Tag: Psychedelic

Neptunian Maximalism – Éons Review

The Belgian collective Neptunian Maximalism is not, apparently, interested in half-measures. Éons, their full-length debut, spools its more than two hours’ worth of music across three conceptually separate discs which span genres and blend improvised

Artwork by Crux (Vaggelis Neofotistos)

Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse Review

People find solace in the strangest places. Heavy metal fans, in particular, must seem to the outsider at least a card short of a full deck when they describe the grounding and centering comfort of

10s Essentials – Volume Nine

Well, how goes the isolation? Crawling out of your skin yet? Brain beginning to turn on you yet? Has the home office basically become the place you watch Star Trek: The Next Generation and King

Bong Metal – A Special Primer

Oh, high there! On this special and holy day, let us look squarely down the barrel of the bong at a specific subset of stoner metal. We could have grouped by region, or sub-subgenres, but

Spectral Lore Mare Cognitum Wanderers

Spectral Lore And Mare Cognitum ‒ Wanderers: Astrology Of The Nine Review

There’s a certain freedom to creating your own band. Whatever ideas you have, you can manifest. The vision will be pure, uncompromised. People will be impressed by your abilities to play multiple instruments. Bandmates won’t

Hällas – Conundrum Review

[Cover artwork: Nighjar Illustration with Photos by Broken Int and Layout by Branca Studio] Here’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself: “Can I pull off a cape?” Here’s an answer: “No, you cannot pull off a

Reveal! – Scissorgod Review

If you can decipher precisely what the plop is happening on the cover art for Scissorgod, the third full length from Sweden’s Reveal!, then you either have a keener artistic eye than most or you’re

Blut Aus Nord – Hallucinogen Review

For months, Hallucinogen hung on the horizon sparkling and twinkling in the dim light of the cosmos like a star ready to be born. The transmissions from that spatial quadrant were sparse, but what was