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Bobby Liebling, released also a brand new album with Pentagram. In a parallel, fair, universe this fact itself would have the same attention as the releases of the mentioned holy monsters. On our own unfair world, I think that we should be happy even with the fact that uncle Bobby is still among us. Grusom is one of the many bands to come from the treasure trove in that area of Nordic countries of Europe. Why reinvent the wheel when you have the perfect invention right in front of your own eyes?
But with the old, worn and lo-fi production you quickly felt at home again in that dusty cellar where the faint candlelight threw creepy shadows across the ceiling. This time around the sounds are much fuller and warmer. Not the warmth of spilled blood but of ghost stories by the campfire.
A damn fine album indeed. Church — Unanswered Hymns. This is a band that makes a real statement with their songs and leaves you in a state of deep contemplation. Another quality release from the depths of the copper universe. Sounding highly vintage and wickedly proto the Austin, Texas foursome Sweat Lodge hit us with a hard rocking boogie album called Talismana. Transporting us straight to that golden era when Sabbath and Zeppelin were soaring high; with a definite love for the ancient grooves.
They have us swaying along on doom inspired riffs and catapult you with intense solo work. True inspired drumming that fills every corner of the room without ever coming oppressive. It is what makes this album great, for the duration of the album you are incapable of doing anything else, it mesmerizes like a snake charmer and leaves you Eternal Sigh - Waft - Chronolith (CD. With their debut release, out on Ripple Music in August, Sweat Lodge waste no time in bringing the energy.
The Zeppelin-esque vocals croon along to the beat of a water bong, while the guitars inhale and exhale euphoric riffs of felicity. Keep your eyes out for Sweat Lodge, as they have proven they can hang with the big dogs of the underground rock and roll.
The pace is slightly less glacial but the overall atmosphere is still heavy, oppressive and draining. The song compositions have a great diversity which propels the album through to the intense end. Both vocals and guitars go from clean to filthy which sit nicely on top of the solid riffs being played.
This is probably Ahab reaching their peak and will please a lot of people. Three years feels like a long time between albums in Album) spoiled age but it appears the band used their time wisely. Overall, the riffs are bigger, thicker and more memorable, the tempos range across the spectrum as do the moods.
For those who like their doom neat and straight out of the bottle, you may have yourself a contender for album of the year. With no doubt the Ecstatic Vision trio from Philadelphia gave birth to one of the best debut albums of this year.
It is a metaphysical place where your consciousness flies in a deep trance through space rock guitars, shaman and dreamlike vocals, cosmic and tribal rhythms. Take your time and listen to them, go beyond, in the infinite space. Simply fantastic! Bend over and assume the position you dirty, riff slut…. Satan is about to destroy you with his magical riffmaking guitar bong.
Goya have the tunes that can make you stoned, just by sitting in the same room as their sticky sweet, smoking riffs of doom.
The Massachusetts band carry out sludge-metal's nefarious will by way of retching vocals, gnarled riffs, and uncompromising breakdowns. The German sludge band's latest LP is filled to the brim with tuneful hooks and blistering solos — a must-listen for fans of Mastodon et al.
Till Marijannah by Marijannah. The perfect production. Peter Insulander. Explore music. Chronolith by Waft. John Sawyer. Lacertilian Review at - www. Jesse some proper southern fried sludge, amazing live! Favorite track: G. K Sundsvold. K Sundsvold It's as heavy and metal as a ten ton bullet, harkening back to Eternal Sigh - Waft - Chronolith (CD old ways of metal, when power and substance were more Album) than speed and effects. This is the beating heart of the old magic of metal, pumping heavy molten sludge into our ears.
I love it. Leg Nine. Aaron Vilyus. Richard Jones. Jono Schneider. Morten Olsen. Gregory Kelly. Some guy. Steve Sweet. Replete with a fuzz-drenched bending blues solo to cap it off, this track is a grower that will remind you that while your eyes may be searching upwards, your feet are firmly planted in the mire. Churning up the dirt while bruising along at a hastened speed and burning the bridges as it passes, leaving you little choice but to clamour aboard and join the downhill run unto your end.
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