Rolling Stoner/Psych/Doom/Sludge/Retro/Drone/Space Thread 2012

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I liked last year's thread, so let's do another. I had a ton of stuff I would have posted in the Sandbox the last couple months, but I kept thinking ILX would be back up any day!

The first release of the year, on January 1st, was a collection by Sleestak - Altrusian Moon - A Lo​-​Fi Collection Of Psychedelia and Space Rock. You can name your price on Bandcamp. They're hoping to raise enough funds to record a new album this year. I saw them play at a Polish bar full of bikers a few months back and they were fantastic. The Fall Of Altrusia was in my top 40 for 2011.

http://sleestak.bandcamp.com/album/altrusian-moon-a-lo-fi-collection-of-psychedelia-and-space-rock

Chicago band Deepspacepilots are coming out with their debut Jan. 31. At least that's what it says on Amazon. It's been floating around for a while, so some confusion as the official release date. Review - http://stonedsunvibrations.blogspot.com/2011/12/deepspacepilots-deepspacepilots-2011.html

Looking forward to:
Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned (Candlelight) Mar
Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Primum (Neurot) Apr
Colour Haze - She Said (Elektrohasch)
Gozu – Vatican Assassin Warlocks (Small Stone)

Also coming: Ancestors, Black Sabbath, The Darkness, Electric Wizard, Gojira, Greenleaf, Gypsyhawk, High On Fire, Kyuss, The Mars Volta, Neurosis, Om, Queens Of The Stone Age, Saint Vitus, Shrinebuilder, Sons Of Otis, Tool, Torche, Truckfighters, Wight.

Obelisk talks about some of these here:
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/01/04/2012listthingsalreadyheard/comment-page-1/
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/01/06/2012listthingsnotheardyet/comment-page-1

Looks like 2012 will be a good year!

For those in Chicago, Radio Moscow are playing tonight at Ultra Lounge at 2169 N. Milwaukee ($10) before they embark on their everywhere-but-the-friggin-Midwest tour with Graveyard. I might go to Arizona to see Graveyard, not sure yet. Similarly Yob are also playing some Midwest dates before touring with Tool.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 9 January 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah really looking forward to the Colour Haze album myself. Seems to have been delayed forever.

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 9 January 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Orange Goblin is nifty, no real surprises but I don't really listen to Orange Goblin to be surprised.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Monday, 9 January 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

or for enjoyment

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 9 January 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

"UFOMAMMUT, Northern Italy’s sorcerers of supernatural and obliterating doom, have completed the recordings for their sixth full-length, and first as part of the Neurot Recordings family. This week we are beyond excited to announce the details of this highly anticipated, mammoth follow-up to their 2010 full-length Eve, the band’s most critically-acclaimed and devastating piece of magic to date… until now.
Oro is the title for Ufomammut’s latest work, divided into ten massive movements overall which is now confirmed to be delivered in two separate pieces during the coming year. The first chapter, Opus Primum, will see arrival in April, and the second, Opus Alter, in September.
The vinyl versions of both chapters will be handled directly by Malleus’ own label Supernatural Cat Records, who were responsible for the release of all of the band’s previous material. This is the third album in a row the band recorded with Lorenzo Stecconi.
As with all previous Ufomammut albums, the concepts behind Oro are expansive and multi-faceted, mutating the Italian palindrome which translates to “gold” with the Latin translation of “I prey.”
Oro explores the concept of knowledge and its power; the magical stream controlled by the human mind to gain control of every single particle of the World surrounding us. Oro is the alchemical process to transform the human fears into pure essence; into Gold.
Although Oro’s two chapters will be released months apart from each other, they must be considered as a single track in which the musical themes and the sounds show up and hide, mutating and evolving, progressively and increasingly stratifying culminating in the crushing final movement.
Oro is like an alchemic laboratory in which substances are flowing, dividing and blending themselves in ten increments from the alembics and stills, culminating into the creation of Gold.
The band are also in the process of crafting a full video/visual version of Oro which will accompany the audio."

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 9 January 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I leak a little pre-ejaculate every time I read that.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 9 January 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Woot! this is the rolling thread for me... hah. I will try to post things I find but usually people beat me to it.

Frobisher (Viceroy), Monday, 9 January 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

^yeah what Viceroy said!

Blah Sabbath (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 9 January 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really excited, to varying degrees, for all of these:

Orange Goblin, Colour Haze, Black Sabbath, The Darkness, Electric Wizard, Gojira, High On Fire, Kyuss, The Mars Volta, Neurosis, Om, Queens Of The Stone Age, Saint Vitus, Shrinebuilder, Tool, Torche

This is where I confess I've never heard a single Ufomammut record.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 9 January 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow! @ new Kyuss and Vitus albums

Blah Sabbath (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 9 January 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

its not Kyuss

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 9 January 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eh, its a decent enough variation that I'll consider it Kyuss. Sure, its missing Homme, but having Bjork, Oliveri, & Garcia is enough for me at this point. Actually, I'm interested to hear what they come up with without Homme.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 9 January 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

its Kyuss Lives

Jimmy Riddle Orchestra (Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker), Monday, 9 January 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok thanks pedant.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 9 January 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

So Graveyard played at the Bowery Ballroom Thursday night. Did anyone go? Were you one of the recipients of this guy's white-hot hatred? Man, Obelisk dude hates N.Y.!

I saw Radio Moscow on Monday without Graveyard, sigh. Huge disappointment, as singer/guitarist Parker Griggs announced in the beginning that the rest of the band quit two days ago, and the new guys just flew in from out west and it's their very first time playing together. I though he was joking. But when the set consisted of just recognizable songs, and the rest extended bluez jamz, I realized it was for real. Griggs is no doubt a hot guitarist. The skinny 22 y.o. white boys in the audience lost their minds, they were so into it. They'd whip of their shirts and toss them at the band, and the drummer hung them neatly on his cymbal stands. I got bored and left after a half hour, as they started well after 11, and I had to be up early for work the next day.

The bassist/drummer seemed more than competent, and as they learn the songs throughout the tour, the band should actually be listenable by the time they get to Tempe. I've got family near there, so maybe I'll go, not sure yet. Those of you Philly (tonight), DC, Richmond, Charlotte, Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, Memphis, Houston, Austin, etc. should consider going. It's a rare event to have this band visit the U.S.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 14 January 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm still behind on UFOmammut's one from last year. Highly recommend their other work if you like anything remotely space/sludge/doom.

Digging on http://thegluhen.bandcamp.com/ over at Bandcamp. Doom/drone sans vocals.

Oh and http://nyogtha.bandcamp.com/ which is ambient/dark/doom as bleak as anything I've heard in anwhile.

Going to see The Body tonight http://www.myspace.com/thevisionshallcometopass over at the infamous Gilman in Berkeley (launchpad of Green Day among others--I'm as surprised as you.) First show of the year.

Matt M., Saturday, 14 January 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I probably brought up a topic in the wrong place on the poll thread, so here it is:

what is rock?

If soul is the ring around your bathtub, rock is the skidmarks in your tighty-whities.

If I were to take my heavy rock list and remove the ones strongly associated with subgenres like stoner, doom, psych, occult, prog, hardcore, etc., I would end up with this:

Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
Cherry Choke – A Night In The Arms Of Venus...
Highway Child - Highway Child
Radio Moscow - The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz
Rival Sons - Pressure & Time
Melvins - Sugar Daddy Live
The Heavy Eyes
Lonely Kamel - Dust Devil
The Flying Eyes - Done So Wrong
Sandrider - Sandrider
Across Tundras - Sage
Jeff The Brotherhood - We Are The Champions
Shooting Guns - Born To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976
Suplecs - Mad Oak Redoux
Boris - Heavy Rocks
Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned - 30 Weight
Borracho - Splitting Sky
Gordon Fights - Gordon Fights
The Grand Astoria - Omnipresence
Thalamus - Subterfuge
Red Fang - Murder The Mountains
Gentleman's Pistols – At Her Majesty's Pleasure
Dixie Witch - Let It Roll
Black Spiders - Sons Of The North
Totimoshi - Avenger
Jeremy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus - Bloom
The Quill - Full Circle
Motörhead - The Wörld Is Yours
The Company Corvette - End Of The Summers
Three Seasons - Life's Road
Grifter - Grifter
Kamchatka - Bury Your Roots
Firebird - Double Diamond

Possibly I'd add White Denim - D, as it pretty much transcends indie/psych/garage rock. ILM's failure to recognize its awesomeness is one of its many great failings lately.

― Fastnbulbous, Friday, February 3, 2012 11:42 AM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I like that White Denim album fwiw.

― Johnny Fever, Friday, February 3, 2012 11:43 AM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the flying eyes, i know those guys! i didn't realize anyone outside baltimore was familiar with them.

― pfunkbo bryson (some dude), Friday, February 3, 2012 11:44 AM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah I shd probably check out White Denim

― Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, February 3, 2012 11:44 AM (21 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

If some dude and fnb can agree on some band, I NEED to check them out. :D

― Johnny Fever, Friday, February 3, 2012 11:44 AM (20 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

but seriously it is silly as fuck when people say "oh that band isn't [large umbrella genre] because they're really [subgenre that is totally and unambiguously within that umbrella]"

― pfunkbo bryson (some dude), Friday, February 3, 2012 11:45 AM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Listening to Flying Eyes right now (on youtube sadly). Not too bad! Guy sings a little bit like Ian Astbury at his most druggy/American.

― Johnny Fever, Friday, February 3, 2012 11:47 AM (18 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

If some dude and fnb can agree on some band, I NEED to check them out. :D

OMG, this!

― Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, February 3, 2012 11:48 AM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

tbf the last time i saw flying eyes was like 4 years ago when they were either fresh out of high school or still in HS, but they were good then, have been meaning to check out their recent stuff

― pfunkbo bryson (some dude), Friday, February 3, 2012 11:50 AM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I love the cover of that Flying Eyes record.

― EZ Snappin, Friday, February 3, 2012 11:51 AM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Only their first album is on Spotify, but I'm kind of liking it.

― Johnny Fever, Friday, February 3, 2012 11:57 AM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

but seriously it is silly as fuck when people say "oh that band isn't [large umbrella genre] because they're really [subgenre that is totally and unambiguously within that umbrella]"

I wouldn't do that. I have a heavy rock list that includes all those subgenres. It was just an interesting exercise to exclude the others to see what I ended up with. Flying Eyes flirt with garage rock and stoner, going between slowly lurching rhythms and guitar freakouts. They seem like they'd be a great live show.

― Fastnbulbous, Friday, February 3, 2012 12:05 PM (0 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 3 February 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://theflyingeyes.bandcamp.com/album/done-so-wrong

According to their bandcamp page, Flying Eyes have a couple gigs in their area this month, then they're playing a fest in Germany in May. Good for them!

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 3 February 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

get thee to the bandcamp page broheem

Today is Cocaine's Birthday! (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 3 February 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i only really know bands in this category that are from Baltimore, but there are a lot of them, some of which are really good. i just interviewed these guys The Pilgrim that are about to finish up a Kickstarter fundraiser to put out their first album on vinyl, the record is awesome: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/444725193/the-pilgrim-record-release

pfunkbo bryson (some dude), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, that's confusing. There's a different Pilgrim from Rhode Island that's just releasing a new doom album - http://hailthepilgrim.bandcamp.com/album/misery-wizard

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 6 February 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

fastnbulbous, that Hills record you put on your psych list was f'in radical! Thanks for the heads up!

flog this poster for moderation (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 6 February 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah when i interviewed The Pilgrim they were aware of the other Pilgrim from RI (they almost did a show together at one point, have so far agreed not to have any problems with each other over the name)

some dude, Monday, 6 February 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

New stuff I've been listening to:

http://www.myspace.com/venomousmaximus
Venomous Maximus - The Mission. Occult doom rock with touch of NWOBHM, from Houston.

http://witchden.bandcamp.com/
Witchden - Consulting The Bones. Doom/sludge from Minneapolis.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 11 February 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

might as well post this in here as well:

http://st37.bandcamp.com/album/glare

from 1995; f'in love this album! from Gibby and Paul's Austin--neat cracked space-punk sprinkled with weird instrumentals and sound experiments. True 90s rock classic!

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 11 February 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was DJing a party today and had chance to play some Wooden Shjips, Follakzoid, some Oneida, White Hills,Alexander Tucker, Grumbling Fur, Skull Defekts, Circle, Liars, Arrington De Dionyso, The Heads, Hey Colossus...

Can anyone suggest some more really forward looking psychedelic, space rock to me? I don't really like the more gentle Peaking Lights thing.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 11 February 2012 07:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

forward-looking?

love Peaking Lights, but here's a few psych/space-rock albums I loved from the past couple of years:

Sungod - The First Matter
The Cosmic Dead - s/t (or Cozmik Tape I)
Hills - Master Sleeps
Acid Mothers Temple - Ripper at the Heaven's Gate of Dark (& maybe Pink Lady Lemonade -- You're From Inner Space)
Psychic Paramount - II

2 albums from '08 that you've no doubt heard--they don't strictly fit the category, but they both have some serious psych overtones:

Sun Araw - Beach Head
Farflung - A Wound in Eternity

other stuff that I have yet to hear all the way or that I wasn't totally feeling but others sure seem to love:

Cave - Neverendless
Bitchin' Bajas - Water Wrackets
Ufesas - s/t
Seven That Spells - The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: AUM
Causa Sui - Pewt'r Sessions 1 & 2
Sungrazer - Mirador

list is woefully incomplete but I hope this helps a little!

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 11 February 2012 07:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

You're a scholar and a gent. I love Causa Sui, know Sun Araw (getting their joint album with The Congos next week) and really, really like those AMT and Psychic Paramount albums, so the rest of this stuff should be right up my street.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 11 February 2012 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Almost forgot. Chalk this one up to haven't yet heard but sounds outstanding:

Helios Creed - Galactic Octopi

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 11 February 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man alive! Are Helios Creed still going?! That really is a blast from the past.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 11 February 2012 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

You can't go wrong with Gnod if you like White Hills.
Magic Lantern "Planar/Sonar"

van smack, Saturday, 11 February 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Definitely Hills, Cosmic Dead and Ufesas. You can check out Ufesas for free | http://ufesas.bandcamp.com/

Others from my list not mentioned, some may veer off the sound you want into some prog, stoner and garage rock psych, just as Psychic Paramount sounds a bit like early 80s noise rock.

DeWolff - Orchards/Lupine
Human Eye - They Came From The Sky
Hexvessel - Dawnbearer
Acid Baby Jesus | http://slovenly.bandcamp.com/album/acid-baby-jesus-self-titled-lp
Weird Owl - Build Your Beast A Fire
Lüger - Concrete Light | http://luger.bandcamp.com/album/concrete-light
Hypatia Lake - Ouroboros | http://hypatialake.bandcamp.com/
Eidetic Seeing - Drink The Sun | http://eideticseeing.bandcamp.com/album/drink-the-sun
Cosmonauts Day - Paths of The Restless | http://cosmonautsday.bandcamp.com/album/paths-of-the-restless

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 11 February 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp lol Quietus is responsible for me getting into the last GNOD album, which nearly made my albums ballot this year (I nom'd it, just ran out of room in the last minute)

also I had no idea most of those albums were on bandcamp fnb; I will have to check those out

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 11 February 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have GNOD's latest EP and both of their records with White Hills. When they're on, they really are on but it seems to be quite a mutable thing with shifting members etc so you never really know what you're going to get out of them live.

