Tag: Stoner

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

The Sword – Used Future Review

I didn’t get the hype surrounding The Sword when they released Age of Winters. In fact, I largely tried to ignore it. The flood of similar bands during that time had soured me on their

Apostle of Solitude – From Gold to Ash Review

Have you ever been given a nice chunk of 18K rose gold that’s been rendered into a beautiful shine and made ready for you to temper and bend into whatever hellish shapes you see fit

Boris – Dear Review

Here is the real problem: you can use words to describe Boris’ music, but you are wrong when you do so. I can use phrases like “mixing the textured guitar work of Justin Broadrick meets

Tricky Lobsters – Worlds Collide Review

A tale of two reviews. It was the best of albums, it was the worst of albums. When I first listened to Worlds Collide by Tricky Lobster I was convinced it was a fun, rocking