’ve been playing those two...

PLANET OF ZEUS “Faith In Physics” (Heavy Psych Sounds)

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It feels like yesterday when Clutch delivered a short yet memorable performance at Hellfest 2019, and PLANET OF ZEUS (described as ‘Clutch’s Greek offspring’)...

ELDER “The Gold & Silver Sessions” (Postwax/Blues Funeral Recordings)

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This is the debut release for the highly praised PostWax subscription series — featuring exclusive releases recorded especially for Blues Funeral Recordings — with ELDER...

INTER ARMA “Sulphur English” (Relapse Records)

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Attempting the challenge of reviewing any new INTER ARMA album these days feels like throwing oneself off the outer ridge of some deep underground gorge into a bottomless, dark,...

YAWNING MAN “Macedonian Lines” (Heavy Psych Sounds)

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It always begins with delicate, arpeggio-filled melodies that draw the skyline of some faraway lands. Then YAWNING MAN weave the patterns: rocks, lakes, forests, rivers, sparse...

BARONESS “Gold & Grey” (Abraxan Hymns 2019)

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What if BARONESS music reach has gone way beyond the strict sludge or metal realm, far from any pigeonholing? What if in the end, Baroness were nothing but a one of a kind and...