Amazing. I was DJing last night and my wasted mate who was in the grips of some sort of dementia kept on saying Acid Baby Jesus to me. I didn't realise he was requesting a record.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 11 February 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

lolololol

Cosmic Dead took down their (imo) best song "The Black Rabbit from their bandcamp page, but it's on Youtube: http://youtu.be/qrZWfO2snTw

it's a bit more strident and trad-psych than the noisier Acid Mothers and Psychic Paramount stuff; same goes for Hills & Sungod

here's the youtube share-link for the first song off the Sungod album, "The Key is No Key": http://youtu.be/qrZWfO2snTw

a great song off the Hills album, "The Vessel": http://youtu.be/deea5IS3w3A

I haven't heard the Seven that Spells or Helios Creed yet, but I really want to check both those bands out

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 11 February 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Seven That Spells is pretty good.

http://venomousmaximus.bandcamp.com/

Venomous Maximus just put up their EP plus 2 tracks from 7" single up on Bandcamp. I've been addicted to this sucker all week. They're supposed to have a full length ready by spring/summer. Can't wait!

http://deepspacepilots.bandcamp.com/album/deepspacepilots

Also just up is the first full-length by Deepspacepilots, that I mentioned upthread. They are also selling a limited number of copies of the CD. Not sure if they're gonna add that to Bandcamp page, or they're just taking orders via email (see FB page). It's really a great album and I can see why a band would want to charge $9 for it when they probably worked on it for 5 years (first EP came out in '06). But I wonder if they'd do better to build an audience by offering it via 'name your price'?

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 13 February 2012 06:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Electricsound just posted a badass psych bandcamp page called Dark Sun. I would check that out if I were you fastnbulbous...

tl;dr skl;dr (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

duh Sungod has a bandcamp page:

http://ssssssungoddddd.bandcamp.com/album/first-matter

also here are the Cosmic Dead:

http://thecosmicdead.bandcamp.com/album/the-cosmic-dead-2

the real shithead is (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

been repping for seven that spells on ilx for 4 or 5 years, nobody ever seemed to care about them

cosmoerotic dialogue w/ lucifer is a great album, haven't heard their new one yet

I GUESS THAT CINNABON GETTIN EATEN (Edward III), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Seven the Spells, just rediscovered it, actually. Reminds me a little of some ex local guys, Warhammer 48k. oh wow, the first (Vern Rumsey engineered) Warhammer album is on spotify, that's great!

Feel like Circle deserve a mention for recent forward thinking psych.
My personal favorite is Prospekt but they release monumental albums at a frightening pace and I'm not super familiar with their stuff from the last five or so years. Luckily, there's a great thread on here detailing all of that stuff.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like seven that spells, i also have a record by warhammer 48k!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Warhammer did a reunion mini-tour last year, their last show in town was something else. Sounded like they'd been on the road for three months rather than three nights. Miss that band.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vern Rumsey is a great name. seven that (the?) spells is something i would forget within a nanosecond of reading/hearing/thinking it. weird phrase! i will look them up though.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink


goat-goatman 7" is cool, lots of wah wah guitar and they have a whole voodoo image they're pushing. reminds me of a more psych-freakout clinic.

mizzell, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is Seven THAT Spells, btw, just a typo.

The Warhammer guys (they were practically still kids) were all obsessed with Unwound. They sent a tape to Vern and he dug it. They packed everything in to a minivan and drove from the middle of Missouri to Olympia WA and spent a week or so recording.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

argh I keep letting this thread stack up the recommendations and new releases but I still haven't had time to check out all this stuff.

Too much doomy-psych-space-sludge, too little time...

#1 Inspector Spacetime Fanboy (Viceroy), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ok I am back to report that seven that spells "death and resurrection of krautrock: AUM" is top notch. i like the vocals a lot on "aum" (the song)

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

ive played that in outloud before for drugs b money

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's good! i'm listening to it while i grade quizzes.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

goat-goatman 7"

This is great, btw

van smack, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

AG otm; he played a song from that Seven That Spells album in outloud; that's how I first heard of that album...

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know how it is when it seems like no one is listening to recommendations. I've checked out the Seven That Spells, Sungod and Dark Sun and have been enjoying them all, mostly while beavering away at work on a big project.

I really thought people would go nuts for Venomous Maximus along the lines of Ghost, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Christian Mistress, but I just hear crickets ;) I think more will get on board when their full length comes out.

Looks like I better pull the trigger on the Devil's Blood/In Solitude tickets for the Friday the 13th show in April at Bottom Lounge. Anyone planning to go? La Lechera?

I also just finished a piece on how many of my favorite recent metal/doom/sludge/occult bands are lead by women: Metal Sirens

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmmm...you think it'll sell out already?
I was excited because AMT is going to be at the EB (again) but it's on a Monday :-/

Just out of curiosity, FnB, do you know anyone who got that weird "gold pass" thing (or whatever they were calling it) at the EB? I always think something like that is a terrible idea, but then I look at how many shows I would/could go to and it starts to sound better, esp over the summer.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

at the same time, who wants to be the asshole who's like "here's my gold pass y'all, now give my my free drink"
i don't

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I v much plan on listening to Venomous Maximus and Deepspacepilots; my computer is being problematic at the moment though, so sorry if it appears I was sloughing off your recommendations Fastnbulbous!

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 16 February 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh no, I figure everyone who's interested will eventually hear 'em!

xp Ha, I make it to Empty Bottle maybe once a year, so not my bag. I don't like how their shows are so late on weeknights, and the only way home is an expensive cab ride. Ultra Lounge is really starting to put together some good shows. Coming up are Rollo Tomasi, Truckfighters, Hull/East Of The Wall/Royal Thunder/Black Tusk (all in one night!), Across Tundras, and Negura Bunget. Same place does booking there as Reggies (where I'm planning to see Turisas).

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 16 February 2012 04:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Acid Mothers Temple is tempting though, and I'm blown away that feedtime are coming in March. That's a band I did not expect to see again!

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 16 February 2012 05:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://threemileisland.bandcamp.com/

posted about this in the Bandcamp page, but I dig these guys. Two guys--bass & drums--saw them play live last night. The bass player started off their first "song" by holding a power drill up to his pickups and stabbing his bass with a knife, followed by sampling the speech from Network. Wildly hallucinatory mix of drone metal, samples, and a highly controlled aura of dread (even if a lot of the stuff on their page is more conventional stoner-metal)

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was just listening to Inches From the Sun, will do yours next. Along those lines:

Wiht - The Harrowing of the North
http://wihtleeds.bandcamp.com/album/the-harrowing-of-the-north

Stoner/psych, two long instrumental songs. I'm torn between feeling like a fuckwit for missing this last year (I saw the good reviews in blogs, just totally spaced on checking it out) and being delighted to have found something new and great.

Brotherhood Of Sleep - Dark As Light
http://brotherhoodofsleep.bandcamp.com/album/dark-as-light

Stoner/psych. This one was on my list, but may not have been on Bandcamp when I checked previously.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am listening to the Eurotophobia EP from last year; that might be the best place to start...

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 February 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw:

Venomous Maximus is cool though it lacks the beguiling pop sense that made Ghost/Uncle Acid seem special. They seem to be mine a more trad-stoner vein like Fu Manchu or Orange Goblin. It's a rocking record though.

Haven't listened to all of the Deepspacepilots album but that one was good too; predictably I tend to like the album's prettier, more melodic moments, ie "Light of the Sun" & "Black Emanuelle". I really like "Black Emanuelle"

kvetcher in the rye (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

has anyone been keeping up on expo 70? i checked out after "death voyage" but i understand there's some new stuff?

the late great, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Druglord - Motherfucker Rising (2011)
http://druglord.bandcamp.com/album/motherfucker-rising

Doom from Richmond. Raw and crunchy. Great title, only $2.

Pyramido - Salt (2011)
http://pyramido.bandcamp.com/album/salt

Swedish sludge/doom/hardcore. Can only stream, don't know why they're not selling a download. They say it's on available on CD through Total Rust, but no link. What is wrong with these f'in bands?? "Good luck finding it sucker, maybe if you want it bad enough." Christonacrutch.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 19 February 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

has anyone been keeping up on expo 70? i checked out after "death voyage" but i understand there's some new stuff?

― the late great, Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:50 PM (Yesterday)

He's been consistently releasing things here and there over the last year or so.

van smack, Sunday, 19 February 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

What is wrong with these f'in bands?? "Good luck finding it sucker, maybe if you want it bad enough."

Honestly I think its more "we're too drugged out and dopey to know how properly distribute a release and our label doesn't really give a shit about us"

#1 Inspector Spacetime Fanboy (Viceroy), Monday, 20 February 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

http://desertfest.de/index.php/line-up.html
COLOUR HAZE, UFOMAMMUT, MOTORPSYCHO, GREENLEAF, ORANGE GOBLIN, ANCESTORS, TRUCKFIGHTERS, LONELY KAMEL, MONKEY3, ELVIS DELUXE, MARS RED SKY

Dang I wanna go, but possibly going to Duna Jam in Sardinia, can't afford both. Is anyone going?

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha, I wish. Saturday looks like an awesome day to be there.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Greenleaf has had an evolving cast the past decade. Those disappointed when Dozer went on indefinite hiatus when vocalist Fredrik Norden went back to school will be pleased that Greenleaf is basically Dozer with Truckfighters' Oskar Cedermalm on vocals. I thought Nest of Vipers didn't come out 'til June on Small Stone, but you can stream it now until Monday. Available on iTunes. http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/03/05/greenleafstream/

Speaking of Truckfighters, they killed it Monday night. Good thing, as last year they did not impress my friends at Reggies. I knew it was just technical difficulties. Their amp literally ignited on fire, billowing smoke. They borrowed another band's amp and broke that too. Third time worked, but did not sound great. The vocals particularly were improperly amplified/mixed. Last night at Ultra Lounge there were no such problems. The sound was perfect and their performance was epic. They reminded me slightly of Nirvana on their Bleach tour if you switch uptight/intense Kurt to bass (Ozo), and if Keith Moon and Animal merged and took up guitar (the manic, muppety Dengo). With the satisfying heavy fuzz and the variety of amazing tones Dengo squeezed out, I'd rank this show higher. They were in Memphis last night, and Nola tonight. I picked up a CD of first album Gravity X and their mockumentary DVD.

Here's the rest of their dates:
March 7 New Orleans, LA Siberia
March 8 Austin, TX ND @ 501 Studios
March 9 Tulsa, OK Downtown Lounge
March 10 Texarkana, AR The Roadmap
March 11 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
March 14 Raleigh, NC Pour House
March 15 Norfolk, VA Jewish Mother Backstage
March 16 Philadelphia, PA The Station
March 17 Brooklyn, NY Public Assembly

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

That desertfest lineup is killer!

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a Desertfest in London too, Apr 6-8, but missing my faves Colour Haze, Ufomammut and Motorpsycho. Wish the Berlin lineup could do one in the U.S.! Hell, even All Tomorrow's Parties in London May 25-27 is featuring SLAYER (performing Reign in Blood), FLOOR, MELVINS, MUDHONEY, SLEEP, SLEEPY SUN and YOB. No such lineups at the various ATPs in the U.S., of course. Argh.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 23:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Interview with Truckfighters, with good news on progress on their new album. I also learned that Pezo is doing double duty with fellow Örebro band Witchcraft. Glad to hear Witchcraft still exist, lol. http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/03/08/truckfightersinterview-2/

I was watching the Truckfighters Fuzzomentary last night and saw in the bonus features that the director Joerg Steineck is working on a new documentary on the Californian desert rock scene, Lo Sound Desert. Like his last movie, it's completion depends on financial support from fans. http://losounddesert.joerg-steineck.com/donate/donate.html

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 8 March 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah and there's this development:

http://open.soundrop.fm/s/Vw6FRBau3Qe1JQ0X

A Doom Metal room in Soundrop! Weee!

Smith... Frobisher Smith. (Viceroy), Monday, 12 March 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

New album of the week - Horisont - Second Assault. Swedish band signed to Lee Dorian's Rise Above label for their excellent second album, with roots in early proto-metal era Judas Priest, Scorpions and Wishbone Ash. In stock at All That Is Heavy. Also out is another Swedish band, Ett Rop På Hjälp - Hur Svårt Kan Det Vara? (Transubstans), which I haven't heard yet. http://www.riseaboverecords.com/products/view/378

The Bad Light - Marrow Of Sound - Doomy swamp blues from Santa Cruz, nice stuff.
http://thebadlight.bandcamp.com/album/marrow-of-sound

Conan - Monnos (Burning World) Apr 2
http://soundcloud.com/i-like-press/sets/conan-monoss

My subwoofer is shaking my cube this morning with this album. Doesn't come out 'til Apr 2 but you can stream it above. UK Stoner/Doom/Sludge. If you like Electric Wizard and Sleep (who they're touring with), check 'em out!

Reviews: http://www.doommantia.com/2012/03/conan-monnos.html
"Conan...have always been great but this album is the absolute peak of perfection. I can say it right now, this album is my early pick for the album of 2012. Recorded at Foel Studios by Chris Fielding who has worked with Electric Wizard, Moss and Serpent Venom to name just a few has made a masterpiece out of this 6 track, almost 40 minute onslaught of monster-like doom and sludge-metal."

http://www.thesleepingshaman.com/reviews/album-reviews/c/conan-monnos-cd-lp-dd-2012/
"Monnos is amazingly accomplished, singular in its apocalyptic vision and densely layered. And by dense I don’t just mean the dropped-F tuning that the guys reportedly use. Not only are the songs heavy (and I’m talking heavy), they’re also strangely otherworldly. When Jon Davis’ lets out his signature siren-call it sounds like a message that has filtered through time, telling us of some long-forgotten massacre from the Dark Ages and the music acts as a grim backdrop to it all. As pompous as that sounds, these aren’t your everyday doom songs – this is a timeless doom record and it’s heavier than just about anything you’ve ever heard."

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Horisont song sounds like Witchcraft, which is fine by me. Don't hear Priest or Scorpions myself, but it's a good sound.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I loved the last Horisont album and will definitely check this one out.

誤訳侮辱, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe Rocka Rolla and Fly The Rainbow era perhaps. I'm re-listening to their first album, Två Sidor Av Horisonten, which kicks off with a nice Thin Lizzy guitar lead on "Nightrider."

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Many of you have probably heard that Southern Lord is reissuing a deluxe version of Sleep's Dopesmoker.

For the 2012 reissue, there are some very notable changes. The original studio tapes have been remastered presenting the album as the band had originally intended. The audio is clearer, louder, and at last brings a true representation of SLEEP's hour-plus Weedian chronicle. Exclusive to this Southern Lord edition is brand new artwork by long time SLEEP artist Arik Roper, to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Additionally, this reborn version of Dopesmoker boasts an unreleased live recording of one of the band's best all-time performances: "Holy Mountain" from San Francisco's I-Beam in 1994.

