Friday, 25 November 2011

BLACK ACID DEVIL


Black Acid Devil

BLACK ACID DEVIL is a 4 Piece Psych Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Boulder, Colorado.

The members are:

Arj "Glass Hands" Narayan- Guitar/Vox
Patrick "just don't call me Pat" Alberts- Guitar
Taylor "the viking" Iversen- Bass/Vox
Wade "Darth Wader" Henderson - Drums

BLACK ACID DEVIL take influence from a whole range of bands such as Clutch, KYUSS, Mastodon, Motorhead, Sabbath. Well you name it they worship at the same Stoner/Sludge Church we all worship at.

BLACK ACID DEVIL play a brilliant psych tinged hybrid of Sludge and Stoner Metal to brilliant effect. I have to thank Arj for emailing me about his brilliant band.

Their new album "Mountains Of Madness" is simply fucking awesome. No question about it. Full of top-notch Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs.

The album is 8 brilliant tracks of pure Sludge/Stoner Metal fury based riffs with a great Psych edge thrown in for good measure.

If your into the above bands then you need to check out this amazing band now. As they mix the best parts of each band and make it their own unique style with a superb Psych based twist to it.

Brilliantly played and produced. This is sublime Sludge/Stoner Metal on a grand scale. Full of brutal, loud and heavy sludge/stoner metal riffs you can shake your bongpipe at.

The guys have a wicked sense of humour as well. Especially on "You Don't Know Shit About Dopesmoke" and the superb "Death By Cop".

These guys seriously kick-ass on this brilliant album. No question. This album just floored me when I listened to it. I have heard it about 5 times in the past couple of days or so. And it gets better with each and  every listen.

You can own this brilliant album from BandCamp Pay-Anything-You-Want-Type-Deal. Simply a brilliant album that everyone should have in their record collection.

So get downloading now. And worship the BLACK ACID DEVIL!!!

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Check out the guys performing a couple of brilliant tracks live. Brilliant Stuff!!!


30,000 MONKIES


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30,000 Monkies is a 4 Piece Noise Rock/Experimental Stoner Metal Band from Beringen, Belgium.

The members are:

Ruben: Gitaar, zang, synth
Michiel: Gitaar
Igor: Bas
Michael: Drum

30,000 Monkies play a superb hybrid of Noise Rock and Experimental Stoner Metal to brilliant and intriguing effect. These guys play an original blend of Stoner Metal music that is quite refreshing to the Stoner Metal genre.

Throwing in weird noise ambient noise effects to throw the listener off course every so often. Their new album “Womb Eater Wife Beater” is a 5 song 33 minute blast of top-notch Stoner Metal vibes done in a strange far out way.

The album has 4 songs that runs for 4 to 5 mins and an outstanding epic 13-minute track that really shows what these guys can do on a grand scale.

It is a very challenging album to listen to as well. It does have straight forward Stoner Metal riffs but also the complexities that Noise Rock is known for.

The album is very experimental and this could test some listener’s patience. But if you stick with it, you will find a top-notch album waiting to be discovered. As the guys do play superb Stoner Metal riffs amongst the schizophrenic chaos of it all.

It is to the band’s credit they have plenty of great ideas to make this album work the way it does. As it could have been bogged down by the strange noises going on in the background. But it actually works and adds to the overall superb effect of this top-notch brilliant album.

Superbly played and produced by all involved. This is one of the more original and refreshing Stoner Metal albums, I have heard this year. As it has the courage to be very different to other entries in the genre.

You can download this album from BandCamp pay-anything-you-want-type deal.

Highly recommended and I urge you all to check this superb album.

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Check out the superb and weird "Wardimir". Great Stuff!!!


SKELETON GONG



SKELETON GONG is a Sludge/Stoner-Metal Band from Scotland.

The members are:

Ricky Tomb-Basher - Guitar, Synths & Keyboards
CydeRABuser - Bass

SKELETON GONG are a brilliant out-there Sludge/Stoner Metal Band taking influence from Sabbath, SLEEP and KYUSS to name but a few.

The band have just released their outstanding new album and possibly the best album title of the year – Eskimo Wizards & The Louisiana Swamp Priests.

A 6 song 54 minute epic of Psych Sludge/Stoner Metal vibes with superb voice-over effects. They throw in a brilliant monologue by much missed American Comedy Genius – Bill Hicks to brilliant effect.

This album has been showing up on other blogs and it is hard not to see why. This album is simply brilliant. Full of top-notch Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs and wonderful vocals to match as well.

The weird psychedelic cover gives you a glimpse of the journey your about to take with this amazing album. I cannot praise this album highly enough.

The album is full of superb songs with some of the best Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs you will hear this year. All in all simply an unmissable album full of spaced out trippy Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs.

So if you want to listen to an out-there brilliant Sludge/Stoner-Metal album then get downloading now. As it is available for free from BandCamp. So get downloading now!!!

Highly Recommended.

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Check out the superb "Pyramid In My Mind" from their superb debut album.


SHOW ME A DINOSAUR

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Show Me A Dinosaur is a Post-Rock/Post-Metal Band from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The members are

Chernykh Mihail
Gorshkov Pavel
Chepovsky Vadim
Selyugin Artyom

Show Me A Dinosaur are a superb Instrumental Post-Rock/Post-Metal Band with added superb Shoegaze effects. If you are into Russian Circles. Pelican and Mogwai then you will definitely dig these talented rockers.

The band have just released their superb new release “Evolvent”. A 6 song – 30-minute blast of top-notch Post Rock driven Post-Metal riffs.

Both quiet and loud in equal measure. This is another standout entry in the Post-Rock/Post-Metal world. Combining Post-Rock/Shoegaze dynamics with louder Post-Metal riffage with ease. These guys really do know how to mix the use of the genres brilliantly.

The songs on the new release are simply superb to listen to. Especially the 7-minute epic “Gagarin”. Full of beautiful Post-Rock harmonies and heavier Post-Metal riffs that at times feel like a deadly duel instead of apart of the song.

A wonderful song that shows the band’s talents to great effect.

Brilliantly produced. You can hear every note played superbly to loud effect. A superb release from a top-notch band of musicians who know when to throw the loud riffs in amongst the quiet aspects of their music.

You can download this brilliant release from BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal and I urge you to do this now.

Highly recommended and a great band to keep an eye out for future releases.

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MOUNTAINS OF BLOW


Mountains of Blow

Mountains Of Blow is a Stoner Rock/Metal Band from Los Angeles, CA

The members are

Shane - Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Billy - Drums

Mountains Of Blow play a superb blend of Psych based Stoner Rock/Stoner Metal. Taking influence from the usual range of top bands from their respective genres. These guys do bring their own style of Psych Based Rock/Metal to proceedings.

