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Posts tagged "Psyche"
Massa – Walls (S/R)

Massa – Walls (S/R)

Four years ago a trio in Rotterdam formed a heavy sludge rock band. This band Massa recognises influences in the likes of the Melvins, Yob, Mogwai and Godspeed. The word “cinematic” is affixed to their work. The scene is set. The opener “Shiva” is like.. Read More
All Them Witches – ATW  (New West Records)

All Them Witches – ATW (New West Records)

If like me, you were only vaguely aware of All Them Witches, it would be fair to expect them to be an out and out doom band from their name alone, fitting in so well as they would with such sorceress based acts as Witchsorrow,.. Read More
Nagaarum – Apples (Aesthetic Death)

Nagaarum – Apples (Aesthetic Death)

The whole concept of this is unusual. This album is a tribute to three scientists – Halley, Hooke and Newton, hence the “Apples” presumably and their relevance of the discovery of gravity. It is explained further that these scientists operated in a framework of philosophical.. Read More
Superfjord – All Will Be Golden (Svart)

Superfjord – All Will Be Golden (Svart)

On the face of it, this looked very hippy trippy with references to ayahuasca-inspired music, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and Spiritualized. So I prepared for a spaced-out experience. I thought Mike Oldfield had taken over when I first started listening to the opener “Cut.. Read More
Second Sun - Eländes Elände (Gaphals)

Second Sun – Eländes Elände (Gaphals)

Sat as I am by a keyboard connected to an electronic system undreamed of in my youth that gives me access to all the information in the world I’m likely to need, and being in a position that I’m unlikely to be recognised by any.. Read More
Svin – Virgin Cuts (Mom Eat Dad Records)

Svin – Virgin Cuts (Mom Eat Dad Records)

There’s experimental and there’s experimental. I read that “Virgin Cuts”, the band’s fifth album, “leads the listener into a sonic loophole between noise-infested rock, droney landscapes, new age minimalism and dusty afro-tripping”. Sure enough, although each of these strange pieces has identity, the common theme.. Read More
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
Vodun – Ascend (Cargo Records)

Vodun – Ascend (Cargo Records)

It would be more than fair to say that London three piece Vodun made a bit of a splash with their debut album Possession and subsequent live performances. They are a riot of colour and exuberance with a hugely energetic sound and concept, powerful distinctive.. 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
Psychotropic Transcendental – Lun Yolina Un Yolina thu Dar-davogh (Deformeathing Production)

Psychotropic Transcendental – Lun Yolina Un Yolina thu Dar-davogh (Deformeathing Production)

On the face of it, this is just weird. Psychotropic Transcendental is a progressive band from Poland purveying “narcotic porn metal”. The band history seemingly saw them split up in 2008 after one album release and now re-appearing with another one 17 years after the.. Read More
Motorowl - Atlas (Century Media)

Motorowl – Atlas (Century Media)

East German psychedelic-doom five piece Motorowl are back once again with the follow up to their 2016 debut ‘Om Generator’. Much like their previous album, “Atlas” continues the use of psychedelic rock, 70’s style rock, space rock and elements of doom and stoner, and much.. Read More
Saint Karloff – All Heed The Black God (Twin Earth Records)

Saint Karloff – All Heed The Black God (Twin Earth Records)

Okay, let’s get this out of the way quickly. Yes, the band is called Saint Karloff. Yes, the logo on the band page is from the movie Black Sabbath. Yes, we all know which metal titans that film inspired. And finally, yes, there is a.. Read More