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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, April 18, 2013

LP Review - HUATA/BITCHO Split




"European Doomkrieg is summoning!
Gathering our disciples for fuzz ritual ceremonies, we are the luminous legacy of the sacred green land. Under the mourning star we preach, the great light of truth, the holy power of extra-terrestrials initiators that guide us to glorious times. Here is the Occult!"


Now all gather around if you will for this superb quality 3 track split LP with 2 from French occult doom stoners Huata and 1 from the Netherlands dwelling Bitcho.

Huata's "The Retaliator" is a 15 min 29 seconds psychedelic doom journey into the farthest reaches of space. At times floating through the gentle aethyrs and at others down-tuned very low and at others soaring to the pinnacle of space and time, it's a slow travelling myriad colored cloud of space dust, the remnants of some exploded star loaded with the potential for life. Layers of sonic beauty are presented in this universal mind trip with crunchy sludge, organic organs, transcendental and distant calls, psychedelic soundscapes; it is a breakthrough dose of DMT that explodes the third eye launching the shaman into the innerverse where dwells the gates to the omniverse. The machine elves dance around and this is the music they dance to. It's a finely crafted piece of audio art, a dream beyond a mere human mind's capability to conjure and it has existed forever.

"Hercolubus" is more out and out sludge laden doom and compared to it's predecessor it is over so soon but in the moments that the sounds fall upon you there is no doubt that Huata are taking their sound to new higher dimensions. It drips with anguished emotions in a similar way to Neurosis' or AmanRa's heart breaking but soul empowering sonic sonnets. Darkly cold and drifting ambiance sucks impressively mighty sludge riffs from the space-doom abyss in a calling to higher realms of existence.

Huata's last album "Atavist of Mann, (2012)" features extremely heavy skull-fucking doom so this new sound they have forged is a big departure from their previous release. It's less harsh and in your face than their last offering but no less heavy.

Bitcho's beast "10050 cielo drive" enters the split with a grim trip of uncomfortable psychedelic revolutions. With a Godflesh-like feel to the track shown in it's down tempo simplicity but with added electronic experimentation, it may feel uncomfortable in a 'Oh shit I'm coming up!' kind of way but it is hugely and satisfyingly hypnotic. Towards the end of this track are unleashed heavily effected vocals that sound like the war cries of some intergalactic creature hell-bent on universal destruction and it is oh so delicious to listen to. Cavernous bass crunches accentuate the track for the most part alongside slow thunderous drum explosions and creeping squelchy slithering guitar Wah effects that make this track a perfect addition to this split.

This gatefold LP comes with a beautiful retro-futuristic cover made by Benjamin Moreau of Huata and is out to own now from MUSIC FEAR SATAN.


 

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