It's unclear to me, however, if they're comparing it to the Tee Pee version or the Jerusalem version.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't need another version of Dopesmoker. The cult of Sleep is one of the most inexplicable aspects of modern metal culture to me. Right up there with the cult of Om. The best thing Matt Pike ever did was leave Sleep and form High On Fire.

誤訳侮辱, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Machine - Calmer Than You Are (Elektrohasch) Mar 24.
Dutch psych cosmonauts get a bit heavier on their fourth album. Their last one was Drie (2010).

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone at SXSW? This Small Stone showcase tomorrow looks like a can't-miss event. I have not yet gotten to see Gozu or Wo Fat. Should be a smokin' show!

Small Stone Records SXSW 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012

Head Hunters
720 Red River Street
(512) 236-9820

7:00PM - Dwellers
8:00PM - Backwoods Payback
9:00PM - Gozu
10:00PM - Lo-Pan
11:00PM - Wo Fat
12:00AM - Dixie Witch
1:00AM - Tia Carrera

Sample the lineup: http://smallstone.bandcamp.com/album/sxsw-2012-showcase-line-up

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink


http://www.wizardsmoke.net/

Wizard Smoke is Atlanta's premiere stoner metal band, or at the very least the favorite among people that go to all the garage rock/punk shows in town, or buy w33d from band members. They're pretty great, the first time I saw them was at an outdoor show on May 21, 2011, the day Jesus was supposed to come back. As they played I saw a glowing light rise up from behind them in the distance, hover in the sky, and then dart off. It was a UFO, and I turned to one of my friends and she looked at me like "I know! WTF?"

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok 'Wizard Smoke' has to be the most imagination-free name for a band like this ever

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

great cover though.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Thursday, 15 March 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Wizard Smoke album was posted about in last year's thread. It's aite; I'm probably due to give it another listen soon...

John Nestle Harding (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 16 March 2012 04:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

To Whom It May Concern:

I recently discovered the manuscript while rambling in the woods with my dog. It was a few weeks shy of the vernal equinox, and the fine ends of the trees had just begun to show green. My hound had left me alone on the trail to go nose about the scrub—and possibly ferret out something living to eat—when suddenly I heard him calling. I found him pawing furiously at the ground in front of a weird tree with a huge trunk and massive branches sprouting low. Its bark was hard as granite and almost blue in color. My dog ceased his digging and looked at me, seemingly imploring me to dig further. I loosened the soil with my knife and continued the excavation until I struck something hard: it was a bound volume bearing the engraving “Tome of the Future Ancients by Ice Dragon." Inside, the leaves were filled with inscrutable symbols, ritualistic diagrams, and illustrations of strange flora and fauna. Even the must that invaded my nose as I turned the pages was alien.

What had I found?

Once home, I began to research and quickly discovered that there was a musical entity named Ice Dragon who worked in a basement not far from where the book had been. I contacted them to see if they had hidden it as some sort of promotional stunt. When I mentioned the engraving on the front, there was a pregnant pause on their end of the line. They assured me they had no knowledge of the book. However, what they revealed next gave me pause:

They had just completed their third album, and it was titled Tome of the Future Ancients. It was to be released on the day of the equinox. Sure enough, this turned out to be true.

By now, I was almost certain they were simply in the business of creating hype. There was no doubt they were responsible for the creation and burying of the book. Or so I was convinced, until carbon dating proved ineffective, and my academic peers who specialize in cryptography responded to my inquiries with blank looks.

Then, quite simply, the book vanished. One day it was in my study, and the next it was gone. Perhaps one of my colleagues grew jealous of my discovery and stole it; perhaps the woman who cleans my house disposed of it in fear upon opening it. Truthfully? I’m almost relieved it is gone for I hadn’t experienced a restful night since bringing it into my home. My dreams were black, and my dog would bay at the threshold of the room that held the damned book.

For now, the only Tome of the Future Ancients by Ice Dragon available for study is this one. May it always be so.

—Professor Cepheus Hallow

http://icedragon.bandcamp.com/album/tome-of-the-future-ancients

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 07:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Terrorizer has delved deep into the dark vaults of doom and traversed across its rich history to unearth the truth and tales told by some of the heaviest of riff wielders! From metal's very own nativity story, the birth of Black Sabbath, which changed rock music forever and created a genre deemed too evil for the young and impressionable, to the heroes of stoner doom, funeral doom, drone and sludge. We revisit classic interviews with the likes of Sunn O))) and Electric Wizard, and look back in time with Paradise Lost and Matt Pike (Sleep, High On Fire). Plus no special would be complete without our very own Top 50 essential doom albums and cover mount CD. Doom or be doomed!

You can buy it HERE

Inside we dissect:

THE BIRTH OF DOOM
BRITISH DOOM
THE A-Z OF DOOM
AMERICAN DOOM
DRONE
FUNERAL DOOM
EPIC DOOM

PLUS....

HAIL HORROR!
Electric Wizard's Jus Oborn reveals the horror films that inspired and shaped the music of one of England's most influential doom bands.

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS
From Black Sabbath's debut to Yob's 2011 opus, we trace doom's progression from 1970 to the present day

DARK ART
Where would doom be without some of the most inspired artwork in the world of heavy metal?

THEMES OF DOOM
From Christianity to heroin, doom has drawn on the depressing and the macabre since its humble beginnings... we delve into the mire

STONER/ SLUDGE
The drug use got messy and the riffs got distorted but the outcome was tremendous

BEYOND DOOM!
How can a 40-year-old genre survive in 2012? Terrorizer gazes through our crystal ball and predicts its future...

Iron Men
BLACK SABBATH
Tony Iommi joins in the celebrations and remembers how the four horseman of the apocalypse (or four blokes from Birmingham) created a genre that changed the world forever

CATHEDRAL
Lee Dorrian - Cathedral frontman and Rise Above Records founder remembers a time when no one cared

PENTAGRAM
From singing cover songs to Vietnam War Vets to fronting one of America's most legendary doom bands Bobby Leibling tells us his amazing story

ORAL HISTORIES
Wino, Trouble's Eric Wagner, John Perez, Victor Griffin and more look back on their doomed lives

SUNN 0))))
He played in Thorr's Hammer, Goatsnake, Sunn 0))) and he founded Southern Lord Records. Greg Anderson tells us about it all

LORD VICAR
The revered, true doom legend Peter Vicar recalls the Bizarre times

PARADISE LOST
King of Northern bleakness Gregor Mackintosh talks punk rock, touring and side-projects

CANDLEMASS
Leif Edling, the founding bassist of Sweden behemoths Candlemass tells us how he's still humble despite his band's legendary status

ELECTRIC WIZARD
Blonde bombshell guitarist Liz Buckingham is the Queen of Riffs - we raise a toast to celebrate Doom's First Lady

+ much much more.

BUY

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mentioned that in last year's metal thread. Simon Reynolds of all people mentioned it in his blog, and I searched in vain for it. I didn't know it wasn't to come out for another several months.

Buey - Universe Bellowing
http://buey.bandcamp.com/

Stoner rockers from Valencia, Spain. Blurb on Bandcamp page awkwardly translates to this, heh:

OX THE MUGIDO OF THE UNIVERSE A new wide-awake king in the mud. He still beats, insensible to his power: One… dwells heavy, dense, iron creature and brutal, forged in fat and ancestral resentment, joke and it watches to us fixedly, with the gathered frown: Cornuda his testuz announces the Devastation: King Buey has been born.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

it came out march 1st apparently. I went down to smiths thismorning to get it + the new issue out today + the wire.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

its the same # of pages as the normal terrorizer but £1.49 more expensive. It's £5.99.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Friday, 23 March 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

They're pretty great, the first time I saw them was at an outdoor show on May 21, 2011, the day Jesus was supposed to come back.

was this Estoria Fest? I was there! love Wizard Smoke. I want to get roxy's band to come down and play a show with them.

a lovely deer printed on the front of the youth fashion. (crüt), Friday, 23 March 2012 08:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes! That sounds awesome.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lord Mantis - Pervertor (Candlelight)
http://candlelightrecordsusa.bandcamp.com/album/pervertor

Second album of blackened Chicago sludge. Produced by Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican, Indian), they share members with some of those bands.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 30 March 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some of you guys might be interested in the new 4-track demo from Finnish psych/kraut purveyors Hiso Detria. The title of the demo, Static Raw Power Kraut pretty much tells you where they're at. I'm really liking it, particularly the 15-minute cover of Canned Heat's "On the Road Again". Not a whole lot of information on these guys yet, other than a lot of obviously fake bio stuff that claims that Andreas Baader plays bass for them and that they've been a band since 1970 but have never released an album.

Download it for free at the Hisko Detria bandcamp.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

HisKo Detria in that first sentence, obviously

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

think i posted in the other rolling psych thread but the new gunn/truscinski album is KILLER. http://threelobed.com/tlr/tlr087.html

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kind of feel like i'm going to get all lex with Hisko Detria and hype them up as much as possible

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

also they have a song called "Poserslave"

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

you had me at "15-minute cover of Canned Heat's "On the Road Again"". listening now, sounds groovy!

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Hisko Detria record is a blast.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

This (Hisko Detria) is irresistible so far.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeahhh. not nuts about the vocals, but there aren't many of those.

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was going to say, the vocals are probably the weakest link but they're pretty easy to ignore.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, totally. don't think they're awful, a bit charming in a kraut-y (finn-y?) kinda way, but i don't *need* them there. otherwise, awesome!

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

lyrics on "hisko detria" are pretty lol!

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think they worked best during the little spoken narration bit of "Hisko Detria". really anxious to see where these guys go next, pretty impressive for a demo.

(xpost - ha!)

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

sucks to admit you found out about a band from pitchfork but hey CONAN

only saw mention of "horseback battle hammer" in the metal poll nominations thread, what do you all think?

the late great, Friday, 13 April 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mentioned Conan a couple weeks ago in the rolling metal thread, but yeah, even if its pitchfork i'm glad to see them gaining traction, the new album is really good

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 13 April 2012 03:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Album of the week, obviously: Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Primum! I've been slavering and anticipating this one for nearly a year. Not a big departure from the sound of their last album Eve (2010), especially to those who don't regularly bathe in the epic doom/sludge/psych of this Italian band, but definitely a step forward. In my excitement I initially gave it a 10, but it does seem a part of a greater whole. It's a uniquely tricky situation where you don't get to hear the second half until months later. For now, I'll just enjoy. I pre-ordered on Amazon thinking I'd get it quicker that way, but not the case. Can stream here: http://www.roadburn.com/2012/04/ufommamut-to-stream-oro-opus-primum-in-its-entirety-exclusively-at-roadburn-2-new-video-teasers-availabel-as-well/
Review - http://www.doommantia.com/2012/03/ufomammut-oro-opus-primum.html

Baby Woodrose - Third Eye Surgery
Also new this week, Danish psych rocker. http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/04/18/babywoodrosereview-2/

Other recent albums I'm feelin:
Horisont - Second Assault (Rise Above)
Greenleaf - Nest Of Vipers (Small Stone)
Ancestors - In Dreams And Time (Tee Pee)
The Machine - Calmer Than You Are (Elektrohasch)

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

this new thing from David Daniell and Douglas McCombs is sounding awesome.
http://www.thrilljockey.com/thrill/David-Daniell-and-Douglas-McCombs/Versions

tylerw, Friday, 20 April 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Arenna - Beats of Olarizu (Nasoni, 2011)
http://arenna.bandcamp.com/album/beats-of-olarizu-2011

This Spanish stoner-psych band continues to grow on me. I'd been eyeing their CD at AllThatIsHeavy, but the $28 tag was too much. Fortunately they're finally offering not only the full download for just €4, but they added the three bonus tracks that come with the vinyl.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 21 April 2012 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Snail - Terminus (Snail) May 1
Exciting new release this week. This album popped up on the All That Is Heavy site just as I was finishing putting in an order. Once I heard it, I knew it's a must-own. Snail recorded their debut way back in 1993, recorded at same studio that Sleep did Holy Mountain. I grabbed it off their Bandcamp page for $5. It's kind of cool, but can understand why it slipped under the radar, as it had maybe a bit too much grunge influence. After an EP they disbanded, and reunited in 2008 and released Blood in 09. That's where their sound really started coming together. Many of those songs were once left over from the 90s era that they completed, so Terminus is truly the best representation of the band's full capabilities. Available temporarily as name yr price. They're allotted 200 free downloads, but if you just chip in at least a dollar, it'll make that last longer. This is a great album, currently in my top 15, and well worth at least $10. Review - http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/05/04/snailreview-2/
http://snailhq.bandcamp.com/album/terminus

Moonless - Calling All Demons (Doomentia) May 8 - Excellent stoner/sludge from Copenhagen, Denmark.
http://doomentiarecords.bandcamp.com/album/calling-all-demons

Born To Hula - Tales Of Love (Born To Hula) - Obviously QOTSA influenced, I think from Greece.
http://borntohula.bandcamp.com/

Zodiac N Black - The Aftermyth (Zodiac N Black) - London stoner/desert rock, but very polished. Still wrapping my head around the sound to decide how much I like 'em. Doomantia - http://www.doommantia.com/2012/05/zodiac-n-black-aftermyth.html
http://zodiacnblack.bandcamp.com/album/the-aftermyth

Psyconauts - Planet X (Psyconauts) - Italian space rock.
http://psyconauts-stoner.bandcamp.com/

Stoned Jesus - Seven Thunders Roar (Moon) - Ukranian stoner/psych. Cover art has uncanny similarity to Ancestors' Of Sound Mind. A tribute?
http://stonedjesus.bandcamp.com/releases

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 5 May 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Big couple weeks of releases coming:

May 22
Royal Thunder - CVI (Relapse)
Jess and the Ancient Ones (Svart)
Superchrist - Holy Shit (Hella Headbangers)

May 25-29
Dawnbringer - Into The Lair Of The Sun God (Profound Lore)
Undersmile - Narwhal (Future Noise)
Witchsorrow - God Curse Us (Rise Above)
Grand Magus - The Hunt (Nuclear Blast)
Ides Of Gemini - Constantinople (Neurot)
Sabaton - Carolus Rex (Nuclear Blast)

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 17 May 2012 05:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I swear dude; the only reason I check out these bands is because of the awesome names!

Mark Ruffalo! is gonna tell us! about empathy! (loves laboured breathing), Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

OMG I need that Snail album

There are many tribes in the Juggalo nation (Viceroy), Monday, 21 May 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sabaton: most definitely not stoner/psych/doom/sludge/retro/drone/space.

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

True, that rascally Sabaton just slipped into the brood like a Cuckoo bird.

