Sunday, April 20, 2014

...muuuhhh...

SHIT THE COW
STONER ROCK/ALTERNATIVE
SWEDEN

Holy Shit!

The band is raised on metal, punk rock and all kinds of distortion but the main inspiration comes from the rusty old truck in Steven Spielberg´s 1971 duel.

The second EP by Swedish scrapyard rockers Shit the Cow called „Salt of the earth“ has just be released. Since last year´s „volume/cow“ the band has recruited two new members: Erik Rosenberg and Robin Lindqvist.

Shit the cow is based in Stockholm but „Salt of the earth“ is recordet in Gula Viljan studio in the small village of Rissna far in the northern woods of Sweden. The recording took place over one intense weekend in the middle of July, interrupted only by a thunder storm and ridiculous amounts of grilled beef.

The first track rolls away like it should be... awesome riffs with a fucked up, but clear voice and nice bass Vibrations let the Stonerhearts beat higher. The Drums pushes the Song to the right way and really inspired me already from the first second.

A pretty cool opener for this EP, and for sure a candy for every Stonerhead.
There is no sample Stuff or something, they let the gasoline directly flow as hard as they can.
And yes they can!
„The Decline of Wester Civilization“ is my favorite track on this record.
The Crew sounds more like american rock, then we, or I'm used to Swedish Stuff.

If you are searching for similar Bands like all the Masterblasters we already know from this Country, this will not be what you expect from Shit the Cow, it is a completly different style.
The second Track is the same scheme but has already this punky touch.
Number three sounds slow deep and hard, with nice riffs and strange melodies, dirty Vocals fuck up the Track the right way.

The last Track is completly different and should show that punk is not dead i think.
It is a brew of the sound they still have with more punk or ska influences.
All Tracks have this punk touch, but this one seems to be an omage on punk.
The whole EP sounds garage rock like, not even my taste, but on the other hand like good old punk core stuff mixed up with a fist full of Stoner Stuff.

The EP is really short and hard to describe and / or evaluate for me. I really like the first Track, if every track would burn like this, i would love this baby and the score would be much higher, but there is too much punk in the other Songs for me.

But for sure it is every time a question of taste, so check em out!

Text:Daverino


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6 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

Friday, April 18, 2014

...driven by doom...

Sierra 
Stoner/Prog Rock
Canada

These stoner prog dudes, how they call themselves, come from the rough north. Rough as these canadian guys is also their sound of fuzz-loaded grooving heaviness. So lean back and blow yourself apart with „Pslip“ the first full length track, mixed with some nice stoner as well as doom stuff. First of all great artwork. Casey McKinley, well done! The opener „Pslip in“. A short track which exactly does what it ought to: Increase attention. Fluid transition into „Little Smoke“. Interesting mix between rythm based stoner riffs and atmospheric wide-sound parts. 
The voice in between reminded me in a way of some 80's power metal stuff - Pretty heroic character which you also find on some riffs. „Control Folly“ has a great beginning. Especially the second part is really damn cool. Accentuated riffs and cool tempo switches, in between some rolling voice-parts which bring back the stoner vibe. Besides, they also return to this killer-riff at the beginning. Well done! „100“. The First part is really cool but then it gets more slowly and also quieter, which is not everyone's taste. Still, there's this 80's power metal influence. 
Nice solo in the middle or maybe more in the end. Oh yeah „Psquigalogz“ starts with some mighty in-your-face-riffing. It's rolling, it sounds pretty damn fat and will encourage you to roll another one. Best song so far. „Into nothing“. Stoner Punk with some heavy mid-tempo riffs which have potential to cause some kind of eargasms. Recognition value on this one. 
„Smoke filled room“. The beginning has some post rock elements which are getting destroyed directly afterwards by some evil guitar riffs and some vocals on it. Then it's about returning from those evil-big-balls-style to more melodic stuff and backwards...flowing switches but a bit too melodic for my taste. Finally we get to the longest track. „Pseptember“ An innovative piece of 9 minutes. A nice slow-down track which brings some new stoner/doom characteristics into it. „Pslip out“. A psychedelic instrumental closing track of 2 minutes which ends the record. All in all a great band with it's own style to check out. You can invest your time worse than listening to this. 

