Archive for the metal Category

HAIR OF THE DOG – its just a ride

Posted in classic rock, heavy rock, metal, scotland, stoner rock, Uncategorized on April 9, 2020 by vesalahde

lame coverart, CHECK, (gotta admit its somehow refreshing in the middle of all dragons,goats and demons), despite of that the music rocks, unique riffride of classic heavy rock/metal with tiny hint of stoner. KOZMIKARTIFACTZ

SORCIA

Posted in doom, metal, seattle, sludge, stoner, Uncategorized on March 14, 2020 by vesalahde

dirty depression-fueled sludge that doesnt smell like teen spirit, no hits, no gimmicks, just heaviness and grittyness crushing the pain inside your flaming, tortured skull. CAMP

DISASTROID – mortal fools

Posted in grunge, heavy rock, metal, progressive, san francisco, Uncategorized on January 20, 2020 by vesalahde

progression-wise reminds of voivod but instead of thrash this is grungy, crispy and crunchy rock/metal, hard to categorize, appreciate the unpredictability HEAVYPSYCH

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC – second sight

Posted in doom metal, instrumental, metal, new york, stoner, Uncategorized on October 28, 2019 by vesalahde

unarmed pedestrians are zapped, air smells polluted, clouds taste satanic… this band still amazes, two monstrous over 20 min instrumentals with plenty of twists, riffs and turns for halloween freaks and doomsday preppers

THE WHIRLINGS

Posted in instrumental, italy, metal, post rock, progressive, Uncategorized on October 25, 2019 by vesalahde

theres a nice instrumental trip for spaceheads and others..

SONS OF APACHE

Posted in bossa nova, instrumental, metal, rock, Uncategorized on June 3, 2019 by vesalahde

now theres some unique instrumental

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC

Posted in heavy metal, instrumental, metal, new york, post-doom, Uncategorized on April 15, 2019 by vesalahde

smell the chemical air, taste the new instru-mental, crowds worshipping the latest cult leader, polician or a band? hard to see the difference, mushroom cloud in the end, signs of the times..

OF WOLVES – no loss for words

Posted in chicago, hardcore, metal, sludge, Uncategorized on September 13, 2018 by vesalahde

one of my favorites from the past years, from the “sludge” category, wish there were more bands like this who dare to say it straight and not write some cryptographic mumbojumbo bullshit. One track also on droning earth vol69.

CAMP

OCRE

Posted in avantgarde, drone, experimental, france, metal, Uncategorized on July 24, 2018 by vesalahde

new wave of french/canadian avant-garde metal?

TEEPEE CREEPER

Posted in metal, sludge, stoner, Uncategorized on June 24, 2018 by vesalahde

“written in regards to the Dakota access pipeline and all the brave people who stood the grounds to defend the land and water.”

SUPERNAUT

Posted in doom, heavy rock, metal, santa cruz, stoner rock, Uncategorized on December 4, 2017 by vesalahde

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this didnt sound like an fully produced/mastered album, more like a demo tape but i like demos, music is a unique mix of the new wave of british heavy metal, black sabbath and stoner rock…there was only a band logo and live pic attached with the tracks so did this picture (while listening) in the spirit of nirvanas bleach, use it if ya want.

CAMP

MONARCH – never forever

Posted in drone, drone doom, france, metal, Uncategorized on August 31, 2017 by vesalahde

how dark and black can drone doom get? this is the answer, there should be “explicit drones” sticker on the album cover.

PROFOUND LORE

WARRIOR POPE – anchorite

Posted in drone, drone metal, instrumental, metal, progressive, uk, Uncategorized on August 7, 2017 by vesalahde

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my dl speed was awful again so based on couple of streamed tracks: interestingly adventurous progressive ambient/drone metal. CAMP

finally had time to listen this more, description above is quite good, progressive instrumentals with heavier and ambient parts, you never know what comes next.

GRANT NATIONAL – double black

Posted in germany, metal, Uncategorized, video on August 5, 2017 by vesalahde

like mixture of melvins/newer metallica and i stopped listening metallica after …and justice for all, so if youre fan of new school metallica you might like this.

 

VOID CRUISER – wayfarer

Posted in finland, metal, space, stoner metal, stoner rock, Uncategorized on July 20, 2017 by vesalahde

laidback stoner space metal, arctic bastard child of kyuss and hawkwind,
groovy relaxing cruise thru the heavyness and void of the andromeda galaxy,
put your damn space helmet on and get ready to fly high again.

OAK ISLAND RECORDS

RESIN – breathing frequencies

Posted in canada, metal, progressive, sludge, stoner doom, Uncategorized on July 6, 2017 by vesalahde

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rarely someone sends me albumful of stoner doom nowadays, at least this kinda progressive old schoolish with dirty production values, and dirty means good, again my 1st thought (tells more than 100 pics) was somewhere between slowed down hendrix jam and earth, so relaxing jams for relaxing yoga moments, singer sounds quite disturbing but its the name of the game, as you can see from the coverart.

