This is a split between two instrumental stoner rock bands, Karma to Burn, from the US, and Sons of Alpha Centauri, from the UK. If this wasn’t enough, the two bands have also colluded on a project called Alpha Cat, which is also included on this release.
This collection brings together the bands’ existing splits into one place. Here, each band contribute three tracks, with the entire split coming in at around 43 minutes. Continue reading
Jess and the Ancient Ones are an occult rock band from Finland and this is their third album.
This is quirky and expressive retro-styled rock, with plenty of personality and idiosyncrasies. Continue reading
This is the second album from Russian progressive rock band Starsoup.
Starsoup’s 2013 debut album Bazaar of Wonders was a wonderfully diverse and eclectic collection of progressive rock/metal that has become a firm favourite of mine. As such, I was excited to see that they now have a brand new album out for me to enjoy and get to know. Continue reading
Àrnica are a Spanish neo-folk band and this is their latest album.
The band’s blend of traditional influences and instrumentation, with modern technology and experimental soundscapes, has largely produced an intriguing and engaging end result. Continue reading
This is an EP from dark folk band Urze de Lume, who hail from Portugal.
This is dark folk music inspired by traditional themes. Continue reading
Nexus are an Italian Gothic/industrial rock band and this is their debut album.
Taking an electronic and keyboard powered approach to their music, The Taint is an enjoyable trip to places that I haven’t visited in quite some time. Continue reading
Sea in the Sky are a progressive rock band from the US. This is their debut album.
This is modern progressive rock that has elements of the djent style, but without this aspect of the band’s sound becoming overbearing or distracting, as I find can sometimes be the case. There’s largely just about the right amount of djent in this so that it enhances rather than overpowers. Continue reading
This is the second album from The Curf, a Greek stoner rock band.
This is a mix of stoner, doom, and psychedelic rock that offers the listener 42 minutes of authentic chunky rockers. Continue reading
Daniel Cavanagh is a progressive rock solo artist from the UK and this is his latest album.
Daniel Cavanagh is a member of the mighty Anathema, and this is a useful starting point for viewing the progressive rock material on this album. Indeed, any fan of latter-day Anathema will feel right at home with Monochrome. Continue reading
Zaius are an instrumental post-rock band from the US and this is their debut album.
This is a multifaceted release of progressive/post-rock, fusing elements of bands such as Russian Circles, Red Sparowes, Pelican, Scale the Summit, Cloudkicker, and Between the Buried and Me into a rich, textured journey. As I’ve opined Continue reading