Friday, April 24, 2020

Blues rock ACID ALICE signs with Aonair Records with "The Road"

ACID ALICE "The Road"
ACID ALICE "The Road"
AONAIR RECORDS has just signed ACID ALICE with a blues rock sound straight from the late 60s but with a completely fresh sound. These songs deliver all the best of that era without any of the excess or missteps that albums from that bygone era sometimes had. The guitar work, the vocals, the passion for a sound that still lives on .... this is just flat-out a great album. Check out "The Road" debut album from Acid Alice:


"The Road" blasts out of the gate on "Acid Horse" with blistering guitar work and bluesy vocals. The guitar and vocal work makes a powerful combination that delivers all the way through this album. The blues rock sound is less like the Southern rock of the 70s and more like the blues rock from Los Angeles in the late 60s. Wherever and whenever doesn't really matter anyway -- this just flat out rocks!

The guitar work is so incredible on this thing. Just check out the intro to "In My Memory" for proof of that. Speaking of that song, the vocals out-do themselves. And the band knows it's in the 21st century, with just a touch of fuzz to bring the blues rock from another generation to music fans of today.

One thing Fuzzy really digs is that Acid Alice keeps the energy level up. Some bands would be tempted to slow it down in parts or take a break, but this album rocks & rolls from start to finish.

Fantastic music, great production, and wonderful songs. Check out Acid Alice!


Mrs. Cracklins Happy Hour mini-review:
I will happily listen to this everyday. 
From the band (by way of Google Translate):
Rock band influenced by music from the 60s and 70s, whose main ideology is to rescue musical and ideological styles that they consider lost, as well as to build atmospheres that remind us of the old glories of rock.
Acid Alice surge por la necesidad de sus integrantes de expresarse por medio de música mas aproximada a la de aquellos artistas de la escena de los 60's, 70's a los que admiran, debido a la añoranza que poseen sus integrantes hacia los grandes festivales de esos años, así como a las enérgicas y místicas presentaciones de los grupos de la época, así convergen los integrantes de la banda al comenzar el proyecto, después de algunos cambios, y algunas buenas presentaciones Acid Alice queda conformado por su actual alineación Darcy, Mark, Hector, Dankoi, y Julio ( como colaborador), con el propósito único de construir música distintiva, original y atrevida que traiga de vuelta las antañas atmósferas de esos "Buenos tiempos". 
Acid Alice band is from Mexico City with members:
  • Mark Mc'Fuzz: Guitarra Principal/Lead Guitar
  • Darcy Core: Voz/Vox
  • Hector Vamartz: Batería/Drums
  • Dankoi Marco: Bajo/Bass
ACID ALICE just signed with Aonair Records. This album and this band deserve more attention and now they'll get it. Be sure to check out the Aonair Presents Vol. 1 stoner comp for more great music.

Follow Acid Alice band at: 



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BOG MONKEY noise rock
CHRONIC LETHARGY heavy psych
CROW BALLARD folk psych
DEAD PANDA stoner punk
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Stoner metal PSYLOW teases with 3 debut tracks

PSYLOW
PSYLOW
PSYLOW is a heavy metal 5-piece out of San Diego with as much love for the 80s and 90s as Fuzzy has. There's a stoner vibe going on too, and these debut tracks have a foundation of green heaviness that will definitely appeal to any stoner metal fan. 80s heavy metal, 90s grunge, and Psylow rolls the both into their own stoner metal sound. Dig these debut tracks from PSYLOW:

"Blood Blister" is the song that first grabbed Fuzzy's attention. I was wandering around Bandcamp on the lookout for some killer fresh music for my 420 charity comp, and found this beastly track. The buzzing guitars, the pounding rhythms, and the nasty vocals ... man, I was hooked right off!

"Dirt Nap" is the chuggiest of the trio. The guitar work here just keeps ripping out the fuzz, and the vocals are unstoppable.


"Snake Charmer" lays down the longest song of the bunch, which gives the guitars a chance to slow it down a little. But not much! They deliver another killer song along with the most epic guitar solo.

There's a nice variety to these 3 tracks that shows off the band's mastery of their instruments, but there's no misunderstanding that they all come from the same heavy stoner metal band.

Fuzzy can't wait for more! But he'll have to wait, because Psylow says they're still working on their debut album.


Psylow band is from San Diego with members:
  • Shawn Upchurch
  • Kip Page
  • Greg Noriega
  • Jason Busiek
  • Bill Driskill
Follow Psylow band at: 




Check out Psylow along with 30 other heavy bands on Fuzzy's annual 420 charity comp SWAMP HAZE: 


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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
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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

New vinyl releases from NECIO RECORDS

New vinyl releases from NECIO RECORDS
New vinyl releases from NECIO RECORDS
NECIO RECORDS has 4 new vinyl releases ready to lay the heavy stoner psych on your turntable.



