Khemmis – Hunted (2016) – Review

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I think the likes of Paradise Lost or My Dying Bride just got themselves some serious company. But with a grungy flavor that constantly reminds me of the 2015 piece Crypt Sermon wrote.

Now, where is this terrible name-calling coming from already at the beginning of a review?

Well, the sophomore effort Hunted of the American band Khemmis does that to you. This is not to say that they are skimming off other bands too hard, just to be clear. They place themselves slam into this Doom Metal universe that other sad warriors already occupy for some time.

And Hunted

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Newsflash: There is Nothing for Void King!

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Hell’s Bells!

Now I am really feeling stoned. I just successfully navigated through a series of listens of the US stoner/doom band Void King and their debut and self-released album There is NothingVery nihilistic, ain’t it?

You will find an intense soundscape with a gazillion of downturned, excellent riffs assaulting you from every corner.

The record surprises with a grungy, doomish, metal-infused Stoner Rock from back in time. All of this fittingly supplemented by Jason Kindred‘s gritty vocals. At times their tune sounds like some unclean, drunken version of the biggies in the Doom world, like Paradise Lost[...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash – Stoners Gypsy Chief Goliath release Citizen of Nowhere!

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Ah, I am back in the ’70s or something!

Canadian stoner metallers Gypsy Chief Goliath are planning to unleash their third album Citizen of Nowhere later in 2016.

The band managed to recreate that unique sound. Stoner and Blues Rock, downturned sludgy Doom, and all of that with a deliciously metallic twist. Whereas we cannot really call their tune metal, nor should we. Right? To the point that I want to break out Easy Rider. But wait – the music on that one doesn’t really fit either. So, nope.

Now to produce this sound, the band went analog on a … [...] Click to raid more!

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970) – Review

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We always like to reach back into the distant past when the first Black Sabbath album saw its light of day! These were the days when the future still looked bright and was full of woozy promise. And we heartily welcomed these renegades from England with their truly unique sound.

As the lore goes, the band recorded their self-titled album in a drug-induced fog, in a 12-hour session over one single friggin’ day. A classic album recorded on a live set, no less. In other words, they just went in, played, and created a global hit. A record that starkly … [...] Click to raid more!