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Posts tagged "Black Sabbath"
Arduini/Balich - Dawn Of Ages (Cruz Del Sur)

Arduini/Balich – Dawn Of Ages (Cruz Del Sur)

As a forward slash between two names generally denotes, it’s collaboration time people! In the dark corner we have one of the founding guitarists of Progressive Metal pioneers Fates Warning (he was on the first two albums with the high-and-higher style singer) and in the.. Read More
R.I.P. - In The Wind (Riding Easy Records)

R.I.P. – In The Wind (Riding Easy Records)

It’s early 2017, and time for more doom. No, I don’t mean the assorted headlines and accompanying wailing and gnashing of teeth that fills the internet, but rather Doom with a capital “D” a music form that can be traced back to what many argue.. Read More
Psychedelic Witchcraft - Magick Rites and Spells (Soulseller)

Psychedelic Witchcraft – Magick Rites and Spells (Soulseller)

Tuscan occult inspired doom/classic rock hybrid created with some divine backing Psychedelic Witchcraft are back with the follow up to their impressive 2016 release, ‘The Vision’. Not giving much away with the title, hinting heavily in the direction of the arcane arts, it’s time to.. Read More
Magnet – Feel Your Fire (Soulseller Records)

Magnet – Feel Your Fire (Soulseller Records)

It’s 2017, I’m rapidly approaching five decades on this planet, and I’m glad to say that many new bands are willing to set sail across the seas of Rock aboard the good ship retro, and Magnet, helmed by Psychedelic Witchcraft’s Riccardo Giuffrè who has swapped.. Read More
Lord Vigo – Blackbourne Souls  (No Remorse Records)

Lord Vigo – Blackbourne Souls (No Remorse Records)

It’s first review of the year, and I’ve often thought that the first one can prepare the tone for the year. A good release sets up a feeling of quiet optimism, whilst conversely, a lemon can paint a landscape of “meh”. Well, with ‘Blackbourne Souls’.. Read More
1000 Mods - Repeated Exposure To... (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug)

1000 Mods – Repeated Exposure To… (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug)

Greece seems to have a talent pool of stoner inspired bands. 1000 Mods sit happily amongst them and new album, “Repeated Exposure To…” is a continuation of the band’s growing output. Having supported bands like Graveyard, The Black Keys and Karma To Burn, they’re doing.. Read More
Stone Ship –  The Eye  (Feuer Publications)

Stone Ship – The Eye (Feuer Publications)

Whilst a new release for December 2016, ‘The Eye’ has actually been available for over a year now, albeit in the currently kvlter than kvlt way of buying a tape from the band in their darkened Finnish home or the ever growing library on Bandcamp... Read More
Domkraft - The End Of Electricity (Magnetic Eye)

Domkraft – The End Of Electricity (Magnetic Eye)

Swedish three piece outfit, Domkraft follow up last year’s self titled EP with this full length effort drawing on reliable influences like Neurosis, Sleep and Black Sabbath. They’ve gone in search of raw groove and psychedelia with bassist and vocalist, Martin Wegeland being a believer.. Read More
Vintage Caravan, Dead Lord, Landskap – London The Underworld,13/11/2016

Vintage Caravan, Dead Lord, Landskap – London The Underworld,13/11/2016

A little bit of old school worship at The Underworld on a Sunday night is a perfect way to prepare for a new week. Icelandic power trio, The Vintage Caravan are once again laying waste to these shores and London is the latest stop. They’ve.. Read More
Quartz - Fear No Evil (High Roller)

Quartz – Fear No Evil (High Roller)

One of the things to be genuinely treasured about the NWOBHM is the number of bands that have soldiered (pun intended) on or quietly slipped out of retirement now the kids have grown up. It’s both a sobering reminder that there never was any money.. Read More
Slegest – Vidsyn (Dark Essence)

Slegest – Vidsyn (Dark Essence)

I Fortida Sitt Lis starts up and after the storm sample it winds up on a riff that sounds pretty much like Hawkwind playing black metal. Welcome to the world of Slegest; a curious and determinedly individual take on black metal created by Ese when.. Read More
Istvan – ST (Aural)

Istvan – ST (Aural)

When an album flows this well you just know there’s skill and no small amount of inspiration coming from somewhere. There’s plenty to go on in the stoner-rock-meets-doom lineage is one of the longest in metal and surely too the influence of something mind-altering is.. Read More