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)”

End Boss – They Seek My Head (Review)

End Boss - They Seek My HeadThis is the debut album from New Zealand sludge metal/rock band End Boss.

Featuring the drummer of Beastwars, They Seek My Head contains 33 minutes of sludgy heaviness that is both rough and beautiful. It also has all of the riffs. Sorry, but there’s no more left for anyone else now, End Boss have them all. Continue reading “End Boss – They Seek My Head (Review)”

CHRMR – Low in the Glow (Review)

CHRMR - Low in the GlowCHRMR are a metal band from the US and this is their second album.

CHRMR contain members of Contrarian and Sulaco, but are a different proposition to both of those more extreme bands. Low in the Glow offers a much more accessible proposition, focusing on short songs with catchy melodies and good choruses. Continue reading “CHRMR – Low in the Glow (Review)”

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)”

Morass of Molasses – The Ties That Bind (Review)

Morass of Molasses - The Ties That BindThis is the second album from Morass of Molasses, a stoner rock/metal band from the UK.

The Ties That Bind is a hard rocking stoner metal album that combines elements of sludge rock, doom, and distorted blues into its style. Continue reading “Morass of Molasses – The Ties That Bind (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)”

Oozing Wound – High Anxiety (Review)

Oozing Wound - High AnxietyThis is the fourth album from US crossover punk/thrashers Oozing Wound.

On High Anxiety Oozing Wound fuse thrash and punk with some occasional elements of sludge and noise rock into 34 minutes of mayhem and infectious guitars. Continue reading “Oozing Wound – High Anxiety (Review)”