Aleph Null “Nocturnal” llega con una ola de doom/stoner cargada de psicodelia

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Nocturnal es el primer álbum de Alep Null, una banda alemana tocando doom metal con toques stoner metal y hasta un poco de grunge a la mezcla, con un alto nivel de psicodelia flotando en cada canción. Después de dos ep’s, nos entregan finalmente su primer larga duración que consta de 7 canciones.

Si anteriormente habías escuchado cualquiera de sus ep’s, tienes conocimiento de lo que venían cocinando y si no tienes ni pista de quienes son, Nocturnal es la mejor tarjeta de presentación para todos los nuevos escuchas. En estas grabaciones han bajado de velocidad para entrar a una niebla densa, donde el conductor no puede ver a mas de 10 metros que es lo que sigue, así miro el cambio en Aleph Null.

Aleph Null evoca sonidos de bandas como Kyuss, Black Sabbath, Mastodon o incluso Alice in Chains. Nocturnal puede ser descargado gratis vía bandcamp, hasta agotar créditos. Al parecer mas adelante estarán  editando algo con Easy Rider Records y esto es lo menos que podrían obtener.

Entre mas tardes en ir a bandcamp y descargar Nocturnal, menos posibilidades tienes de encontrarlo gratis. Altamente recomendado.

Weedpecker – Weedpecker

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En Polonia no se que fumen mas, si es hachís o mariguana. pero sea lo que sea, Weedpecker es producto de ese humo denso que fuman los integrantes de la banda. Se formaron por ahí del 2012, entre los hermanos Dobry, junto al baterista de Belzebong y después agregaron al bajista español de Looking For An Answer, pero esas bandas solo sirven como referencia, ya que Weedpecker no suena a ninguna de estas bandas. A la fecha solo cuentan con un demo y este álbum.

El grunge nunca ha sido un genero que escuche o me guste escuchar, lo soporto, mas no conozco bandas, excepto las mas comerciales que todos conocen -pixies, nirvana, etc.-. Se imaginan que seria de este genero, si le metieran riffs psicodelicos y stoner metal en la mezcla. Ya no hay que imaginarse nada, estos polacos con un cuarto de españoles, han logrado mezclar el stoner metal con grunge, de tal manera que hasta los detractores del grunge, se volverán fanáticos de esta banda. No hay momento alguno en el álbum que den ganas de saltar, cada canción tiene su atmósfera y te lleva de un pasaje a otro, pero lo mas importante, es que mantiene al espectador de principio a fin y lo deja esperando mas… al menos ese fue mi caso. Si estas buscando algo fresco en el genero, aquí esta lo que buscabas. Altamente recomendado.

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Requests from bands vol.4

Nerves – Nerves

These guys comes from Minneapolis, Minnesota and their debut ep was released a few weeks ago. If you are into bands like Converge, Botch or The Dillinger Escape Plan, you really need to listen this band. Highly recommended.

Bandcamp | Facebook

   Holy – The Age of Collapse

HOLY fuck, these italians are back with a new lp released through the german label Adagio 830. This is the follow up from their self-titled 12 inch released on Hell, Yes!… the result of  their fourteen new tracks is devastating, they continue in the same line of black hardcore/punk with hints of crust/powerviolence and political lyrics. If you are into Trash Talk, Punch or DNF, you should definetely give a listen to this band, highly recommended.

Bandcamp | Tumblr | Mediafire | Buy

Revengeance – Complacent  Complacency

Revengeance is a five piece power-violence locomotive. Taking it’s first steps in 2011, and already with three releases under their belts, Revengeance took the punk scene by storm with its unique blend of 80´s hardcore, proto-grindcore and all the cult 90´s power-violence bands, and adding a sprinkle of “fuck off” attitude. In just one year they managed to play all the key Portuguese festivals and support slots for some overseas acts. Expect angry female/male vocals, fast drumming and loud guitars. The band is in its essence a tribute to power-violence. Give it a try or fuck off.

Bandcamp | Buy

A Thousand Words – Sinners

After some line up changes and a demo in 2009, the band did several shows in Portugal opening for such hardcore acts like: Shai Hulud, Anchor, Soul Control, No Turning Back, Rise and Fall, For the Glory and Devil in Me to name a few, the band also did some weekends in Spain and an European tour in 2010 to promote their demo.  Drinking influences from bands like Unbroken, Damnation A.D. and Rise and Fall the boys recorded their recent EP in 2012 titled “SINNERS”.