The guys have been going for a while now and have released all of their superb music free from their official website

I am not going to review all of their brilliant releases as that would take too long. But I will say all of their releases are superb and contain some of the best riffs I have heard from an unknown band in a long while.

Production varies from good to outstanding on some of the releases. But what is not in doubt is the band’s talent in writing a top class Stoner-Rock/Stoner Metal song. They prove time and time again the know how to play a class Stoner Metal Riff.

There are 4 releases for everyone to download right now. And I urge you to download them all.

2009 – Connoisseur
2010 – Demo Sessions
2011 – The Hit Sessions
2011 – Connoisseur II

Their 2011 releases – Connoisseur II and The Hit Sessions are simply their best work to date.

Well all of their releases are superb. This is a hugely talented band to check out and they deserve credit for putting their entire music free download for everyone to enjoy.

If you are into KYUSS, Clutch, Monster Magnet then you will definitely find much to enjoy here.

A great band that deserves to go far as they have the songs and material to back up their undeniable talent. Highly Recommended.

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SUSIE SOHO - Band To Check Out


SUSIE SOHO are a 4 Piece Alt-Rock from Ireland.

The members are:

Jason Maher (bass)
Niall Campion (guitar)
Mia Fitzgerald (drums)
Tony Fitz (Vocals, Guitar)

SUSIE SOHO are a superb upcoming Alternative Rock Band from Ireland gaining a lot of praise for their superb blend of Alt Rock.

The band describe themselves as "the kind of band you’d get if Gemma Hayes and Dave Grohl had some kind of musical lovechild”, their catchy, guitar-driven songs have a distinctively Irish sound."

Well the band do have a certain Foo Fighters edge to them. Playing superb Alt-Rock songs with a distinctive loud edge to them when the heavy guitars kick in.

Their new EP "Tweleve Twenty Seven" has just been released for free download. What you get is 4 superb tracks that run for 13 mins or so.

But the EP shows what these talented rockers do superbly well. They write a great pop song with a superb alt-rock edge.

Ireland has a great history of producing top-notch Rock Bands. And SUSIE SOHO are no exception.

The EP is superbly played and produced by all involved. These guys definitely deserve all the praise they have been getting. They are band to keep an eye on in the near future.

All of the songs are superbly written and will have you liking their music in no time. As their music has an instant likability factor that's near impossible to dislike.

All in all a superb EP that I urge everyone to download now from their official website

Just submit your email address and this superb EP will be yours.

Highly Recommended.

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Check out the superb track "Your Way Or Not At All" from their outstanding debut EP.


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

STONEFRONT

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STONEFRONT are a 3 Piece Stoner Metal Band from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

The members are

Laga-Guitarras
Caguas-Voz
Goofy-Bajo


STONEFRONT play a modern blend of Stoner Metal with added Punk Rock vibes thrown in for good measure. Sounding like a faster paced Stoner Metal version of Queens Of The Stone Age these guys know how to write a fast and furious top-notch Punk Driven Stoner Metal tune.

The guys have released two superb EP’s for free Download from their BandCamp Page.

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Both EP’s have 4 songs on and both run for 12.5 minutes or so. So you get 25 minutes of superb Stoner Metal tracks that get straight to the point of rocking out.

There are no long progressive Stoner Metal riffs just straight up fast and furious modern Stoner Metal with a cool Punk Driven edge. Especially on the first EP.

These guys really do write and perform fast Stoner Metal riffs with lots of energy and atmosphere to them.

The guys are hugely talented musicians and definitely a band for you to check out. As both EP’s is some of the coolest high-energy action packed Stoner Metal riffs, I have heard in a long while.

So get downloading both of these superb releases now. And let the band know what you think via their Facebook Page. Great bunch of guys as well.

Hopefully the band will not leave a long enough gap in-between their next release, which will hopefully be something of the longer variety. As I would love to hear something a bit longer by this talented band.

Highly Recommended!!!

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OTIS REAPER - S/T EP Review



Otis Reaper

OTIS REAPER is a 4 Piece Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal Band from Jackson, TN/

The members are

Ben Price - lead - (Sadville, Scourge of Faith, Garfight, Briar Gates)
Madison Clifton - bass (Ruacamole)
Jay Murchison - vocals - (Soma Irot, Kafir, Pneunomesis, Upper Kvnt Punch, AoG)
Cres Murchison - drums - (Pneunomesis, Upper Kvnt Punch, AoG, Scourge of Faith)

OTIS REAPER play a great blend of Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal riffs from start to finish.

Their new S/T release is available to buy here or here from their Facebook Page and this is what I am reviewing. The guys have also kindly given permission to superb blogspot Stoner Rock Is Here To Stay to post download links. So get if from there folks.

Their new release consists of 5 songs and runs for an impressive 25 mins or so. I say impressive as it’s full of sup Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal riffs blended superbly together to give the listener a damn fine mighty listening experience.

OK the release isn’t the best produced. Sometimes the vocals do blend into the background but all I did was put my volume up on my MP3 player. Problem solved.

But the release does show the band do know how to write a superb Sludge/Stoner Metal riff with top-notch vocals to match as well. Throw in some top-notch drumming as well and OTIS REAPER are a band on the rise.

The band take influence from the NOLA scene but they add their own stamp on things by making the riffs a slightly bit faster and more riff orientated than their NOLA counterparts.

Their music isn’t as bleak as their name suggests. Far from it as they manage to throw in some truly uplifting riffs to get stuck into.

All in all OTIS REAPER have released a superb album that should hopefully win them a lot of followers. And I for one will be one of them when they release their next album or EP.

A great release by a great band to look out for.

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EYE

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EYE is a 3 Piece Psych/Space-Rock/Stoner-Rock Band from Colombus, OHIO

The members are:

Matt Auxier
Matt Bailey
Brandon Smith

EYE play a truly original blend of top-notch Psych based Space-Rock/Stoner-Rock music. Influenced by bands like HAWKWIND these guys deserve your maximum attention when listening to their dreamy trippy heavy based riff rock.

As the guys take you into another dimension especially with their latest brilliant release – “Center Of The Sun”.

A brilliantly crafted 4 song 43 minute ride into the next dimension of your mind.

This release has been popping up on all of the great blogspots and it’s hard not to see why. As the album is simply astonishing to listen to. Especially the way it blends the genres into something fresh and unique not heard in a long while.

The band might play in the realm of Space Rock and Stoner Rock but they do throw in a loud riff to show these guys know when to crank up the volume to brilliant effect when need be.

The title track off the album is a sublime 19-minute ride into the unknown areas of your mind. Incorporating superb Space/Stoner Rocks riffs with a truly original Psych Rock aspect to it. Throw in some very original psych based vocals and this is one of the strangest and most original tracks I have heard this year.

The other 3 songs go down the same route and last about 8 mins each or so. And are brilliant Psych Based Space Rock tracks as well that take you to unknown places as well.

