New Dawn Fades and Lykoi Fel are two bands that deserve a listen. They’re kinda Yin/Yang in that one is on the Stoner side of things, the other extreme Heavy Psych. A perfect match!Read More Mid-Week Quickies: New Dawn Fades and Lykoi Fel
As powerful and crushing as the music is, there’s a lightness and effortlessness to the performances that take it beyond the genre of “Doom”, while remaining unmistakably DOOM. Snakemother are like a combination of Faetooth meets Messa with a dose of Opeth, YOB and Trouble, a dash of The Bangles and a hint of Bananarama. It all comes together to form that most elusive gem: The Perfect Album.Read More The Perfect Album: Snakemother
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
Ingress by Hibernaut is one of my favorite releases so far this year. There’s a spirit, a vibe to it that reminds me of the bad ol’ days, when underground bands didn’t stand a chance against the likes of Cinderella, Ratt or whoever else media moguls declared as Metal. Back in the days when you had to know about a release you read about in a fanzine, or your friends shared with you with hushed tones and wild eyes.Read More Hibernaut: Ingress