Brond are a Bulgarian rock band and this is their debut album.
Brond’s music mixes riff-focused modern rock and post-hardcore/rock, with progressive, stoner, and noise/math rock tendencies. Wow. Now there’s a description. Delivering eight tracks across almost 44 minutes of music, Graveyard Campfire is a well-realised and enjoyable release, despite my mangling together of various subgenres in an attempt to loosely categorise it.
Baroness, Black Flag, Brond, Cave-In, Every Time I Die, Hardcore, Mastodon, Math Rock, Melvins, Minor Threat, Modern Rock, Noise Rock, Old-School Hardcoe, Post-Hardcore, Post-Rock, Progressive Rock, Red Fang, Rock, Stoner Rock
This is the debut album from Irish post-metal/doom band Third Island.
After the initial promise of Third Island’s debut EP
Dusk, the band have now returned with a full 48 minutes of material. This is direct, forthright post-metal, which also takes in influences from doom, sludge, post-rock, and progressive metal. Continue reading
Black Tusk, Cult of Luna, Doom, Grunge, Isis, Mastodon, metal, Neurosis, Post-Metal, Post-Rock, Progressive metal, Red Fang, Rock, Sludge, Sludge Rock, Third Island
Forming the Void are a progressive stoner/sludge metal band and Pyreship are a post-metal band, both are from the US.
Forming the Void open the split with a single six and a half minutes of pleasant and personable modern progressive stoner metal.
Doom, metal. Tagged
Doom, Forming the Void, Isis, Mastodon, metal, Post-Metal, Progressive metal, Progressive Stoner Metal, Pyreship, Sludge metal, Stoner Metal
This is the debut EP from Canadian doom band Empress.
Although classed as an EP, there’s still 29 minutes of material here to sink your teeth into.
I’ll say it straight away – Reminiscence is a massively enjoyable release.
Baroness, Conan and Behold! The Monolith, Doom, Doom Metal, Empress, Isis, Mastodon, metal, Pelican, Post-Rock, Psychedelic Metal, Sludge, Sludge metal, Sludge Rock
Hyborian are a stoner metal band from the US and this is their debut album.
Although quite short at only 32 minutes in length, this is an album that’s undeniably enjoyable.
Baroness, Doom, High on Fire, Hyborian, Mastodon, metal, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Red Fang, Sludge, Stoner Metal
Horror God and Techne are both Russian death metal bands and this is their split release.
Horror God offer up four songs lasting 19 minutes in total; three originals and a Purulence cover.
Death Metal. Tagged
Atheist, Atmospheric Death Metal, Avant Garde, Cynic, Death Metal, Dissonant Death Metal, Experimental Death Metal, Horror God, Mastodon, metal, Purulence, Techne, Technical death metal, Today Is The Day
This is the latest EP from US stoner metal band Druids.
After Druids’ very enjoyable 2016 album
Cycles of Mobeum, they have now returned with this latest EP, featuring 21 minutes of new material. Continue reading
Neck of the Woods are a progressive metal band from Canada and this is their debut album.
After being suitably impressed with the band’s 2015
self-titled EP, I must admit that I’ve been quite excited and looking forward to hearing some more material from them. Continue reading
Between the Buried and Me, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Death Metal, Mastodon, Melodic Metal, metal, Modern metal, Neck of the Woods, Post-Metal, Progressive Death Metal, Progressive metal, Technical Metal, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Faceless
This is the third album from Pyrrhon, an extreme metal band from the US.
Pyrrhon are not your standard band. I first encountered them on their 2014 album
The Mother of Virtues, and even then they were a distinctly atypical and genre-breaking proposition. Continue reading
Death Metal. Tagged
Avant Garde, Cephalic Carnage, Converge, Death Metal, Dissonant Metal, Experimental Metal, Gorguts, Mastodon, Mathcore, metal, Neurosis, Post-Death Metal, Pyrrhon, Technical death metal, Today Is The Day
Hogan’s Goat are from the US and play hard/stoner rock. This is their debut album.
This is Southern-styled stoner/hard rock that should appeal to fans of bands such as Clutch, Red Fang, Mastodon, and the like.