Any of you fans of The Devil's Blood and Blood Ceremony heard the Jess and the Ancient Ones? I'd think this would be an ILM favorite, given how high the aforementioned bands placed in the metal poll. Perhaps because it's a debut from Finland, and not a lot of coverage yet. You can get the CD/vinyl with free shipping for $15 or under from Svart, and tack on Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats if you don't already have that - http://www.svartrecords.com/shoppe/1018-jess-and-the-ancient-ones-cd.html

Orcus Chylde (World Of Sound) Jun 15
I'm listening to this right now on the Soggy Bog cast - http://thesoggybogofdoom.podomatic.com/entry/2012-05-01T20_53_52-07_00. I don't normally listen to podcasts, but this is a great one, with Mastodon covering Feist (!), new Candlemass and Ahab, Terra Firma, Burning Saviours, Abramis Brama, etc. New six piece band from Germany, this review mentions Graveyard and Witchcraft, but a bit more dreamy with organ bits.

Kadavar (Tee Pee) Jul 10
Just as good but more raucous and garagey is Kadavar from Berlin. The vinyl is already available on import from This Charming Man, and comes out in the U.S. on Tee Pee. I love the sound of the drums on this. The label drops names like Sabbath, Hawkwind and Witchfinder General. "You can’t reinvent the wheel, but you can roll it!"

Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Going Home - St Albans band formed in 2006, and play bluesy stoner rock with a touch of sludge/doom, along the lines of Wo Fat. 2009 album Movin On is worth hearing too, both free!
http://trippywicked.bandcamp.com/album/going-home

Sun Preachers - Faces Of Ashes - French stoner/psych. Really kicks on on "Nail King". Was free, now a whopping $.50.
http://sunpreachers.bandcamp.com/album/faces-of-ashes

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 26 May 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blues Pills - Bliss EP (Crusher)
While I die of anticipation for the Spiders album, here is another great rockin' female lead band from the same Swedish label. ATIH blurb: "After departing from Radio Moscow in September 2011, drummer Cory Berry and bass player Zack Anderson joined up with Swedish lead singer Elin Larsson and Swedish drummer Jonas Askerlund. Heavy, driving bass lines, colossal drums (via Jonas Moses Askerlund, drummer of Swedish band Dead Man), and Berry’s ferocious, riff based, soul-penetrating guitar work are a sublime compliment to the vocalist. Tied together by the soulful Elin Larson (sometimes singing in her mother-tongue), her stage presence gives one the impression of being seduced by some Valkyrie’s love song — or maybe her battle cry." On vinyl 10-inch or MP3s on Amazon.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 27 May 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

That first Trippy Wicked album is great, I think I nominated and voted for it in that year's metal poll.

I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Sunday, 27 May 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Two great new releases this week, Orcus Chylde and Witch Mountain. The debut from Orcus Chylde is out on Friday June 15. From Germany, they were part of the historic lineup at April's Desertfest in Berlin. They tap into a mix of proto-metal, doom and folk that's usually associated with Swedes like Witchcraft, Dead Man and Sienna Root. Soda Shop Review | Kozmik Artifactz

xp from Rolling Metal - Witch Mountain - Cauldron of the Wild. I'll get one at the show on Saturday. Profound Lore | All That Is Heavy | Amazon

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

As mentioned previously, Kadavar came out on top of new releases this week. Highly recommended.

Wight - Through The Woods Into Deep Water (Bilocation/Fat & Holy)
German stoner/psych band Wight caught my attention last year with Wight Weedy Wight. Their new one just became available last week on Bandcamp at name yr price, and it's a significant step forward. | Soda Shop
http://wight.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-woods-into-deep-water

Ice Dragon - Dream Dragon (Yersinia Pestis)
"Ice Dragon is the bonfire in the woods that you and your degenerate friends would try to jump over at the end of the night." Name yr price! Their third album in just over a year. Unstoppable psych/prog/doom madmen. Took me a while to get over their low-fi sound, but am on board now.
http://icedragon.bandcamp.com/album/dream-dragon

The Shrine - Primitive Blast (Tee Pee)
"I've got no eternity and I've got no past, I've got no destiny man, my future's fading fast, I'm a Primitive Blast" Venice Beach hard rockin' trio The Shrine mix skatepunk, thrash and basic hard rock for their hyperactive sophomore album.

At Devil Dirt - Chapter II - Vulgo gratissimus auctor (At Devil Dirt)
Can't believe I didn't mention this earlier. First album was one of my favorites last year. New one has a bit of a darker mood, slower, heavier. Available now for $4, CD out on Aug 31.
http://atdevildirt.bandcamp.com/releases

Captain Crimson - Dancing Madly Backwards (Transubstans) Aug 29
Also out in Aug, writers can contact the label to review. One of my favorites, they reference proto-metal like Leaf Hound, November, Mountain, and fellow Swedes Witchcraft and Graveyard. This is keeping me entertained just fine while I await new Witchcraft and Spiders. | Soda Shop

Elder - Spires Burn EP (Armageddon)
Two-track vinyl-only EP totaling 22:33 of mindbending psychedelic doom. They destroyed at a recent show in Chicago. Wish they'd put it on CD, but MP3s can be found, and short samples available here: http://beholdtheelder.bandcamp.com/

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 14 July 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the heads up on the new Wight and At Devil Dirt. Liked the last ones a lot.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 16 July 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I spent last week's staycation at home with a cold migrating my site to a new host and WordPress platform. Worst vacation ever, but at least my site is live, and now RSS/blog friendly. It still needs tweaks -- any WP gurus who have recommendations for plug-ins or improvements on the stylesheet, do let me know! I'm also going to put all my lists into a database as soon as I refresh/update my SQL and PHP skills. http://fastnbulbous.com/

Anyway, I'm already posting much more frequently, and relevant to this thread is Most Anticipated Releases – Fall 2012

Colour Haze – She Said (Elektrohasch) Aug/Sep
Graveyard – Lights Out (Nuclear Blast) Oct 26
Witchcraft – Legend (Nuclear Blast) Sep 21
Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum (Neurot) Sep 18
Spiders – Flash Point (Crusher) Oct 5
Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular) Oct 9
Wo Fat – The Black Code (Small Stone) Nov
My Sleeping Karma – Soma (Napalm) Oct 9
Captain Crimson – Dancing Madly Backwards (Transubstans) Aug 29
Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilence (Metal Blade) Aug 28
Venomous Maximus – Beg Upon The Light (Cutthroat) Sep

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 1 August 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to Supernormal festival in Oxfordshire next week, and have heard of relatively few of the bands playing. I was wondering if psych/ drone/ freak types could recommend some acts for me to see? many thanks!
http://www.supernormalfestival.co.uk/programme1/

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

emil.y will say THE TELESCOPES
I say
Ramesses
Sylvester Anfang II
James Blackshaw
The Cosmic Dead
Kogumaza

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Hey Colossus

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool, cheers mate! Looks good doesn't it...

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

it does!

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a ton of those I haven't heard, but The Cosmic Dead is a number-one absolute must see. Schedule your day around that, if needed. Their live stuff I've heard is phenomenal.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks man, will do!

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I will second Sylverster Anfang II and James Blackshaw too though.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sylvester even.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 August 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah they're both on the list too, I would think they'll be relatively high up the bill as well.

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dagger Brothers blurb: "If you are brave enough to attend you may be sexually assaulted". I'm so there!

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

kogumaza will hit the same spot the cosmic dead will. Their album and 7" i have is great and emil.y will back me up

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh at that blurb

Algerian Goalkeeper, Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like I need to check out Kogumaza then!

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kogumaza are good, I think they reward concentration if you get me

I saw the Dagger Brothers years ago at a club night. they played after The Bug and came straight on stage as they have no equipment aside from backing tapes; their set consisted of following the MCs (Warrior Queen and possibly Flowdan?) around while they were trying to pack up, and being 'homoerotic' towards in in an unsuccessful effort to provoke them. then one of them jumped off the stage and broke a girl's ribs. also I was introduced to one of them a long time after this and in lieu of shaking my hand he bit it hard enough to break the skin

anyway I just wanted to mention I hate them

price lo matalan (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bear in mind I'm not a metaller, but here's my round-up.

Essential:
The Telescopes
Sylvester Anfang II
Kogumaza
Bilge Pump

Highly Recommended:
Cold Pumas
Cosmic Dead
Embla Quickbeam
La La Vasquez
The Pheromoans
Sauna Youth
Shudder Pulps
The Sticks

Recommended:
Covergirl
Fairhorns (this is Matt Team Brick, if I had seen him I'm sure it'd be more than recommended, but is this low solely because I have not yet witnessed this particular act)
The Family Elan
Fat Bicth
Hamilton Yarns
Sweet Williams
Woolf

Ones that didn't make it into this list are still probably brilliant. Also, it's not clear when the 'Bang the Bore' stuff is on but if you get a chance to see Bolide, who are involved with that, then do. If you like poetry even a little bit then go and see Keston Sutherland. If you like poetry more than a little then also go and see Francesca Lisette and Alan Hay.

emil.y, Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cheers Emily, so basically I can't go too far wrong! I actually knew Matt Team Brick a little bit when I lived in Bristol over ten years ago- Bugbrand is from the same scene, so I'll definitely be catching both of them.

On the arts side, I'm going to play that by ear I should think. Lots of interesting looking things there too...

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't disagree with everything said above, just to add that Shigeru Ihara is worth seeing in whatever guise he's playing under so I wouldn't miss Scotch Bonnet either.

passive-aggressive display name (aldo), Thursday, 2 August 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although obviously he's not in the tone of this thread.

passive-aggressive display name (aldo), Thursday, 2 August 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks mate, he sounds dead good...

Arvo Pärt Chimp (Neil S), Thursday, 2 August 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you're into things like The Heads, White Hills, et al, can recommend You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All turn into DEMONS. Not seen them live, but recently picked up their _Contact High_ album & it's great.

Wandering Boy Poet, Friday, 3 August 2012 12:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

I felt compelled to bang out some reviews this week. Not sure how long this bug will stay up my butt. For several years I felt it unnecessary to write reviews when approximately three dozen sources all had reviews, but lately the albums I'm liking aren't getting much coverage at all, so I figured I should chip in.

http://fastnbulbous.com/captain-crimson-dancing-madly-backwards-transubstans/
http://fastnbulbous.com/admiral-sir-cloudesley-shovell-dont-hear-it-fear-it/
http://fastnbulbous.com/at-devil-dirt-chapter-ii/

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 31 August 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am liking the Goat "World Music" album.

A Pick Up Artist's Guide to Negative Approach (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 1 September 2012 08:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah that Goat album is very good. Here's the song "The Sun The Moon" from their 7" released earlier this year.

van smack, Monday, 3 September 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I need to check out that Goat album

VOTE in the 1980's ROCK POLL PLEASE! (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 3 September 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Album of the Week: Alunah – White Hoarhound
http://fastnbulbous.com/alunah-white-hoarhound/

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't follow this stuff, but I am liking this new Yamantaka // Sonic Titan single:

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

that band Goat rules

centibutt hz (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tagged several times today on FB about those guys. So what's their story?

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, not quite a Stoner/Psych/Sludge/Retro/Space band, but I think when they pull out songs like this, they might be worth the attention of people who want Stoner/Psych/Sludge/Retro/Space. I don't know maybe the second is a stretch, but it's pretty heavy to my ears. (Annoying yell at the end is from the host for this show, not a band member.)


_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

And since it hasn't been mentioned much at all on ILM, here's the whole Yamantaka/Sonic Titan album from last year (which I think is going to be issued in the U.S. this year? but not totally clear on that):

http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/CBC-Music/playlist/Yamantaka-Sonic-Titan-YTST

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 September 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I only just heard this album today, so I have even less than usual discourse to provide.

YT // ST is the debut album from prog-metal-avant-garde-opera art collective and hyphen necessitators YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN. The band was formed in 2007 in Montreal, but now spends much of its time in Toronto.

The band is centred on drummer Alaska B and singer Ruby Kato Attwood, who are both of Anglo-Asian origin. This juxtaposition is reflected all over the work, from the band’s name to the new genre of music they’ve coined “noh-wave” (a reference to a form of Japanese dance theatre and the no-wave post-punk musical movement).

They like Boris.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 September 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apologies if you're trying to keep the prog-metal-avant-garde-opera music off the Stoner/Psych/Doom/Sludge/Retro/Drone/Space thread.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 15 September 2012 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw Lumerians tonight. They were pretty good! I love this first paragraph of their wikipedia page

Lumerians is a San Francisco Bay Area based five-member[1] band which has a psychedelic[3][8] "mindbender"[9] space rock[1] sound. The group is notable for performances characterized by "transcendent live video projections" and having "incredible visuals," according to one music critic.[1] One critic described the band as "Oakland's prize pony in the Bay Area gloom-folk horse race".[8] The sound has been compared to the German experimental music known as Krautrock with overtones of 1960s music.[1]

"prize pony in the bay area gloom-folk horse race"

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Monday, 17 September 2012 06:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, that Goat band is a sweet, sweet mind-blitz. never even heard of them before, so thanks for pointing that direction.

alpine static, Monday, 17 September 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I thought Polyphonic was talking about the Lumineers

^loves belaboured seething (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Goat youtube earlier sounds awesome, rym tags them with Afrobeat

White Manna album was talked about in other Psych/Drone/Freak thread, and that's pretty great too

another good acidrawk album up on Spotify is Aqua Nebula Oscillator's Third

^loves belaboured seething (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

^hah all 3 albums I've been repping for (I was the one who first tagged ned about Goat)

last few days to vote in the 80s rock poll by.. (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

here's an imaginary medal for your excellence.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 17 September 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ butthurt I didn't tag him

last few days to vote in the 80s rock poll by.. (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally crushed.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 17 September 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, duh, I was going to say AG def got me into ANO, and helped me get into the White Manna too

also: Sungod has two albums coming out this year. First one, Cuts from the Ether is already up at their Bandcamp page. It's v good, the first song "Gas is Better Than Gas" is twenty minutes long and by far my favorite. The second one Crash Galactic comes out at the end of the month.

^loves belaboured seething (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Goat's awesome, I have Adrien's MSN review to thank for that one. Aqua Nebula Oscillator is pretty solid too.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who tipped you off on Sungod!

last few days to vote in the 80s rock poll by.. (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh geez AG lol...

also since I'm unburdening myself itt, check out Vespero's album Subkraut: U-Boats Wilkommen Hier which EZ tipped me off about.

^loves belaboured seething (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

congrats you all win the race to the top of space rock mountain

these albatrosses have no fear of man (La Lechera), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, this thread reminded me of how great that Heavy Blanket record is. Maybe a stretch to consider it in this thread, but it is pretty psych. Basically J Mascis soloing over barebones drums and bass for 38 minutes.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 17 September 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Compared to normal, I've been a reviewin' machine the past couple weeks. Stuff relevant to this thread:

Colour Haze – She Said (Elektrohasch)
http://fastnbulbous.com/colour-haze-she-said/

Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum / Opus Alter (Neurot)
http://fastnbulbous.com/ufomammut-oro-opus-primum-alter/

Castle – Blacklands (Ván/Prosthetic)
http://fastnbulbous.com/castle-signs-to-prosthetic-records-blacklands-due-sep-11/

Heat – Heat (Electric Magic)
Seremonia - Seremonia (Svart)
Rival Sons - Head Down (Earache)
http://fastnbulbous.com/this-weeks-album-rundown-120919/

Hexvessel - No Holier Temple (Svart)
The Graviators - Evil Deeds (Napalm)
Serpentine Path - Serpentine Path (Relapse)
Svölk - Nights Under the Round Table (Napalm)
http://fastnbulbous.com/this-weeks-album-rundown/

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 19 September 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dont get Hexvessel; maybe I need to listen to last year's album some more...