This is one of the most strangest albums I have had the pleasure to listen to this year. As it makes you think and listen to what is happening around you. This album needs multiple listenings for you to get the whole story and effect.

I have listened to this a few times now and I am keep discovering new riffs & vocals that I missed first time round.

Brilliantly produced and put together. This is one Space Rock journey you want to take time and time again. Simply superb and most definitely recommended.

You can own this brilliant release from BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal.

Brilliant. All I can say.

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EQUAL MINDS THEORY

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EQUAL MINDS THEORY is a Progressive Metal/Grind/Mathcore Band from Russia

EQUAL MINDS THEORY is a Progressive Metal Band that plays some truly wonderful progressive metal band to truly stand out from the Prog Metal crowd. The guys really do add their own blend of superb stop-start Prog Metal riffs to proceedings.

Their new S/T album is simply amazing of an album. One of the best Prog-metal albums I have heard this year. Full of top-notch Progressive Metal Riffs with sublime singing as well.

It is an 11 song insane journey by this truly talented bunch of Prog-Metallers. It is great to see a band trying to forge their own identity in the realm of Progressive Metal.

The album is truly schizophrenic in tone and nature and I mean that in a good way. The riffs and vocals are never straight forward as the band throws a curve ball to throw the listener off before putting in some cool ambient sound effect to proceedings that comes out of nowhere.

The album is brilliantly produced. You can hear every twisted note played to perfection by the band. The distorted vocals are handled brilliantly as well.

Don’t let the simple album cover put you off as this is one of the most complex albums I have heard this year. Especially where the riffs and vocals are concerned. Simply sublime work by all involved.

Everybody needs to check out the top-notch tracks “Lost Cosmonauts” and the 14-minute epic brilliant track – “The Icebreaker.”

Both tracks show what this top-notch band does so well. Playing truly original riffs with haunting vocals to match.

“The Icebreaker” is an epic track that the band should rightly be praised for. Superbly played and put together. It feels like a lot of time and effort went in to creating this top-notch Prog-Metal track. Simply the best track on the album and one I recommend everyone to check out.

You can own this brilliant release from BandCamp for free. And I urge you to download it now!!!

Quite simply a brilliant album for everyone to own right now. Highly Recommended!!!

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COLLIDER

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COLLIDER are a 4 Piece Sludge Metal Band from Ottawa, Canada

The members are

Pat
Cody
Nick
Ethan

COLLIDER play the same top-notch music as Mastodon, Baroness and KYLESA are well known for. So if you are into those bands then you will love these guys.

I have to thank regular viewer PJ Sludge again for this top tip. I have seen these guys posted before on other blogs but never had the decency to check them out. Well I was wrong. As their new S/T EP is simply superb.

Their new EP is three tracks long and runs for 16 mins or so. And that is all the time these guys need to prove that they are a superb band in their own right.

Their new EP is just superb. Plain and simple. Full of brilliant Prog Sludge Metal riffs with top-notch Hardcore based vocals to match as well.

The three tracks on show do show this band knows how to write a class Sludge Metal riff. And they have the talent to go far in the Sludge Genre. All of the tracks are superbly played and produced by all concerned.

So if you want a quick blast of top-class Sludge Metal then I highly recommend these guys.

My fave track is definitely “Crusher Of Suns”. A superb song that shows what this band does so well. Top-notch Sludge Metal riffs from start to finish.

You can own this superb release from BandCamp on anything you want type deal. I hope these guys release a full-length album in the near future. As they have the potential to write an epic album like the three bands they take influence from.

Highly Recommended!!!

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BIIPIIGWAN

BIIPIIGWAN

BIIPIIGWAN are a Hardcore Sludge Metal Band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

BIIPIIGWAN play a superb blend of Hardcore Metal spliced with top-notch brutal Sludge Metal riffs. Throw in superb vocals as well. And you have a brilliant band to check out.

Their latest album – “God’s Hooks” is a Sludge Filled blast of superb riffs from start to finish that everyone should check out.

If your into the harsher side of Sludge Metal music such as Mastodon, Ramesses, Electric Wizard and Cough. Then you will find much to enjoy here. As it is full of the same top-notch sludge, based riffs that those great bands are know for. And BIIPIIGWAN deliver these riffs with ease time and time again.

Superbly played and produced by all concerned. This is another hidden gem on BandCamp, which you can download on Pay Anything You Want Type Deal.

Full of top-notch songs this is one release you will be checking out time and time again. Brilliant stuff and definitely recommended.

Check out the brilliant tracks “In War” and “God’s Hooks” to get a true feel of this band’s scope and talent. Epic stuff.

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

COSMONAUTS DAY


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COSMONAUTS DAY are a 4 Piece Atmospheric Sludge/Post-Rock/Post-Metal Band from Moscow, Russia

The members are

Krasen - bass
Chekan - guitars
Dima - guitars
Nikita - guitars

COSMONAUTS DAY play brilliant top-notch Instrumental Sludge/Post-Metal music with superb Post-Rock passages thrown in for good measure.

This top-notch band have been featured on this blog before with their first release. Live Demos. I rated this release very highly which you can read here or on their BandCamp Page.

Live Demos was a superb release showcasing the band’s talents to wondrous effect.

If you haven’t checked these guys out then it’s your loss. And I for one hope you check them out after this article.

As COSMONAUTS DAY are back with their brilliant debut album – “Paths Of The Restless”. A 7 song – 43-minute blast of superb Sludge/Post-Rock/Post-Metal greatness.

COSMONAUTS DAY are in my opinion Russia’s leading Sludge/Post-Metal Band. There are a lot of them about but these guys are the best that Russia has to offer.

Their new album is simply stunning. Full of brilliant loud, chaotic sludge based Post-Metal Riffs. With added superb ambient Post-Rock passages thrown in for good measure.

So this is a true Sludge/Post-Metal album in the every possible way. You have your deafening loud Sludge/Post Metal riffs and you also have your quiet and tender post-rock passages. And this album gets everything right.

The riffs are superbly played and written. Production is superb. You hear every note played loudly and crisply to perfection. Check out the cool album cover. It really does set the mood for this top-notch album.

All of the tracks are all sublime pieces of work. The guys have upped their musicianship since their last release, which received a lot of praise from various blogspots and websites.

“Paths Of The Restless”. sends COSMONAUTS DAY into another level from their excellent debut. They have written their best work to date.

Especially with the 10 minute epic “The Great Disease”. I thought the superb track “Scott Von Scogin” from their last release was their best work. Not anymore – Wait till you hear this track.

Full of cool ambient psych noise effects amongst the pulsating Sludge/Post-Metal Riffs. A truly wonderful track to listen to time and time again.

An astonishing debut release by one of the best upcoming Instrumental Sludge/Post-Metal Bands around.

