Friday, 15 December 2017

SATAN'S DOZEN: The Best Unearthly Hymns Unearthed 2017

Compiled by: Andrei Moose
Artwork by: Josh Mashesh

When we started the SATAN’S DOZEN back in July of this year, for those folks new to the blog or this feature, the idea was to present the very best music the underground scene has to offer to you the reader/listener.  Whilst we make every effort to review every album we can, we also receive band submissions, not to mention the countless recommendations you send our way, so in practical terms it is just not possible to review everything.  

Therefore because we don’t want killer music to pass you by, each and every month Andrei Moose  painstakingly sifts through the music labelled “all killer  riffs” and chooses 13 of the best new albums released via bandcamp and bundles them together into the mightiest riff sandwich.

Whilst all the albums we included are top tier stuff, we have compiled the albums into a chart on a sliding scale of 13 - 1. So with the year coming to end, we thought it was appropriate to choose  our favourites of the year, in what we like to call THE BEST OF SATAN’S DOZEN 2017,  so we hope you dig our selections and enjoy The Best Unearthly Hymns Unearthed 2017.  

These bands need more exposure, so go “like” “share” and “follow” their pages, but most of all enjoy some of the best music the underground has to offer.  THE SLUDGELORD most sincerely approves.   Now, go heavy or go home.

13) Idlegod – “Idlegod” (Tuscany, Italy)

Stoner / doom / Sludge

12) Lord Crow – “Gods Among Man” EP (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Sludge / Stoner

11) Shadowmaster – “Shadowmaster” (Sundsvall, Sweden)

Stoner / doom / Sludge

10) AIAUASCA – “Rise of the Molecule” (Montreal, Qu├ębec)

Stoner / doom / Sludge

9) Have Blue – “Melted Mind” (Berlin, Germany)

Garage / psychedelic / blues / rock 

8) Presumption – “Presumption” (Le Mans, France)

Stoner / Doom / Metal

7) Masterhand“Mind Drifter” (Oklahoma)

Garage / psychedelic / stoner / rock

6) Void Commander – “Shrooming Widow” (Karlskrona, Sweden)

Stoner-rock / hard-rock / doom

5) Coughdust - “Worldwrench” (Finland)

Stoner-doom / Sludge / death doom

4) DROID – “Province” (Melbourne, Australia)

Sludge / Stoner / Doom / Metal

3) Blame God – “Strategically Confined” (Oneonta, New York)

Noise / Grindcore / Powerviolence

2) Bone Church – “Bone Church” (Connecticut)

Psychedelic / stoner / doom / metal

1) Monte Luna – “Monte Luna”

Stoner / Doom / Sludge