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!

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...

BOSS KELOID give their definition of Prog with “Family The Smiling Thrush”.

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The word “prog” is very much overused in rock and metal reviews these days, and I find myself guilty of labeling everything as such. A time signature shying away from...

[FOCUS] Six heavy bands from Hamburg you need to check out.

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“Den Norden sind wir!” We come from the North! No, we’re not talking about Sweden or Alaska, but Northern Germany, reaching all around the most beautiful city in...

SOMNURI breaks new grounds (and necks) on “Nefarious Wave”.

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Blues Funeral Recordings is a tasteful label. Of course, when your company name is a tribute to a Mark Lanegan classic, it helps. Blues Funeral is also known for groundbreaking...

Let’s get serious with THE MELVINS “Working With God”.

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The Melvins are something else. Too punk to be grunge, too sludge to be heavy rock, and way too independent and unpredictable to leave anyone unmoved. Still, King Buzzo’s...

DOMKRAFT just laid the fundamentals of Doom and Sludge for the year 21.

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Domkraft is the avant garde of a brand new pulse in the grand scheme of all things doom and sludge. For as long as one can remember, it was deemed inappropriate or almost...

KAVRILA’s “Rituals 3”: when nihilism flirts with fun.

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KAVRILA reminds me of the dark and heavy sky of Hamburg by night in Autumn. This feeling that nothing works, this nihilistic rage that borrows as much from Grunge, Sludge, post...

KOMATSU tame their sludge rock on bluesy new album “Rose of Jericho”.

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Did the Mothersludgers strike again? Komatsu and me, it’s not much of a love story but rather this weird fantasy you encounter in a blurry dream. Each and every listening...

Israeli rockers METHODS go all-out catchy and muscular on debut album “Parallels”.

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The season is over but I can’t resist. Let me tell you about a real Christmas tale! On Christmas day, a riff caught my attention as I was scrolling on Facebook. A syncopated...

Savage and in-your-face, KILLER BE KILLED give all on “Reluctant Hero”.

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“Reluctant Hero” is the new sugar candy offered by KILLER BE KILLED just before Christmas. Sweet and tasty, it pops, it feels like home and leaves you with a slightly...

ENIGMA EXPERIENCE “Question Mark”

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Personal challenge : what if I tried to review the side project from Truckfighters guitarist Dango, without mentioning Truckfighters? Spoiler: I failed. “Question...

MONDO GENERATOR took 2020 by storm, and we won’t complain about it.

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“Fuck It” has always seemed to be NICK OLIVERI‘s life motto, yet 2020 was the most prolific year ever for his band Mondo Generator. With two new albums and two...

BATTALIONS glorify old school heavy on “Pure Humber Sludge”.

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Anyone fancy a catch up session in the shape of a heavy punch in your face and a spit in your coffee? With “Pure Humber Sludge” BATTALIONS offer a remastered and...

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS scoff at pigeonholing with dazzling new “Viscerals” LP.

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Don’t ask me why, but I always had a thing for albums kicking off with a strong and well thought-out solo drum beat, like on “Era Vulgaris” from Queens Of...