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

“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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