Dopethrone: This is Your Brain on Satan

I don’t know what’s in the water in Montreal, but a lot of dirty, bluesy metal seems to come out of there.  Anyone who’s been reading this blog for awhile knows that I was a huge Barn Burner fan.  I also really enjoyed Mountain Dust, a stoner metal project that Kevin Keegan was (is?) involved… Continue reading Dopethrone: This is Your Brain on Satan

EP Review: Atomics by Problem With Dragons

A reader just turned “us” (me) on to stoner rock trio Problem With Dragons and I’m really enjoying their 2012 EP Atomics.  Hailing from Easthampton, Massachusetts, these guys deliver fuzz-laden anthems in manageable 3-4 minute chunks. The EP opens with “Wanting,” catching the listener with a doomy hook almost immediately.  That guitar riff builds gradually,… Continue reading EP Review: Atomics by Problem With Dragons

THE SKULL – For Those Which Are Asleep (Tee Pee)

The Skull features Eric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff “Oly” Olson (drums), who were both founding members of doom metal legends Trouble. In addition, they added longtime Trouble bassist Ron Holzner, along with Lothar Keller and ex-Pentagram guitarist Matt Goldsborough to their new group, which was originally formed to pay homage to their old group. After… Continue reading THE SKULL – For Those Which Are Asleep (Tee Pee)

Review of Bedroom Rehab Corporation’s Red Over Red

Photo "borrowed" from the band's Facebook page.

Historically, what’s a more metal job than being a sailor on a tall ship?  You’re surrounded by thousands of miles of water in all directions with a finite supply of rum, salt pork, and moldy bread to keep you alive.  There’s no SOS and no reinforcements.  If that ship goes down, you will drown –… Continue reading Review of Bedroom Rehab Corporation’s Red Over Red

The Zeitgeist of Dirges: A Review of Black Sabbath’s 13

Failure is often expected when a band attempts to rekindle past glory. You almost laugh when you hear news of a once highly respected and relevant band getting back together in attempt to get the creative juices flowing. This is usually because the band’s true intentions are financial. The members need more money to help… Continue reading The Zeitgeist of Dirges: A Review of Black Sabbath’s 13