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
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
To be able to produce something that highlights your strongest skills as musicians while still providing plenty of musical and vocal variety, piquing interest, and making it seem effortless is astounding. I know that Hippie Death Cult worked insanely hard to accomplish this and that’s evident in every note. Job very well done.
Helichrysum is set to be released on October 20, 2023 through Heavy Psych Sounds Records.Read More Hippie Death Cult: Helichrysum
It’s clear that Moon Coven has really put the work in fine-tuning their signature sound, proving themselves able to play multiple styles and do it well. If you can do that, the sky’s the limit. With this kind of talent and ambition to branch out and improve, I have a strong feeling that they’ll be (even more) successful. This is a band that absolutely refuses to stagnate.Read More Review: Moon Coven’s Sun King
This begs the question: What do fans really want when a beloved vocalist is
replaced by someone new? A carbon copy of the original member? This could lead to a lot of nit-picking about how the new vocalist is either “trying too hard to be so-and-so” or just isn’t enough like the original singer.
It definitely irks me that so many critics are quick to compare doom bands to Black Sabbath and then write them off. Of course virtually 100% of doom and stoner bands were influenced by Black Sabbath, but that doesn’t mean they’re all carbon copies.Read More sheavy and Their 3 Best Albums