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Connoisseur ‘Stoner Justice’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th August 2015 at 1:42 pm

Connoisseur

Justice? J-U-S-T-I-C-E?!?!  Bahhhh… don’t believe in it; did once… well, never mind, that was quite a while ago… BUT… anyway… ”justice” as in “stoner justice”; as in Stoner Justice, the title of the only just released set of songs by the Oakland, California stoner metal…
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Stranger Country – S/T – DD 2015

17th July 2015 at 7:00 pm

Stranger Country - S/T

I like the way Stranger Country’s new release starts out; nice, gentle and mellow. Upon first playing this album, I had to keep telling myself that I had in reality, selected the eponymous release and pressed play. A slow methodic drumbeat gradually becomes noticeable…
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Kings Destroy – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2015

12th July 2015 at 1:37 pm

Kings Destroy - S/T

Kings Destroy by Kings Destroy sounds a lot like a junior varsity Monster Magnet. I like Monster Magnet. Therefore, it would naturally follow that I like Kings Destroy. True. However, whereas Monster Magnet have proven themselves (to me) through their distinct innovations, Kings Destroy,…
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Venus Sleeps ‘Dead Sun Worship’ CD/DD 2015

9th July 2015 at 6:39 pm

Venus Sleeps

Out of a high pitched, slightly anguished sounding squeal (of the guitar?), one by one the instruments all join in to align and form Dead Sun Whorship, the debut release by Venus Sleeps. Once they do come together though, man, what we got is…
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Gurt ‘DIYMCA’ CD/DD 2015

7th July 2015 at 6:41 pm

Gurt

At once, there’s a bluntly obvious nod to Pantera. DIYMCA, by Gurt has all those well known elements that make up that Pantera-esqe sound and style. That being said, there are, of course, unique qualities to this band that stand them apart. Overtly dissimilar…
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Groan ‘Highrospliffics’ DD 2015

14th June 2015 at 2:02 pm

Groan

Groan’s new stoned out release Highrospliffics harkens to a kind punkish, anthem-calling, but metal, pre-genre label mess. I say it’s a mess in a good way, though. I saw, or heard, this as a call back to the old, early 80s UK metal. At…
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Galley Beggar ‘Silence & Tears’ CD/LP/DD 2015

7th June 2015 at 2:02 pm

Galley Beggar

LOVE LOVE LOVE this fucking thing!  Galley Beggar’s new release, Silence & Tears is good, real good. Now, for you young metallers, it may not be your cup of tea…yet. I say that because this is quite a departure from what you’re probably used…
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Diesel King ‘Concrete Burial’ CD/DD 2015

3rd June 2015 at 7:48 pm

Diesel King

Brainhammer intends to bludgeon, I imagine. Right out of the gate, blasts this first song from the new release by Diesel King: Concrete Burial. Hoping the swing of the Brainhammer will subdue their “prey” (their audience), at first there’s a pseudo-quiet noise, like the sound…
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Mothership ‘Mothership II’ CD/LP/DD 2014

16th December 2014 at 11:41 am

Mothership

First off, man, I gotta say, I dig this mother, I really really dig this mother mother.  This Mothership II album by Mothership.  This BallsOut-Absolute-StonedOut-Late 60s-70s-Fuzzbox-Psychedelic-Fantasy-Metal.  Not a real genre, yeah, but I was trying to sort of concisely think of things to sum…
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Dysphorian Breed ‘The Longing For The Tides Of Metamorphosis’ DD 2014

12th September 2014 at 9:50 am

Dyphorian Breed

Has someone sinned? Is there a judgment from on high coming down? The sounds of choruses and orchestral bells seem to denote so. I’ve heard these “noises” before and they always bring me back to that place when I hear them again: The Omen….
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