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)”

Sergeant Thunderhoof – This Sceptred Veil (Review)

Sergeant Thunderhoof - This Sceptred VeilSergeant Thunderhoof are a stoner rock band from the UK and this is their fourth album.

This Sceptred Veil boasts a colossal 68 minutes of music for the discerning listener’s entertainment. Combining elements of doom, stoner, progressive, and psychedelic rock into a thoroughly satisfying and rewarding collection of tracks, Sergeant Thunderhoof have produced a sterling album.

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Oreyeon – Equations for the Useless (Review)

Oreyeon - Equations for the UselessOreyeon are an Italian stoner rock band and this is their third album.

Here we have 42 minutes of stoner rock crafted by a band that know the style well enough to want something extra from it. Oreyeon combine elements of doom, grunge, stoner, psychedelic, progressive, and heavy rock into their music, pushing themselves to produce a quality listen that doesn’t rely on tired tropes to make its impact felt. Continue reading “Oreyeon – Equations for the Useless (Review)”

Besvärjelsen – Atlas (Review)

Besvärjelsen - AtlasBesvärjelsen are a Swedish doom band and this is their second album.

This hefty release has a doom metal base that’s then mixed with grunge, and has heavy, stoner, blues, and psychedelic rock elements liberally sprinkled over everything. Some songs lean into certain influences more than others, which leads to a decent amount of variety across the album. The promo blurb mentions Alice in Chains and Windhand, and that’s a decent picture of Besvärjelsen’s sound, albeit an incomplete one. Continue reading “Besvärjelsen – Atlas (Review)”

Blue Heron – Ephemeral (Review)

Blue Heron - EphemeralBlue Heron are a heavy rock band from the US and this is their debut album.

I quite enjoyed Blue Heron’s brief two-track debut EP that they released last year, so when Ephemeral appeared I thought I’d take the time to see how they were coming along. In fact, Black Blood of the Earth from that release makes a reappearance on Ephemeral. Continue reading “Blue Heron – Ephemeral (Review)”

Alunah – Strange Machine (Review)

Alunah - Strange MachineThis is the sixth album from Alunah, a doom metal band from the UK.

Both 2017’s Solennial and 2019’s Violet Hour were solid examples of Alunah’s art, and Strange Machine carries 42 minutes of new tunes to enjoy. At this point in their career Alunah know how to play this sort of music; a Sabbathian mix of doom, hard rock, and stoner that’s based around good songs and a strong singer. What can go wrong with a formula like this? Continue reading “Alunah – Strange Machine (Review)”