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!

NICK OLIVERI: “This is what Mondo Generator should have always been.”

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Right in the middle of the summer heat wave, I binged an entire bottle of tequila with the guys from Mondo Generator. Never ever did Bordeaux resemble the Californian desert this...

Feel the nihilism and suffering of CONAN’s “Evidence Of Immortality”.

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Do you REALLY want a review of the new Conan record? As if you did not know what to expect. Of course, it’s going to hit hard, of course, it will unbalance your internal...

MANTAR rises again on “Pain Is Forever and This Is The End”.

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Mantar is back and they lock us off with the incredible “Pain Is Forever and This Is The End”. How could it have been any different? It seems obvious now, yet...

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: “Our therapy is just having fun.”

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It happened on a Sunday, in the Desertfest Berlin backstage. While the crowd was watching Kaleidobolt play, I was lucky enough to meet up with Matthew, Adam and Sam of...

Desertfest Berlin 2022: celebrating a decade in Fuzz.

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DESERTFEST BERLIN celebrated its 10th anniversary with an insane 4-day lineup of fuzzy madness. From core stoner rock to psych, doom, sludge, post-hardcore, crazy...

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...