Album Review

SOMETHING ANIMAL brings chaos on “Bestial Curse Part 1”

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Back in the days, when it came to chaotic hardcore, French outfits could be counted on the fingers of one hand and America remained our main dealer. From now on, we’ll have...

QILIN invites us into a tormented psychedelic reverie with “Parasomnia”.

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Qilin. Here’s a mythological creature you’re likely to come across… not in your umpteenth hallucination though, but in the French Stoner Rock Scene. Two years...

RED SUN ATACAMA share their 10 fave albums of 2023.

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Let’s joyfully keep the end-of-year series going, and welcome French stoner rockers RED SUN ATACAMA as they drop their ten most listened crates of 2023 on THC. Follow Clem...

From doom to rock: the coolest albums of 2023.

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What’s your favorite record of 2023? Well, there are as many criteria as there are listeners. In our opinion, the “best” album is the one that will go down in...

ACID MAMMOTH pick their top 10 albums of 2023.

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It’s the return of our favorite end-of-year series, and since 2023 has been such a fantastic vintage for all things heavy, we decided to team up with some of the coolest...

DOMKRAFT get closer to the Doom Grail with “Sonic Moons”.

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Say that this fourth album from Sweden’s Domkraft was eagerly awaited would be an understatement. After the major slap in the face provided by “Seeds” two years...

DOPELORD goes on a crusade with “Songs For Satan”.

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In today’s European stoner and doom landscape, DOPELORD has become a major force to be reckoned with. Having forged a sound now recognizable from the first riffs,...

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...

GRAVEYARD goes dark and emotional with “6”.

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Suddenly, things felt different. We’re used to it by now although I don’t think we’re quite out of the woods yet, but when the pandemic hit many bands, their...

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),...

Heavy rock supercombo KIND returns strong with “Close Encounters”.

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“Close Encounters” (of) the third KIND… Is the title of this third album a reference to the 1977 Spielberg movie? Yet there’s nothing alien about KIND’s...

BLACK RAINBOWS reach their apex with “Superskull”.

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Three years ago, I was writing that “Cosmic Ritual Supertrip” was the best Black Rainbows album, but I certainly didn’t take into account their ability to...

UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS “Slaughter On First Avenue”

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In the occult rock scene, some are driven solely by the pompous (Ghost, just to name one), while others take a completely different approach and delve so uncompromisingly into...