Tidal Wave – The Lord Knows (Review)

Tidal Wave - The Lord KnowsThis is the second album from Swedish stoner rockers Tidal Wave.

Tidal Wave play a mix of stoner and heavy rock, and on The Lord Knows they provide the listener with 41 minutes of infectious tunes. Continue reading “Tidal Wave – The Lord Knows (Review)”

Shaam Larein – Sticka en Kniv I Världen (Review)

Shaam Larein - Sticka en Kniv I VärldenThis is the second album from Shaam Larein, a Swedish rock band.

Sticka en Kniv I Världen contains 39 minutes of idiosyncratic heavy rock. Mixing together elements of Gothic, doom, avant-garde, and post-punk, this offers a distinguished work for the listener to be mesmerised by. Continue reading “Shaam Larein – Sticka en Kniv I Världen (Review)”

Elder – Innate Passage (Review)

Elder - Innate PassageThis is the sixth album from US progressive rock band Elder.

Innate Passage contains 54 minutes of psychedelic progressive rock. Elder take the listener on a journey into sound, one which offers a vivid and intricate experience. Continue reading “Elder – Innate Passage (Review)”

Mord’A’Stigmata – Like Ants and Snakes (Review)

Mord'A'Stigmata - Like Ants and SnakesMord’A’Stigmata are an avant-garde rock band from Poland and this is their sixth album.

Dreams of Quiet Places was a highlight of 2019 for me, so it’s with great anticipation that I turned to Like Ants and Snakes. I also thoroughly enjoyed 2013’s Ansia and 2017’s Hope, so Mord’A’Stigmata are a band with a great track record of strong album. Has their new one lived up to my lofty expectations? Continue reading “Mord’A’Stigmata – Like Ants and Snakes (Review)”

Hoaxed – Two Shadows (Review)

Hoaxed - Two ShadowsThis is the debut album from US rock band Hoaxed.

Two Shadows offers the discerning listener 28 minutes of characterful dark rock. Comprised of a few different influences from a range of styles, Hoaxed are charismatic and idiosyncratic. Elements of Gothic, melodic, alternative, and folk rock are Continue reading “Hoaxed – Two Shadows (Review)”

Avatarium – Death, Where Is Your Sting (Review)

Avatarium - Death, Where Is Your StingThis is the fifth album from Swedish dark rock band Avatarium.

Both 2017’s Hurricanes and Halos and 2019’s The Fire I Long For were very enjoyable records, showing good progression from one to the next that simply saw the band improving and diversifying. So what next for Avatarium? Continue reading “Avatarium – Death, Where Is Your Sting (Review)”

Ghozer – Black Lotus (Review)

Ghozer - Black LotusThis is the debut album from UK stoner rock band Ghozer.

It’s been four year’s since Ghozer’s enjoyable debut EP, but now the band have returned with 49 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Ghozer – Black Lotus (Review)”

Gone Cosmic – Send for a Warning, the Future’s Calling (Review)

Gone Cosmic - Send for a Warning, the Future’s CallingGone Cosmic are a rock band from Canada and this is their second album.

Gone Cosmic play retro blues-laced psychedelic rock with a progressive edge, and touches of heavy metal. Which is a relatively simplistic description for such a potent record. Continue reading “Gone Cosmic – Send for a Warning, the Future’s Calling (Review)”