EL JEFAZO takes instrumental stoner and adds in a dash of prog metal to deliver a set of tracks that is both smooth sailing and pulsing with energy. "Simbiosis" originally released last year, and it's great that the vinyl has dropped at last. El Jefazo is a trio out of Peru.



SATURNDUST is a band I have enjoyed for a while, since back when I was putting together my BRASIL IN FUZZ compilation. This band's unique blend of heavy and psych puts their music into a place of its own. Saturndust is a trio out of Brazil and dropped "RLC" in 2017.


KNEI is a psych rock trio from Argentina. "III" dropped in 2019 and brings the most riff-based album to this set of releases. These songs are catchy and energetic without losing contact with their psychedelic stoner roots.



PARAHELIO is also from Peru. "Surge Evelia, Surge" delivers the longest and most serious of these new vinyl releases. These post-rock songs venture into drone but never fail to keep your interest. Beautiful music, indeed.  This was originally released on digital in 2019.

Order these vinyls from Necio Records:  



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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
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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

Stoner rock comp AONAIR PRESENTS VOL. 1

AONAIR PRESENTS VOL. 1
AONAIR PRESENTS VOL. 1 
Dig the new stoner comp from AONAIR RECORDS featuring The Swamp's LUNAR SWAMP!! This beast has 13 killer bands from around the world including THE SPACELORDS, KING MOUNTAIN, and one of Fuzzy's favorite bands, CARCAÑO. Check out AONAIR PRESENTS VOL. 1:


UK, Greece, USA, Italy, Germany, Canada, Finland, Israel .... the globe is well-represented on this one.

There were a few surprises for me, too. THE MARLBORO MEN are back after many years, and FOSTERMOTHER is mind-pounding doom metal right out of Fuzzy's backyard. Right on!!

Fuzzy digs the flow on this compilation. This playlist has been curated for your listening pleasure, with ebbs and flows to keep you listening from start to finish, and with the epic track "Spaceflowers" by THE SPACELORDS anchoring the heaviness at the end.

Kudos to Aonair Records for a killer comp! Get over to Bandcamp and follow Aonair Records to stay in touch with their news and music:  


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Fuzzy Cracklins Presents 
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
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Drone metal COUNT SZAR "Doomicide" may cause brain damage

COUNT SZAR "Doomicide"
COUNT SZAR "Doomicide" 
Some might say that much of doom is already drone, but COUNT SZAR is here to put things straight. Doom is heavy, and drone is repetitive, and drone doom blends them in a way that numbs your mind without putting you to sleep. Count Szar gets it right on "Doomicide" with over an hour of brain-melting heaviness. Check out the drone doom of SZAR DOOM --


As is often the case with solo bands, there's a lot of quality material to dig in their back catalog, so visit COUNT SZAR on Bandcamp to keep listening. Links below!

Looking to listen to more solo bands? Check out Fuzzy's original comp on Bandcamp LOUD & LONELY VOL. 1 with a lot of heavy one-man bands.




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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
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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

Friday, April 17, 2020

Stoner doom metal THE RHUBARB "Black Sun" EP

THE RHUBARB "Black Sun" EP
THE RHUBARB "Black Sun" EP

Glasgow 4-piece THE RHUBARB just released their new EP "Black Sun" on April 17. This is 4 tracks of high-fuzz drugged-out stoner doom metal with exceptional and unique vocals featuring both female and male singers. The slow doom pace of the songs with the ghost-like singing make for a very powerful blend, and this is an EP release you need to check out:


Black Sun EP has 4 tracks with a total play time of about 30 minutes:
  • "I'd Do Anything For You" starts off slow and somber, and really highlights the dual vocal style with alternating female and male vocals, and sometimes combined. Beautiful singing. Did I say this song starts of slow and somber? No worries, it's ripping all over the place towards the end. 
  • "The Waters" starts right off with the fuzz and more of those killer vocals. I was expecting it to start to rip at some point, but it kept chugging through the heavy doom riffs for the full 8 minutes. Really dark and good. 
  • "Drag Me to Hell" is the song on "Black Sun" that made me think how good it would be to see this band live on stage. Watching the dueling vocalists trading off is enough reason alone to see this band.  (Check out the live show video below.)
  • "Part Time Suicide" shows off The Rhubarb's use of sonic effects to build up a mood, and yet again we get heavy fuzz with the great blend of double vocals. This might be my favorite song out of a set with only great tracks. 
This is really good! Links below.

Check this live video from last year of The Rhubarb at King Tuts in Glasgow:


If it seems like we just heard from another killer Glasgow band, it's because we did. Check my review of ISAK over here (another great band).


