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Posts tagged "Blues"
Brant Bjork - Mankind Woman (Heavy Psych)

Brant Bjork – Mankind Woman (Heavy Psych)

King of the Desert Brant Bjork is back once again, and luckily for me, I get to talk/write about him once more. 2016’s ’Tao Of The Devil’ was a phenomenal release in all aspects; loaded with sweet stoner grooves, filthy fuzz, Sabbathian sounds and blues.. Read More
King Dude – Music to Make War To (Ván Records)

King Dude – Music to Make War To (Ván Records)

Having dealt with the topic of love and all its casualties on 2016’s ‘Sex’, TJ Cowgill tackles the polar opposite on latest album ‘Music to Make War To’. Over the course of seven records King Dude’s sound has shifted and developed into something wholly unrecognisable.. Read More
Vintage Caravan - Gateways (Nuclear Blast)

Vintage Caravan – Gateways (Nuclear Blast)

Formidable: that’s an interesting word. Fans of heavy music know that one of the finest attributes is the respect paid to the originators of the style. Sometimes the influences overshadow the originality and we slide into “retro” territory. Then bands like Vintage Caravan come along,.. Read More
Lucifer- Lucifer II (Century Media)

Lucifer- Lucifer II (Century Media)

Johanna Sadonis might best be described as dynamic. After abruptly leaving her former band, The Oath in 2014 she quickly moved towards creating Lucifer. No time or efforts were wasted as ex-Cathedral riff master Gaz Jennings came on board to help create their classically proto-doom.. Read More
Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit (MKVA)

Zeal & Ardor – Stranger Fruit (MKVA)

When the debut Zeal & Ardor album impacted it really was that rarity of originality, strength of concept and touch of execution that marked it out as something very special indeed. The fact that it would be set upon by hipsters and Guardian bloggers was.. Read More
Graveyard – Peace (Nuclear Blast)

Graveyard – Peace (Nuclear Blast)

It was a dark time many months ago when Graveyard called it quits. Mr. Finger-on-the-pulse as I am, I actually didn’t find out about their decision to split until 3 months after the announcement, by which time the band had re-grouped minus the drummer and.. Read More
Noisepicker - Peace Off (Exile On Mainstream)

Noisepicker – Peace Off (Exile On Mainstream)

When I was a youngster, if I wasn’t immersed in a world of Hendrix, Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden, I was busily exploring the blues. The darkness of Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters; those bourbon soaked wails and gritty guitars.. Read More
Cherokee - Wakan Tanka Nici Un (Dying Victims)

Cherokee – Wakan Tanka Nici Un (Dying Victims)

I have followed this German band since their first Bandcamp release, in fact over the last couple of years, this source has been excellent for finding new artists. This is their latest 4-track MLP, released on Dying Victims productions, a great label I know well.. Read More
Glorior Belli – The Apostates (Season of Mist)

Glorior Belli – The Apostates (Season of Mist)

There’s no doubt about it – Glorior Belli’s last album Sundown: The Flock That Welcomes was a belter. It was pitched as a return to the band’s roots, and if you consider Glorior Belli’s bayou-soaked roots to be sludgy, face-melting black metal with only a.. Read More
Dee Calhoun – Go To The Devil  (Argonauta Records)

Dee Calhoun – Go To The Devil (Argonauta Records)

Perhaps best known as the voice of Iron Man, a stalwart of the underground world of Doom that has now finished with the far too early death of founder Alfred Morris III, Dee Calhoun proves that he is in no way a man just content.. Read More
Spiritual Front – Amour Braque (Prophecy Productions)

Spiritual Front – Amour Braque (Prophecy Productions)

Undoubtedly, Spiritual Front is one of the most interesting bands coming forth from the neofolk scene. Originally starting as a solo project, the band around Simone Salvatori has broadened its horizon over the years, expanding its sound with elements of pop, tango, blues and rock.. Read More
Purple Hill Witch – Celestial Cemetery (Church Within)

Purple Hill Witch – Celestial Cemetery (Church Within)

Another review, and yet another band I’d never heard of, in this case Purple Hill Witch. Despite hailing from the wintery realms of Norway, they are not a new addition to that region’s pantheon of corpse paint wearing child frighteners, rather an act that are.. Read More