Along with HULDRA’s – Signals From The Void. This is one of the best releases out there. And one of the best Post-Metal releases I have heard this year. I cannot give it anymore-higher praise.

I urge you all to check these talented Sludge Rockers now. As you can download this brilliant release on BandCamp Pay-Anything-You-Want-Type Deal. Check out their brilliant debut release – Live Demos. Available for Free Download.

This album is simply wonderful and highly recommended.

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Check out the superb song "The Captain" from their amazing debut album - "Paths Of The Restless".


KOMATSU


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KOMATSU are a 4 Piece Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The members are:

Erik van Schenk Brill: Guitar + Vocals
Mo Truijens: Guitar
Martijn Mansvelders: Bass
Miriam Bekkers: Drums

KOMATSU play a brilliant blend of Sludge/Stoner Metal with a great experimental vibe.

Their new S/T EP is simply superb. A 6 song 20 minute EP which feels like its on twice as long. Full of heavy pounding Stoner/Sludge Metal Riffs. This is one of the best Sludge/Stoner Metal EP’s I have heard this year.

If your into hard hitting and heavy pounding Sludge/Stoner Metal then this band is for you.

Taking influence from a wide variety of bands such as Mastodon, Torche, Down, Baroness and even Truckfigthers. So if your into these bands then check out these top-notch Sludge Rockers.

As KOMATSU sound like the distorted offspring of all those superb bands but still sound breathtakingly original. I know that sounds a weird description but that is what this brilliant release sounds like.

The EP is full of heavy pounding Prog-Sludge Stoner Metal Riffs aided along by catchy hardcore vocals.

Their first track – “The Mountain” is quite simply a brilliant and brutal instrumental Sludge/Stoner classic. Which is driven along by superb Muhammad Ali speeches. This song feels like a classic duel between the band and the great man himself. KOMATSU and Ali’s speech goes together brilliantly. A truly original song that you should definitely check out.

This song just blew me away the first time I listened to it. I was thinking what would the guys pull out of the bag next.

I needn’t of worried. As you have 5 more top-notch Stoner/Sludge Metal tracks to get stuck into. KOMATSU now play to their strengths by adding superb vocals to their already established superb Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs.

The guys even add a superb 70’s film trailer voiceover effect to one of their fast-paced brilliant songs. GATOR. A 2-minute fast and furious thrill ride, which is full of sublime stoner metal riffs. Probably my fave track off this outstanding EP.

The EP is superbly produced and has more riffs you can throw a stick at. These guys know how to play a lean, mean Sludge/Stoner Metal track. They prove it time and time again on all of the superb songs on this amazing EP.

I can’t rate this release highly enough. KOMATSU have launched a statement that a superb band have now arrived and are here to stay. Quite simply a brilliant and truly original release that everyone should be checking out now. I think I have just found my new fave band.

You can download this brilliant album from BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal. And if you don’t then your missing out one of the best debut releases this year.

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CELULA

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CELULA are a Psych Stoner Metal Band From Spain

CELULA play straight up Stoner Metal with a superb Psych edge. All sang superbly in Spanish. But don’t let that put you off. As their new S/T album is a superb piece of work for you to check out.

Their album is a 9 song 42-minute masterclass in Psych Stoner Metal. Full of outstanding Stoner Metal riffs with a great psychedelic edge to them.

If you’re into Psych Stoner Metal then this album is for you. If you understand Spanish then even better. I didn’t mind at all that all of the vocals were in Spanish. I was just admiring the work put into this superb album. Check out the great riffs on show by this hugely talented band.

The album is superbly produced and is full of great Stoner Metal riffs to rock out to repeatedly. The band take influence from a whole range of bands in the genre but they still bring their own take with their superb music.

The band are accomplished musicians and they show off their skills superbly with their new album. The 42 minutes just flies by. All of the songs are brilliantly put together. The production is excellent. You can hear all of the notes played to perfection.

The band do throw in top-notch Space Rock vibes into their music to add a haunting Psych Space Rock effect. Especially on “Viaje a Saturno”. This song really matches the mood of the excellent atmospheric album cover.

This album is truly a superb album to check out if you want to try something different. As said before don’t let the Spanish Vocals put you off. As you will be missing out on a brilliant Stoner Metal album. That really does bring something special to the genre. Simply a top-notch album that everyone should be checking out now!!!

So if your into Psych Stoner Metal with traces of Space Rock then this album is for you.

You can download this brilliant album for free from BandCamp or this link from the band’s official website.

So get downloading now!!! - Highly Recommended!!!

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Here is the video for the awesome song "Viaje a Saturno" from their superb debut album.


ABSOLUTELY

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ABSOLUTELY are a 3 Piece Experimental Punk Rock Band from Milwaukee.

The members are:

George Ananchev: the guitar
Andy McGuire: the bass
Charlie Hosale: the drums

ABSOLUTELY play a thrilling blend of Hardcore Punk/Stoner Rock.

I have to thank regular viewer PjSludge for recommending this great band to me. So thanks dude.

As I have not heard of them before. So I had a look at their Bandcamp page. Their name does not really conjure up images of a Hardcore Punk/Stoner Rock Band.

But listen to their superb new album “Learn To Love Mistakes”. A 10-song blast of angry punk-rock driven riffs that will have you begging for more. You will then see why ABSOLUTELY is a truly talented and hugely original band.

It is hard to put what genre this band really falls under. They play a cool mixture of styles that doesn’t quite fall into one category but blends through quite a few like Punk and Stoner Rock. Their new album highlights this superbly from start to finish. Especially the brilliant tracks – “Yosemite” and “Online with Jerry”

The album is full of superb songs, which have great vocals to match as well. Superbly played and produced by all involved. This is a top-notch album for everyone to check out.

Play this great album extra loud to get the full effect of the top-notch riffs and vocals on show. This is an action packed carnage of high energy Punk-Rock/Stoner-Rock riffs for everyone to check out.

You can download this brilliant album on Pay As You Go BandCamp deal. So get downloading now.

Highly Recommended??? – ABSOLUTELY!!!!

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

DETERIOR IS BACK!!!

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DETERIOR is a one-man Post-Metal/Sludge Metal Artist.

DETERIOR is the work of one man - Andrew Arnold. One of my fave Sludge/Post-Metal Artists of the last few years. He has been mentioned on this blog before.

If your into TOOL, ISIS, CULT OF LUNA then DETERIOR is the guy for you. His music is simply fucking brilliant. Even better he gives away all his music away for free on his Blog Page.

Andrew does do other genres as well which you can check on his discography page on his blogspot. If your into harsher music then check out his excellent production page "GarageMonkey Productions".

Well my fave alter ego of Andrew's is definitely DETERIOR. Every release he has done for DETERIOR have been better with each release.

