Brimstone Coven – The Woes of a Mortal Earth (Review)

Brimstone Coven - The Woes of a Mortal EarthThis is the fourth album from Brimstone Coven, a rock band from the US.

Here we have 35 minutes of endearing rock that mixes together elements of proto-metal and doom rock to produce music that has a 70s feel, while not being overly beholden to it. Bands like Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and Deep Continue reading “Brimstone Coven – The Woes of a Mortal Earth (Review)”

Avatarium – The Fire I Long For (Review)

Avatarium - The Fire I Long ForThis is the fourth album from doom rockers Avatarium, who are from Sweden.

2017’s Hurricanes and Halos was a quality album that stood out from other ostensibly similar bands playing this sort of style. On The Fire I Long For, however, there’s the impression that the band have really come into their own. Continue reading “Avatarium – The Fire I Long For (Review)”

Mars Red Sky – The Task Eternal (Review)

Mars Red Sky - The Task Eternal

Mars Red Sky are a stoner rock band from France and this is their fourth album.

This is heavy psychedelic rock, played with passion and skill. Across 50 minutes Mars Red Sky take the listener on a journey in time, with warm emotion and luscious melody. Continue reading “Mars Red Sky – The Task Eternal (Review)”

Grey Czar – Boondoggle (Review)

Grey Czar - BoondoggleGrey Czar are an Austrian progressive rock band and this is their second album.

This is a pleasingly multifaceted beast, mixing progressive, heavy, psychedelic, stoner, doom, avant-garde, and sludge rock into a 47-minute album that entertains with zig zag focus and wild personality. Continue reading “Grey Czar – Boondoggle (Review)”

Blackwater Holylight – Blackwater Holylight (Review)

Blackwater HolylightBlackwater Holylight are a rock band from the US and this is their debut album.

Here we have 41 minutes of retro-appeal rock, replete with decent variety, good songwriting, and heartfelt vocals. Continue reading “Blackwater Holylight – Blackwater Holylight (Review)”

Blissful Stream – Dead Religious (Review)

Blissful StreamBlissful Stream is a Swedish one man doom metal band and this is his latest EP.

I really like Blissful Stream. Both 2016’s Ascending Demons and 2017’s Devil’s Night to All Souls, (a split with Lightsabres), were very enjoyable and showcased the artist’s lo-fi and charismatic take on doom metal/rock. Now it’s 2018, and time for a new EP, which we have in the form of the 14 minutes of material that makes up Dead Religious. Continue reading “Blissful Stream – Dead Religious (Review)”

Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs – Split (Review)

Windhand Satan's SatyrsThis is a split between Windhand and Satan’s Satyrs, who are both from the US.

Windhand play doom metal, and very nice it is too. On this release they give us 20 minutes of material that’s split into two tracks. Continue reading “Windhand/Satan’s Satyrs – Split (Review)”

Black Moth – Anatomical Venus (Review)

Black MothThis is the third album from Black Moth, a doom rock band from the UK.

On Anatomical Venus Black Moth combine doom, garage, and psychedelic rock ,with a bit of the old metallic heavier stuff, into 45 minutes of kicking jams and beguiling songs. Continue reading “Black Moth – Anatomical Venus (Review)”

Earth Drive – Stellar Drone (Review)

Earth DriveEarth Drive are a Portuguese doom rock/metal band, and this is their debut album.

Now this is the stuff. Involved, textured, and full of emotive delivery, this is an album that will worm its way into your head and stay there. Continue reading “Earth Drive – Stellar Drone (Review)”