Text:Sebastian


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8 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

...space caravan...

 
ETHEREAL RIFFIAN
DOOM/STONER/PSYCH/PROG ROCK
HUNGARY

  Ethereal Riffian band was formed in summer of 2010.

After spending several years and trying different musical styles, we have found sonic vibrations that sound in unison with our collective consciousness. Shaman’s Visions, the debut work of Ethereal Riffian, came into existence in 2011 and became the result of this long search.Exactly in a year, the next release Dkyil Khor (Sand Mandala) was added to the band’s discography. The twenty-minute meditational single was written for one of the expositions of the Arsenale-Biennale 2012 exhibition, which was devoted to the transience of time and the search of self.

The second full-length album called Aeonian is the band’s most mature work, which unites all the best talents of its members. The eponimous book merged as a result of our intention to fully disclose the ideas and concepts of this album. While working on the narrative, we realized that from now on books would become an integral part of the band’s creative work, for they let reinforce the images created by the music and inculcate them in the consciousness of our listeners.

The band’s activity has two main objectives: to compose unconventional music, which is able to expand the frames of the listener’s musical perception, and to shed light on the existence of a subtler plane, whose laws if understood properly may help to perceive the reality on a deeper level. In order to achieve the abovementioned goals, we diligently work on each new release. That is exactly why the ones who get acquainted with the creative work of our band need to be very attentive.

We sincerely hope that the message carefully integrated in our music is able to induce our listeners, and now our readers as well, to open up the new facets of existence and kindle the light of their true self, which will not dim even in the darkest nooks of Sheol.


 
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Aeonian" is like a trip to outter space - the space shuttle would be operated with music and the fuel would never run out because this Hungarian dude's know exactly what they do. However, it is clear, that this EP is way better than the first one - it comes with more structure and a direct line.Very good arranged songs with a lot of scenery changes, spherical and roomful atmospheric smooth riffs mixed with echoing melodies, which turn into a breaking wave of hard and thrashing riffs. The whole album is exactly up to my taste and fascinated me.Get your own album of Ethereal Riffian!!

Text: Stonerhead


8 from 10 Stonerheadpoints

Monday, April 14, 2014

...I've lost the moon...

 
Lost Moon
Stoner/Psych Rock
Italy

Guest Review from Billy Goate of Doomed & Stoned

Lost Moon is a heavy stoner “tribal” band that originated in the 90’s with brothers Stefano and Pierluigi Paolucci, on guitars/vocals and drums, respectively. At the present review, they are a four-piece joined on bass by Adolfo Calandro, with Francesco Panarese providing percussions. Based in Rome, Italy, ‘Lost Moon’ have put out a number of albums over the years including Lost Moon (2002) and this was followed by ‘King of Dogs’ (2008).Their third record is ‘Tales From The Sun’ (2013), Lost Moon’s first release on the label Ozium Records, and will be the subject of this review. In the future, we can expect a new album later in 2014 on Lost Moon’s new label, Karma Conspiracy Records. Now, on to ‘Tales From the Sun’ 
(2013).
 From the 8-track EP, three of my favorite songs were “Ransom,” “Lay Your Hands Down on Me,” and the title track, “Tales From The Sun.” All of them could achieve mainstream radio play, with a sound that is tight, focused, and pleasingly heavy. Play the title track and several things will jump out and grab you: first, the unusually strong rhythm of the bass/drums (this is where the “tribal” comes in); second, the vocals are pleasantly reminiscent of John Garcia (Vista Chino); third, the guitar whips up a storm of stoner influences from Kyuss to Dozer. This is music you take with you on a road trip or to the gym. Lost Moon’s driving beat, up-tempo guitars, and bright vocals are best appreciated on the go—and if you’re sitting still, you’ll want to be moving when you hear the hard-hitting beat the band has become known for. One other piece of advice: turn it up….LOUD. You can’t appreciate Lost Moon’s ‘Tales From The Sun’ at low volumes!


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8 from 10 Stonerheadpoints