Thursday, June 7, 2012

Before You Go Blind

In 2009 I've posted the demo by the band Nevesis here. This Estonian quartet is now back with their same titled album. Nevesis plays a heavy and uptempo mix of Stoner and Hard Rock. According to their Facebook page, is Nevesis influenced by the following: Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Truly, Big Elf, Sgt. Sunshine, The Sword, Kin Ping Meh, Emerald City, Fuzzy Duck and Foo Fighters. The album has become an awesome piece of work with the three re-recorded songs from the demo and six new songs. Enjoy!

Nevesis spells trouble, yet, like many a disobedient, back-talking brat, they possess a certain irresistible cool, an unexpected emotion grown out of their raw scruffiness. Moreover, the level of technicality of Nevesis' riff-laden heavy rock is high enough to suck into the vortex of trouble even those listeners for whom the rumbling chords, the unbelievable vocals and the powerful, sense-undermining groove are not enough to achieve catharsis. The more predisposed audiences, though, will soon find that Nevesis, either live or recorded, can invade and ravish their bodies, pants and heads faster than they can say “WTF just happened?”
(From Facebook)

Nevesis - Nevesis (2012) 



Sunday, June 3, 2012

Dark Door

Balam from Newport, Rhode Island, USA plays heavy Psychedelic Stoner Doom in the vein of Sleep, Om and Naam. Their second release contains three outstanding tracks with nice riffs, great drums and bass and very good vocals. Download their music for free at Bandcamp. Enjoy!

Balam - Balam EP (2012)

And I Will Be Heard

Here's a great release by the finest label of Italy: Go Down Records!
From Rimini, Italy comes the band Using Bridge. This foursome plays a combination of Stoner Rock and Grunge.
Using Bridge has released three albums and And I Will Be Heard is their most recent. The music consists of great guitar riffs and nice rhytms. Using Bridge offers a variety of songs that goes from heavy to acoustic.
But what is really special about this band are the vocals. The voice of Manuel Ottaviani is awesome. He does remind me sometimes of Chris Cornell.
So this is a damn fine album that has to be heard!

Using Bridge - And I Will Be Heard (2012)



Friday, May 25, 2012

Knocking On The Sky

It's more than a year ago that Het Droste Effect has released their debut EP.
This Psychedelic Space duo that became a trio from Eindhoven, Holland is now back with the follow-up EP Lingerland.
This EP contains five tracks and is a logical sequel to their first one. Lingerland is like the first EP an impressive piece of work. A fine mixture of Psychedelic, Space, Stoner and Kraut. Highly Recommended! Enjoy!

Het Droste Effect released two EPs. The first one is self titled, the second one is called 'Lingerland'. The band never played live and unfortunately split up before taking the change to do so. The music ranges from space rock to kraut to lo-fi stoner.
(From Bandcamp)

Het Droste Effect - Lingerland (2012)


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Broken Flowers Of The Void

A while ago I've posted the magnificent EP's Floriculture and Flower Of Void by Zero Nowhere. This one-man Post Rock project from Lublin, Poland is back with the new EP Broken Flowers Of The Void. The previous EP's were a combination of Post Rock with Sludge and Stoner. Now it is just more atmospheric Post Rock with acoustic parts without the Sludge and Stoner elements. Nevertheless is Broken Flowers Of The Void an impressive EP with outstanding compositions. The highlight of this EP is the eleven minute epic title track Broken Flowers Of The Void. Enjoy!

Zero Nowhere - Broken Flowers Of The Void EP (2012)


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Goddamn Hot

Thanks to the guys from WIS(H)KEY for sharing their album!
WIS(H)KEY is a five piece band from Barcelona, Spain. These guys plays a nice mix of Hard Rock, Metal and Southern Rock with even a Bluesy touch. This band is influenced by bands as Down, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Pantera, COC, Hank III, Soundgarden, Black Label Society, Clutch and many more.
Their debut albums knows a variety of twelve stunning songs. The music is mostly heavy and there are some awesome uptempo songs! Another great start by a new band! Enjoy!

WIS(H)KEY was born as an idea in 2010, after spending more than 10 years on the road sharing the stage with the most varied musical groups, both domestic and international.
The members, being huge fans of styles that do not monopolize the lists of the most successful in the metal panorama as the blues or rock'n'roll bands like CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY & DOWN. They decided to undertake this project just for fun.
Thus, by mid-2011 had 13 songs that began recording in their studio in Barcelona ARTEGRAMA STUDIO. They began the recording sessions for what will be an overwhelming first album to be released on November 2011.
After that, they decided to test the project, and initiate a publicity campaign for social networks, obtaining a very rewarding result, joining nearly 1000 fans in different social spots they’ve opened.
Without further claim that play and play what they like, WIS(H)KEY has passed from being just an idea, to become more than a real thing, more than powerful and more than a simple band.
(Their bio)

WIS(H)KEY - WIS(H)KEY (2011)


Eat The Sun

Here's my first post after after two months of absence, due to personal issues! From Tacoma, USA comes the band Sun Eater. This young trio plays Psychedelic Stoner Rock with Post Rock influences. Their same titled debut EP contains three awesome tracks with a main role for the guitar. The music of Sun Eater is pretty atmospheric and contains a minimum of vocals. An very impressive EP by this new band. Enjoy and support these guys!

