Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2016 Blow-Out Special

Well, we're a month deep into 2017, so before I start with this years albums of awesomeness, I wanted to make one last post of some of the releases I wanted to review, but never found the time last year. So without further ado, here we go...

The Lunar Effect - Strange Lands

Released in the month of May, The Lunar Effect's take on lo-fi bluesy, stoner fuzz is nothing short of a riffest started in the 70's and ending in a psychedelic haze of bong hits and moon-pies.

Chinaski - Mandrágora

Chinaski have been on my radar since their first release in 2011. The formula is the same for Mandrágora, a pummeling wall of down-tuned, sludge-induced sonic badassery. Vocals are in Spanish, but there is so much greatness going on, it doesn't distract any for us English speaking morons. Now set at name your price, get on it.

Ride to Ruin - Eyes are Black

Columbus, Ohio's Ride to Ruin released their first full length album, also in May of last year. Full of fast paced, short in stature riff burners. Punk fueled anthems full of wah pedal and adrenaline.

Cojones - Resonate

Cojones have been around for nearly a decade now, and have released some great albums in that time. The new album "Resonate" is no exception, this time the band is finding themselves a little less stoned and more melodic. Resonate's biggest plus is the fabulous production, sounding huge and firing synapses in all the correct time signatures.

Cult of the Scum - Cult of the Scum

So many great releases coming from Greece in the last couple months, it's hard to keep track of them all. One that stands tall among the crowd is Cult of the Scum. Featuring members from Astray and Shock Absorber. The easiest and laziest way to describe their sound would be to reference Corrosion of Conformity, so that's what I'll do. Great stuff.

Aural Hex - Essentia 

Aural Hex is a band that really caught my attention with their massive and thundering take on progressive metal. Throwing in plenty of doom and gloom, with psychedelic lulls and droning vocals. The Fin's album may look like an EP at first glance, with there being only 4 tracks. Each track breaking the 10 minute mark gives the listener plenty of bang for their buck. It's easy to get lost in this one.

Elepharmers - Erebus

“Erebus” is the new LP album. 6 heavy stoner songs, showing a big growth since their first release "Weird Tales from the Third Planet". There are more instrumental moments, with also acoustic guitars, synth and Hammond arrangements. Available from Go Down Records.

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