Album Review

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...

SLOWSHINE raises stonergaze to new heights with “Living Light”.

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Rarely has a totally DIY debut album treated us to such a range of emotions and sounds. Probably because SLOWSHINE are not new to the scene, even less riffmaking rookies, as some...

Hear KANAAN’s fifty shades of fuzz on “Earthbound”.

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End of the sixties: Amon Düül II is a major German band made of hairy freaks inspired by the UK’s underground acid rock scene. Progressive psychedelists crafting furious...

LOW FLYING HAWKS turns into a shapeshifting chimera with “Fuyu”.

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AAL and EHA. We don’t know much more about LOW FLYING HAWKS, so much that we fall back on the buzz-worthy participation of Trevor Dunn (Mr Bungle) and Dale Crover (Melvins)...

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy “A Cult That Worships A God Of Death”

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Why should we always complicate things? Why do we keep making our lives harder? Is it due to our human condition that we keep on overthinking? If that is the case then The...