Sun Eater is a psychedelic stoner trio from Tacoma, WA. Comprised of three college students between the ages of 19 and 20, Sun Eater is bringing a fresh sound to the psych rock genre with an emphasis on heavy riffs, intense guitar solos and quality. Founded in the Fall of 2011 by Ben Block and Kirby Lochner, they soon picked up Daniel Salas on the drums and the band has been the same ever since. With diverse musical backgrounds between the three members, Sun Eater is sure to turn heads with a strong, new sound. Working hard in the basement for the past six months they are finally ready to release their first debut EP, recorded at the band's home in Washington state.
(Their bio)
Sun Eater - Sun Eater EP (2012)


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not Much Time To Lose

Birth Of Joy is a power trio from Holland. These guys play a mix of Sixties Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues and Grunge. Their main weapon is the incredible Hammond organ. Together with the guitars and drums, they've created an awesome sound. Beside that there are also these great vocals.
Their full length debut called Life In Babalou is an outstanding album with ten songs.
The sound of Birth Of Joy reminds me a lot of another great dutch band named De Wolff.
If you're interested in some more of this fantastic band, then you can stream their same titled EP at their Bandcamp site. Enjoy!

Birth Of Joy - Life In Babalou (2012)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vacuum Horror

From Copenhagen, Denmark comes the band Town Portal. This trio plays Math Rock and Prog Metal influenced Post Rock.
Their EP Vacuum Horror is a pretty great one. These six instrumental tracks are quite complex. There are a lot of weird rhythms and that is the power of Town Portal. These guys show some great musicianship.
Their music sounds in my humble opinion a bit like bands as Khuda, Red Sparows and Pelican.
The EP is mixed/mastered by the mighty Carl Amburn (Russian Circles, Self-Evident, Riddle Of Steel etc).
Vacuum Horror is a good sounding EP that definitely must be heard! You can download this EP at their Bandcamp site for pay whatever you want. Enjoy!

Town Portal play instrumental rock that crosses borders of genres. Tapping on experience from earlier endeavors in genres like death metal, shoegaze and math rock, the three members bring components of it all into a melting pot, creating a unique niche of original melodies and harmonies, fixated on a skeleton of complex and playful rhythm structures. Under the dogma of forsaking vocals and other superfluous effects, the band throw themselves into a search of new meaningful ways to compose tones over time, with a heavy and dry precision.
After a European tour in 2010 and a minor row of Danish shows, they released their debut EP entitled Vacuum Horror in late 2011. The EP was followed up by another European tour in the beginning of 2012. In Denmark the EP was praised in several large- and small scale magazines, and the opening track Rosini is currently in rotation on national Danish radio, DR P6. A surprising outcome for an instrumental band, with its roots heavily planted in the DIY scenes ethics and methods. At the moment they’re preparing the recording of their debut album set to be released later this year.
(Their bio)

Town Portal - Vacuum Horror (2011)

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Expiration Of Drowsiness

Thanks again to Andrés F for sharing another great piece of music!
Andrés F is the guy behind the one-man band Culumus Nimbus with the fantastic album Montaña Oscura. Now he has started together with two others with a new project called Agade.
Agade just has finished their Soundproof Demo and it is an awesome piece of work for a beginning band.
These guys play almost Instrumental Heavy Rock with Space and Psychedelic influences and they have a big love for extended songs.
Their sound reminds me a bit of Color Haze and Sons Of Otis. But overall they sound pretty authentic.
This demo is so good produced, i can't hardly call it a demo. These five songs are a proof of what Agade is capable of.
This demo is really impressive and highly recommended! Andrés F is like King Midas, everything he's involved in, turns into gold! This demo proofs that! I really look forward to Agade's "real" album!

We are from Cordoba, Argentina, and began playing on July 2011. At the beginning we had a 4th member (another guitar player), but he left the band, so now we are just a trio.
The line-up is: myself on guitar & vocals, Horacio on bass & vocals and Marky on drums, percussion & vocals. Though this first demo only includes instrumental stuff, we have a couple of songs that are more vocal-driven.
Currently we are working on several songs and on a extended version of the song "Wurdulak" (about 40 - 50 minutes) which probably will became our first work to be recorded.
Our biggest influences are Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Los Natas, Kyuss, and other stuff like that.
(Their bio)

Agade - Soundproof Demo (2012)