Album Review

BATTALIONS glorify old school heavy on “Pure Humber Sludge”.

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Anyone fancy a catch up session in the shape of a heavy punch in your face and a spit in your coffee? With “Pure Humber Sludge” BATTALIONS offer a remastered and...

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS scoff at pigeonholing with dazzling new “Viscerals” LP.

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Don’t ask me why, but I always had a thing for albums kicking off with a strong and well thought-out solo drum beat, like on “Era Vulgaris” from Queens Of...

Go in a trance with QILIN and the epic instrumental stoner rock of “Petrichor”.

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At a time of the year when sunshine decreases to make way for darkness, when the news keep bringing their share of obscurantism, Parisian foursome QILIN‘s debut album...

King Buzzo and Trevor Dunn go avant-garde with their new acoustic collaboration “Gift of Sacrifice”.

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King Buzzo is a busy man. When he’s not touring, you can find him recording his yearly bunch of Melvins records with whatever line up, or hanging out with his friend Mike...

Straight from Kansas City, HYBORIAN’s “Volume II” is a sludge-thrash outlet against global slump.

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Our first encounter with HYBORIAN was two years ago and we only kept a vague memory of what we categorized as yet another wannabe Mastodon minus the progressive genius; a wannabe...

Punchy stoner and luscious prog: KIND shines with “Mental Nudge”.

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Within the metal scene, musicians are always well-regarded when taking part in various projects and collaborations — anyone who has never done a side project to avoid redundancy...

PALEHORSE/PALERIDER x LORD BUFFALO’s ambient take on desert legends will elevate your minds.

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Kicking off an album about the desert legends with a cover of Morricone’s « IL Tramonto » not only places the composer on top of the list, but it also sounds like an...

Reach desert rock climax with PATRÓN’s sexy and swaggery debut album!

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“Who’s PÁTRON“, you ask? The band was formed by the frontman of late French rock’n’rollers Loading Data, a highly revered band pigeonholed as...

The end is near: convert to FORMING THE VOID’s “Reverie” before it’s too late.

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Louisiana’s foursome FORMING THE VOID just released their fourth album “Reverie”, and believe me when I say it’s about to open your eyes and mind like...

Why “Cosmic Ritual Supertrip” is BLACK RAINBOWS best album yet.

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When Gabriele Fiori released BLACK RAINBOWS first album about twelve years ago, no one would have imagined that they would quickly become the independent stoner scene...

1000mods: new Seattle-inspired album “Youth of Dissent” leaves us high and dry.

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1000MODS are a long-time scene favorite. The kind of closely guarded card and safe bet when it comes to blasting a band that has chances to win them all. Known for their loud,...

ELDER rise through their epic fifth sonic odyssey “Omens”.

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From the get-go, ELDER lift the veil on what to expect from this new album: swirling keys, sharp and powerful riffing, and subtle spacey synths touches. A confident chorus sweeps...

Avant-garde metallers ORANSSI PAZUZU return with terrifying “Mestarin Kyns” album.

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The princes of darkness have returned. With five records that stand out from the metal crowd, the unfathomable ORANSSI PAZUZU have signed to Nuclear Blast to deliver their more...

ELEPHANT TREE reach new heights with “Habits” awe-inspiring doomgaze.

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ELEPHANT TREE. Never a name has summed up a band’s influences better: one massive foot in doom and dirty grooves, the other rooted in Pink Floyd-esque psychedelia. Yet,...

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...