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April 17, 2014
ORYXDunes of droning hypnotic sludge from the deserts of Las Cruces, NM.
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April 14, 2014
MAMMOTH STORMPlodding, tar-lathered metal-fed groove doom from Sweden.
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April 8, 2014
LADY FLINT Explosive stoner blues rock duo from Marselle, France.
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April 7, 2014
KING DEAD Doomy psyche-tinged spaghetti western sludge from PA.
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April 2, 2014
GROGGYBlues-obsessed fuzzy garage rock duo from Omsk, Russia.
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March 31, 2014
THE SILENT LOWMelodic, hard-hitting, attitude-driven stoner rock from Denmark.
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March 25, 2014
GRAILPsychedelic punk with a southern demonic desert groove out of Texas.
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March 24, 2014
LORD OF GIANTSincere, lumbering, 70's influenced heavy rock from Germany.
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March 19, 2014
WOVOKA Intense yet melodic, brutal gut-twisting post-metal sludge from LA.
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March 16, 2014
HEAVY VOODOO
Torpedo riffs, hazy grooves and cosmic stoner sleaze from Portland.
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March 13, 2014
SPIRITUAL VOID
Toxic, heavy southern groove metal attitude from Brazil.
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March 11, 2014
SOUTHERN STATE
Somber, shoegazing post-metal sludge from Columbus, Ohio.
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March 10, 2014
HYPERGIANT
Cosmic, gravity-defying stoner fuzziness from Sydney, Australia
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March 6, 2014
KHEMMIS
Fuzz-filled, snail-paced riff-praising doom from Denver, CO.
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March 5, 2014
BITCHCRAFT
Polish doom band with female vocals is a fuzz worshippers dream
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March 4, 2014
DRUG MOTHER
Sleazy, fat and dirty stoner metal riffs from down under.
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March 2, 2014
SPIRAL GURU
Newly formed 70's inspired stoner doom band from Brazil.
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Feb. 27, 2014
TIMESTONE
Expansive psychedelics and dusty grooves from Austria.
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Feb. 25, 2014
RHINO
Fuzzed-out heavy desert grooves from Catania, Italy.
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Feb. 24, 2014
SOLAIRE
Get stuck in some sludgey stoner groove from South Carolina. facebook- bandcamp
Feb. 20, 2014
HADDOCK
Heavy lightning in a bottle stoner boogie groove from Sweden. facebook- bandcamp
Feb. 19, 2014
VALFADER
Stirring progressive ambient doom from Bath, UK
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Feb. 17, 2014
BRUNT
Intense instrumental sludgefuzz from these Guernsey blokes. facebook- bandcamp
Feb. 15, 2014
MATUSHKA
Swirling hypnotic heavy psychedelic rock from St. Petersburg, Russia. facebook- bandcamp
Feb. 10, 2014
MOPE
Sultry and somber jazz-laden ambient doom from Genoa, Italy.
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Feb. 8, 2014
LANDSKAP
Late 60's early 70's influenced heavy psychedelic rock from London.
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Feb. 5, 2014
TOMBSEALER
Death/Doom/Thrash from the mean streets of Adelaide, Australia.
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Feb. 4, 2014
SLUG SALT LAVA
Doomy apocalyptic instrumental Sludge from Istanbul, Turkey.
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Feb. 2, 2014
MIST
Spell-binding all-female occult doom from Ljubljana,Slovenia.
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Feb. 1, 2014
GRIT
Heavy heartfelt psychedelic jams from Heidelberg, Germany.
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Jan. 30, 2014
9OZ OF NOTHING
Riff Heavy Stoner Doom with Southern grit from Athens, Greece
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Jan. 27, 2014
BRILLIANT MACHINE
Chest collapsing progressive heaviness from Ventura, CA
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Jan. 25, 2014
OUTWAILED
Genre-defying atmospheric mood music from Tampere, Finland. facebook- bandcamp
Jan. 23, 2014
YURI GAGARIN
Freaked-out psychedelic space rock from Gothenburg, Sweden. facebook- bandcamp
Jan. 22, 2014
BLACK SNAKE
Swamp-infested grooves and fuzzy desert riffs from Portland,Oregon.
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Jan. 21, 2014
BORDEL INFERNO Gritty heavy rock, solid riffs from Rio de Janiero.
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Jan. 20, 2014
OVERLORD Melodic groove-oriented Heavy Rock from Oxford.
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Jan. 19, 2014
A DAY AS WOLVES Garage-rock inspired bluesy fuzz and roll from Alberta, Canada. Eh! facebook- bandcamp
Jan. 18,2014
NAKED BROWN Hard-hitting Polish heavy rock in the vein of Clutch and Motorhead.
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Jan. 17, 2014
OMEGA SUN
Smoke obsessed Stoner Doom from Slovenia. Free demo.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

EP Review - Boudain


Boudain is a four piece out of Monroe, Louisiana that originally formed in 2006 and this debut EP, some 5-6 years later, consists of 6 tracks of solid stoner/doom metal. I will qoute the drummer here when he told me, "Some would say it's procrastination but the truth is, this stuff just gets better with age."
I wholeheartedly agree.

From the opening tasty riffs of "Slaveman" we are treated to a massive slice of stoner rock pie with grooves baked to perfection and the down-tuned heaviness does not let up thoughout this track, or indeed the whole EP.

"Moonshinin" follows with some slow down, low down doom metal. The vocalist growls gruffly with a venom that compliments the surging crushing riffs perfectly. Boudain show here that they can do the doom thing as brilliantly as they do Stoner.

"King of Cosmos" picks up the pace with riffs reminiscent of Kyuss' Welcome to Sky Valley. That's always a winner in my book with that particular album by the mighty Kyuss being my favorite. There are some big sounds in this track that come thick and heavy with changes in pace keeping the track varied with an ending that sends us on a cosmic trip to the far reaches of the Universe.

Boudain take us into doom metal territory again with "Trailerpark". The track stomps along like a huge obese monster that trashes everything in its path with wanton destruction. The track picks up in sections that unleash catchy grooves and licks that break up the doom with heavy rock-outs. This obese monster is happy in his destructive impulse but ultimately everything is crushed to bits.

"Kalifornia" gives us some sumptuous and catchy stoner rock grooves that bring on the feel goods. It's a sexy track that had me longing for summer days and outdoor parties under cloudless skies. They can't come soon enough.

Last up is "Just Got Paid" that continues the feel good vibes laying on chunky stoner riffs and grooves and some epic guitar licks. Horn raising, head nodding stuff this is. There are party vibes aplenty with this one and it left me with a goofy stoned smile on my face.

This is a brilliant first offering from Boudain and their 6 years together without a release shows that in that time they have really got their shit together before releasing a high quality EP filled with expertly crafted doom and most excellent stoner rock in the vein of Kyuss. My bong is a prophet and it predicts many more equally high quality releases from Boudain in the future. I for one cannot wait.

The EP is due for release 20th April 2013 but until then a couple of tracks can be sampled at their bandcamp. Go listen!



 

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