Album Review

BARONESS Retrospective : “Blue Record”

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Last and final part of the retrospective on American sludge band BARONESS… You lived a fantastic saga with the “Red Album”, now it’s time to end the story...

BARONESS Retrospective : “Red Album”

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When I heard that metal prog legends BARONESS have planned to release a new album for the end of 2011, I told myself “damn I must write a review of their two albums, so the...

HAIL! HORNET “Disperse The Curse” (Relapse Records 2011)

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A sludge supergroup. Just saying those words makes my heart skip a beat. T-Roy Medlin (Sourvein), Dixie Collins (Weedeater, Buzz*Oven), Vince Burke (Beaten Back to Pure), Erik...

ARMS OF THE SUN “Arms Of The Sun”

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I have to admit it : I first got into ARMS OF THE SUN when I heard Rex Brown was part of the band. Then I checked the 3 first tracks they uploaded on their website and I cried out...

KARMA TO BURN “V” (Napalm Records 2011)

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“V” is the latest offspring of instrumental stoner kings KARMA TO BURN, released merely one year after “Appalachian Incantation”. The latter announced...

UNSANE “Visqueen” (Ipecac Records 2007)

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I discovered UNSANE not so long ago upon advice of an expert, and I don’t regret it at all… Here’s a review of their latest album “Visqueen” released...

RED FANG “Murder The Mountains” (Relapse Records 2011)

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After releasing an uncompromising stoner rock piece with their first EP “Red Fang”, RED FANG scores more points with maturity and creates “Murder The...

FOO FIGHTERS “Wasting Light” (RCA 2011)

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We’ve been so ecstatic about the new FOO FIGHTERS album, given that they made our mouthes water with their old school recording concept and several teasers, cool songs and...

WEEDEATER “Jason The Dragon” (Southern Lord Records 2011)

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Spring is here, it’s time for “Jason…The Dragon” to come out of hibernation, and I can tell you the beast is anything but pleased ! WEEDEATER is the typical...

KVELERTAK “Kvelertak” (Indie Recordings 2010)

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KVELERTAK : it means “chokehold” in Norwegian. Besides you don’t feel like you’re strangled while listening to their album… Actually you feel...

CROWBAR “Sever The Wicked Hand” (E1 Music 2011)

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The good point with CROWBAR’s new album is that it lives up to the tradition. Crushing, powerful, gloomy with these recognizable sepulchral vocals and subliminal riffs. The...

MAYLENE & THE SONS OF DISASTER “III” (Ferret Recordings 2009)

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What would you expect with such a name ? A chick dressed like Laura Ingalls along with her four butcher sons as a backup country band ? Not exactly : let’s rather figure six...

ELECTRIC WIZARD “Black Masses” (Rise Above Records 2010)

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Three years after the oh-so-cool “Witchcult Today”, ELECTRIC WIZARD is back to rock the basements with “Black Masses”. Might as well say that I have high...

JUMPING JACK “Cows & Whisky” (AP 2010)

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Working with talented bands (for HOLLOW NATIONS compilation “Road Riot Radio : Stoned Ryders Session”, out soon) brings many advantages, such as discovering awesome...

DECEIT “Deceit” (A/P 2010)

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One simple word to describe DECEIT‘s first EP : refreshing. For their first try, the Italians dudes banked on energy and quality : 5 short tracks (sadly so short…)...