Sunday, July 12, 2020

Grunge psych rockers THE RED ROOM debut album "Mind Razor"

Grunge psych rockers THE RED ROOM debut album "Mind Razor"

THE RED ROOM's debut album "Mind Razor" delivers non-stop energy in the form of a powerful mix of grunge and heavy psych, and the result is a flat-out hard rocking good time. Top it off with some killer vocals that fit the tone of the music perfectly, and this is an album worthy of any heavy rock collection. Check out "Mind Razor" from The Red Room: 


Some of the songs are more grunge as in "Zen Devil", sometimes more psych rock like with "Brain Hammer," and this mix of similar styles lends to a wonderful pace and rhythm to the album as the heavier songs balance of the less edgy ones. 

Great production quality on this one. 

Fuzzy's favorite is either the title song "Mind Razor" or "Phantom Airwaves" (video below!) but there isn't a weak song on the album. Check out The Red Room!

"Mind Razor" is available on digital and CD. 

Check out the music video on YouTube for "Phantom Airwaves" -- 


The Red Room is from New Jersey with members: 
  • Dylan Mclarnon - Lyrics/Vocals/Guitars
  • Dustin Sebes - Bass/Vocals
  • Jack Santoro - Lead Guitar/Vocals
  • Brian Wolinski - Drums/Vocals

From the band:
We're a heavy grungey psychedelic Rock Band out of NJ!
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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Heavy psych sludge metal "that which speaks​.​.​." is the new album from MERLOCK

Heavy psych sludge metal "that which speaks​.​.​." is the new album from MERLOCK

MERLOCK teased us with a few pre-release singles earlier this year, and yesterday the Spokane band delivered the final goods. "that which speaks..." is a killer of a heavy psych & sludge metal album with 4 songs (and a 5th hidden on the cassette tape) that will blow you away. Check out Merlock band on Bandcamp -- 


Don't let the slow tempo start of "idolon" fool you -- it doesn't take long for Merlock to drop the hammer, fire up the howls, and blow your mind. Fuzzy digs the combination of singing and growling, a combination which lends to the story-telling of the lyrics. 

Merlock has cooked up a fresh and unique blend of sludge, psych, and metal sounds, and the dish they lay on the banquet table is a feast for your ears. This album packs the emotional punch usually found on some metal albums. 

Fuzzy's favorite track: "prolapse" tied with "condemnation" and don't hassle me that I just picked half the tracks on the album as my favorites. This is a great album!


From the band:
Psychedelic Shadow Doom from Spokane, WA.
Formed as a traditional heavy metal band in 2017, MERLOCK quickly found themselves drawn to heavy, psychedelic depths.The more they played, the further the band moved away from their traditional heavy metal roots in search of something more luminous.

With a disdain for the desaturated, 'that which speaks...' insists on shimmering through the confines of doom.
 
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Grunge fuzz SKYACRE new album "Protectors And Guardians"

Grunge fuzz SKYACRE new album "Protectors And Guardians"

SKYACRE is a fuzzed-out grunge band from Austin which just dropped their 2nd album "Protectors And Guardians" after a long hiatus from their debut record. There's all the heavy rock you want from a grunge album, along with an angrier musical edge like you might hear from Mudhoney, but with pissed-off political lyrics you usually find only in punk or protest songs. Fuzzy really digs this album so check it out:


The album has a great sonic flow. It's consistently fuzzed-out and high-energy, but it contains some slower moments to keep things rising and falling to maintain your interest from start to finish. Always the mark of a good album. 

Fuzzy's Favorite: "The Human Bees"

From the band: 
Dynamic, melodic Heavy Psych/Grunge rock band from Austin,Tx.
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Friday, July 10, 2020

Stoner Rock EARTH ERASER debut album delivers the goods

Stoner Rock EARTH ERASER debut album

EARTH ERASER S/T delivers a solid 45 minutes of very heavy stoner rock with the kind of rough vocals that make the music even heavier. This is a killer debut album!


