Matt Author

From Punk to Stoner to Sludge, from France to Ireland to Germany, it's my love for the Stooges, the Melvins, Nick Oliveri, Red Fang or Baroness who lead me to where I am. Full grown beard, home brewed beer, my doggies, my Turbojugend kütte and fuzzy noisy riffs, this covers all my needs!

ACID MAMMOTH take no (doom) prisoner with “Supersonic Megafauna Collision”.

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Acid Mammoth. In less than a decade, they have established themselves as THE Sabbathian doom band with a Greek twist and quickly earned unanimous support — so much so that we...

GREYBORN make stoner rock miracles with new EP “Scars”.

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Greyborn follows their own path. Avoiding traps and derailing from imposed figures, the Limoges trio returns their sophomore EP with “Scars”, being more powerful, ambitious...

Rising French doom trio WITCHORIOUS reveal themselves with a classy debut LP.

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If there is one genre that is easily stuck in clichés and niche of influences, it has to be occult doom. That being said, we regularly see newcomers who offer a more personal...

Stephen Brodsky: “There’s definitely some love for pop-punk in the world of Mutoid Man.”

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It started as a sunny day in the wine capital. The night that followed in Bordeaux, people had their faces melted by one of the best metal live acts of recent years: the...

SLIFT take off to the firmament with their masterpiece “Ilion”.

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The European superstars of psych rock are back. The most exciting band in the scene returns after the tsunami that was the excellent “Ummon”. To take the hype up a...

BARONESS goes more epic than ever before with “Stone”.

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The art of transcending your legacy. Of all the East American bands that followed the path created by Mastodon in this highly specific post-sludge sub-genre, taking the best from...

MONDO GENERATOR sets the world ablaze with “We Stand Against You”.

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Mondo Generator and me, we go way back. I ended up in the stoner scene thanks to a punk heritage and, therefore, my gateway artist to this beautiful world is named Nick Oliveri....

Why KVELERTAK’s new album “Endling” is such a dividing topic.

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What in the world? Kvelertak, this band with such a strong sonic and visual identity and a skyrocketing career is back with a fifth record but it appears the hype is not as...

With “Mutants”, MUTOID MAN punch the metal world in the f-ing face.

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The most improbable heavy’n’roll trio is back. MUTOID MAN is still driven by the mad genius of Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Old Man Gloom and about 140 other projects),...

Just living the doom dream with ACID MAMMOTH.

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Acid Mammoth was the first band I saw on this sunny last day at Desertfest London 2023. Shortly after their show in a packed Underworld, I had the opportunity to share thoughts...

Interview with Morass Of Molasses aka the grooviest bass-free trio you’ll ever hear.

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Morass of Molasses might not be the fanciest and most hyped name on the Desertfest London bill this year, but they were nonetheless one of the most exciting acts of this edition....

Louder, slower, darker : OBELYSKKH “The Ultimate Grace of God”

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“Over the top”. Here’s a saying that has lost most of its meaning in recent years, yet it perfectly describes what Obelyskkh delivered on “The Ultimate Grace Of...

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs “Land of Sleeper”

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs or the seven wonders of the world, the seven deadly sins, the seven days in the week, the seven dwarves? No. Let’s get right into it, “Land...

Witchthroat Serpent “Trove of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway”

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Witchthroat Serpent is one of these bands that build their brand discreetly thanks to an ever-growing and dedicated fanbase. They’re one of these obvious references that did not...

CLUTCH deliver a great vintage with “Sunrise on Slaughter Beach”.

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Clutch is a grand cru classé, as we say in French. Not so much that it would age perfectly like old wine but rather that, like in any good vineyard, there are some good and...