Well DETERIOR is about to unleash his next brutal assault on the senses - MEN LIKE GODS - which will be released on 29th November 2011. I will definitely be reviewing and posting this album. As I am really looking forward to this hopefully great album.

DETERIOR has released the first single "Replicant" from the album and its an epic and brilliant piece of work. If all the tracks are like this then we are in for a treat.

So great job with this single Andrew. Can't Wait to hear the new album.

Everybody get checking the new single here. And check out all of his other superb DETERIOR releases. As you will be hugely impressed this is the work of one hugely talented individual.

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NIHIL QUEST


Nihil Quest are a Stoner/Hardcore/Heavy Metal Band from Poland.

Nihil Quest play a superb blend of Stoner Metal/Hardcore/Heavy Metal with subtle hints of Thrash Metal popping up now and again.

The band have released their stunning and brilliant debut album “1.1 Splendid Isolation” for free download. A 11 song 47 minute blast of Stoner Metal Riffs incorporating huge slabs of Hardcore/Heavy-Metal riffage.

This album is simply brilliant. Full of superb songs that any top Stoner Metal band would be proud to call their own. Some of the best riffs I have heard this year. These guys just kick ass from the start until the dying seconds.

But by then you will be a massive fan of these superb Stoner Rockers as I was.

The album is full of top-notch riffs with superb vocals aiding the music along. Superbly produced. You can hear every note played to hard hitting stoner perfection.

As I have said, the guys include brilliant Hardcore/Traditional Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal influences to their music. The guys blending their respective genres pays off big time as it adds an overall brilliant effect to their superb debut album.

Hopefully this album will find a lot of fans within in the Stoner/Sludge Underground as how the heck these guys aren’t signed is a total mystery. As this is one of the most accomplished debut records I have heard in years.

It really is that superb. Plus with the guys giving it away a free across a whole range of formats and platforms here and from Jamendo. You have no excuse to ignore this album. If you do then you will be missing out on an amazing Stoner Metal album.

Full of brilliant songs such as “710”, “Splendid Isolation”, “Chemical Saviour” and “Holy Nailhead”. What you have is 47 mins of pure brilliant Stoner Metal/Heavy Metal music to listen to time and time again.

Well I have gone on long enough how brilliant this album is. Now it’s time for you to discover this for yourself. So get downloading now.

“Splendid Isolation” is indeed Splendid but it does not deserve to be in Isolation. It deserves to heard as a wide audience as possible. Brilliant. Simply Brilliant. Download it now!!!

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WEEDSNAKE



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Weedsnake are a 4 Piece Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from Mexico.

The members are:

Erick - Vox
Etziel - Guitar
Fury - Bass
Mico - Drums

Weedsnake play a fast and furious blend of Sludge/Stoner Metal. Taking influence from masters past and present. The guys add a heavy hardcore punk edge to proceedings to highlight their undoubted talent.

The guys have just released their amazing new S/T album. 11 tracks on for 33 mins. The album will tell you what to expect. Loud, Fast, Angry Sludge/Stoner Metal Riffs. And the album is full of them.

There are no mellow moments on this top-notch album. Just fast and furious Punk/Stoner Metal riffs all the way through.

These guys mean business and there is no letting up with their superb riffage on show here. Even the vocals have a wicked demonic hardcore edge to them that really adds to the album’s overall effect and tone that lasts well long in the memory.

This album has been showing up on the usual great blogspots and it’s not hard to see why. As it’s an absolute blast of an album to enjoy time and time again. Hopefully other great blogspots will start publishing this on their own blog as it deserves to be heard by a wider audience as possible.

Superbly played and produced by all involved. The albums 33 minutes just flies by making you wonder where all of the time went. But by then your already hooked by this superb album and you will be going for repeat listenings.

If your into Cough, Ramesses and Electric Wizard then this album will definitely be right up your street. As Weedsnake play the same down and dirty Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs but with a slight hardcore punk edge.

What is even better you can download this brilliant album for free and check them on their BandCamp Page. So get downloading now. You have no excuses from checking out a brilliant Stoner/Sludge Metal album that has came out of nowhere to blow the competition away.

Hopefully this will open the door to other Sludge/Stoner Metal Bands from Mexico in releasing top-notch Sludge/Stoner Metal albums. As Weedsnake have laid down the groundwork which will be very hard to beat.

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant. Get downloading now!!!

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RADARE

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Radare are a Sludge/Post-Metal Band from Wiesbaden, Germany.

The members are:

Henrik · drums & keys
Matthias · bass & trombone
Fabian · guitars
Jobst · guitar

Radare play the same Atmospheric Sludge/Post-Metal music as ISIS, Neurosis and Cult Of Luna. But Radare add superb ambient soundscapes to their music to make them stand out from the Sludge/Post-Metal crowd.

The band released their superb album “Infinite Regress” back in 2010 to critical acclaim amongst the underground scene. It’s an epic brilliantly constructed album with 4 songs running upto 48 mins in total.

I originally bought this superb album back in 2010 and became an instant fan of this hugely talented band. Well the guys have put this superb classic album up for pay-anything-you-want type deal on BandCamp.

You may have already seen this album on other blogs back when it was released. Almost everyone raved on about it then. It is still an amazing record. Full of superb Sludge/Post-Metal riffs, hard-hitting drumming and aided along by some top-notch harsh vocals.

Radare add atmospheric ambient effects to their music to add a creepy feeling to their music. With a subtle hint of jazz overtones, this is a brilliant album to listen to time and time again.

Highly recommended and a brilliant release everybody should be checking out now. If you like, what you hear then check out their new LP – “Hyrule” – Another superb release that you need to check out. Out now. This is one band that needs your attention now.

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THE SKELETONZ


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The Skelentonz are a Hardcore Punk/Stoner Metal Band from France.

The members are:

Jean-Louis Demouron: vocals
Franck Pelliccioli: guitar
François Dorléans: guitar, vocals
Quentin Guibert: bass
PYC: drums

The Skeletonz play a brutal blend of many genres but the main ones they fall into is Hardcore Punk and Stoner Metal.

Their new album – “The Outsider” is 11 slabs of heavy and brutal Hardcore Punk Driven high voltage Stoner Metal riffage. That is the best way to describe their sublime latest album. It’s fast, furious and angry as hell.

So if your into Stoner Metal with a superb Hardcore Punk edge then this album is for you. It’s jam-packed with Stoner-Metal/Hardcore Punk based riffs. And a few nods to other genres as well. All blended together into something that needs to be played at full volume.

The vocals and instrumental work are superb on this excellent album. Brilliantly produced and put together. It’s a shame I haven/t picked up on these guys much sooner.

But now that I have I am glad that I did. It was the album cover that drew me in to the album. Very intrigued I checked the album on their BandCamp Page and was amazed at the songs they have on this superb album.