^loves belaboured seething (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 20 September 2012 05:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

(I def am not hearing any AD2 in there, so back to that album I go...!)

^loves belaboured seething (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 20 September 2012 05:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sunlight Service Group


Freak Out London


THe Victoria, London, in June

2 sets from the band who featured on the last Cardinal Fuzz release , Bowling With the Bloodied Head of Barbara Streisand.

Googling them, I found a midlands cleaning service of the same name so I hope there isn't going to be any hassle over the rights to using the name. Also taking Barbawa's name in vain is a tad sacriligious and potentially litigious innit? Tough it did occur to me that maybe the title came from a game of what is this from the image on the cover.

The format that Cardinal Fuzz is releasing things in is one that I've not encountered much before. Vinyl cds, only other place I ca,me across it to my memory was a reggae cd that came on the front of Mojo about 10 years ago. Is it more widespread? Cheaper to do limited runs in than silver cds? I think I prefer it to cdr anyway, & it does hark back to an earlier age much as a lot of the music does to some extent while updating it too.

Roll on the next releases by both band and label.

Stevolende, Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just got that in the post along with the 2nd pressing of You're Smiling Now...'s 2CDr which I'd missed out on 1st time round. Not had chance to listen yet though.

Remember seeing those vinyl-look CDrs for retail, guess you can still get them (not really checked as I've stuck to the same brand for years, & don't intend to change without a really good reason).

Wandering Boy Poet, Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a new pulse emitter album out this year, 'aeons'.

http://www.synthnoise.com/recordings.html

haven't heard it

j., Thursday, 20 September 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda had a lol when i read about jim jarmusch cutting an LP with a lute player (Jozef van Wissem) -- plus guest appearance by tilda swinton! but i heard the album today and it is awesome.

tylerw, Thursday, 27 September 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

A few recent highlights:

Witchcraft - Legend (Nuclear Blast)
http://fastnbulbous.com/witchcraft-legend/

Spiders - Flash Point (Crusher)
http://fastnbulbous.com/spiders-flash-point/

Moon Duo - Circles (Sacred Bones)
http://fastnbulbous.com/moon-duo-circles/

My Sleeping Karma - Soma (Napalm)
http://fastnbulbous.com/this-weeks-album-rundown-121002/

I haven't heard the Graveyard yet but Obelisk dude has.

Graveyard - Lights Out (Nuclear Blast)
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/10/11/graveyard-lights-out-the-wolves-at-your-door/

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 12 October 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Oh man, the new Sula Bassana record, Dark Days, is a corker. More guitar heavy than 2009's The Night (which I love to pieces), it is supremely groovy space rock. You can hear the title track here:

http://soundcloud.com/sulabassana

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

sounding cool, don't know these guys.
anyone heard the new eternal tapestry? killer jamz.
http://soundcloud.com/thrilljockey/eternal-tapestry-when-gravity

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eternal Tapestry record is a lot of fun. But tyler, I know you follow my tumblr:

http://lightbulbhead.tumblr.com/post/26697886328/theres-a-new-eternal-tapestry-and-nobody-told-me

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

missed that one! not even sure i knew who they were at that point. so much psych!

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm just razzing ya. Been a good year for this stuff.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i've already started putting together my epic psych 2012 mix! so epic.

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

just heard these dudes are splitting up. bummed out.

brio, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

What!?! They were awesome. That sucks.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they're really good. QFF's singer is a friend on FB, he posted this yesterday:

just because people have been asking. last night was not the last QFF show.... it was the second last. we're going to book a proper final show this winter in toronto. good years behind/ahead.

brio, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Graveyard album is out tomorrow. I lurve it.
Graveyard - Lights Out (Nuclear Blast)
http://fastnbulbous.com/graveyard-lights-out/

This came out last week, also highly recommended.

Venomous Maximus – Beg Upon The Light (Cutthroat)
http://fastnbulbous.com/venomous-maximus-beg-upon-the-light/

The upcoming Troubled Horse album has been SLAYING me. Three members from the original Witchcraft lineup, but quite different, incorporating country/roots/Americana influences. The video below has more in common with Graveyard & Horisont. I have not been floored by such passion in this type of music since Uncle Tupelo.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 5 November 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Video not showing, hrm.
http://youtu.be/AVx0_FCiRj8

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 5 November 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wo Fat – The Black Code (Small Stone
http://fastnbulbous.com/wo-fat-the-black-code/

Small Stone have been releasing the albums on Bandcamp months in advance lately which is awesome, but I worry there isn't enough fanfare on the actual release date. A Wo Fat release should be an event!

Also tripping out on the Golden Void album on Thrill Jockey, out today. Only heard it once for the first time last night, so I need more time with it. Aquarius had this to rave:

We first heard Golden Void, via their debut single on local label Valley King, and were immediately blown away, so much so that we could pretty much only muster up a bunch of wild gushing to explain how much we loved it. It went like this:
"Golden Void's sound is SO kick ass and SO hits the spot, totally heavy, hooky, groovy stoner rock, big riffs, lots of organ, soaring vocals, and yeah, of course some seriously shredding leads, totally catchy, a modern take on some mix of all your teenage faves, Kiss, Thin Lizzy, Skynrd, just totally rocking, laced with plenty of psychedelic swirl, and a distinctly laid back classic rock vibe. Also reminds us a LOT of aQ stoner rock faces Freedom Hawk, the A side of this here single, might be THEE rocking jam of the summer. And we're thinking that when these guys come out with a full length, we might just have us a new favorite record..."
Well, we pretty much called it, cuz these guys DO have a new record, and it most absolutely IS our new favorite, in fact, we got a copy a while back, even though it only just came out, and it has to be one of THEE most played records in the store, by pretty much everyone here, and almost every time we played it, customers in the store had to find out what it was, and more often than not, ordered themselves a copy.
So yeah, Golden Void is the new band from Earthless' Isaiah Mitchell, along with Camilla Saufley-Mitchell (his wife?) from Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, as well as few other locals, and they have come up with easily the best retro rock, heavy psych record of the year. In addition to the above mentioned outfits, we hear plenty of Captain Beyond, Ozzy era Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, even Witchcraft, the sound is heavy and hooky, the songs good enough to actually BE classic rock tunes, not just sounding like them, had this record come out in 1976, we'd be hearing this shit on classic rock radio non stop. Sun baked and blown out, more mellow than metallic, very California-esque in its vibe, a totally classic, vintage seventies sound, right down to the recording, and again, the songs. We can't tell you how many bands have the sound nailed but not the songs, but every track here is perfect, and impossibly catchy, the sort of songs you'll have stuck in your head forEVER.
"Art Of Invading" starts things off, organ driven proto metal psychedelic radness, wild drumming, the vocals bathed in reverb, the sound stone-y and heavy, super dynamic, and it is Mitchell's band after all, so plenty of super melodic, wildly shredding leads. "Virtue" cranks things up a notch, and weirdly reminds us of the sort of sound that aQ faves Malachai were conjuring up in the studio, super heavy, riffy, laid back vox, and hooks galore, and the drumming, holy shit, crazy busy, but perfect for the song, which leads directly into "Jetsun Dolma", the slow groover of the record, the psychedelic ballad, that has a bit of an Allman Brothers vibe, laced with woozy swirls of washed out organ, and killer wah guitar.
It's at this point that the record gets REALLY good. Even better than the first half. "Badlands" might be our most played song on the record, with its churning organ heavy groove, crazy catchy chorus, and killer proggy breakdown midsong. Then come the two tracks from the Valley King single, which along with "Badlands", are absolutely the perfect retro psych heavy rock one-two-three punch. "Shady Grove" is the band at their poppiest, and sort of Southern rockiest, such a goddamn great song, and the main melody, especially when Mitchell solos off of it, untouchable. And then there's "The Curve", which might be even poppier, but is also heavier, some of us hear Kiss like crazy, but a smarter, heavier, more psychedelic version of Kiss, more killer guitar harmonies, and probably the catchiest leads on the whole record. There's also the bluesy breakdown midsong, which is so seventies, Mitchell lacing it with all sorts of subtle guitar shreddery, and then the slow build back to the main riff, pretty much impossible to resist headbanging or air guitaring or BOTH.
Finally, the record finishes off with "Atlantis", which might be the most psychedelic of the bunch, with its slithery main melody, and washed out vocals, the whole thing hazy and tripped out, but still heavy and groovy, slipping from the dense drum heavy verses, to the soaring swoonsome chorus, the two separated by a super cool angular guitar break. The second half of the track adds extra guitar shred, and a bit of sonic heft, before the music drops out, leaving just the vocals to fade out in a druggy haze.
Holy shit. Even after maybe a hundred listens, we're still not tired of this. Anyone into any of the above mentioned outfits, as well as obviously Earthless, Assemble Head, Comets On Fire, etc. will definitely lose their shit over these guys, as will most folks into heavy, hooky retro rock heavy psych radness, which we're guessing is probably a whole lot of YOU.

Also new Eternal Tapestry out on the same label, which I mentioned on the "little sister" psych-drone thread, lol.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I'm pretty sure this thread is actually an unplanned child between psych-drone-freak and rolling metal

EZee4snappin (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Troubled Horse – Step Inside (Rise Above/Metal Blade)
http://fastnbulbous.com/troubled-horse-step-inside/

Golden Void (Thrill Jockey)
http://fastnbulbous.com/golden-void/

Owl - First Album (Magick Hermit/Lummox)
http://fastnbulbous.com/this-weeks-album-rundown-121114/
http://owlbrotherhood.bandcamp.com/album/first-album

Groan - The Divine Right Of Kings (Soulseller)
http://fastnbulbous.com/this-weeks-album-rundown-121114/
http://groan.bandcamp.com/track/atomic-prophets

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Listening to the new Cosmic Dead, The Exalted King, right now: http://thecosmicdead.bandcamp.com/album/the-exalted-king It's good, though a little less immediate than I'd like.

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Any band called Troubled Horse is okay by me. Are they good?

Neil S, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Read my review.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

And they're more than good, the album might make my top 5 *reaches out of monitor and slaps you with mitten*

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool, they do sound good. PS. please stop hitting me.

Neil S, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Be glad you weren't slapped with mutton.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

new drcarlsonalbion Latitudes thing with femme vox is all kindsa rad. Kinks cover! Bert Jansch cover too but that's a little more expected I guess. Also, late to the party with this, and I'm sure it's been discussed upthread, but the second David Daniell / Douglas McCombs thing on Thrill Jockey is really sweet, too.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeahhh, i love that daniels/mccombs record. don't know if it's been in this thread...

tylerw, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I need to hear that.

Given that end-of-year polls are coming up, a reminder that if any of you all haven't heard Colour Haze's She Said yet, you really need to.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have! Don't know if it's going to make my year-end list, but it is good.

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fuck. I really want to hear the Golden Void and Eternal Tapestry records, but my record shipping woes continue. Email confirmation that they were shipped over two weeks ago, but nothing yet. Also, fwiw, I'm in the exact same city as the label.

Guess that has nothing on the four months I've been waiting for my fucking Krallice album. Over $50 I've flushed down the drain on ordering records that have never shown up this year.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

does your neighbor like music too?

j., Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

or your mailman

j., Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

That would be a good thought, but this is to two different addresses now. After the first issue with the package not getting to my house, I switched to having things sent to my office instead. Apparently not helping.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

the last time i moved it took me several months to realize i had been giving out my new zip code incorrectly.

j., Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

jvc, not to overly concern/enrage you, but my recent order to thrill jockey took just a few days to arrive. i assume you've called and talked to a human about it?

passion it person (La Lechera), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not to rub your nose in it, but both albums were available used at Reckless the weekend before the release date. They of course stock the new copies too -- you could just ask for a refund and buy 'em there today...

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

are you guys trying to push jvc into a hostage-taking situation or something

j., Wednesday, 21 November 2012 22:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd like to encourage everyone here to participate in the Stoner HiVe poll! Since the demise of Stonerrock.com, Stoner HiVe has done a great job in picking up the slack in polling for this kind of music, going from 18 ballots in 2009 to 37 in 3010, and 48 in 2011. Would love to see some ILMers add to those numbers. They'll take votes for 5, 50, 100, whatever you care to vote for - stonerh✧✧✧@hotm✧✧✧.c✧✧. It's not clear what the deadline is, but they'll start rolling out on December 12, so get them in by next week to be safe.

http://stonerhive.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-ultimate-stoner-hive-top-20-albums.html

Last year's results:

Stoner HiVe Top 20 Of 2011

1. Elder – Dead Roots Rising
2. Graveyard – Hisingen Blues
3. Lo-Pan – Salvador
4. Skraeckoedlan – Äppelträdet
5. Red Fang – Murder The Mountains
6. Mars Red Sky – Mars Red Sky
7. The Atomic Bitchwax – The Local Fuzz
8. Yob – Atma
9. Heavy Eyes – Heavy Eyes
10. Karma to Burn – V
11. Freedom Hawk – Holding On
12. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Blood Lust
13. 1000Mods – Super Van Vacation
14. Lonely Kamel – Dust Devil
15. Mastodon – The Hunter
16. Monkey3 – Beyond The Black Sky
17. Been Obscene – Night O Mine
18. Radio Moscow – The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz
19. Elvis Deluxe – Favourite State of Mind
20. DeWolff – Orchards / Lupine

More - http://stonerhive.blogspot.com/2012/01/onwards-and-upwards-in-2012.html

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 23 November 2012 04:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's up with this eternal tapestry song that sounds exactly like "summer breeze"?

passion it person (La Lechera), Friday, 23 November 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mentioned that in my capsule review. They don't seem to credit the Isley Brothers. Maybe they were so high they thought they'd written it?

