Sunday, January 31, 2016

Black Pussy - Magic Mustache

Catchy stoner rock falling in between Queens of the Stone Age and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, but a lot closer to QOTSA. After the first song or two this just gets boring.

The Holydrug Couple - Moonlust

Psychedelic pop songs that are keyboard driven, with blips and bleeps. The vocals are airy but overall this stuff has a cheery uplifting electronic vibe.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

Basically ambient background music that ebbs and flows and gets heavy and is good. Not great. You can call it Post Rock.

Enforcer - From Beyond

Retro early 80's NWOBHM/Speed Metal drawing from Metal that happen just before Thrash, you might recognize some of these sounds that showed up on Kill 'Em All.

Crobot - Something Supernatural

Good old fashion retro rockin' out. Like Wolfmother, Soundgarden...or a much heavier Black Crowes. There's a funky soul underlying all the hard rock. These guys are really good, ready for the masses. Maybe a little to polished for my taste.

Cherubs - 2 Ynfynyty

Gut punch bottom dragging noise heaviness. Crushing blocks of cement on your chest while you drown.

Seremonia - Kristalliarkki

Retro garagey occultish psych freak out from Finland.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Heavy Rotation - January 2016

  • Vhol - Deeper Than The Sky (2015)
  • Spelljammer - Ancient Of Days (2015)
  • Horrendous - Anareta (2015)
  • Mykur - M (2015)
  • Saviours - Palace of Vision (2015)
  • Tribulation - The Children of the Night (2015)
  • Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - The Night Creeper (2015)
  • Vattnet Viskar - Sky Swallower (2015)

Best of 2012

I'm making this list in January 2016, just glancing back and listing the stuff I remember liking. Nothing scientific here. Maybe I'll come back and revise this list someday.

In no particular order.

  • Cyanic - Litanies of Lust
  • Enslaved - RIITIIR
  • Om - Adavaitic Songs
  • Christian Mistress - Possession 
  • Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
  • Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
  • Grand Magus - The Hunt
  • Deathspell Omega - Drought
  • Snail - Terminus
  • Samothrace - Reverence to the Stone
  • Black Moth - Killing Jar
  • Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
  • Goatwhore - Blood For the Master
Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis 
Windhand - Windhand

Moosataur - The Legend of Lobster Lake

Some pretty good trippy rock taking on the sound of early Pink Floyd.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Heavy Rotation - December 2015

  • Black Breath - Slaves Beyond Death
  • Hooded Menace - Darkness Drips Forth