Album Review

Feel the nihilism and suffering of CONAN’s “Evidence Of Immortality”.

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Do you REALLY want a review of the new Conan record? As if you did not know what to expect. Of course, it’s going to hit hard, of course, it will unbalance your internal...

MANTAR rises again on “Pain Is Forever and This Is The End”.

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Mantar is back and they lock us off with the incredible “Pain Is Forever and This Is The End”. How could it have been any different? It seems obvious now, yet...

LORD ELEPHANT raise the stoner bar high with “Cosmic Awakening”.

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Appearances can be deceiving. As I was busy waiting for live shows to resume last June, I had somewhat missed out on the summer releases ahead of us. Among them, Lord Elephant...

SASQUATCH teach you riff-rock science on “Fever Fantasy”.

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I fucking love these guys. In case you’re not aware of SASQUATCH’s undisputed status as the ultimate heavy rock band, you’d better check out “Fever...

Stöner get their feet and riffs dirty on “totally…”.

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Let’s get things straight: yes, I am fanboying over Nick Oliveri and it is rare for me not to like his work. There, I said it. Yet, I really did not enjoy Stöner’s debut...

CROWBAR set things straight on “Zero And Below”.

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Let’s cut it short, we all know what Crowbar sounds like. They sound like Crowbar, plain and simple. The godfathers of New Orleans sludge metal are back in 2022 with...

STEAK return with an LP, a comic book and a movie.

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I have a deep respect for Steak. And Reece Tee. If some bands remain pillars of the stoner rock scene — Kyuss in the US or Lowrider in Europe — Steak have been the...

Hazemaze “Blinded by the Wicked”

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How can you play vintage and Sabbathy music without trying to reinvent the wheel or rip off your influences? Just like all the bands who ride the 70s revival wave, this is the one...

VOID ODYSSEY fills your veins with as much fuzz and doom as can do.

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Straightforward and effective. While some might see this description as a severe criticism, I personally think that it is both difficult and noble to write simple yet interesting...

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy / Woorms: “Various plants and animals under domestication”.

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The Grasshopper Lies Heavy is such a prolific act in these roaring ’20s. After an excellent album last year, the sludgy noise rock band is back with a new Split production...

From rock to doom: the coolest albums of 2021.

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TOP 5 – BEEHO 1. Mastodon “Hushed and Grim » (Reprise Records) 2. Gojira “Fortitude” (Roadrunner Records) 3. Somnuri “Nefarious Wave”...

KING BASTARD pave the way for SF doom on “It Came From The Void”.

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For over four decades, we have been told that “no one hears you scream in space”. In 1979, a whole generation started thinking that space exploration is not...

Restless Spirit pack a punch with their heroic stoner metal.

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So let’s start the year with a correction. A correction in many ways. Skipping through yours truly’s attention, “Blood Of The Old Gods” aroused my...

Fusion heavy trio BARON CRÂNE strikes again on “Les Beaux Jours”.

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They’re back to play us a trick with a new set of tracks, fantastic! “Who’s they?” BARON CRÂNE and their latest release “Les Beaux Jours”. I...

KAVRILA delivers the most brutal doom-punk gift ever with “Mor”.

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Beware, the following review is no call for hope and optimism. Today, we go back to the great north of Germany to get smashed by KAVRILA‘s brutal sludgecore. 2021 was a busy...