Album Review

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...

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...