Chronique

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...

Go in a trance with QILIN and the epic instrumental stoner rock of “Petrichor”.

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At a time of the year when sunshine decreases to make way for darkness, when the news keep bringing their share of obscurantism, Parisian foursome QILIN‘s debut album...

Straight from Kansas City, HYBORIAN’s “Volume II” is a sludge-thrash outlet against global slump.

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Our first encounter with HYBORIAN was two years ago and we only kept a vague memory of what we categorized as yet another wannabe Mastodon minus the progressive genius; a wannabe...

Yawning Man unveil the desert’s secrets with their “Live At Giant Rock” album.

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The idea of filming a performance in an empty place is anything but new. Remember Pink Floyd when they spent a few days in Pompei and made the most of its arena’s unique...

ALAIN JOHANNES reaches inner peace with his intimate new album “Hum”.

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ALAIN JOHANNES is everywhere. Not in the spotlight though. He stays in the background, right by people’s side; the ones he loves, like a rock pygmalion. Any decent record...

Why “Cosmic Ritual Supertrip” is BLACK RAINBOWS best album yet.

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When Gabriele Fiori released BLACK RAINBOWS first album about twelve years ago, no one would have imagined that they would quickly become the independent stoner scene...

Finnish groove juggernauts DEMONIC DEATH JUDGE take us on a journey with “The Trail”.

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Finland can be seen as a hostile land, with its icy climate and geopolitical background involving the Sovietic empire and their military and ideological weapons; and as a...

ROSY FINCH revives Riot Grrrl through the sludgy fury of “Scarlet”.

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With their sophomore album “Scarlet”, ROSY FINCH display an impressive evolution since their previous stoner releases, and after an important lineup change. Who...

YOUR HIGHNESS “Your Highness” (Hoogheid Records)

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Belgian five piece YOUR HIGHNESS (finally) return with their third album, soberly titled ‘Your Highness’ — probably to remind those who thought they split that they...

LOW FLYING HAWKS “Anxious Ghosts” (Magnetic Eye Records)

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Let’s be honest, we don’t know much about LOW FLYING HAWKS excepted their music and two initials: AAL and EHA. And two faces. Nothing more. Yet, two EPs ago, the duo...

DEFLORE & JAZ COLEMAN “Party In The Chaos” EP (Subsound Records)

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Can an industrial metal EP by an Italian instrumental duo easily draw attention in 2019? Not a chance. Would a collaboration with legendary alchemist Jaz Coleman make a difference...

YAWNING MAN “Macedonian Lines” (Heavy Psych Sounds)

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It always begins with delicate, arpeggio-filled melodies that draw the skyline of some faraway lands. Then YAWNING MAN weave the patterns: rocks, lakes, forests, rivers, sparse...

THE LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK “Mere Mortals” (Deadlight 2019)

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Die hard LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK fans rejoice: the French outfit just released another instrumental album! If pigeonholing has ever been your thing, then “Mere Mortals”...