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 23 November 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

fastnbulbous, your site is rife with ripe tendrils.

calstars, Saturday, 24 November 2012 02:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

calstars, Saturday, 24 November 2012 02:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://store.bevarsea.com/album/bevar-sea
Really great stoner/doom from Bangalore.

http://mamont.bandcamp.com/
Stoner fuzz rock from Nyköping, Sweden

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 26 November 2012 06:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, the new Sula Bassana record, Dark Days, is a corker. More guitar heavy than 2009's The Night (which I love to pieces), it is supremely groovy space rock. You can hear the title track here:

http://soundcloud.com/sulabassana

― EZ Snappin, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 10:41 AM (4 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is tight

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Golden Void covers “1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be)” in honor of Jimi Hendrix‘s 70th birthday. “I heard the song for the first time when I was in my teens and I remember I staring off into a lit fireplace listening to the song melt into ‘The Moon Turns the Tides Gently Away’. Changed my life forever.” - Isaiah Mitchell

http://soundcloud.com/thrilljockey/golden-void-1983-jimi-hendrix

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

re: "summer breeze" on that eternal tapestry record -- http://www.foxydigitalis.com/foxyd/?p=40659

OK, immediately the first thing that stood out for me was the riff in ‘Apocalypse Troll’. I couldn’t put my finger on it for ages, and then I caved in and asked. It’s ‘Summer Breeze‘ by Seals and Crofts and you’ve rocked the hell out of it.
NB: There’s a touch of history to the co-opted use of a 70′s jam riff. Eight, nine years ago I played in a skronky, no wave group called Hustler White, and I would inevitably end our sets by riffing out on either [Iron Butterfly's] ‘Inna Gadda Da Vida’, [Cream's] ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ or the break down riff from Fleetwood Mac’s ‘The Chain’. Not usually a pretty sight, but we were, ya know, all about a good time. I’ve always loved the riff from ‘Summer Breeze’, so I thought “let’s rock it the fuck out, right?” And so ‘Apocalypse Troll’ was born! You don’t think they’ll sue us now that I’ve admitted that do you? They’re pretty chilled out Baha’i dudes if I’m not mistaken…

tylerw, Wednesday, 28 November 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok I am listening to Third by Flavor Crystals, and it is fantastic

bandcamp page: http://flavorcrystals.bandcamp.com/album/three

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's Three--Third is the name of the boss record Aqua Nebula Oscillator released this year

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

So anyone send votes to StonerHive? They said they'd even take lists of 5.

It's a bit early for me but what the heck, here's a hondo for 'em:

1. Colour Haze – She Said (Elektrohasch)
2. Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum / Opus Alter (Neurot)
3. Graveyard – Lights Out (Nuclear Blast)
4. Witchcraft – Legend (Nuclear Blast)
5. Troubled Horse – Step Inside (Rise Above/Metal Blade)
6. Golden Void – Golden Void (Thrill Jockey)
7. Royal Thunder – CVI (Relapse)
8. Spiders – Flash Point (Crusher)
9. Christian Mistress – Possession (Relapse)
10. Goat – World Music (Rocket)
11. Motorpsycho & Ståle Storløkken – The Death Defying Unicorn (Rune Grammofon)
12. Horisont – Second Assault (Rise Above)
13. At Devil Dirt – Chapter II (Vulgo gratissimus auctor) (At Devil Dirt)
14. Wo Fat – The Black Code (Small Stone)
15. Captain Crimson – Dancing Madly Backwards (Transubstans)
16. Jess and the Ancient Ones – Jess and the Ancient Ones (Svart)
17. Castle – Blacklands (Ván/Prosthetic)
18. Witch Mountain – Cauldron Of The Wild (Profound Lore)
19. Owl – First Album (Magick Hermit/Lummox)
20. Greenleaf – Nest Of Vipers (Small Stone)
21. Wight – Through The Woods Into Deep Water (Bilocation/Fat & Holy)
22. The Machine – Calmer Than You Are (Elektrohasch)
23. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Don't Hear It? Fear It! (Rise Above/Metal Blade)
24. Corsair – Corsair (Corsair)
25. Orcus Chylde – Orcus Chylde (World In Sound)
26. Elder – Spires Burn EP (Armageddon)
27. Om – Advaitic Songs (Drag City)
28. Bevar Sea – Bevar Sea (Bevar Sea)
29. Alunah – White Hoarhound (PsycheDOOMelic)
30. Black Moth – The Killing Jar (New Heavy Sounds)
31. Kadavar – Kadavar (Tee Pee)
32. Heat – Old Sparky (Electric Magic)
33. Fellwoods – Gyromancer EP (At War With Noise)
34. Redgrave – National Act EP (Lovitt)
35. Blues Pills – Bliss EP (Crusher)
36. Ice Dragon – Dream Dragon (Yersinia Pestis)
37. Mamont – Passing Through The Mastery Door (Ozium)
38. Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight – Going Home (Trippy Wicked)
39. Deepspacepilots – Deepspacepilots (Deepspacepilots)
40. Ice Dragon – Tome Of The Future Ancients (Yersinia Pestis)
41. Ivy Garden Of The Desert – Blood Is Love (Nasoni)
42. Snail – Terminus (Snail)
43. Baby Woodrose – Third Eye Surgery (Bad Afro)
44. Conan – Monnos (Burning World)
45. Ancestors – In Dreams And Time (Tee Pee)
46. Groan – The Divine Right Of Kings (Soulseller)
47. Bison Bison – Bison Bison (Bison Bison)
48. Seremonia – Seremonia (Svart)
49. Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilence (Metal Blade)
50. Larman Clamor – Frogs (Small Stone)
51. Cortez – Cortez (Cortez)
52. Black Pyramid – II (MeteorCity)
53. Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction (Profound Lore)
54. Windhand – Windhand (Forcefield)
55. The Midnight Ghost Train – Buffalo (Karate Body)
56. Mares Of Thrace – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon)
57. The Graviators – Evil Deeds (Napalm)
58. Undersmile – Narwhal (Future Noise)
59. Crippled Black Phoenix – (Mankind) The Crafty Ape (Cool Green)
60. My Sleeping Karma – Soma (Napalm)
61. Vinum Sabbatum – Bacchanale Premier (Eyes Like Snow/Northern Silence)
62. Pale Divine – Painted Windows Black (Shadow Kingdom)
63. Amenra – Mass V (Neurot)
64. The Cosmic Dead – The Exalted King (Cosmic Dead)
65. Black Magician – Nature Is The Devil's Church (Shaman/Burning World)
66. Naam – The Ballad of the Starchild EP (Tee Pee)
67. Larmoan Clamor – Frogs (Small Stone)
68. Saint Vitus – Lillie: F-65 (Candlelight)
69. Widowmaker – Dragged Into Sunlight (Prosthetic)
70. Glowsun – Eternal Season (Napalm)
71. Blood of the Sun – Burning on the Wings of Desire (Brainticket)
72. Ice Dragon – Greyblackfalconhawk (Ice Dragon)
73. Stubb – Stubb (Superhot)
74. Serpentine Path – Serpentine Path (Relapse)
75. Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock (Ajna Offensive)
76. Necronomicon – The Queen Of Death (Hydro-Phonic)
77. Norska – Norska (Brutal Panda)
78. Bedemon – Symphony Of Shadows (Svart)
79. Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned (Candlelight)
80. Black Lizard – Crawl To The Rock (Fat & Holy)
81. Pins Of Light – II (Alternative Tentacles)
82. Bloody Hammers – Bloody Hammers (Soulseller)
83. Mothership – Mothership (Mothership)
84. Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (Century Media)
85. Mos Generator – Nomads (Ripple)
86. Nightstalker – Dead Rock Commandos (Small Stone)
87. Sons Of Otis – Seismic (Small Stone)
88. Hour Of 13 – 333 (Earache)
89. D – Maen (D)
90. Down – Down IV Part I - The Purple EP (Down Records)
91. Moon Curse – Moon Curse (Moon Curse)
92. Svolk – Nights Around The Round Table (Napalm)
93. SardoniS – II (Meteor City)
94. Lord Fowl – Moon Queen (Small Stone)
95. Ides Of Gemini – Constantinople (Neurot)
96. DSW – Dust Storm Warning (Acid Cosmonaut)
97. Moonless – Calling All Demons (Doomentia)
98. Candlemass – Psalms For The Dead (Napalm)
99. Witchsorrow – God Curse Us (Rise Above)
100. Earthen Grave – Earthen Grave (Earthen Grave)

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 29 November 2012 23:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

no Moon Duo?

but seriously there's a ton of great records there, but not reading the site I'm not completely sure what makes the cut and what doesn't

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 30 November 2012 06:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

so goat's "world music" is what's up, yes?

the late great, Friday, 30 November 2012 06:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I suppose, I kind of agree with EZ on it though--it's not great psych and it's not great Afrobeat, it isn't even great Clinic soundalike. Album is good but nowhere near Amazing! or anything. Prob on par with new Moon Duo or Beak> (lol maybe not the greatest signifiers for overrated above-averageness)

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 30 November 2012 07:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Goat has run up and down my list half the year, haunted my dreams and nightmares. Sometimes I'm annoyed that it tops peoples lists while they ignore other great heavy stuff with better songs, other times I'm so entranced by the few perfect tracks on the album that I gotta give it respect. Generally I tried to focus on the heavy stoner vibe, which is what readers on that site vote for, so I left off the likes of Moon Duo, who also have elements of electro pop, kosmische and indie. I could not get into the Beak> as much as I thought I would.

Feel free to vote for whatever you like though! The official latest deadline for that poll is December 11th so there's still time!

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 30 November 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's also some stuff I think of as more traditional metal that I left off but will most likely get plenty of votes and I'm guessing won't need my help, like:

Venomous Maximus – Beg Upon The Light (Cutthroat)
Dawnbringer – Into The Lair Of The Sun God (Profound Lore)
The Sword – Apocryphon (Razor & Tie)
High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis (eOne)

On second thought, Venomous Maximus deserve a push, so they'd be at #20.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 30 November 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

So I still haven't gotten my Thrill Jockey package yet and god knows if I ever will. Anyone know if Golden Void and Eternal Tapestry are on Spotify (at work, can't connect to it now)? Otherwise I have to figure out somewhere to illegally download them so I can hear them before I do my year-end list. Fucked if I'm going to pay for them again.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 30 November 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Email me J, I'll hook you up.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 30 November 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Done, thanks.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 30 November 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

totes gonna check out the majority of that list, Fasty... Sent my ballot to StonerHive, but it was only a top 10. I can say that the new Witchcraft featured high on it.

Frobisher the (Viceroy), Monday, 3 December 2012 05:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feel like this is a good place to talk about Ice Dragon, seeing as how Fastnbulbous (huge thanks, by the way!) has them on his list. So far they've released five albums, three in 2012 I believe, for pay what you want on Bandcamp. Mostly doom, but tons of other influences here - stoner rock, heavy psych, etc. Lots of material, but a surprisingly high hit rate. Excited to see where they go next.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

They're pretty solid. I think Dream Dragon is my favorite of their three 2012 releases.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 3 December 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm leaning towards that as my favorite too. I do wish there was some more low-end at times though, especially on "Maximum Trip", which sounds like a lost Fu Manchu demo or something.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although, lol, the chorus of "Stumble Onto Magic" REALLY sounds like Kings of Leon to me.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it took me a while to get used to their lo-fi thing, but they won me over. Be sure to check out Fellwoods too, who they released a split single with as you'll see on their Bandcamp page.

xp Keep those votes rolling in! The more ILX voters the more interesting the results I'm sure! Another one of my favorite blogs, The Obelisk, is taking submissions too, with a handy form for your top 10 list (which goes to 12 if you like) - http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/12/03/top-20-of-2012-readers-poll/

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 05:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I ended up loving last year's Ice Dragon album The Sorrowful Sun. Dream Dragon and greyblackfalconhawk I haven't heard yet but they're high on my stuff to check out still...

in a year with thirteen goons (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 06:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I need to get through a whole stack of things before I'm ready to put together any sort of list. Fellwoods is good too, I like how all over the place they are when it comes to album art and logo design. Their upcoming 2013 release switches up to like a Vektor inspired space logo.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

You got info on the Fellwoods album, or just the art that's on their FB page?

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like its streaming on their Bandcamp page now. 2013 album out on Svart called Gyromancer. Looks to be an EP, actually.

1. The Dark Horn 06:53
2. Interdimensional Grid 04:11
3. Gyromancer 03:58
4. Destroyer 05:03

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://fellwoods.bandcamp.com/

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ah, the current EP, I didn't realize they updated with a 2013 release date with Svart. I was excited that they have another full-length coming, but guess not.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, sorry to get your hopes up. I missed seeing news on it earlier, so I thought it was brand new.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's been available on Bandcamp since summer, so it's #33 on my list. Guess I should take it off now that the release date will be next year.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

quick Ice Dragon liveblogging:

Dream Dragon: just got done listening to this. Didn't quite like this as much as Sorrowful Sun but it hits enough of my SF Sorrow/Think Pink buttons that I will be returning to this. Definitely a B+ (for now)

in a year with thirteen goons (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 07:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

greyblackfalconhawk: in one sense, this seems way less immediate than Dream Dragon, but in another sense it seems kind of standard doom. I can't shake the feeling that I and my sleep-starved mind are giving this less than its fair shake, but I walk away from this nodding approvingly about the creative breadth of this band and little else. exception: "ifnotforthispatheticheart", which kind of reminds me of some of the more mellow stuff on last year's Obake album.

in a year with thirteen goons (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 08:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually now that I've brought up Obake as a comparison point I'm actually starting to dig gbfh a bit more

in a year with thirteen goons (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 08:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still got a pile of about twenty releases I want to hear before starting my lists, so I'm playing catch-up. Loving the shit out of that Wight album.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 7 December 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

that Wight is a fun one. The record that has it's hooks in me at the moment is the new Eagle Claw, Timing Of The Void. They opened for YOB last spring and I was impressed, but the album I bought from them at the show was a bit of a dud. This new one captures their live sound pretty damn well. Instrumental stoner doom jams with riffs a plenty.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 December 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not sure if it's a housecleaning of old recordings or a warm-up for their upcoming Nuclear Blast full-length debut, but Orchid's Heretic EP is great doomy fun.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 7 December 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blackwolfgoat - Dronolith from last year is DESTROYING my brain right now, guys. Unbelievably successful hybridization of everything in the thread title.

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Friday, 7 December 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

off to bandcamp! If it sucks I want my free download back.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 December 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha ha, I didn't even realize it was on Bandcamp for free/name your price! I got it as a promo download. Anyway, it's here: http://blackwolfgoat.com/

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Friday, 7 December 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want my free download back. Or at least the time I've spent listening to this record. I wish I was hearing what you were J3ff.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 December 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unless the last ten minutes of the final track blow my mind. I guess that's possible.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 December 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know what's not to like! Man, you are hard to please.

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Friday, 7 December 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

At about the 7 minute mark the title track gets nearly great.

I just found it incredibly boring. I'm way more the psych end than the drone end, and this was way too hookless for me.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 December 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are you sure you aren't listening to Wolfgoatblack?

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Friday, 7 December 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

nope. Went to their website, downloaded it, queued it up and waited for a hook; until halfway through the title track I was bored.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 December 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know man, you know me. I love big hooks, and normally I'm not into drone, but the repetition of these particular riffs really grabbed me.

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Friday, 7 December 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

The deadline for the Stoner HiVe top 20 albums poll is upon us. You have until end of day tomorrow to send in your top 5, 10, 20 or 63 to stonerhive at hotmail dot com. The countdown starts on December 12th!

