Matt Author

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

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...

ENDTIME is all about 80s sci-fi apocalypse on “Impending Doom”.

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Oh, the 80s. Its neons, slasher movies, very bad 3D, square-shaped architecture, high gain on amps, dreams of flying cars… It was the decade of Kitsch yet it holds a special...

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...

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...

Desertfest Belgium 2021 – Day 3

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Stiff legs, dark circles and zombie mode are symptomatic of this third day. I will do anything it takes to revitalize myself and make the most of this final lap at DESERTFEST...

Desertfest Belgium 2021 – Day 2

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The sun rises on Antwerp, with a weather so smooth it augurs only good things for this spectacular second day at DESERTFEST ANTWERP. And what a lineup there is today! It is now...

Desertfest Belgium 2021 – Day 1

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At last. After so many months spent in the solitude of our isolated listening, here we are. All of us. The stoner, doom, psychedelic, sludge scene meeting at DESERTFEST ANTWERP...

Bands you don’t want to miss at Desertfest Antwerp 2021.

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Festivals are back and what better way to get back on the saddle than with the 2021 edition of mighty Desertfest Antwerp! The line-up might be 100% European-focused for obvious...

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...

Experience the beauty and suffering of BOSSK’s new album “Migration”.

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When I hear the word “post-metal”, I feel shivers down my spine. Are we dealing with that very post-metal I discovered with Solstafir, the one that plays smart with...