Bandcamp | Buy

Romero – Take The Potion

Romero’s first full length has been released on January, thanks to a kickstar campaign the album will be released as vinyl. The cd version can be ordered from their bigcartel page as well as other merch. These folks keep  playing stoner metal full of fuzzy riffages and psychedelics passages, it’s not a total stoner metal record cause  they bring the darkness and heaviness of doom metal which gives to their sound another direction. If you roll into stoner metal or doom metal, Take The Potion is what you need nowadays, highly recommended.

Bandcamp | Bigcartel

I´m working on a huge band request post, is the easiest way to finish with all the requests. Have been listening most of the bands requests, some of them will appear soonish, some other not. Thanks for share your music with mvsicasheroin.

Your Highness – Blue Devils

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Origin: Belgium

Tracks: 3

Label: Highness Records

¨Your Highness hails from the ports of Antwerp. These regal Belgians emerged from a punk-hc scene with a huge DIY-spirit, which shaped the band’s character to what it is today. In 2009, they recorded a 3-song demo at Studio 195. One year later, they dropped a hammer called “Cults ‘n’ Cunts”, a full cd/lp recorded and mixed by Epic productions and mastered at New Alliance East. These royal tunes got released with the help of Hammerheart records and received great reviews all over the world. Testimony to this statement was the willingness of both Doomstar bookings and Ruffstuff bookings to work with the band. Your Highness played tons of shows in Belgium, UK, Netherlands, France and Spain with the likes of Acid King, Saviours, Fucked Up, Today is the day, Weedeater, Diablo Blvd, Drums are for Parades and many more … Just recently, Antwerps finest stonerband unleashed “Blue Devils”, their new EP, recorded once again with Epic productions and mastered at New Alliance East. Released as a free Digital Ep and 10″ LP.Your Highness is a five-piece stoner/sludge metal band from Antwerpen, Belgium¨ Copy-paste from their website, i’m in hurry, gotta go work but this three-track ep is definitely worth to listen, recommended.

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In The Company of Serpents – In The Company of Serpents

Origin: United States
Year:2012
Genre:Doom metal / Sludge / Stoner metal
Tracks: 5
Label: Unsigned

ITCoS comes from Denver, Colorado and its formed by Grant Netzorg and JJ Anselmi(Royal Talons). This debut album is a great quality of doom metal, groovy and catchy is what they have created, bluesy riffs with drum beats that fits perfectly, doesn’t turn boring and its easy-listening, even if you are not fan of the genre you´ll enjoy this. Fans of Windhand, Electric Wizard or Weedeater, seriously a beast you can´t miss… highly recommended.

Bandcamp | Facebook

Predicted – Demos From Witch House

Origin: Russia
Year: 2011
Genre: Doom / Psychedelic / Sludge / Stoner metal
Tracks: 5
Label:Unsigned
 I came to this record before going to work, an interesting new band coming from Moscow, Russia.
Predicted is a new name on the doom community, these russian folks plays heavy doom metal psychedelic and sludgy, if you dig Electric Wizard, Elder, Belzebong or Bongzilla you´ll like this record. Highly recommended.

Ladybird – Demo 2012

Origin:United States
Year:2012
Genre: Doom metal / Sludge / Stoner metal
Tracks: 3
Label: Self-released
Ladybird, a new stoner doom metal act from Tempe, Arizona. This are their first recording and from the first second you feel their blues/fuzzed-out riffs, with a heavier drums sound… imagine if you mix Sleep´s ¨Holy Mountain¨ and Weedeater´s ¨Sixteen Tons¨, add more fuzz and slow down the music, that´s how i can describe them. Although this is a demo, i think this is some of the best stuff i´ve heard lately, but lets see what they do in the near future, a promising new band if they keep playing like this. Highly recommended. 
Things that you will need for a better listen: Weed.

Dopethrone – III

Origin:Canada
Year:2012
Genre:Doom / Sludge / Stoner metal
Tracks:
Label: Unsigned
I was waiting for this since the band posted a sampler of their upcoming album.If you disliked this band cause they used the name of some of the greatest songs of doom, ¨III¨ throws buzzy/filthy riffs  that will change your perception of this band, a master piece to get high and to remember why this band is called Dopethrone. Great samplers, excelent music, get on this now… highly recommended. 
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Aleph Null – Dale Ep

 Origin: Germany 
Year: 2012 
Genre: Doom | Sludge | Stoner metal  
Tracks: 6  
Label: Unsigned 
Aleph Null comes from Cologne, Germany and they were formed around 2011, “Dale” is the first work from this band and it sounds superb, if this are the first recordings i can’t wait for future releases. I wish i could write more about “Dale” but i must go to work, if you are into bands like Belzebong or Dopefight, i’m sure you’ll love this.
Highly recommended.
[Band request]

