Titanosaur is relentless music for a relentless age. We are all either living in, or witnessing, one huge world-wide shit show lately. We can crawl under our beds and whine, or we can strap on a guitar and rage against the dying of the light.Read More This Time It’s Personal: Titanosaur
Doomcakes’ Top 9 Albums of November: After diving into the month’s new releases, Stephanie has compiled a list of nine standout albums for the Doom Charts. These specially-curated picks feature a host of talented bands and a variety of music genres including retro rock, space rock, stoner rock and more. The selection was guided by a commitment to quality and uniqueness, ensuring the music truly stands apart.Read More Doomcakes’ Top 9 Albums of November
Top 10 albums of November: I know that a lot of us are probably a little panicked at the amount of work ahead of us as we slide into December. I feel the urge, the temptation to wrap 2023 in a nice package and a shiny bow. In the meantime, we still have 30 days left in a year this has been absolutely fantastic across the entire spectrum of the heavy underground.Read More Clean and Sober Stoner Top 10 albums of November
The post discusses several standout music releases, highlighting Fool’s Idol’s Autumn EP for its blend of punk energy with serene elements, Valley of the Sun’s The Sayings of the Seers for its uplifting stoner-alternative rock experience, and Seedy Jeezus for their feel-good energy. A single track, Wrong Eyes from No Skull, and albums from Damage Therapy and Electric Wizard are also appreciated for their unique elements and contributions to the garage rock and doom metal genres respectively.Read More Doomcakes’ Most Listened: November 26
It’s probably safe to say that if you’re here, you know of a little band from Kiev called Stoned Jesus. These guys have been making amazing stoner/doom music for over a decade now, and they released their latest album, Father Light, in March of this year. This is the band’s first release in five years, […]Read More Stoned Jesus: Father Light
Skull Servant’s Traditional Black Magicks II has been praised for its outstanding guitar work and unique lyrics. The album, despite being filled with low fidelity recording, received admiration from critics for its “nuts and bolts musicianship”. Critics encourage the band to better their recording quality while maintaining their talent for their next release, showing appreciation for the band’s authenticity and fearlessness in their performances.Read More Skull Servant: Traditional Black Magicks II
Doomcakes describes her music listens for the week and the discovery of new releases despite the busy period. Highlights include John Garcia’s self-titled debut album, Pearl Jam’s ‘Rearviewmirror’, and singles from Yeast Machine, and 1000mods. The writer also enjoyed songs from Wet Cactus and Colour Haze. The eclectic list attests to a week spent uncovering music from various corners of the audio-web.Read More Doomcakes’ Most Listened: November 19th
German bands continue to impress, with ZQKMDGZ and Giant Lungs recently scoring on the Doom Charts. The latest addition is Eleanore, a heavy rock band from Emden, that released the EP, “Demotape” on YouTube. The EP, recorded in a garage, showcases Eleanore’s unique brand of stoner/desert/alternative rock with a punk energy.Read More Mid-Week Quickie: eleanore – Demo Tape
Doomcakes shares a nostalgic retrospective of classic albums while also highlighting a new release in the mix. The week’s theme is termed “The Classics”, reviewing albums from Dozer, The Pixies, Kyuss, Monster Magnet, Melvins, and a new release from AcidSitter. Across genres from stoner/desert rock to grunge and alternative, the author reminisces and appreciates the power of the old tunes alongside newer sounds.Read More Doomcakes’ Most Listened: November 12th
“Aiwass: The Falling,” the top-ranking album on Bandcamp, is garnering attention for its unique, conceptual approach. Beyond its musical innovation, the album offers in-depth exploration of subjects like the Golden Dawn and Western Mysticism. Aiwass constructs the album on lived experiences, beyond just referencing these themes. Many laud it as one of the best albums of the year and anticipate its potential as a legacy work, marking a significant evolutionary step for the band.Read More Aiwass: The Falling
In her monthly music review, Doomcakes provides a heartfelt commentary on how music impacts her and shares her personal rating of various albums. She explains her preference for albums that evoke strong emotions, particularly negative ones, as they make the listener identify more with the song. She mentions her October’s top 17 albums and the reasons why she likes each one. Among the top-rated albums are Beastwars’ ‘Tyranny of Distance’, Purple Kong’s ‘Blood Lightning’, and the top album ‘Giant Lungs’ by Giant Lungs.Read More Doomcakes’ Top 17 Albums for October
I listen to Stoner/Doom for a lot of reasons. Sometimes it’s for this shear entertainment of it, other times it’s the metaphysical horror movie groove. But my main reason for listening, time after time, is because attends to tell me the truth about the world.Read More Clean and Sober Stoner Top 12 Albums of October
Doomcakes’ Most Listened: October 29th: This week, yours truly has contracted the plague from her travels. By plague I mean the common cold and by travels I mean errands, probably. I don’t fall ill often, so when I do, it throws me for quite the proverbial loop and inevitably frustrates me. There’s definitely something very defeating about not having the mental and physical fortitude to do the things that make you happiest. As a result, the theme of this week’s list is, by default, chill vibes. That is, music you can veg out and “get better” to.Read More Doomcakes’ Most Listened: October 29th
Oh, and those of you within driving distance of Gastonia, North Carolina are in for a treat on October 29th, when both Luurch and Evilleaf join forces with Skull Servant and the legendary Grave Next Door for a Night of Doom at The Rooster. It’s one of the best lineups to hit Gastonia… ever!
