Tag: Stoner

Kult Of The Wizard – Gold Review

It’s hard to believe that heavy metal was invented 50 years ago, but it’s not at all hard to believe that Black Sabbath would continue to influence and inspire bands today. Sabbath always sounded best

Dead Kosmonaut – Gravitas Review

Sweden’s Dead Kosmonaut is pretty clearly still feeling out their place in the heavy metal pantheon. On debut full length Expect Nothing and last year’s standout Rekviem EP, they’ve played a mix of smooth trad,

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Goblinsmoker – A Throne in Haze, A World Ablaze Review

Deep in the forest at the edge of the clearing, near the overgrown ruins of the Toad King’s ancestral palace, a letter lies on the ground, splashed with blood and caked in mud. It is

Year Of The Cobra – Ash And Dust Review

Being named Year of the Cobra (and writing some bitchin’ tunes) means that with every new release, you have to see “20__ is totally the year of the cobra, bro!” as often as a boy

Vokonis – Grasping Time Review

To say that the entire genre of stoner doom is boring, rote or derivative is obviously an overstatement, exaggeration and a downright offensive comment. But to say the genre capitalizes on the perceived laziness and

Serpents Of Dawn – Into The Garden Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. It’s been a while since doom has had a big enough year that multiple high-quality albums end up falling through the cracks, but such is the case in

Holy Grove – II Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. It’s been a while since doom has had a big enough year that multiple high-quality albums end up falling through the cracks, but such is the case in

Sleep – The Sciences Review

When paths diverge… only to collide. It has been a while since any transmissions from the godfathers of stoner doom have been received. Sure, there was a one-song EP that saw the replacement of Chris Hakius