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April 21, 2014
TOKERidiculous riffing, slow and nasty doom grooves from Wilmington, NC.
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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, December 19, 2013

EP Review - "King Goat" by King Goat


King Goat hail from Brighton UK and they have recently released their second EP of the year with their debut, "Atom" released back in March. With this s/t EP they continue in the same progressive doom metal vein they began with and they shine just as brightly; even more so, even. The doom on display on "King Goat" is masterfully delivered and is packed with gratifying nods to trad-doom riff work which will leave any doom metal fan most pleased with the riffs on offer from King Goat.

The EP opens with "The Final Decline" with some windy ambiance and cold but psychedelic softness which sets the tone for sparse but big thumps of percussion and a long droning throaty chant that gives an air of the mystical as the track unfolds and uplifts. The psychedelic jam turns heavily transcendental half way lifting you ever higher into a sky full of colors but it all quickly turns black as a barrage of classic in the making doom metal riffs and big gruff vocals breaks the hypnotic psychedelia and leads the way to horns raising guitar lickery and confident vocal work from the lead singer. The song twists and morphs towards the end with pace changes and interesting variations on the riff and all delivered with a serving of a trad-doom metal triumph which had me thinking of the likes of Candlemass, Saint Vitus and Reverend Bizarre.

"Cult Obscene" follows with a catchy bass riff and effects laden guitar noise while hard hitting drums herald more horns raising moments of prog-doom riff work and vocals. Pace changes and searing guitar licks tickle the back of your head as the vocalist belts out his words and wraps them around your head and a big stomping riff that is driven home by drum smacks that add more weight to the already weighty riff. The changing sections throughout "Cult Obscene" grab your attention and keep you listening as variations on the riff are explored and those hair and horns raising guitar licks take pride of place and provide much doom metal satisfaction. 

Lastly is "Melian's Trance" which immediately demands a double raising of horns with big Sabbathian riffs that lock you into a head nodding groove as the vocalist belts out his words again in a Rev Bizarre style of old timey doom. Mid way the song drops down into distant and gentle guitar plucks before an onslaught of big doom riffs gives the song a solid groove that catches you in a torrent of masterfully delivered and highly enjoyable prog doom metal.

This is a solid release from King Goat and you can hear this self titled now at their Bandcamp where you can also listen to and download their equally impressive debut release "Atom".




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