Vokonis – Odyssey (2021) – Review

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Okay, I confess. I am a sucker for great album covers. And Vokonis‘ new piece Odyssey just made me pick up that record by the sheer force of its art. A bird that is about to be swallowed by THE VORTEX1) with ethereal floating cities as companions? It’s as psychedelic as they come. And we loved every pixel of it.

Invitations to weirdo country with a soundscape on steroids full of spacey, psychedelic electronica. That’s what it suggests, right? Or is the vortex there to channel those annoying shouted vocals a bit better? Questions, and still more questions. … [...] Click to raid more!

Yanomamö have No Sympathy for a Rat!

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I recently searched for some real filthy metal. Something to soothe my tortured soul for a day or so. A metallic atrocity from the 12th circle of hell, something dirty and not from this side of purgatory.

Well, after a few hours of scouring the terrifying depths of the metal beast’s underbelly, I found … Sludge Metal. But mind you, this is not your usual, sticky fare of sludgy goodness that still exists where light pours in. Oh no, this is where darkness meets the demons from the underworld. And way more intense than even Heron or Oldblood could muster.… [...] Click to raid more!