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
Since Colin writes for Clean and Sober Stoner, we don’t think it’s fair to write a review ourselves. Here’s another masterful take from Monster Riff… There are few 2023 debuts I was as excited for as Porta Coeli from Shadow of Jupiter. It seems like the band has been everywhere all the time over … […]Read More Shadow of Jupiter: ‘Porta Coeli’ Album Review
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
Just go to https://shadowofjupiter.bandcamp.com/yum copy and enter one of the codes below. I do suggest starting at the top, and work your way down.Read More Get Shadow of Jupiter’s Album Porta Coeli Free!!!
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
All of these albums are “album of the month” worthy, in my opinion. As usual, the Top 11 Albums of August are in a virtual tie for the #1 slot. I think it’s worth the time of any fan of the Heavy Underground’s to take you to these for a spin, put them on the playlist, and ultimately buy the album. Or at least buy a T-shirt. Support your bands!!!Read More The Top 11 Albums of August, 2023
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
Jeff Gallagher, AKA Mule Thrower, takes influences as varied and fragmented as Roy Clark and Electric Wizard, throws them against a wall and makes one hell of a mess. Cuts is basically an aural Jackson Pollock painting. Like Pollock, it’s a work of art worthy of study and reflection. But to get maximum effect, I think ya gotta be willing to look at your own shit in the process.Read More Stoner/Doom/ Sludge Review: Mule Thrower-Cuts
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.