Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Heavy Rotation - May 2016

  • All Them witches - Lightning At The Door (2015)
  • Death Alley - Black Magick Boogieland (2015)
  • Magic Circle - Journey Blind (2015)
  • Ice Dragon - The Soul's Midnight (2015)
  • Heavy Relic - Go Forth (2015)
  • Eygpt - Endless Flight (2015)

Heavy Rotation - September 2016

  • Goya - The Enemy (2016)
  • Vektor - Terminal Redux (2016)
  • Mountain Dust - Nine Years (2016)
  • Sinister Haze - Laid Low In The Dust of  Death (2016)
  • Wo Fat - Midnight Cometh (2016)
  • Stoned Spirit - Spirits of Zos (2016)
  • Vokonis - Olde One Ascending (2016)
  • Bastard Lord - Cosmic Tomb (2016)
  • Bright Curse - Before The Shore (2016)
  • Kroh - Altars (2016)
  • Haunted - Haunted (2016)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Firm - The Firm

Super group with Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers. Mostly pretty terrible 80's pop. Two or three songs on here I don't mind so much.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Heavy Rotation - August 2016

  • Witchcraft - Nucleus (2016)
  • Red Wizard - Cosmosis (2016)
  • Limestone Whale - Limestone Whale (2016)
  • Cough - Still They Pray (2016)
  • Aleph Null - Endtime Sisters (2016)
  • Goatess - Purgatory Under New Management 
  • Lord Vapour - Mill Street Blues (2016)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Heavy Rotation - July 2016

  • Grimm Van Doom - Grim Love (2015)
  • Ozzy Osbourne -No More Tears (1991)
  • Whitesnake - Whitesnake (1987)
  • Serpent - Necromant (2015)
  • Sinister Haze - Laid Low in the Dust of Death
  • Stoned Spirit - Spirits of Zos (2016)
  • Valkyrie - Shadows (2015)
  • Void of Sleep - New World Order (2015)
  • Vokonis - Olde One Ascending (2016)
  • Weeed - Our Master Brings Us To The Black Master Sabbath (2015)
  • Blackout - Blackout (2015)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Public Enemy - Man Plans God Laughs

I really wanted to like this, sounds like a Chuck D solo joint 2015 style.

Jeff Bridges - Sleeping Tapes

Really, I think the number of times you listen to something, might mean something. Sometimes, I don't think I like something all that much, but I keep going back to listen to it. So. I've listened to this a few times.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Psychedelic Witchcraft - The Vision

This band is too light weight for me. They're good. Not my thing. I like the bluesy song at the end though.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Heavy Rotation - April 2016

  • Cherubs - Fist in the Air (2016)
  • Abbath - Abbath (2016)
  • Hangman's Chair - This is not Supposed to be Positive (2015)
  • Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash (2016)
  • Destroyer 666 - Wildfire (2016)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Pretty Things - Are In Bed of Course.

Over 50 years as a band, only the original singer and guitar player are still around. This is some solid straight ahead rockin. It's got an early 70's vibe. They say this was pretty much recorded live in the studio. It feels a little bit "bright" but overall it sounds really good. Good songs good album. This band is probably one of the most under appreciated in all of rock history.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Acid King - Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere

This album has an intro, then it abruptly end. The the first song starts, funny thing is the first song feels like an intro. Acid King really eases into the start of this album. It's heavy, it's spacey, it's groovin'. Getting through these first two songs takes about 13 minutes. By the third song, the band starts firing on all cylinders and doesn't look back from there. 

    You know what you're gonna get when you put on an Acid King album. It's all good stuff. Like, High on Fire, several albums in, if this was the first album from the band it might be blowing minds all around the world, but we've heard Acid King and now we take 'em for granted...don't be that guy. 

Satan - Atom By Atom

Killer song writing, killer guitar, killer vocals. Traditional Heavy Metal with roots in NWOBHM. The album before was great. This is great. Metal!

Pinkish Black - Bottom of the Morning

Pinkish Floyd is more like it. Ammirite? Dark synths some busy drums, they have up tempo parts that land somewhere between a psyche garage band and Pink Floyd trippy parts. Really good stuff.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Battle Beast - Unholy Survivor

Pop Power Metal. Very predictable.

Heavy Rotation - March 2016

  • Acid King - Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere (2015)
  • Satan - Atom by Atom (2015)
  • Bittered - Hubris Aggression (2015)
  • Pinkish Black - Bottom of the Morning (2015)
  • Mutoid Man - Bleeder (2015)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Iron Maiden - Book of Souls

It's hard to figure out how awesome this album would be if I've never heard Iron Maiden before. At this point it sound like Maiden rockin' out and Dickenson has a cold. There's no hits on here, and there doesn't need to be. I'll have to listen to this a lot more times to find a stand out. It's a double album of Maiden rockin...and rockin'...Maiden style.

Brothers Collateral - CVIII

Mostly instrumental proggy rock. Leaning to the rock side. 

Bittered - Hubris Aggression

Sounding very much like Eyehategod. Pissed vocals killer down tuned riffs.

Battling Giants - Birth Death Reckoning

I've listened to this quite a few times over the last few months, trying to figure out how to describe them or who they might sound like as reference. I can't figure it out. I guess sort of like an indie/alternative rock thing. They're good, a good rock band.  

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sacri Monti - Sacri Monti

Full on dense psychedelic Krautrock fuzzed freak out.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kinski - 7 (or 8)

Noise rock that rocks. There's some pretty-ish songs to in the Sonic Youth territory. They also plow full steam ahead, reminding me of Hammerhead. There's only vocals on a few songs and they're good and the lyrics are good. I wish there were more vocals.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Skraeckoedlan - Sagor

Progressive stoner rock.

Demon Eye - Tempora Infernalia

Occult rock. Good songs the vocals are a little "weird" but not a deal breaker. 

All Them Witches - Dying Surfer Meets His Maker

Heavy bluesy rocking with lots of atmospheric jams. Really good stuff that doesn't beat you over the head all the time.

Graveyard - Innocence & Decadence

Bluesy rockin' 70's style. Some ballads where the singer totally carries everything. There's one song that basically sounds like a beefed up Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits. 

Fuzz - Fuzz II

A logical progression from Blue Cheer to Mudhoney to Fuzz. Except I'm not sure this is a progression they just do a really good job of it. The biggest difference being the nasaly vocals Otherwise... 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Zone Six - Love Monster

Psychedelic jam outs. Instrumental. Pulsing hypnotic bass and rhythm while the guitar takes off to outer space. These guys do it well.

Heavy Rotation - February 2016

  • Kylesa - Exhausting Fire (2015)

Sinister Haze - Betrayed By Time

Heavy laid back stoner rock, like Nebula but heavier.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Orchid - Sign of the Witch

This is bullshit. Bring something new to the table guys.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Van Halen - II

I always felt that this was literally Van Halen II. Leftovers from the first album. That may be true, but it for sure seems like the missing link to Women and Children First. I've always loved this record since it came out.

Demon Eye - Tempora Infernalia

Demon Eye don't come right out and beat you over the head. Stoner/Occult 70's retro rock. Good songs. They lean more towards the Thin Lizzy/Pentagram area.