- Doom Colossi – Electric Wizard & Witch Mountain
- Goat – Commune (Rocket Recordings/Sub Pop)
- The Well – Samsara (RidingEasy)
- Shellac – Dude Incredible (Touch and Go)
- Post-Punk Rundown
- Doom Tectonics: Earth & YOB
- New Albums of the Week
- Double Dose of Doom: Pallbearer & Cardinals Folly
- The New Christs – Incantations (Impedance) & Hits – Hikikomori (Conquest Of Noise)
- New Albums of the Week
- Blues Pills – Blues Pills (Nuclear Blast)
- Psychedelic Psummer Rundown + Extra Blues, Prog & Metal
- Doom Goes Boom in June
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- Best of the 90s
- Best of the 20th Century
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Author Archives: A.S. Van Dorston
It’s often assumed that doom metal is merely a retro genre that refers exclusively back to the 70s and 80s. But there’s another possible story. Doom didn’t even really exist in the 70s. Sure, Black Sabbath has a handful of … Continue reading
Goat – Commune (Rocket Recordings/Sub Pop) When Goat’s debut World Music came out in 2012 and immediately earned a pile of praise and attention, I had mixed feelings. On one hand I welcome a new Swedish psych band with interesting … Continue reading
Shellac – Dude Incredible (Touch and Go) Despite Shellac’s infrequent shows and albums (Dude Incredible is only their fifth album in 20 years), I was lulled into taking them for granted for a while. Since first seeing them live in … Continue reading
It’s been such a great year for stoner/psych/doom that I’ve just been soaking in it like a hot spring, and neglecting other genres. I’ll always have room for post-punk, and have been following the releases pretty closely. It just hasn’t … Continue reading
Earth – Primitive And Deadly (Southern Lord) Earth and YOB are two bands that I’ve admired for years. Earth’s flawed but groundbreaking Extra-Capsular Extraction (Sub Pop, 1991) influenced drone-doom just as much as Slint and My Bloody Valentine influenced other … Continue reading
The dog days of summer are not usually the time of year I see a lot of high profile releases, which is why I was so surprised that over ten good to great albums came out around August 5th. The … Continue reading
The New Christs – Incantations (Impedance) Someone coming across The New Christs’ latest album Incantations in the top ten for the year in the post-punk and garage rock charts at Rate Your Music could easily believe they’re a relatively new band. The sound … Continue reading