Aquanaut – Sunken Ark

Origin: Canada
 Year: 2012
 Genre: Doom metal | Psychedelic | Stoner metal 
Tracks: 4
Label: Unsigned 
Aquanaut hails from Vancouver, Canada, this guys are playing doom/stoner metal with a psychedelic sound, the four tracks on “Sunken Ark” clock around 45 mints, the recordings sounds a bit lo-fi, but you get an idea of what they are doing. This is their own description “Emerging from the briny depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Aquanaut burst forth from the water, a juggernaut. Simultaneously fast and slow, sludgy and sleek, Aquanaut is a new kind of force. With one goal in mind, the warrior turns south and begins its final journey; to sink Australia.” . Listen to “Sunken Ark” and “Bong Water River” while you burn one. Recommended. 

Romero – Couch Lock Single

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Origin: United States
Year: 2012
Genre: Doom | Sludge metal | Stoner metal
Tracks: 2
Label: D.I.Y | Grindcore Karaoke (Digital)
Get a copy here.
Romero comes from Wisconsin, they released their debut 7″ in sept/10’… a lot of time has passed, now they present 2 new songs released as tape by the band and digitally by “Grindcore Karaoke”.  their music is on the same direction as their debut, a bit less stoner rock influenced and more into the heavy and metallic riffages, have been enjoying both tracks but i think it’s time for see a full length. Extra info you should know, the tape comes with 3D artwork/poster and 3D glasses, but it’s limited so hurry up. Highly recommended.

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Royal Talons – Royal Talons

Origin: United States
Year: 2012
Genre: Doom | Sludge | Stoner Metal
Tracks: 5
Label:
Handshake Inc.
Get a copy here.

Days ago found this album, today after coming from work this is what receive me, after a long stressed day. Royal Talons is like the hashish of stoner metal, all the thc is concentrated here… they are a three piece band from Denver, Co. and these guys know how to do down-tuned and drepesing tunes with a psychedelic  touch, skip this wannabe review and start listen this, highly recommended.

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Black Smoke Sermon – Demo(Unmastered)

Origin: United States
Year: 2011
Genre: Doom|Sludge|Stoner Metal
Tracks: 2
Label: Unsigned
Buy: Here
After a whiskey and a bowl, i definitely want to listen something like this, i discovered days ago this demo and i have been playing it everyday. Black Smoke Sermon comes from Texas, influenced by bands like Thou, Moloch, Haarp, Moss, Electric Wizard, etc… this guys have created a great demo. The demo includes two tracks, one called “…in smoke, in fury” and the other is “Up On High”, both tracks runs over the 6 minutes. This is like putting your weed(eater) in your bong(zilla), then you take a hit while you listen Thou and Electric Wizard, imagine that sound!… can’t wait for something new by these guys. You can download this directly from bandcamp or once you are here, just click the download button and you can get it via mediafire. Highly Recommended.


Elder – Dead Roots Stirring

Origin: United States
Year: 2011
Genre: Psychedelic|Stoner Doom|Stoner Metal
Tracks: 5
Label: MeteorCity Records
Buy: Here
Web: Myspace
Another great record released this year, i have much more newer stuff to post but sometimes it’s hard to keep posting when your work gets almost all your day time, anyway, for those who doesn’t know Elder yet, this is not the philly band. Elder is a three piece band from Boston, MA, they play a great style of Stoner Doom/Metal with the same feeling of the psychedelic bands from the 70’s… no doubt this is going to my top albums. This is much more from what i expected from these guys, after three years of silence they come back with a mature sound,10/10 for sure, Highly Recommended.

Slabdragger – Regress

Origin: United Kingdom
Year: 2011
Genre: Doom|Sludge|Stoner Metal
Tracks: 6
Label: Holy Roar Records
Buy: Here
This is  the debut album from Slabdragger, they released the album via Holy Roar Records, it’s weird to see a sludge band signed on HR, but i’m glad they released their debut album on 2  Lp’s, however, if you want to hear something new coming from a band of creative stoners, get into them. “Regress” is definitely a record you will enjoy, doesn’t sounds like the copy of the copy, it took them 2 years make this album, so imagine all the hard work and of course, all theweed they consume on that time? haa. Fans of Yob, Sleep, Cavity or Bongzilla should be clicking the download button. Highly Recommended. A random question, who is more stoner, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg or Cypress Hill? lol.