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Drone metal VVITCH debuts 2-track EP "A Quietus Selection"

"A Quietus Selection"
"A Quietus Selection"
When you need your doom a little slower, it's time for drone metal or drone doom. VVITCH just released a 2-track EP with enough heavy tones to slow down any doom fan. Drone is worth checking out if you have not listened before, and existing fans of drone doom will love it, so check out "A Quietus Selection" by VVITCH --


"Obsessive Thoughts" is all atmosphere until about 2 minutes in, and then the chills begin. Hard to imagine you are anywhere other than a dark, dank dungeon while listening, with evil and foreboding portents at every turn.

"The Quietus Calling" has a nice transition into bells about two thirds of the way in. Very good.

I dig how different these two tracks are from each other, both in length and in style, and yet they still go together to make a cohesive EP.



VVITCH is from Italy.

From VVITCH --
VVITCH fuse the long tones of drone with heaviness of doom metal and the dark, grief ambient of funeral doom. A bass guitar, synth and drums are the elements of this sick mixture.
In this EP you’ll fall in a grief trip through sorrow. A gloomy atmosphere of desolation squeeze the heart and erode the mind to became an “obsessive thought”. You can’t get rid and still fall, your mind collapse and lose all hope. In that moment “the quiet calling” and you can’t hold out much longer.
Thats “A Quietus Selection”!
FFO The Swamp's COUNT SZAR and OPIUM WARLOCK.

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heavy underground music from The Swamp featuring

ADVENT VARIC blackened stoner metal
BOG MONKEY noise rock
CHRONIC LETHARGY heavy psych
CROW BALLARD folk psych
DEAD PANDA stoner punk
DEADMAN DANCE neo-stoner rock
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
GREEN HOG BAND stoner doom
OPIUM WARLOCK psychedelic doom legion
KAVOD meditative doom
LUNAR SWAMP doom blues
THE LANCASTERS psych rock
TRAHIR shamanic psych
TRIPPING HAZE CEREMONY stoner doom
WIZENED TREE stoner rock

Monday, May 11, 2020

Drone metal "Excavation" debut EP from BRONTOSAURUS


Drone metal "Excavation" debut EP from BRONTOSAURUS
Drone metal "Excavation" debut EP from BRONTOSAURUS
The Swamp has its share of drone metal (our newest band is COUNT SZAR) and ambient psych (founding brother OPIUM WARLOCK). So when I got the word about the debut album from BRONTOSAURS, I was right on it. And I was not disappointed! This is drone of the heaviest sort, and delivered with an unending barrage of unique ambient touches. This album is as fantastic as it is original, so have a listen to "Excavation" on Bandcamp --


Beyond the complete brutality of this heaviness on the first track and "Junkhead", there are some masterful flourishes to the music. The intentional skips, the drum work, the straining guitars, samples, the effects .... simply incredible stuff going on here. Despite the sheer weight of the music, there is so much variety to the music and sounds that you will simply not be able to pull your ears away from any of it. You are rewarded for catching the details as they travel past you.

Fuzzy's favorite song? Not an easy choice. I will say that the middle of "Junkhead" sent tingles up my spine, and the sheer originality of "Dinocracy" makes it stand out despite its short length. Drone purists might complain about the drift into ambient on a few of these songs, but to me, that is the appeal of this album. Ambient is the heavy half-brother of drone, and Brontosaurus is the father of them both.


I pity the demise of the dinosaurs, and I pity you if you miss out on this drone metal marvel with an ambient flair.

Brontosaurus is the drone metal project from Jan Chojnowski of The Howling Eye.

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ADVENT VARIC blackened stoner metal
BOG MONKEY noise rock
CHRONIC LETHARGY heavy psych
CROW BALLARD folk psych
DEAD PANDA stoner punk
DEADMAN DANCE neo-stoner rock
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
GREEN HOG BAND stoner doom
OPIUM WARLOCK psychedelic doom legion
KAVOD meditative doom
LUNAR SWAMP doom blues
THE LANCASTERS psych rock
TRAHIR shamanic psych
TRIPPING HAZE CEREMONY stoner doom
WIZENED TREE stoner rock




Thursday, May 7, 2020

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