This is a genuinely stadium-worthy band. Ruby the Hatchet has enough pop hooks to dominate the radio, enough authenticity to develop a loyal following, and enough musical prowess to keep this going for a dozen or more albums. They should be performing at 10,000+ venues…
Let’s fucking make that happen. Buy the album, stream the hell out of it and go see ’em live. It’s the least we owe to a band this good.
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If I ever have a heart attack at a show, they should just put the speaker on my chest and play some strong bass chord. I am sure my heart will be … Elder
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Only time will tell, but this may be the definitive album from the Colour Haze to date. It’s literally like a Greatest Hits package, but all the songs are new. They’ve managed to take every cool element from 13 prior releases and distill them into one perfect record that does the impossible: Sacred places Colour Haze on an even higher pedestal.
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Kinda like Mothers Acid Temple, but with melody, rhythm and taste.
Read More Mid-Week Quickie: Sisteria- Dark Matter
Thursday, August 21, 1992 It took a moment for me to react to Joe asking me to chair the meeting. I was familiar with meetings, but I didn’t know shit about them. It felt wrong, like I was the last person on the planet who should do it. The look in his eyes was too […]
Read More 30 Years of Heavy Recovery, Chapter 3. NA/Secretary/Foreshadow of a Memory that Doesn’t Exist Yet
This is highly refined, majestic, relentless music that truly gets better when you realize just how much they don’t sound like anyone else.
Read More Late to the Party Mid-Week Quickie- Telekintic Yet: Primordial
I left that first AA meeting with something I never had before: phone numbers. I showed David and Robert, and they validated the accomplishment. For most people, it’s probably a very small thing. But for the person struggling with addiction, that kind of trust is reserved for dealers and other connections. Anyone outside of that […]
Read More 30 Years of Heavy Recovery, Chapter 2: After Meeting/Phone Calls/Navy Memories/Home in NA
The real message I get from King Buffalo, the reality of our culture is reveal is that no, we suck. We abandon what’s great in search of what stinks, and then blame the stinker.
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There’s an album dropping from Ripple Music that completely blows my mind. When I read the name of the band, I was like- “meh.” I mean, the name is pretty generic and just blends in with a hundred other bands, at least to me. Maybe it reminds me too much of The Mentors…I dunno, maybe. […]
Read More Upcoming Release: The Necromancers- Where the Void Rose
Dang, I’ve had this site for a while. My original goal was to write a bunch of recovery related stuff and Stoner/Doom reviews. Kinda… I don’t consider myself a reviewer and I don’t mean to be. I mean, listening to x-amount of music to write z-amount of posts: there’s a ton of that out there. […]
Read More Another Quick Update…and thank-you!!!!!!