Windhand – Practice Space Demo

Origin: United States
Year: 2010
Genre: Doom Metal|Psychedelic|Stoner Metal
Tracks: 2
Label: Unsigned
Buy: No Buy Option
It’s time to get stoned! i have days i don’t post anything like this, but this time i come with a 2 track demo from these satan creatures from Virginia…if you think you’ve got pretty stoned, you should listen this demo and think about it twice. Slowly and psychedelic doom with the sings of a girl floating like waves in a dark room full of depression and hate. Tunes to smoke your fat joint in your own cave. Fans of Stonehelm, Cough, Blood Ceremony or Devil’s Bood should give this a listen. Highly Recommended. 

Slabdragger

Origin: United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Genre: Doom|Sludge|Stoner Metal
Tracks: 3
Label: Unsigned
Buy: No buy option
Web: Myspace
Slabdragger is a band from London, they are a three piece band and this is not even a demo or something, it’s all i have from them. I really think they need to release an ep at least, this 3 tracks sounds pretty sick, they really remind me to bands like Electric Wizard, Bongzill or YOB. IF you have a bong next to you, you should download this and then take a hit, oh and thanks to a user from lastfm[StonerDoomNZ] for send me this 3 tracks. Highly Recommended.

Weedeater – Jason…The Dragon

Origin: United States
Year: 2011
Genre: Sludge|Stoner Metal
Tracks: 10
Label: Southern Lord Records 
Buy: Here
Web: Myspace

Newest album by these sludge masters, following their 2007 album “God Luck And Good Speed” nothing more to say, just download it and then go to buy it…if you have the chance to see them live don’t miss them. This day has been some of the best from 2011 so far…i got so many things i was looking for, anyway, get high with this stoner riffs! oh and the final with the piano…fuck, it’s gorgeous. Highly Recommended.

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Orchid – Capricorn

Origin: United States

Year: 2011

Genre: Doom|Stoner Metal

Tracks: 9

Label: Doom Dealer

Buy: Here

Web: Facebook

This is not the screamo band, for those who don’t know the other orchid band, they are a band based in San Francisco who play some finsest doom/stoner metal. “Capricorn” has been the record more awaited this last year, this album follows their EP from 2009 “Through the Devil’s Doorway”, they have really surprise me with this beauty of album, probably the best thing i’ve heard in 2011. Prepare your bong for this long record, smoke from the beginning to the end if you can. I’m kind of blocked but this time believe me when i say is the best record i’ve heard in 2011 and put your hands in this gem. Highly Recommended.

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Lord Green – Last Demo

Origin: United States

Year: 2011

Genre: Hardcore Punk|Stoner Metal

Tracks: 8

Label: Fan The Flames Records

Buy: Here

Web: Myspace|Website

Another request from Fan The Flames, i have to say this sound kind of unique…imagine like a hardcore punk band with a sampler of smoking weed and sometimes drop stoner riffs here and there, nice, right?. Lord Green is a Illinois based band who recently arrived from buying medical weed, so if you are looking for something fresh, unique, stoner and faster, here it’s.Highly Recommended.[Label Request]

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Mars – Reign of Suns

Origin: United States

Year: 2008

Genre: Doom Metal|Sludge|Stoner Metal

Label: Self Released

Buy: No Buy Option

Web: Myspace

This night i just want to hear this kind of music…slow, deep, dark, heavy, loud, stoner and dirty. Mars was born at 2006 in New Orleans, and after many lineup and name changes, they released in 2008 this gem called “Reign of Suns”, there’s not much to say about this guys or at least i don’t know more about them, if someones know the real status of the band…just drop a comment or something. The recordings are not the best, but sounds good, each song is more than 10 minutes…a really long trip, 4 tracks in about 50 minutes, so, prepair those bongs, blunts, zig zags, pipes, apples, carrots, etc. No more words needed, get this and turn on 300% the volume. Highly Recommended. 

Tracklist:

1.Shadow Out of Time

2.Nameless Shapeshift

3.Golden Dawn

4.Black On High

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Dopefight – Buds

Origin: United Kingdom

Year: 2010

Genre: Sludge|Stoner Metal

Label: Self Released

Buy: Here

Web: Myspace

Damn, when i listen for the first time this band i was impressed of how good they sound. They are just a three piece band, but it sounds like a 5 piece band, you are going to get impressed with these weed addicts. Their demo ’09 and split with Dead Existence   was some of the best sludge/stoner metal tunes i’ve heard nowadays from a band who starts like a few years ago. I really love how the bass sounds, the drummer beats, the stoner riffage and the vocal effects…fuck, i really love this band. Today i discovered this band put out “Buds” their first full length and i can’t  get enough from this tracks. They are obviously obsessed with weed, but, this it’s not just other obsessed band with drugs, download this and you will understand what i try to say. I dare to say Dopefight it’s some of the best bands nowadays…still D.I.Y on each release. They are creating some of the best Sludge/Stoner Metal songs.Fans of Bongzilla, Sleep, Electric Wizard, Weedeater etc…get into it!. I really want to smoke a joint or just a bowl to make better the listening but i don’t have any, if you have some…waste all your weed listening this guys. Highly Recommended.