I wasn’t expecting anything as heavy as the album is. I was expecting a straight up Hardcore Punk album. Not a fast and furious driven Stoner Metal album full of action packed carnage. As that’s what it is. Acton packed loud music from the word go that you won’t forget in a long while.

France are country with some superb Sludge/Stoner Metal bands coming through. Well you can now include The Skeletonz as one of the best Stoner Metal bands France has to offer.

Full of brilliant tracks which you need to check out for yourself. My fave track is the 8 minute epic “Me, Myself and I”.

You can own this epic beast of an album now for free from BandCamp. While your at it download their previous superb album for free as well. "Absinth For The Monkey".

This is another fantastic album out there waiting to be discovered.. So get downloading now.

Highly Recommended!!!

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FALLEN COLOSSUS


Fallen Colossus is a 5 Piece Progressive Stoner Rock Band from Leeds, UK.

The members are

Gareth 'Red Stripe Caveman' Edwards - Drums/Percussion
JohnBoy 'The Bastard Doom Baby' Haddock - Bass/Vox
Jessica 'Scapegoat' Hathway - Synth/Vox
Lee 'Lones' Jones - Guitar/FX Vox/Story/Lyrics
Imran 'Badmanz' Rifai - Vox/Guitar/Nerdy stuff/Lyrics

Fallen Colossus play Stoner Rock with huge aspects of Experimental/Prog Rock to superb effect.

I have to thank the excellent blog “A Distant Rumble” for pointing out this band to me. As I would not know about their existence. What They say about the album is spot-on and even more in my humble opinion.

The band have just released their superb S/T Demo available on BandCamp pay anything you want type deal. In addition, I highly recommend you download this now before it’s too late.

This S.T Demo is superbly played and produced from all involved. This sounds like a professional release rather than a demo. As I can’t complain about any aspect of the album’s production. Superbly produced and put together.

What you get is superb Stoner Rock/Metal with a great Experimental Rock vibe. The album is full of some outstanding original Stoner Rock/Metal riffs.

Taking influence from bands such as Torche, Kyuss, Monster Magnet and other great bands of the respective genres. Fallen Colossus add a truly original Prog/Experimental Rock twist with a dashing of Doom Metal as well. This album will have you singing and head-banging along to the music in no time.

So if your looking for something a bit different to your usual Stoner Rock/Metal then I recommend you check these guys out.

The album has a few epic lengthy tracks that would go down a storm on the live circuit.

Stoner Rock needs bands like Fallen Colossus to show people that the genre can throw something a bit leftfield and a bit special. I can’t recommend this album highly enough. It truly is a great album to listen to over and over again.

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ROWSDOWER - Band To Check Out


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Rowsdower are a 5 Piece Stoner Metal Band From Saint Louis, MO.

The members are: JB C, Steve S, Eli D, Big Mike, Zak J

Rowsdower play top-notch experimental Stoner Metal taking influence from a whole range of bands but still adding their own original experimental vibe.

The guys sent me a copy of their new demo. A 4 song collection of tunes from the bands existence from 2008 to 2010.

Their music is absolutely superb. Their demo shows off their Blues Tinged Stoner Metal songs to great effect.

If your into CLUTCH, KLYUSS and early QOTSA then your going to love this as I did. The guys do add their own experimental vibe to proceedings to stand out from the crowd.

Even though this is a demo, it’s great to see a band not sticking to the same old boring formula. These guys know how to rock out and play an intense Stoner Metal Riff.

So if you’re a fan of the above bands and like your Stoner Metal tinged with Blues Rock then get checking them out now. As it’s a top notch release from another band to keep an eye on.

Zak has informed their new album will be out soon and will have a heavy ISIS vibe to it. However, will still contain their Blues Rock/Stoner Metal sound. Well that has me intrigued and he said he would send me a copy to host when it’s done. I will definitely be reviewing that bad-boy when the guys finally release it.

So all in all a superb band for every one to check out. You can download two of their superb songs from their Reverbnation Page. So get downloading now.

Highly Recommended.

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HELMUT - Xi ix Xi ALBUM REVIEW


HELMUT is a 5 Piece Stoner/Hardcore/Sludge Metal Band from Switzerland.

The members are

Simon - The Rock
Guillaume - Picked sub-distortion
Sam - Jaeger
Flo - Meister
Peter - HELMUT

HELMUT are a superb Sludge/Stoner/Hardcore Metal band taking influence from bands such as Mastodon, Baroness, Down and Crowbar to name but a few.

The guys have just released their excellent 2nd album – Xi ix Xi – A 10 song thrill ride into the realm of Sludge/Hardcore/Stoner Metal music which blends it’s different genres superbly to thrilling effect.

If you’re a fan of the above bands then this album is for you. As the guys do have Baroness/Mastodon Riffs and Vocals one minute and the next they throw in something different like a Flamenco Guitar on the superb first song “A Decade of Lost Freedom”.

This amazing instrumental song starts off this album superbly. Imagine if Mastodon and Baroness got together for an extended jamming session with added vocals then this album would be the result.

But it would be wrong for me to say that the guys are mere copycats. As they are not. Helmut do throw in sublime Hardcore Based Death Metal growls along the way with the added Thrash Metal riff to stand apart from their rivals.

I have listened to this album about 5 times now and each time I find something else to enjoy that I missed first time round. They have a great album full of sing-along tunes with superb Stoner Metal riffs that last long in the memory.

The vocals are outstanding on the album. Crossing through many different genres with added ease but never alienating the listener when doing so.

The guys are superb musicians and they prove this time and time again on each of the songs. They know how to play a top-notch Stoner/Sludge Metal riff.

Awesome stuff and credit to all involved. This is an album they deserve as much praise they can get.

An album to check out time and time again. Highly Recommended. You can buy this superb release here.

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The Canyon Observer

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The Canyon Observer is a 5 Piece Sludge/Post-Metal Band from Slovenia.

The members are

Gašper Letonja
Matic Babič
Sašo Paljk
David Videnšek
Nik Franko

The band takes influence from ISIS, Mastodon, Neurosis and many other top-notch Sludge/Post-Metal bands out there.

I have to thank Zak from their label Kapa Records for sending a me a copy of their superb debut EP to check out – “Chapter 1 – The Current Of Her Ocean Brings Me To My Knees”.

A 4 song 28 minute blast of pure hardcore/sludge/post-metal riffs that will have you enthralled from start to finish.

Brilliantly played and produced from the start. I did not know much about this band. However, they are going to become quite well known, as their music is just epic.

The band has shared the stage with amazing bands such as Rosetta and Russian Circles. In addition, these guys can more than hold their own against their more famous counterparts.

This EP is full of head-banging riffs to please the more critical Sludge/Post-Metal fan. Throw in superb vocals as well to aid the brutal onslaught of heavy crushing riffs.