Even if you can’t make it to Gastonia, you owe it to yourself to check out this single, and kick yourself for missing an opportunity to see it happen live…Read More The single Life: Luurch and Evilleaf
Doomcakes’ Most Listened: October 21
This week has had two very distinct sides for me. On one hand, it’s been an insanely busy one for me personally, so I’ve been using my favorite music to help me focus and center myself whenever I can. That most often means revisiting some of my favorite older albums.
On the other hand, as per usual, I’ve spent a good portion of my free time listening to some of these amazing new releases we’ve been graced with this month in our little stoner/doom communityRead More Doomcakes’ Most Listened: October 21
The Gate is the more “serious” of the two. While Eight Foot Manchild is built on humor as well as brilliant instrumentation, The Gate is more focused on the uglier, “doomier” side of things. Heck, in many ways their musical approach has as much akin to Black Metal as it does Doom. First and foremost, however, this is Doom completely and firmly rooted in jazz.Read More Review: Scum by The Gate
Vitskar Suden’s “Thriller” cover is about everything you could expect or want from the band. The song is virtually unrecognizable from the original: glacially slow, ominous, and full of the guitar-driven atmosphere that fans love.Read More Vitskar Suden’s “Thriller” Cover: a New Holiday Classic
So, here for all you straight-and-to-the-point readers out there, I present to you, Stephanie’s Most Listened to Albums of the Week 10.13! Now, if you’re feeling extra efficient, you can just check out the lovely photo grid and move on. Boom. But, if you’re feeling a bit more patient, I’ve written up a relatively terse description of each album on said grid. Choose your adventure!Read More Stephanie’s Most Listened to Albums of the Week 10.13!
But with a band like this, it’s all about the songs. In those songs are awesome. Even when The Magpie starts out a little bit “stock”, they diverge in interesting and unexpected ways. If you are a fan of bands who don’t sound like anyone else, this is must have to your collection!Read More Review And Interview: The Magpie
Thunderdope hooked me with their Nirvana cover, kept me listening with two solid tracks of their own unique brand of stoner music, and even got Doomcakes herself to listen to a fourteen minute song. Not too shabby. Based on what I’ve heard on this EP alone, I really think these guys could go in any direction they wanted to.Read More Thunderdope: Planet Weed
For a bunch of reasons, this is the best I can do for my September Doom Charts list. Thankfully, Stephanie hit it out of the park with her list, which you can see here.Read More Scott’s September Doom Charts Submission
The best analogy I can conjure up will resonate with my fellow millennials: Think of it like ranking your top ten MySpace friends circa 2006. You have albums you like for different reasons, that fit different moods, etc. Even though I wanted everyone to be number one, I finally narrowed it down, and I present to you: Stephanie’s September 2023 Top 10 Stoner/Doom releasesRead More September 2023 Top 10 Stoner/Doom releases: Stephanie
Black Magic and Witchcraft, even Satanism has always been a part of Metal. Stoner/Doom is no different. Hell, Dopelord is releasing Songs for Satan next month! The thing is, its hard to tell the difference between the entertainment and rebellious side of Satanic imagery and references, and the bands that are real. As in: they’re […]Read More Black Magic and Witchcraft in Stoner/Doom: Blake Carrera from Aiwass
Listening to Songs for Satan left me feeling like I’d just watched a good horror movie; a bit shaken and certainly thoughtful, wishing I actually could have seen this very story depicted visually. Creating a concept album was a great idea and fit for Dopelord, and they executed it incredibly well. The songs sucked you into the story, each one leaving you dying to know what would happen next. I can’t say that any other concept album I’ve listened to has had me that invested.Read More Dopelord: Songs for Satan
Elder’s energy that night, combined with the energy of the crowd, the attention to detail presented by Last Rites Events, the perfect venue of Avondale Music Hall… the whole experience completely lifted me.
