Morass of Molasses – These Paths We Tread (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Morass of Molasses - These Paths We Tread - Album CoverSometimes it feels good to drown your sorrows in stoner-esque fuzziness. Remembering times that can only be fathomed by those old enough to recall the sounds, smells and sticky feeling of sweaty underground music halls. Distorted goodness served on the holy platter of wah-wah in all its bluesy glory. This is soul healing remembrance indeed. From Zep to Black Sabbath and back we heard it all, now didn’t we? The gods of substance-induced wailing be praised. And many an old band has been down that very well-travelled road already.

Now, the good thing is that many new bands attempt to take that road still. The bad – by contrast – is the need to succeed in a genre that is pretty much sucked dry already.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Void King stares into Nothing!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Void King - There is Nothing - Album CoverHells Bells! Now I am really feeling stoned. Just successfully navigated through a series of listens of the US stoner/doom band Void King and their début and self-released album There is Nothing

You will find an intense soundscape with a gazillion of downturned, excellent riffs present 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.

But beware: This is a tough piece of gristle served to you, not your nicely carved filet piece.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash – Stoners Gypsy Chief Goliath plan new release in 2016!

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AGypsy Chief Goliath Citizens of Nowhere Album Coverh, 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, signed to Pitch Black Records. And true to their style, they mix Hard Rock and Heavy Metal with bluesy and psychedelic influences into a very alluring amalgam. To the point that I want to break out Easy Rider, but wait – the music on that one don’t really fit neither. So, nope.

Now to produce this sound, the band went analogue on a reel-to-reel tape at Sharktank Studios in Windsor, Ontario. You know, these ancient turning wheels with a tape running in between that youngsters of today seem to think come from the Middle Ages or some other dimension.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Sideburn – Evil or Divine (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Sideburn - Evil or Divine - Album CoverRockmusicRaider is having Swedish Rock and #Metal week. We just finished a newsflash on Endbite, now hitting up on the folks from Sideburn and their 2015 album Evil or Divine. Not to be confused by the Swiss Metal band of the same name, by the way.

Sideburn are part of a very significant rock and #metal community active in the land of stellar blond chicks, even better breakfast, ever behaving citizens and stringent speed controls. Not so? Damn! So, the neat surface hides this pretty exciting underground culture? Way cool that. Some big names too: Draconian, Opeth, Meshuggah, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy – and many more.Got hooked? Raid this some more...