If this is the first Chapter of many then I cannot wait to see how this band goes as they have the talent to go far in the genre. As they are band with hopefully a bright future.

You can buy this superb EP here. Highly Recommended.

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Friday, 11 November 2011

DREAMTIME


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DREAMTIME are a Heavy Psych/Space Rock/Stoner/Doom/Sludge Rock Band from Brisbane, Australia.

The members are:

Drums - Tara Wardrop
Bass, Vocals - Catherine Maddin
Guitar, Vocals - Zac Anderson

DREAMTIME are a superb and highly talented band that blends Heavy Psych with Stoner/Doom/Sludge in equal measure. This band just blew my mind and soul with their superb blend of out-there riffs.

I have to thank the superb Stoned Sun Vibrations blog for pointing this band out to me as I wouldn't knew they existed.

Now we have another brilliant Aussie Stoner/Sludge Band to worship. Australia is becoming my fave country for Sludge/Stoner Metal Bands after a whole lot I have published here: AVER. ADRIFT FOR DAYS, HAWKMOTH, AT DARK, THE MATADOR and HYDROMEDUSA.

It must be something in the air that gives Australia a whole bunch of top-notch Stoner Metal bands as you can now add these guys to the mix.

They play a perfect blend of 60's/70's Psych Rock with modern blends of Sludge/Stoner/Doom/Space Rock that needs to be heard. As I was blown away from the start with this band's brilliant music.

The band have just released their brilliant S/T album - Dreamtime - A 5 song 35 minute epic of an album.

Loud, Heavy, Spacey, Dreamy, Atmospheric are just words I can describe their superb music. But you will have to listen to it for yourself. Check out the tracks such as "Slag" and the sublime "Eve".

The album's artwork is just beautiful. It's great to see a band taking such care and passion with the albums visuals as they are really amazing to look at.

Anyway the album is superbly played and produced by all involved. This is definitely an album that has came out of nowhere and literally amazed me with it's vision, creativity and top notch Stoner Metal vibes.

I can't recommend this brilliant album enough. What is even more you can download it for free from the band's superb BandCamp Page. You can download the Digital Version or Vinyl Version.

The Digital Version is pay anything you want type deal and Vinyl Version is free download. So a whole range of choices to download. I downloaded the Vinyl Version. And it sounds epic. So top marks for the band for providing two different versions.

You can buy the Vinyl LP version from there as well.

The band also have their debut S/T EP for free download as well. Another superb release as well. Two of the tracks from their debut full length is here but in different forms. So it's great to see the guys have re-worked their original recordings.

So all in all. This is a brilliant band for you to check out. Yeah it trippy, psychedelic but it has top-notch Sludge/Doom/Stoner Metal riffs with amazing vocals to match.

Highly Recommended. So get downloading this now. You wont be sorry!!!

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YOUNG AND IN THE WAY



YOUNG AND IN THE WAY are a Crust/Black-Metal/Hardcore/Sludge Metal Band from North Carolina

The members are:

Kable Lyall - vocals
Rick Contes - guitar
Chris Nolen - bass
Randy Baucom - drums

These guys are quite simply fucking brutal as fuck. They play a brutal blend of Sludge/Hardcore/Black-Metal/Crust Punk to devastating and brilliant brutal effect.

They have released quite a few releases over the past couple of years. Their new release "V. Eternal Depression" is about to be released and it's the bands best work yet. But unfortunately I am not posting about that release. I am going to highlight their other awesome releases which are all available to download for free from their BandCamp Page.

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3 Awesome releases of Loud, Mean, Angry Crust/Black-Metal/Hardcore/Sludge Metal. Which highlights why Young And In The Way are one of the best bands on the scene doing their own thing without rules or compromise.

All of the releases are brilliantly produced and played by all concerned. Kable's vocals are just astonishing on some of the songs. The amount of anger and passion that he possess is just amazing. And he is backed up by a brilliant band of musicians that home in on his superb vocals that drive their brilliant music along.

I recommend all of you to check this band out now. Some of you will probably already know about these guys as they are getting a lot of praise from the Extreme Metal and Underground crowd. And it's not hard to see why. These guys are just brilliant at what they do.

So if you want top-notch Sludge/Hardcore/Crust/Black Metal extreme music. Then get downloading these guys now!!!

If you like what you hear then buy their brilliant new album "V. Eternal Depression." As their previous releases  builds up to this superb and amazing album.

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BURN EVERYTHING



BURN EVERYTHING are a 5 Piece Hardcore/Progressive Metal Band from Rochester NY.

The members are:

Tony Castronova - Drums
Matt Dalberth - Vocals
Mike Gifaldi - Bass
Damian Marinaccio - Guitar
Charlie Street - Guitar

BURN EVERYTHING play a brutal onslaught of Hardcore and Progressive Metal Music which has been described as "Progressive post-hardcore? Dillinger / Burnt By the Sun-esque mathcore" by Metalsucks.net.

Well the guys do sound a bit like those two top notch bands. But they do bring their own style of heavy pounding riffs to proceedings. This is heavy music for all of us heavy music fans.

Loud, Mean, Angry and very precised tech-metal riffs just highlight how talented this band are. So if you want something different in your Prog-Hardcore Based Metal then these guys are masters of the genre.

They have released two superb EP's for free download on Bandcamp.


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Even though both EP's are relatively short. They are both superb releases in their own right. Both full of sublime tech-metal riffs with a perfect blend of Prog-Metal, Hardcore based vocals as well.

Both superbly produced as well. You can hear every loud mean angry note to perfection. I can't recommend these superb releases highly enough. So get downloading. And get some of the finest and most angriest music these guys has to offer.

So if your into Dillinger Escape Plan then get downloading now. These guys are right up your street.

Fucking Brilliant Stuff. Get downloading now.

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AUTUMN IN HIROSHIMA

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AUTUMN IN HIROSHIMA is a 4 Piece Ambient/Post-Rock Band from Canterbury, UK

The members are:

Michael Hooper - Lead Guitarist
Phillip Matthew Sparkes - Rhythm Guitarist/ Ebow
Aaron Kitchener - Bass/ FX
Gary Sorrell - Drums/ Percussion

AUTUMN IN HIROSHIMA play beautiful ambient based Post-Rock Music that I just had to put on this blog. As their new release "A Sleeping Portrait of Klara" is quite simply a majestic and stunning piece of work from a hugely talented bunch of guys.

Their latest release is full of beautiful music from start to finish. Full of heavy Post-Rock guitar riffs and some outstanding ambient effects. The vocals deserve a special mention to as they are delivered with full emotion and true passion not heard for a long while. This is one top-notch release I urge everyone to check out.

Superbly produced and played from start to finish. This is one release you will be listening to over and over again. Highly Recommended.