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 10 December 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

The rollout begins!

http://stonerhive.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-ultimate-stoner-hive-top-20-albums_12.html

So far #20 and 19 revealed. I nearly went insane trying to catch all the best stuff in this genre, and I still missed #20 ;)

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Major Kong record is fun. Didn't consider it one of the best of the year, but a solid piece of work.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

“I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood.” Revelations 6:12

This instrumental trio pays homage to the godfathers of the ‘scene’ and immediately also show which direction they are heading. Massively ponderous and meant for charcoal and withered landscapes; not some hot and steamy desert. Apart from that they also honor the coming apocalypse. Not only with their album title; but also with their thunder heavy drums and dark and dangerous riffs. They move and weave and dance on the very edge of the world with their enigmatic and doomed blues. So stand in attention and salute the Major…

Major Kong – Doom for The Black Sun

"Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." Matthew 10:34

On their fourth studio album these four freaks make their stoner metal grow a set of wings and take off like a malicious bird of prey. Propelled ever faster and with more precision their songs bulge of impressive vocals and lyrical hooks that take aim and destroy before you can blink with your left eye. And as the beast takes flight again its looks to see the earth scorched by awesome riffs, wicked variations and excellent solos. And thanks to the drum powered groove the entire structure of the album rumbles and grumbles and shakes and torments the very soul of the earth. And hidden within it all is the desire to shatter the anvil and take up The Sword to conquer the world…

The Sword – Apocryphon

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Major Kong is probably just outside my Year End list (which isn't just Metal stuff). Been following them for a while hoping for a non-download release & it didn't disappoint, although yeah 'solid' is a better description than 'Top 20'.

Wandering Boy Poet, Friday, 14 December 2012 12:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

“They cast their silver into the streets, and their gold is like an unclean thing. Their silver and gold are not able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord.” Ezekiel 7:19

These three guys turned in a bit of a puzzle for our inadequate but heartfelt List; a tiny head scratcher so to speak. But since some of you only voted for one of them or even separately and rating one higher than the other one. I ran with that suggestion. And for the ones that voted for them together; those points got divided evenly. Aha; so now you already know which Italians occupy Number 18 with their spacey, groovy and top heavy doom that is both atavistic and visceral. Meant to be listened to in one entire session the guys delivered two albums this year. This one is meticulously built; like an intricate clockwork of riffs, rhythms and rumbling drums without ever destroying their very own complex mechanisms. So, one of them we find on 18; but which one is it and has the other one made the list also?!

Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Alter

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 14 December 2012 13:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

“Whenever there is decay of righteousness… and there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I, Myself come forth… for the destruction of evil-doers for the sake of firmly establishing righteousness. I am born from age to age.” Bhagavad Gita, fourth discourse

These guys turned out to be one of the best bands on Speedfest this year. Something I had not expected given the nature of the festival and the concrete industrial halls, which could be too big for such a band and distort their sound. And given the hour of the day and the long lines outside there were unfortunately only a handful of devotees to witness their tight spaced out show. It was their last evening of the tour with Monster Magnet and it was clear for the ones that were there that the guys had learned a lot. The played their set amazingly firm and strong and visited their 2012-released fourth album. Like true nectar of gods their sounds weave and float through your mind and expand it in true psychedelic fashion. So drink up and let the hardy taste transport you to another world…

My Sleeping Karma – Soma

“And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.” Revelation 6:4

And during this doomed final year of mankind the love for the old guard has once again been ever present. For we all know and love the resurgence of the ‘retro’ styled old school rock these past few years. And there were a great deal of releases in that good stuff corner and for some weird reason most of the good records seem to come from Scandinavia or even Sweden. The guys we find on Number 16 produced an intensely groovy, blues-based seventies rock record. Nostalgic in the good sense of the word and hard rocking all over all of the obvious heroes and inspirations of that era. But I do reckon this album making the list a bit of a surprise since the album does dwindle in conviction fairly quick. Still; it has some tasty jams on it and I guess all those people voting for them deservedly pushed them on to that Number 16 spot. Let’s get ready for a third attack!

Horisont - Second Assault

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 17 December 2012 07:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

“For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return...” Genesis 3:19

So here it is. The other part of the psychedelic doom metal adventure into tonal space. And as we listen to the sounds building and cascading and erupting and imploding we hear the Italians making every single tone count and hear them execute with extreme precision a highly intense journey where every sonic touch seems to be a stroke of genius. They balance beautifully on a chessboard of dynamics and never seem to want to go for the easy way out. Without any hesitation they sacrifice their queen and knights; and make the simple pawn their chief attacker in the audio assault. There is no doubt that this years Opus is a definite checkmate; and it does not seem to matter at all that the albums were released months apart and that one has gotten more votes than the other…

Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 17 December 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like Burning World records is putting up some of its Roadburn live albums for name your price on Bandcamp – Bongripper and Church of Misery right now.

http://burningworldrecords.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-roadburn-2012

http://burningworldrecords.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-roadburn-2009-2

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Monday, 17 December 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 17 December 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

<a href=http://stonerhive.blogspot.com/2012/12/number-14.html>;<img src=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mXU5ayrzejI/UNBM8jds5kI/AAAAAAAAEIU/QtHb9NyNYbA/s320/Number14-Eruption.jpg>;</a>

“These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands -- with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here.” Hopi prophecy as told by White Feather in 1970.

Seventies and stoner. The two are linked together indefinitely and they owe a lot to each other. And as said before the resurgence of all that goodness the last few years has given us a fair share of amazing albums. Some more stoner and others more groovy or filled with enough fuzz to make a shoulder long wig so that even that weird bald uncle that only visits during the holidays could become cool again. And these guys go for the fuzz and for the proto-stoner of the sixties in a big way. Intense drumming and classic riffs are key here and produce a warm nest to sleep in. But be careful; cause their are quite a few stings lurking around the corner and once the venom swirls through your blood there is no telling what will happen! Ooh; and should we mention Sweden once again?!

<a href=http://stonerhive.blogspot.com/2012/12/number-14.html>;<b>Greenleaf – Nest of Vipers</b></a>

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

“These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands -- with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here.” Hopi prophecy as told by White Feather in 1970.

Seventies and stoner. The two are linked together indefinitely and they owe a lot to each other. And as said before the resurgence of all that goodness the last few years has given us a fair share of amazing albums. Some more stoner and others more groovy or filled with enough fuzz to make a shoulder long wig so that even that weird bald uncle that only visits during the holidays could become cool again. And these guys go for the fuzz and for the proto-stoner of the sixties in a big way. Intense drumming and classic riffs are key here and produce a warm nest to sleep in. But be careful; cause their are quite a few stings lurking around the corner and once the venom swirls through your blood there is no telling what will happen! Ooh; and should we mention Sweden once again?!

Greenleaf – Nest of Vipers

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

White Feather would be a great name for a stoner band

when worlds coincide (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

“There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilence’s. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.” Luke 21:11

We’ve already come to the unlucky Number 13 and have already climbed exactly twenty-six points from Major Kong residing at Number 20. And here we find yet another outfit that mastered the fuzzy rock ages ago. Their 2011 album was already an amazing piece of solid gold that for some weird reason did not make the list that year. Their 2009 album did and made it to Number 8. Their new one seems destined to grow and eventually best all of them; for it has been written in a dark and secret code. High driving energy and gigantic smoky riffs; throbbing rhythms and raw vocals; that all seem to end in loose and orgiastic jams. Or to quote the honorable FastNBulbous: “Someday there will be scientific evidence that certain notes and timbres reliably induce a peculiar balance state between bliss and fury, or a general state of earthy, metallic awesomeness. And it will be belatedly revealed that Wo Fat cracked that code a long time ago.” They definitely did!

Wo Fat – Black Code

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

That Greenleaf album is nice

calstars, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fester’s Lucky 13
http://fastnbulbous.com/lucky-12/

01. Colour Haze – She Said (Elektrohasch)
02. Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum & Opus Alter (Neurot) | Buy
03. Graveyard – Lights Out (Nuclear Blast) | Buy
04. Witchcraft – Legend (Nuclear Blast) | Buy
05. Troubled Horse – Step Inside (Rise Above/Metal Blade)
06. Gojira – L'Enfant Sauvage (Roadrunner) | Buy
07. Golden Void – Golden Void (Thrill Jockey)
08. Royal Thunder – CVI (Relapse) | Bandcamp
09. Spiders – Flash Point (Crusher)
10. Christian Mistress – Possession (Relapse) | Bandcamp
11. Motorpsycho & Ståle Storløkken – The Death Defying Unicorn (Rune Grammofon)
12. Goat – World Music (Rocket)
13. At Devil Dirt – Chapter II (Vulgo gratissimus auctor) (At Devil Dirt) | Bandcamp

Since I already listed my combined stoner and heavy rock list previously, here’s this instead:

Psych Rock
01. Moon Duo – Circles (Sacred Bones)
02. Sun Araw & M.G. Gengras Meet The Congos – Icon Give Thank (FRKWYS)
03. My Sleeping Karma – Soma (Napalm)
04. Peaking Lights – Lucifer/Lucifer In Dub (Mexican Summer)
05. Tame Impala – Lonerism (Modular)
06. Six Organs Of Admittance – Ascent (Drag City)
07. Zombie Zombie – Rituels d’un Nouveau Monde (Versatile)
08. Ice Dragon – Dream Dragon (Yersinia Pestis)
09. Royal Baths – Better Luck Next Time (Kanine)
10. Baby Woodrose – Third Eye Surgery (Bad Afro)
11. Aqua Nebula Oscillator – Third (Tee Pee)
12. White Manna – White Manna (Holy Mountain)
13. White Hills – Frying On This Rock (Thrill Jockey)
14. The Amazing – Gentle Stream (Subliminal Sounds)
15. Pretty Lightning – There Are Witches In The Woods (Fonal)
16. Sula Bassana – Dark Days (Sulatronic)
17. Maserati – Maserati VII (Temporary Residence)
18. Rangda – Formerly Extinct (Drag City)
19. Guardian Alien – See the World Given to a One Love Entity (Thrill Jockey)
20. Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound – Manzanita (Tee Pee)
21. Pyramidal – Dawn In Space (Radix)
22. Bardo Pond – Yntra (Latitudes)
23. Oneida – A List of the Burning Mountains (Jagjaguwar)
24. The Cosmic Dead – The Exalted King (Cosmic Dead)
25. Carlton Melton – Photos Of Photos (Agitated)
26. Eternal Tapestry – A World Out Of Time (Thrill Jockey)

Doom
01. Castle – Blacklands (Ván/Prosthetic)
02. Witch Mountain – Cauldron Of The Wild (Profound Lore)
03. Elder – Spires Burn EP (Armageddon)
04. Alunah – White Hoarhound (PsycheDOOMelic)
05. Conan – Monnos (Burning World)
06. Windhand – Windhand (Forcefield)
07. Bevar Sea – Bevar Sea (Bevar Sea)
08. Black Pyramid – II (MeteorCity)
09. Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction (Profound Lore)
10. Saint Vitus – Lillie: F-65 (Candlelight)
11. Pale Divine – Painted Windows Black (Shadow Kingdom)
12. Spirit Descent – Seven Chapters In A Minor (Psychedoomelic)
13. Orchid – Heretic EP (Nuclear Blast)
14. Hour Of 13 – 333 (Earache)
15. Mares Of Thrace – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon)
16. Undersmile – Narwhal (Future Noise)
17. Black Magician – Nature Is The Devil’s Church (Shaman/Burning World)
18. Bell Witch – Longing (Profound Lore)
19. Serpentine Path – Serpentine Path (Relapse)
20. Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (Century Media)
21. Candlemass – Psalms For The Dead (Napalm)
22. Witchsorrow – God Curse Us (Rise Above)
23. Earthen Grave – Earthen Grave (Earthen Grave)
24. Demon Lung – Pareidolia EP (Demon Lung)
25. Behold! The Monolith – Defender (Redeemist) (Arctic Forest)
26. Uzala – Uzala (Uzala)
27. Worm Ouroboros – Come the Thaw (Profound Lore)
28. Indesinence – Vessels of Light and Decay (Profound Lore)
29. Deep Sea Thunder Beast – DST (DST)
30. Witchstone – Witchstone EP (Witchstone)
31. Ahab – The Giant (Napalm)
32. Buried Sleeper – Colosseium (Buried Sleeper)
33. Pilgrim – Misery Wizard (Metal Blade)

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 23:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks fast! Looking forward to checking this stuff out

calstars, Thursday, 20 December 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah good lists, going to bet i'd like a lot of that psych rock stuff that I haven't heard. or even heard of.

tylerw, Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

Sweden; it seems to be a chosen country, a territory filled with ancient riffs and structures and rhythms and melodies of yore. They shimmer and glint in their bronze armor as they devour the stage. And there are many of them. On Number 12 we find yet another collection of these seventies styled stoner Mongols running head first and guitar drawn towards the stuff of legends. For yes, not only is this number filled with Swedes, it is also filled with songs that make up one of those retro styled classical masterpieces. Rolling waves of riffs and whirling dashing drums completed by vocals with the right amount of shrill haunting. And even if there’s a weak sentence or dubious refrain here or there; there is no way that can harm such intense retro-pleasure! Let’s all move to Sweden…

Troubled Horse - Step Inside

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 20 December 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fastnbulbous, I ctrl-f'ed your site for "bison" to see if you rated Bison B.C. and was instead sucked into the search term singularity that is "Bison Bison - Bison Bison (Bison Bison)", whose Bandcamp I am now thoroughly enjoying. Thanks.

anonanon, Friday, 21 December 2012 07:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, good band! They're on my list to order a CD from their site.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 21 December 2012 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.” Revelation 21:1

Five points above Troubled Horse we find one of those acts that has been loved by everyone for what feels like ages. And with every release since their conception somewhere around 1994 they seem to have bettered themselves. And according to many of you out there they did it again! And that’s a feat on itself for the expectations ran high since the release of this tenth studio album got delayed and delayed and delayed. Thanks to the added instrumentation this is incomparable to earlier work even though it is still very recognizable. Warm, open-minded and openhearted, artisanal and mystical without being overly dramatic about it. She speaks of dreams and of hope and offers a peak into the soul of its creators and offers guidance in this dark and twisted society. It is elaborate, intricate but not difficult and it is what the world needs at this moment of time and space…

Colour Haze - She Said

I think this would have been higher but not everyone who might have liked it heard it. No excuses now . . . for the sake of the upcoming polls, know that clicking on Bubba's name in the comments reaps rewards.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 21 December 2012 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I finally heard this, which would be in #19 spot:

19. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – IAO Chant From The Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out (Riot Season)

And for those who can't get enough psych:

Electric Moon – The Doomsday Machine (Sulatron/Nasoni)
Woods – Bend Beyond (Woodsist)
Eternal Tapestry – Dawn In 2 Dimensions (Thrill Jockey)
Les Lesbiennes – Les Lesbiennes (Les Lesbiennes)
Dean Allen Foyd – Sounds Can Be So Cruel (Crusher)
Acid Mothers Temple – Son Of A Bitches Brew (Important)
Black Space Riders – Light Is The New Black (Brainstorm)
Sir Richard Bishop – Intermezzo (Ideologic Ocean)
Foxygen – Take The Kids Off Broadway (Jagjaguwar)

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 21 December 2012 18:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wo Fat have a skateboard for sale at their show tonight.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 22 December 2012 04:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

They were made for the Kickstarter campaign but there were no takers for that particular item. Looks super cool though! So are they gonna play any dates elsewhere in the U.S. before Europe?

