What’s old is new again; or it wants to be, at least. Over the past decade or so, there’e been an influx of bands that look to the forefathers of heavy metal and classic rock as the blueprint for the type of music they want to play. Bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Pentagram serve as some of the primary inspiration for this movement, and everything from the songwriting to the production style draws from the old way of doing things. Additionally, occult themes seem to play a big part in what these bands are doing. For example, take UK-based Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Something of a cross between the bluesy doom of Sabbath and the classic pop rock of The Beatles, these occult doom rockers have only been at it for a total of six years, but they already have three full-length albums under their belt, and their latest opus The Night Creeper sees the band continuing to pay homage to their idols while continuing to do the things that make them more than just a rehash of things already done.
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Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats are an odd proposition. Their sleazy rock and roll mirrors the sleazy sexploitation of Electric Wizard, combined with the worst possible acid trip ever conceived by The White Album, may not be the most appealing concoction for your average metalhead, but in a world where Ghost sell out venues, I don’t see why they wouldn’t be able to burrow themselves into your cranium.
‘Poison Apple‘ is the latest offering from the band, set for release on their upcoming album Mind Control. It takes a simple but brooding riff and drenches it in twisted psychedelia and thick fuzz, creating one of the most infectious tracks you’ll hear all year. Unfortunately, details on Mind Control are as elusive as the band themselves, but it should see a release some time this year through Rise Above Records.
T’is that beautiful time of year again. A season of good will, understanding and compassion towards your fellow man — a time for giving, loving and appreciating. The cold may have rolled in and the trees may have shed their once vibrant foliage, but the world finds solace in the love and company of others. It’s a time to reflect on the memories of the year and plan ahead for the next.
But most of all it’s a time to listen brutal fucking metal and drink a fuck tonne of Advocaat, because 2012 was full of great releases and now’s your chance to catch on releases you may have missed or may have never even heard of. My first draft of this list was composed of 30 albums, which then shot up to 37 when I realised that I had forgotten to include EPs. Everything from new bands that came out of nowhere to blow my mind (We Are Knuckle Dragger, Bloodshot Dawn, Oddland, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo etc) to the old guard continuing their brilliant legacy (Gojira, Aborted, Napalm Death, Deftones etc) all unfortunately fell by the wayside in the ruthless culling exercise that produced this list. And I regret cutting every single one of them, but alas, if I was talk about every album this year that was great, I’d probably lose your attention pretty quickly. Who am I kidding? You’ve most likely already skipped on to the list and you’re not even reading this bit. I could write anything I want here and no one would notice. Anything at all.