Sense Offender/Nil – Split (Review)

Sense Offender Nil - SplitThis is a split between UK hardcore bands Sense Offender and Nil.

Sense Offender start us off, with 8 minutes of material. The band play a form of jagged chaotic hardcore that is belligerent and lethal. Continue reading “Sense Offender/Nil – Split (Review)”

Red Fang – Arrows (Review)

Red Fang - ArrowsThis is the fourth album from Red Fang, a sludge rock band from the US.

Red Fang play scuzzy, murky sludge rock, and do so with swampy skill. Across 43 minutes the band kick out the jams with commendable ability, but also provide more depth than your average purveyor of this style does. Continue reading “Red Fang – Arrows (Review)”

Hyborian – Volume II (Review)

Hyborian - Volume IIHyborian are a stoner metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Hyborian’s first album Vol. 1 was infectious and moreish, and made a strong impression. Volume II continues with Hyborian’s hyper-palatable style, providing 40 minutes of anthemic tunes that are near-impossible to dislike. Continue reading “Hyborian – Volume II (Review)”

Druids – Monument (Review)

Druids - MonumentThis is the latest EP from US stoner metal band Druids.

After enjoying 2016’s Cycles of Mobeum and 2017’s Spirit Compass, I’m glad to be able to catch up with Druids once more. Continue reading “Druids – Monument (Review)”

Brond – Graveyard Campfire (Review)

BrondBrond 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. Continue reading “Brond – Graveyard Campfire (Review)”

Hyborian – Hyborian Vol. 1 (Review)

HyborianHyborian 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. Continue reading “Hyborian – Hyborian Vol. 1 (Review)”

Druids – Spirit Compass (Review)

DruidsThis 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 “Druids – Spirit Compass (Review)”

Hogan’s Goat – Hogan’s Goat (Review)

Hogan's GoatHogan’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. Continue reading “Hogan’s Goat – Hogan’s Goat (Review)”

Ex People – Bird (Review)

Ex PeopleEx People are a UK sludge/stoner metal band and this is their debut album.

This mixes bits of doom, sludge, and stoner metal together in one big melting pot. The result? Songs that are memorable and catchy. Continue reading “Ex People – Bird (Review)”