Album Reviews

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...

Valley Of The Sun “Old Gods” (Fuzzorama 2019)

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It’s been a decade now since VALLEY OF THE SUN have been striving to highlight the Rock into their Stoner. With fire in their bellies — the same that makes you sweat at a...

DESERTFEST LONDON 2019 Review – Day 1

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Some festivals give you a cold and sober bitch slap whereas you’ve barely made it into town, gripped by a horde of worked up and unfledged bands. DESERTFEST LONDON...

HIGH PRIEST “Sanctum EP” (Magnetic Eye 2019)

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PR reps, I demand your attention. When will you stop referring to Cantrell and Staley each time a band lays stirring vocal harmonies on top of heavy riffs? We’d almost come...

THE LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK “Mere Mortals” (Deadlight 2019)

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Die hard LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK fans rejoice: the French outfit just released another instrumental album! If pigeonholing has ever been your thing, then “Mere Mortals”...

YERÛŠELEM “The Sublime” (Debemur Morti 2019)

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Any Blut Aus Nord worshipper should lend an ear to their other brainchild YERÛŠELEM. As for novices, enter their world with no second thought, you’re in for a...

John Garcia and The Band Of Gold “S/T” (Napalm Records 2019)

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“With a little help from my friends”. This could have been the album title, the story of a reunion. I had to sink my teeth into this largely anticipated new album from...

Dopelord / Weedpecker / Major Kong / Spaceslug “4 Way Split” (2019)

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This is a public service announcement from the Polish National Tourism Office. You plan to visit Poland? As a proud nation, the Polish are honored that you get to know their...

From rock to doom: the coolest albums of 2018.

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♠︎ SYLVAIN GOLVET’S PICKS ♠︎ UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS “Wasteland” (Rise Above Records) While we almost started worrying for Kevin Starrs...

SOFY MAJOR “Total Dump” (Corpse Flower Records 2019)

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France’s noise rock merchants SOFY MAJOR are forcing their fourth full-length ‘Total Dump’ into our ears, after months teasing us and, well, a three...

BURNING VOW “Burning Vow” (Holy Roar Records 2018)

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While you were all binging on foie gras and petits fours for Christmas, too busy to rank Sleep or Yob #1 on your year-end lists, other folks were secretly getting ready for...

LA MUERTE “La Muerte” (Mottow Soundz 2018)

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For once, here’s a fucking great release coming from a band reunion — far from the usual boring collection of songs that inevitably leads to a reunion tour, with no...

EARTH SHIP “Resonant Sun” (Pelagic Records 2018)

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Germany’s most underrated sludgers EARTH SHIP recently released their fifth album within a decade. ‘Resonant Sun’ was released on Pelagic Records – the...

CONAN ” Existential Void Guardian” (Napalm Records 2018)

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Throughout twelve years of career, Jon Davies and CONAN rarely let the audience breathe, relentlessly releasing full-lengths, EPs, live and split records. It’s...