CAMP

DEADSMOKE – mountain legacy

Posted in doom, italy, metal, sludge, Uncategorized on July 4, 2017 by vesalahde

monolithic, crushing, heavy like a hangover banging your skull without mercy, better just quote the promo sheet: “Slow, hypnotic, dissonant cadences recall the eternal need for isolation and the atavistic fear of nothingness. Sub-frequencies corrode the one last trace of human cognition, apprehension and judgment. Your soul is already burned, smoke is what remains.”

HEAVYPSYCHSOUNDS

LESADOS – jaula

Posted in doom, metal, portugal, stoner, Uncategorized on May 20, 2017 by vesalahde

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guys have upgraded their grooves from stoner rock to doom, cant say this is perfect but getting closer, so go ahead, shut up and LISTEN.

MONOBROW – THE NACARAT

Posted in instrumental, metal, ottawa, psychedelic metal, space, stoner, Uncategorized on April 28, 2017 by vesalahde

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canadian psychedelic stoner metal space opera, enjoyably strange instrumental concept album with lyrics sheet so anyone can be the vocalist, the more i listen this the more i like it, quality riff all along the line.

CAMP

RADIEN – maa

Posted in drone, finland, metal, sludge, Uncategorized on April 11, 2017 by vesalahde

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desperation, desolation, hopelessness, corruption, human scum, theres something that came to mind while listening this mean and dirty sludge, lyrics are in finnish but not sure what they tell, this isnt music to cheer you up, its pulling you down to the tar-filled black pit where you came from, so stay there or stand up and be counted!

CAMP

VANESSA VAN BASTEN – disintegration EP

Posted in ambient metal, italy, metal, post rock, postrock, shoegaze, Uncategorized on March 18, 2017 by vesalahde

never was a fan of THE CURE, NIRVANA was the real thing, but recognize all these cover tracks, shoegazy, atmospheric, postrockish, metallic versions, better than originals.. and guys look more trustworthy than any finnish politician.

TAXI DRIVER

SONIC WOLVES – before the end comes LP & he said 7″

Posted in hard rock, heavy rock, italy, metal, Uncategorized on March 17, 2017 by vesalahde

stranger kind than usual heavy/hard rock, unpredictably twisting tracks, elements of progressive/metal/psychedelic as well, raw production, truly original.

TAXI DRIVER

OHHMS – the fool

Posted in doom metal, heavy metal, metal, progressive, sludge, uk, Uncategorized on March 4, 2017 by vesalahde

thunderous politically-charged (written in the promo sheet, would be nice to read the lyrics) progressive sludge metal, adventurous tracks have more parts than you ever find from the finnish top40, definitely needs more listens, so if youre looking for neat chorus/verse songs, keep on looking elsewhere, and as the old finnish proverb tells: “the fool is always more trustworthy than the govt”

HOLY ROAR RECORDS

THE LAND OF THE SNOW – paths of chaos

Posted in dark ambient, drone, experimental, industrial, instrumental, metal, soundtrack, switzerland, Uncategorized on February 26, 2017 by vesalahde

one man show at its finest, treated guitars, programmed drums and electronics creating a chaotic, metallic, instrumental soundtrack of this crazy world around us, considering chaos as a generator of new possibilities, as its described in the promo sheet:

“The aim of the project is to explore the possibilities offered by combining and merging different musical languages in order to create something different and unpredictable. Another goal is to drag the listeners into a high emotional state and use music as a medium to explore and develop one’s inner self.”

TAXI DRIVER RECORDS

CHETYRE MUZHIKA – howl EP

Posted in hardcore, metal, russia, sludge, stoner metal, Uncategorized on February 15, 2017 by vesalahde

exotic-sounding, guess its the russian vocals, sludge/stoner/metal in the spirit of mastodon/red fang/90s alternative, as they describe it “the soundtrack to a hollywood-produced soviet western”, energetic in-your-face debut, not quite on par with their idols, and im comparing to mastodon. favorite track mustanga.

CAMP

 

KITCHEN WITCH – back to the mud EP

Posted in adelaide, blues, hard rock, heavy rock, metal, rock, stoner rock, Uncategorized on January 25, 2017 by vesalahde

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1st track didnt get me over-excited, starting from the 2nd nicely flowing EP, difficult to name the exact genre, mixture of hard rock, heavy rock, metal, grunge, blues and soulful female vocals. favorite track the 2nd, ‘its okay’ slightly reminding of dead moons underground hit, ending to the garymoorish blues. also the 5th with the droney start is interestingly weird, tribal and mystical. CAMP

BANTHA RIDER

Posted in instrumental, metal, poland, stoner, stoner rock, Uncategorized on January 14, 2017 by vesalahde

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progressive force-powered instrumental star wars stoner rock, like faster starchild of kyuss, for some reason i was thinking vocals would be a nice addition, but who cares of the thoughts of others, just go ahead, LISTEN, and make your day, punk!