Barishi – Old Smoke

I think most ardent music consumers go through phases. Maybe you’ll be really into folk for a bit, move on to hip hop, something like that. I have that but at a micro level. I’ll be really into specific subgenres. I’ll listen to a bunch of stoner doom for a…

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Hyborian – Volume II

Sometimes when I’ve got a record on, I find myself being reminded of a scene from an early season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Mac and Dennis are arguing with Frank over a business idea when Frank accuses the two of stealing his idea and just repackaging it. Mac…

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Doomsday – Best of 2019

My word, heaviest of all bloggers! It’s the ending of another year. The death of time is inevitable, as is all of our impending doom. Let us commemorate another year with a climactic post. As I was pulling everything together for all of my different best of the year lists,…

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Wizard Rifle – Self-titled

Even if you took a group of the most scholarly sludge punks and fed them a steady diet of Lightning Bolt, Neurosis, and Sonic Youth for years and years, it’s not likely they’d produce anything as unconventional as Wizard Rifle. Their tone and style is the connective tissue that convincingly…

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Grogus – Four Kings

What ever happened to unpredictability? The Baroness, the Mastodon, when they were sneaky. You miss those old familiar bands, waiting just around the bend. Now though they’re everywhere you look, they’re quite different from their reckless and wild beginnings. They reigned it in. They matured. It’s nonsensical to argue that…

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Doomsday // June 2018

Greetings, heaviest of Heavy Bloggers! Welcome to Doomsday, our celebratory roundup of all things slow and low, doom and gloom that may have slipped under the radar over the past month (or so). I’ll be frank, fellow doomheads: the month of June, at least for this author, was dominated by…