Tracklist:

1.Baby Goat Sick

2.Leviathan’s Burp

3.NOB. NOD. NOI.

4.Specimen

5.Slug ‘N Mop

6.Brighton Town Is A Fucking Whore

7.La Mano Del Daemon

8.Jock Witch

9.Do Not Inflict Your (Spawn) Upon Me

10.Bogtrotter

11.Pistophelees

12.Ampnoncefuck

13.Untitled Acoustic

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Hollow Leg – Instinct

Origin: Florida,USA

Year: 2010

Genre: Doom|Sludge|Stoner Metal

Label: Unsigned

Buy: Here

Web: Myspace
Hollow Leg is created by two guys from Jacksonville, they grew up together in Boston’s hardcore and metal scene, both guys does a great job with this debut album, a loud,stoner and heavy sound new to your ears. Each song is a mix of doom,sludge to a more stoner metal sound with those riffs who make you trip out. You might think one guitar doesn’t make much noise…i thought that at first when i was  reading about the band, but, when i was listening to the record, i just change my perception about these guys, they do a really well job here. You can download/purchase the lp from their bandcamp page, if you like it…buy it! support those bands who share their music for free. Fans of Olde Growth,Orange Goblin,Cavity,Acid King take note. Thanks To Elementary Revolt for this one!.

Tracklist:

1.Caretaker

2.Shattered   

3.The Return

4.The Source

5.Bacchus   

6.Nothing Left

7.Spit In the Fire   

8.Warbeast   

9.Grace   

10.Wayside

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Umor – Self Titled

Origin: Croatia
Year: 2009
Genre: Doom|Sludge|Stoner Metal
Label: Sonic Doom Records
Buy: Here
Web: Myspace
It’s pretty weird when you download to many shit and you discover a gem in those forgotten files, shame on me. These guys create a heavy but all the time stoner atmospheres, with that voice pretty stoner, in this s/t they build 5 long songs that will blow you away, it’s like a decapitation… after your head has been removed by a knife you’ll see how your head is going down and the agony you feel in those 37 seconds it’s exactly what this guys makes me feel. High-ly Recommended, do you a favor and smoke in a bong while you listen this.
Tracklist:

1.Uncouthly Thought  

2.Joshua  

3.Intense  

4.Odd Reference  

5.High Shine

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Dopethrone – Demonsmoke

Origin: Canada

Year: 2009

Genre: Sludge|Stoner Metal

Label: Unsigned

Buy: Here

Web: Myspace

Imagine if you take Electric Wizard,Bongzilla,Eyehategod and Weedeater into a huge pipe and you smoke all the bowl, the dust will be called “Dopethrone”. These dudes from Montreal has take the name from an Electric Wizard album, the sound it’s not that original but i really love how it sounds, they take you to their psychodelic atmosphere and push you to take off the stress with a bowl. If you like the mentionated band you’ll love this.

Tracklist:

1.Demonsmoke

2.Wizard’s Sleeve

3.Spirit Ruiner

4.Abraxas

5.Psychodelic Vampire

6.Blood Boiler

7.Power Violence Forever

8.Legalize Murder

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Olde Growth – Olde Growth

Origin: Boston,MA

Year: 2010

Genre: Doom|Sludge|Stoner Metal

Label: Self Released

Buy: Here

Web: Myspace|Website

Boston duo making a great mix of stoner, sludge and doom, this album is truly the best I’ve heard this year…talking about these genres. It is amazing how the distortion and bass riffs make you trip along with the drummer beats, sometimes sings and sometimes screams all summed up in a great job. If you like bands like Sleep, Bongzilla, Electric Wizard, Eyehategod and all the ball, you should really put an eye on this duo. Highly Recommended!

Tracklist:

1.The Grand Illusion

2.Life In The Present

3.Cry of the Nazgul/The Second Darkness/To the Black Gate

4.Sequoia

5.Red Dwarf

6.Everything Dies

7.Awake

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