Category Archives: Reviews

The Dials – That Was The Future (Gear Discs)

Everyone hears the tiniest ringing bell when they hear the name The Dials. No it’s not faerie magick, it’s the fact that with a couple bands a year taking the name, everyone’s heard of a Dials. Most don’t last, but this one, … Continue reading

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Spirit Adrift – Curse Of Conception (20 Buck Spin)

Just last year Spirit Adrift came out blazing with a debut EP and full-length, Chained To Oblivion as Nate Garrett’s one-man doom project. In my review I said the only thing that could be improved is forming a full band … Continue reading

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Ufomammut – 8 (Neurot)

There may be no shortage of sludge metal, or doom, or heavy psych, or space rock, but no one can do quite what Italy’s Ufomammut does, which is present a slightly different flavor of their cosmic doom sludge, and nail … Continue reading

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Motorpsycho – The Tower (Rune Grammofon/Stickman)

When’s the last time you were consumed by an album? You put it on thinking you’ll multi-task with background music, but end up unable to do much but listen. You try sort your emails but give up as the album … Continue reading

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Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains (Matador)

Looking back at when giants walked the earth, rock ‘n’ roll lifespans were decidedly more compressed. When Jimmy Page put out his seventh album, Presence with Led Zeppelin, he was 32. While it’s a very interesting guitar record, the band … Continue reading

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My Operator: The Engineer Who Modernized Reggae

“My Operator” was the affectionate nickname given to the otherwise unsung engineer Sylvan Morris. Also called “The Original Scientist” for his early work in dub, Morris is responsible for the sound of many of the key landmark reggae albums in … Continue reading

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Second Quarter Rundown

Technically I didn’t do a first quarter rundown, but between my Heavy Rock Rundown and Jangle Pop piece, I covered most of my favorites for the first three months of the year, with the exceptions of Ty Segall and Nicole Sabouné. I gotta … Continue reading

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Algiers – The Underside Of Power (Matador)

Since Algiers debuted in 2015 with their inspired blend of post-punk/goth/industrial/art rock with gospel and soul, another band, Zeal & Ardor, has gotten attention for mixing gospel with black metal. They actually predated Algiers’ full length with a 2014 debut, … Continue reading

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Elder – Reflections Of A Floating World

Elder is a constantly evolving organism, as all great bands should be. While every album is easily recognizable to me as Elder, and their 2009 debut (which is still great fun) can safely be categorized as stoner doom, their subsequent … Continue reading

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Martin Popoff – Rush: Album By Album

Since I’ve been reading nearly all books digitally on Kindle devices, it’s a refreshing novelty to hold this coffee table style book in my lap. Rush: Album By Album may not be essential for everyone, but hardcore Rush fans should appreciate … Continue reading

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