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 22 December 2012 06:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think just the one hometown farewell, but I'll ask.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 22 December 2012 06:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Skateboard is a good deal too. $65 ain't outrageous.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 22 December 2012 06:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sadly, no shows outside of Texas on the books at the moment, and it's unlikely they'll tour the states before hitting Europe in the spring. I have to say that when they do tour go and see them. I've never been fully sold on any of their records but they killed live. Absolutely slayed even though there couldn't have been more than 25 people there when they took the stage.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 22 December 2012 08:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

25 people? I guess it is the holidaze. Hopefully they'll pull more people in after they crush Europe.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 22 December 2012 14:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

“Who among us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?” Isaiah 33:14

And now we enter the Top 10 of this years Ultimate Stoner HiVe top 20 of albums. Which means the world has not come to an end and those Maya, Hopi, Indus cultures and a caseload of lovely freaks had it wrong. So we can now look forward actually seeing who ends up on the Number 1 position according to 56 sent in lists and to 2029 when the world will come to an end according to a few other maniacs or 2060 according to Newton. Hell; as long as we try to make this floating rock a bit better for everyone inhabiting it; I don’t mind sticking around. And I think those freaks we find on Number 10 would not mind either; even though they get their kicks from a very destructive power. Which you can hear in their burning riffs and blistering drums. Their sixth studio album is an almost bombastic inferno of heaviness that borders on insane punctuation and a highly exact execution. Ambitious yet extremely atavistic.

High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 22 December 2012 14:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

dig the hell out of this:

Spectrum, Sunday, 23 December 2012 05:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, liking that a lot. I started it up, got about 90 seconds in and thought, well, this is very easy on my Purling Hiss-loving ears. Clicked "Watch on YouTube" and sure enough, they're on Richie Records, home to the Hiss.

alpine static, Sunday, 23 December 2012 08:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

the whole record: http://spacin.bandcamp.com/album/deep-thuds-2

alpine static, Sunday, 23 December 2012 08:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

uh, wait, never mind. no it's not.

alpine static, Sunday, 23 December 2012 08:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

“So the six angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind.” Revelation 9:15

On Number 9 we find an act that has the same amount of votes as High On Fire; but since this act to some surprise stayed in the top three for ages and has gotten more amount of votes. It has been decided that it is ranked one place above High On Fire. The album was released early this year and their heavy psychedelic sound transports you to the seventies. Thanks to a lazy groove and acoustic folk inspired interludes their progressive riffing and blues motivated soul captivates in a devious and shrew manner. This is not heavy for heaviness sake but classic for classics sake. It has the fine and golden qualities of absolute freedom and rolling with whatever wave of creativity is lying in wait…

Stubb – Stubb

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 23 December 2012 15:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

“Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him.” Revelation 1:7

Five points higher as Stubb we find one of those incredible debut albums of 2012. Cause there were quite a few of those this year. This one paints illustrious psychedelic landscapes and gallops through them on huge and powerful doom rhythms. The powerhouse diva on vocals slays like a metal medusa and their complex structures are carefully hidden below layers of impressive basswork and intense riffs. Highly electric and deadly sexy like lightning! It might be their concealed obviousness that does the trick; but after one listen you’re hooked and in love! Ride the thunder!

Royal Thunder – CVI

“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.” Revelation 17:8

From Royal Thunder we move three points towards the next entry; another debut album and once again these freaks hail from Sweden. Seeped in mystery and tradition the album speaks of haunting tales, ancient myths and tribalistic rituals. Through a colorful mixture of kraut and space rock, enchanting percussion, eastern influences and mesmerizing vocals we are treated to magical voodoo music. Spells are cast and transport towards a psychedelic and occult delirium. It’s a necromancers rejoice at bringing to life long lost music, the visions and the waves of emotions that belong to it. And besides all that it also strikes a chord in the hearts of the most reckless; for it is a vague and distant call to arms for all those who on some level detest the way life in the western world is shaping up to become. Join in with the slaughtering!

Goat – World Music

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 04:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

“And will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea.” Revelation 20:8

And yes, as we skip ahead with seven points to the next entry we once again find a collection of crazy Swedes. Four young dogs that sound like the masters of old. And to complete that fact they produced a true album’s album. Cause from the first forest noises to the last birds singing in the closing track it is a complete and utter musical adventure that transport the listener to green pastures, wide landscapes and mountainous regions. Their sound is huge, cumbersome, heavy and gigantic; like the name of the band suggests; yet surprisingly agile and on some weird and possible insane level folksy, pure and luscious. It sounds like the rumblings of a monstrous storm; but one that does not bring destruction; but life and renewal...

Mamont - Passing Through the Mastery Door

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 13:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

That is not what I would have guessed! My guess is the remaining top 5 will consist of:

Graveyard – Lights Out
Witchcraft – Legend
Om – Advaitic Songs
Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction
Conan – Monnos

However it's not easy, there's a ton of other worthy albums that could make it.

Saint Vitus – Lillie: F-65
Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay
Kadavar – Kadavar
At Devil Dirt – Chapter II (Vulgo gratissimus auctor)
Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned
Captain Crimson – Dancing Madly Backwards
Wight – Through The Woods Into Deep Water
Orcus Chylde – Orcus Chylde
Christian Mistress – Possession
Golden Void – Golden Void
Bong – Mana-Yood-Sushai
Spiders – Flash Point
Alunah – White Hoarhound
Ice Dragon – Dream Dragon
Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight – Going Home
Ivy Garden Of The Desert – Blood Is Love
Snail – Terminus
Witch Mountain – Cauldron Of The Wild
Venomous Maximus – Beg Upon The Light
Ancestors – In Dreams And Time
Castle – Blacklands
Lento – Anxiety Despair Languish
Pale Divine – Painted Windows Black
Spirit Descent – Seven Chapters In A Minor
Hour Of 13 – 333
Bell Witch – Longing
Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 13:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

You dont think Torche or Baroness will place?

when worlds coincide (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not with so many other strong candidates that are more clearly stoner/doom, but I could be wrong!

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Peter 5:8

As we count on and add another five points we end up at the Number 5 position with exactly a 141 points. And these cats have been around for a while and are not from Sweden but from the British Isle. They released their seventh album this year and it is filled with heavy stoner and metal that roars and grunts and is as steady as Motörhead. And mix that given band with some heaviness from Down and the doom and dark virtuoso we love from Black Sabbath and you approach that well crafted sound of these insane critters. They sound like the perfect soundtrack to a bourbon soaked biker movie and should actually be signed by one of the big whisky brands to provide music for every freaking commercial they ever make. Rock solid, hard hitting and fast driving. This rock’n roll is what’s keeping me breathing!

Orange Goblin - A Eulogy for the Damned

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 27 December 2012 15:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like Orange Goblin enough to have picked up their box set on Rise Above last year. And while the new one is an improvement over their last couple, I can't help but take them for granted along the lines of Motorhead. So who got displaced? I guess Conan might not have made as big an impact as I'd thought?

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

idk, i also figured Witch Mountain would be there so it's hard telling.

I think the OM album is kinda controversial tbh, but I wouldnt know what Stoner Hive's core demographic thought of it

Y Kant Drugz Spell Kaballah (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God." Revelation 9:13

Like we mentioned yesterday: we now enter a different part of the league, we enter a league of extraordinary releases. For to reach Number 4 we have to add almost 50 points to Orange Goblins final total. These guys have been making the list since it’s conception and actually made it to the number 1 position of that first year. This year they find themselves stranded on place Number four with 192 points. But their spiritual expedition into the realms and dynamics of heavy music does not care for numbers of points. Filled with seductive arrangements of droning strings, tablas, chants and melodies woven together in a hazy melange of rock at its most languorous the album transports you to an entirely different dimension. And only on a very rare occasion does the bass of yesteryear make its appearance in a sting of sludge. Made for Opium dreams; Ibogaine reveries and Ayahuasca epiphanies…

Om - Advaitic Songs

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 28 December 2012 15:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, they like Om. It wasn't what I expected but after sitting on it half the year I started re-listening to it and I started appreciating it a lot more, and it crept into my top 20. Previous years' lists can be found at the end of this.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 28 December 2012 15:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Obelisk poll will roll out around New Year's. His own personal list is here - http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2012/12/20/the-obelisk-presents-the-top-20-of-2012/

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 28 December 2012 20:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

“Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned…” Romans 5:12

Should you be a gambling man than at one point in your career you will always cross the wrong wires and find yourself burned to a cinder by an electric firestorm. But you will also come across that sure shot; that one lucky guess that isn’t lucky at all. So I ain’t going to bet anyone if they can guess where the guys from Number 3 come from. Cause I am pretty sure seeing as almost half of the list hails from that beautiful country in Scandinavia that you know which that might be. We climb almost twenty-five points and are treated to groovy blues inspired by the seventies and driving stoner grafted on that happening feeling. And then to think they already made it to the Number Two position last year! Let’s hope they have another album ready for us in 2013!!!

Graveyard - Lights Out

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 29 December 2012 14:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

“These are of one mind, and they hand over their power and authority to the beast.” Revelation 17:13

Pfew and finally; on Number Two we once again find a band from a different country than Sweden. Germany to be exact. And the city of Berlin to be precise. These freaks wound up with almost 35 points more than Graveyard and looking at their band name they should be considered neighbors or at least be in business together? And yes, they are honoring those bands of yore. That good music, that still remains, to this day, the best that was ever made. And these guys sound as if they were right there; at its conception. They sound like the absolute best of Sabbath, Zeppelin, Cheer and all those other great 60’s / 70’s proto-metal artists. And they never sound like they are trying to emulate; but rather like they showed them the way. Smell it, sniff it, smoke it and enjoy their fuzzed out slightly decayed sound!

Kadavar – Kadavar

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wow, I had no idea Kadavar got so popular so quickly! I guess vintage proto-metal trumps doom this year. Countdown so far - http://stonerhive.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-countdown-so-far.html

1. …
2. Kadavar - Kadavar
3. Graveyard - Lights Out
4. Om - Advaitic Songs
5. Orange Goblin - A Eulogy for the Damned
6. Mamont - Passing Through the Mastery Door
7. Goat - World Music
8. Royal Thunder – CVI
9. Stubb – Stubb
10. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
11. Colour Haze - She Said
12. Troubled Horse - Step Inside
13. Wo Fat - The Black Code
14. Greenleaf - Nest of Vipers
15. Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Primum
16. Horisont - Second Assault
17. My Sleeping Karma – Soma
18. Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Alter
19. The Sword – Apocryphon
20. Major Kong – Doom for the black sun

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

“Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power and they will reign with him for a thousand years.” Revelation 20:6

I guess there’s only one way and one place to end this list truly righteous and beautifully poetic. For it is the year of Sweden and of a lust for that vintage feeling of musical magic. So it is fitting that these guys that sparked so many of the bands we listen to ended up on the Number One position. For they themselves honor the music that inspired them and most of the other great releases this year. With twenty points more than Kadavar they pay homage to the heavy and darkened sounds of yore and exhume a dusty brown air of nostalgia but never one that is stale or forlorn. In fact their vintage atmosphere has a loud and modern feeling to it. Which is something they might have to thank their new members for. It is mystical music that speaks of ancient legends and conjures up visions of true artists fighting their way out of kaleidoscopic straightjackets of their own making. And cast away they dare to take flight in a new fashion that takes some getting used to. But once the buttons are buttoned; it is snug and fits like a glove!

Witchcraft – Legend

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Here's the Captain Beyond Zen Top 20. http://captain-beyond.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-40-of-2012-1-20.html

Happy new year.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 00:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Love that CBZ list. Windhand at #3!

x-gau, uncut gau, The Bomb! (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 01:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Giant compilation of unsigned stoner/psych/doom/sludge bands, thought you guys might be interested in checking it out. There might be a few gems on here: http://heavyplanet.bandcamp.com/album/bong-hits-from-the-astral-basement

Bound by Habitrails (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Someone's gonna make sure there's one of these threads in 2013, right? Not two...

alpine static, Tuesday, 1 January 2013 21:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

This one was first. But maybe it makes sense to continue to have the separate psych/drone/freak thread, and roll all other stoner/doom/sludge/space/retro discussion into the general Rolling Metal thread. Activity was kind of low here and most people follow the metal one.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 02:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ah, the Obelisk results are finally in! 296 people voted, very nice. However, it sounds like he did not weigh votes based on ranking, which is odd, but interesting results either way.

http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2013/01/01/readers-poll-results-the-top-20-of-2012/

01. Om, Advaitic Songs – 108 votes
02. High on Fire, De Vermis Mysteriis – 106
03. Graveyard, Lights Out – 86
04. Neurosis, Honor Found in Decay – 65
05. Ufomammut, Oro – 63
05. Witchcraft, Legend – 63
06. Colour Haze, She Said – 56
06. Saint Vitus, Lillie: F-65 – 56
07. Kadavar, Kadavar – 49
07. Pallbearer, Sorrow and Extinction – 49
08. Orange Goblin, A Eulogy for the Damned – 46
09. Baroness, Yellow and Green – 39
10. Conan, Monnos – 38
11. Swans, The Seer – 35
12. Astra, The Black Chord – 31
13. Greenleaf, Nest of Vipers – 31
13. The Sword, Apocryphon – 31
14. Royal Thunder, CVI – 26
14. Wo Fat, The Black Code – 26
15. Ancestors, In Dreams and Time – 25
16. Torche, Harmonicraft – 23
17. Corrosion of Conformity, Corrosion of Conformity – 22
18. Enslaved, Riitiir – 19
19. Goat, World Music – 18
19. Melvins Lite, Freak Puke – 18
19. Soundgarden, King Animal – 18
20. Amenra, Mass V – 17
20. Samothrace, Reverence to Stone – 17

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 03:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

xpost i never even differentiated between the two. to me, they seem like two threads dedicated to essentially the same stuff that both survived the year, more or less. and it seems like it would be easier to keep it all in one place.

i mean, i understand the difference between the genres, etc., but... i guess maybe the words psych and drone being in both titles may be throwing me off. if it were psych/space/freak and sludge/doom (i think of drone separately anyway), then i could see the point.

but if everyone else thinks they have distinct purposes as they are, by all means, ignore me.

alpine static, Friday, 4 January 2013 08:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

and for the record, i for one definitely want some sort of thread that's dedicated more to psych, space, drone, kraut, whatever than folding any/all of that into rolling metal... these two threads were basically my sweet spot in 2012

alpine static, Friday, 4 January 2013 08:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm not sure which of the rolling threads to post this in (seems like non-indie punk may be more appropriate than this one, but this one is fresher) and there aren't any 2013 rolling threads yet but I've just discovered this record out of Philly on Richie Records and it sounds great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbfjxIRMSV0

Trip Maker, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's Spacin "Deep Thuds." Lots of touchstones being signified in this one.

Trip Maker, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry about that alpine, I didn't remember who said it when I went off on the other thread, but knowing that it was out of a desire to keep things straight, rather than just moaning about pointless threads, makes what I said sound even worse than how I meant it #banDrugs2013

Peter "Et" Cetera (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 4 January 2013 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh no worries at all. i wasn't riled up or anything. was just wondering if that was what you were responding to, or if there had been other discussion I'd missed, etc. all good.

alpine static, Friday, 4 January 2013 18:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

i was responding to a few other things, but i'd rather just drop the matter entirely

gullible lochinski (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 4 January 2013 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink


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