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)