You can own this superb release from BandCamp's pay anything you want type deal. So get downloading now. You won't be disappointed.

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CHROMES - Band To Check Out

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CHROMES are a 2 Piece Hardcore/Post-Metal Band from London.

The members are:

A : drums/vocals
S : guitars/vocals

The guys have just released their superb new S/.T EP. A 2 Song 8 minute blast of superb Hardcore/Post-Metal music. Full of angry vocals and riffs.

It's quite impressive how a two-man band can make such loud and angry music. Feels like there are more members than just the two of them.

Though rather short this is a great showcase to show what the band can do. And hopefully there will be more to come from this highly promising band. Great Stuff.

You can download their new EP for free from BandCamp. Highly Recommended.

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Monday, 7 November 2011

SULACO


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SULACO are a 4 Piece Sludge/Grindcore Band from Rochester NY

The members are:

Burke - Guitar, vocals.
Mason - Guitar
Crif - Drums
Spoth - Bass, vocals

SULACO play brutal and hard-hitting Sludge/Grindcore with a few nods to Hardcore Punk and Death Metal. Some of you might already know this band as they have released their last album “Tearing Through The Roots” back in 2006 on Relapse Records.

You may recognise Eric Burke from the line-up, as he is part of Grindcore veterans Brutal Truth. – But he used to be in Lethargy, which had  two certain members of Mastodon in their ranks back in the day.

But anyway back to SULACO!!!

Well SULACO are back with their long-awaited new album – Build and Burn. A 7 song 35 minute brutal blast of Sludge/Grindcore greatness.

The guys might have waited 5 years to unleash their new masterpiece. But they are still as brutal, loud and angry as ever. But throwing in more prog-metal guitar riffs than ever before. This album is simply immense from start to finish. Brilliant from the word go. This is full of heavy pounding riffs across a whole range of genres. This album will amaze and delight you in equal measure.

Full of hard-hitting vocals, guitar riffs and drumming. I just fell in love with this album the first time I listened to it. The amount of talent this band has means this album needs to be heard as many people as possible.

Listen to “Dingy Metropolis” which has some of the best prog-metal riffs I have heard this year.

Superbly played and produced by all involved. This album will easily become one of your top 10 faves this year as it has for me. It is simply that brilliant.

Why this album is not being released by a bigger label is a crime in itself. But the guys at Handshake Inc deserve credit for releasing this album by a top-notch experimental metal band that transcends so many genres.

What is even better you can download this amazing landmark album from BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal. And I wholly recommend that you do. If you like what you hear let the guys know your appreciation by buying some merch.

This is experimental Sludge/Grindcore at it’s finest and most original. Highly recommended. Simply Awesome!!!

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SEA BASTARD

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SEA BASTARD are a 4 Piece Sludge/Stoner/Doom Metal Band from Brighton UK.

The members are:

Oli
Steve
George
Monty

SEA BASTARD play an intense and down-tempo blend of Sludge/Stoner/Doom Metal that Electric Wizard, Cough and Ramesses are all masters at.

Well you can now add SEA BASTARD to that list. As they play some damn fine dirge ridden Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal that is more brutal than the bands mentioned above.

The guys have just released their new EP called – “Great Barrier Riff". A 3 song 38 minute epic blast of brutal Sludge/Stoner/Doom Metal that the above bands would be proud to call their own.

This is brutally heavy from the word go and superbly played until the dying seconds. Two of the songs are on past the 12 minute and one the 9 minute mark. So you get 3 epic heavy tracks to get stuck into.

This album is bleak as anything I have heard this year. There are no uplifting riffs that most modern Stoner Metal Bands include to lighten the mood. Just angry filled sludge based Doom/Stoner Metal riffs that takes it time to pummel the listener into submission.

All of the tracks are simply superb as each other. All full of heavy pounding riffs with top-notch angry filled vocals to match.

These guys are playing mean, loud angry and dirty Sludge Filled riffs. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Anything else would be a crime against their unquestioned talent.

SEA BASTARD are making a name for themselves in the UK Underground scene and it’s hard not to see why.

So if your into Ramesses and Electric Wizard then get checking this brilliant album right now.

This will be some of the heaviest 40 minutes you have heard this year. Just brilliant from start to finish. This album had me headbanging all the way through. Quite a hard task for me to do something like that for 40 mins or so.

Well you can download this brilliant release for free from the following places in the usual formats.

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So do yourself a favour and get downloading this brutal and brilliant piece of Sludge/Stoner Metal. And immerse yourself into the world of SEA BASTARD.

Highly recommended.

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THORUN ARE BACK!!!



THORUN are a 4 Piece Instrumental Sludge/Stoner Metal Band from South Wales

The members are:

Keeran Williams - Guitar
Jonny Evans - Guitar
Neal 'Rockwell' Palmer - Bass
Mike Johnson - Drums

THORUN are a brilliant Instrumental Sludge/Stoner Metal Band. Taking influence from a whole range of bands in the Sludge/Stoner Metal Scene but making their own mark of the world of Instrumental Sludge/Stoner Metal.

The guys have been featured on this blog before.

Well the guys are back with their superb new EP – “Chorus Of Giants”. A 6 song 33 minute thrill ride that demands your attention now!!!

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THORUN have already built quite a superb reputation up in such a short space of time and it's hard not to see why.

Chorus Of Giants is THORUN’s best work yet. The riffs are heavier, louder and bolder in what has came before them. If THORUN can build upon this superb release then these guys will go far.

The guys have written some amazing riffs on show here. Especially on the 8 minute epic “Ivan The Terrible”. A song that can be called a THORUN classic. This is probably the guys best track they have written so far. Heavy, Loud and very atmospheric.

Another standout track is the 5:35 minute epic “Hipster Circle Pit”. A very cool and highly original song with top-notch Stoner Metal riffs played through out.

All of the other songs are superbly played and crafted. But it’s “Ivan The Terrible” and “Hipster Circle Pit” where the band show their brilliant talent and creativity to full effect.

Chorus Of Giants is a superb piece of work that the band should rightly be proud of. Superbly played and produced by everyone involved. This release shows why THORUN are one of the best UK Sludge/Stoner Metal bands has to offer.

I don’t know when this EP will be on sale or to download. I have been told soon. You can check this release in all it’s glory on BandCamp right now. You can also still download their previous superb release “Reprise” for free. I recommend you do this now. Let the guys know what you think via their excellent Facebook Page.

It must be great for South Wales to have two of the UK’s best Instrumental Sludge/Stoner Metal Bands on their doorstep. THORUN and ZONDERHOOF. Maybe the guys can do a split with them in the future as they would suit each other brilliantly.

But they are still a top-class Instrumental Sludge/Stoner Metal Band in their own right that demands your attention now!!!

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Here is the amazing "Ivan The Terrible" from their brilliant new release.