Mothership – High Strangeness

Mothership, out of Dallas, TX, claim a lot of ‘70s hard rock as influences while making one of the more interesting styles of stoner-space rock. The opening and title track of the album sounds more like a mashup of Monster Magnet and Explosions in the Sky than it does, say UFO or Black Sabbath. That said, the second track, “Ride the Sun”, on their third album, High Strangeness, lands squarely in that wheelhouse. One can also hear elements of Kyuss in the noise Mothership bring and it’s easy to see why they have become a favorite in their local scene and are now getting out on their own headlining tour. Just two songs in and they show a surprising range when they create a positively Iron Maiden-esque break around the 2:45 mark before locking down into a half-time groove to wind down the song.

Hey, That Sounds Familiar!

I’m sure we’ve all had it, that moment when you’re listening to a song and you think “Geez, I’m sure I’ve heard this somewhere before!”. Well, I get that a lot and sometimes, it turns out I have heard that before, from another band! So I thought it would be…

The Sword – Warp Riders

The Sword Warp Riders 01. Acheron/Unearthing the Orb 02. Tres Brujas 03. Arrows in the Dark 04. The Chronomancer I: Hubris 05. Lawless Lands 06. Astraea’s Dream 07. The Warp Riders 08. Night City 09. The Chronomancer II: Nemesis 10. (The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire [Kemado |…

The Sword Prepare for Warp Speed

For those of you who are fans of The Sword, which in my encounters have been few and far between, they have recently announced pre-orders are now available for their newest album Warp Riders, which will be available on August 24. I’ve been a fan of theirs since Age Of…