These are rare occasions when you get to my age.Read More Concert Review: Elder/REZN/Lord Buffalo/High Priest
Demons My Friends have gotten some serious accolades, and I can’t help but notice how many bands are referenced by people trying to describe them. I think that’s a testament to how knowledgeable they are, and talented enough to make it all sound original.Read More Demons My Friends: Demons Seem to Gather
Lord Velvet is an absolute force to be reckoned with. I have no clue what otherworldly stuff is going down in the Rockies or what’s in the water there (Coors Light, perhaps?), but something is afoot, and it’s awesome. It’s always incredibly refreshing and honestly a bit mindblowing to hear insanely talented musicians nowadays, especially in the age where anyone with a MacBook can be a musician. But, these guys have it. They come together not only with their individual skill sets, but with their own unique musical influences to create something epic.Read More Lord Velvet: Astral Lady
Overall, I can hardly find words to express how proud I am of the progress this amazing band has made in a very short time. It’s very evident that they’ve grown and matured as a band and as individual musicians. That renewed vitality is palpable throughout the entire album. Dead Feathers was great before, and they’re even better now.Read More Dead Feathers: Full Circle
Look, your either gonna buy or stream this now, or you’re gonna wait 10 years or more until someone else pulls this out of the air and it gets celebrated for the classic that it is. You, gentle reader, have the opportunity to experience the greatness of Fables of the Damned and Wizard Tattoo now! Although I highly recommend buying them off Bandcamp and getting the lyrics to fully enjoy the experience.Read More Damn This Wizard Tattoo
So, if I’m really honest about it, Clean and Sober Stoner is partially a good-natured jab at the rigidity of traditional recovery. But it’s also a jab at Stoner/Doom culture as well, and the obsession the scene can have with a certain flower bud. It’s not out of anger, it’s just that the two extremes are kinda funny when you step back and look at it.Read More WTF Is Clean And Sober Stoner?
This might be the best thing David Grohl ever worked on. I bet he wishes he never had to write it. I wish he didn’t, either. But here we are.Read More Foo Fighters’ But Here We Are: A Clean and Sobering Review
Finally, the time is here for my monthly list, this time going to 11. Check out the full list on the Doom Charts. But these are my favorites for the month, and I’m sure I’ll be writing about something I missed during this hectic month. Thanks for reading! HIBERNAUT – INGRESS I guess if a […]Read More My Top 11 Stoner/Doom Releases, May 2023
I always flashback to opening bands from back in the day, usually some variance of White suburban punk band with a chip on their shoulder and a bad cocaine habit coupled with an inhuman tolerance to alcohol while wearing a ripped Blag Flag or Bad Brains t-shirt. This was certainly not that.Read More Throwing Down Live at the Local 506: Imperfect Son, EvilLeaf and Lie Heavy
Check out my reaction video (live, with the the band). Hit ’em up on Bandcamp, maybe even throw them a buck or two for the single. Luurch is the real thing, and if the upcoming full release is anything like this, they might have a monster on their hands.
And if I had a small, independent label, I’d take a few notes…Read More The Single Life: Luurch unleashes The Pull (AKA Giraffe Nuts)
Evil Leaf have been great friends and supporters of this blog and YouTube Channel, and I don’t know what we’d do without them! They have a GOOD chance for a spot in a lineup that would give them great exposure and help take them to the next level. They’ve been working their asses off, and […]Read More Vote for Evil Leaf!!!
That might be the only flaw to Speak Your Mind. It delivers the goods with a velvet-wrapped jewelry hammer and not a maul. An audience craving earth-shattering bombast may have missed this “stoner” gem.Read More Late to the Party: Mystic Majesty- Speak Your Mind
There’s an old concept in science called “the observer effect,” where just observing something changes it. In counseling, there’s the “observer-effect bias.” I think people in treatment can intuitively feel when that’s happening.Read More 30 Years of Heavy Recovery: Chapter 5- Thirty
The latest jolt to my generational sense of being is Memento Mori by Hail the Void. The album is exceptional, the kind of work that can take its place among the best, the very best, in the history of Heavy Metal. I’m not pulling my punches here, and I don’t give two shits if you […]Read More Rock has Indeed Died, and It Now Hails the Void