The Rhubarb is:
  • Michael McConville
  • Jack Donnelly
  • Seán Maguire
  • Hannah White
From the band:
We're a stoner doom band from Glasgow Scotland, influenced by Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, Sleep, High on Fire and Electric Wizard. Our combination of female driven vocals and fuzzed out riffs gives us our stand out signature sound.
Be sure to follow The Rhubarb on Bandcamp to get the news when the new album drops. 



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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
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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

Fuzz rock 3DEMONS debut EP "Desierto Cósmico"

3DEMONS debut EP "Desierto Cósmico"
3DEMONS debut EP "Desierto Cósmico"
With bands like BOG MONKEY and DEAD PANDA in The Swamp, it's no surprise that Fuzzy digs the heavy fuzz-out instrumental tones of 3DEMONS. This skate trio out of CDMX unleashes an ultra high energy blend of fuzz, punk, metal, stoner, rock and wild guitar solos. Feast your earholes on the cosmic desert sounds of 3Demons:


3Demons band is from Mexico City with members:

  • Diego Larios - Guitar
  • Amadeus Gogo - Drums
  • Scar Racs - Bass



From the band:
We're from Coyoacan, a neighborhood in the south part of the Mexico City. Started by Diego a couple years ago, the real sound and the songs came together when Gogo and Scar, two of Diego's friends, joined him in this fuzzy trip by jamming freely and giving structure to some riffs he made up influenced by American and Greek stoner bands.
With everyone's different influences the 3Demons were born.


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Fuzzy Cracklins Presents 
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
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Stoner hardcore VALLE GALGO crush it with their debut EP "Despertar"

Valle Galgo debut EP "Despertar"
Valle Galgo debut EP "Despertar"
Fuzzy's just about ready to release his annual 420 comp "Swamp Haze" which includes a song off the debut EP "Despertar" by VALLE GALGO. This band combines heavy stoner rock with hardcore and adds in a combination of psychedelic and sludge vocals to create a truly unique and captivating sound. When a debut EP leaves you wanting more, you know the band is onto something good. And Valle Galgo definitely leaves me wanting more! Check them out:


These songs have elements of grunge and heavy rock, but just when you think you have them figured out, they kick it high gear with supersonic guitars and sludge singing. I'm pretty sure these guys kick ass in their live show.


The Spanish vocals put this beast over the top for me. This music needs the rough edge that only this singing sound can give it.

Check out the cool artwork in this video of the instrumental version of "Valle Galgo" --


If you dig VALLE GALGO be sure to check out another killer band from Argentina called BRAHMANS CACERIA from Chile CARCANO of Italy might give you the same vibe.

Remember to follow Fuzzy so you can get my 420 comp when it drops.

Valle Galgo band is from Córdoba, Argentina.  



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Fuzzy Cracklins Presents 
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
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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, April 2, 2020

Power stoner debut HYDE S/T

Stoner metal debut HYDE S/T
Stoner metal debut HYDE S/T 
Fuzzy can't get too much stoner metal out of France. Moozoonsii, Nydeaf, Pusherkid .... the tough guitars and the rough riffs. So when HYDE sent me their debut self-titled album, I was all over it. And does this ever deliver the goods. Not only with angry music that fits these awful times so well, but there's also the angst-full vocals and killer samples. (FYI, Fuzzy loves samples.) Everything about the debut effort screams in your face that HYDE is a band to be reckoned with. Dig this great album:


I gotta point out that there are enough musical ideas packed into this full album to fill out 2 or 3 albums for a lesser band. I don't mean just the variety of the riffs between the songs, but within each song there is a lot going on. Listen to "Tsunami" a few times and unpack how much is going with this song. Just really great!


Hyde describes their sound as "power stoner" and I agree with that.

There's a fantastic balance to the instruments as well. The bass stands on its own without taking over, the drums provide tons of variety without getting splashy, and the guitar sails crips and clear over them both. A great production.

Ahhhh and the samples.... "D W A G B" is my idea of a perfect song. Chugging heavy riff underneath a classic sample. (Walter's eulogy from the end of "The Big Lebowski.") "Hunter's Run" comes in a close second with its own killer sample (from "True Detective"). Hyde really digs some cool shit.

The mini review from Mrs. Cracklins:
"Well-produced but not over-produced." 
Hyde delivers a great lyric video for The Barber Of Pitlochry on YouTube:


HYDE band is from Paris with the members:
  • Mister J: Bass / Vocals
  • Mister P: Drums
  • Mister S: Guitar
From the band (via Google Translate):
HYDE produces heavy and powerful rock with stoner accents, influenced by the Swedish doom / sludge scene and North American stoner-rock. This mixture of influences gives Hyde a particular style which they qualify as Power Stoner.


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Fuzzy Cracklins Presents
heavy underground music from The Swamp featuring

ADVENT VARIC blackened stoner metal
CROW BALLARD folk psych
DEAD PANDA stoner punk
DOS BRUJOS metal jams
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