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More Fuzz by Mr. Sputnick - 2d ago

In 2016 Crypt Trip released a short EP featuring 3 incredibly groovy, vintage rock songs. ‘Mabon Songs’ was a short demonstration of quality songwriting and originality but more importantly, my first introduction to Crypt Trip. The band seemed to have come out of nowhere and after playing this 14-minute EP on repeat, I was in desperate need of more material. The big question was, is there ever gonna be more Crypt Trip?

Yes, there, IS! Two years later and Mabon Songs gets revived into ‘Rootstock’, together with five completely new songs. The new material blends in perfectly with the previously released songs and a diverse full-length record is the result. Dig in!

How is the sound?

The band follows a classic recipe of retro sounds, long jams, and bluesy hard rock but manages to stay creative and pull-off an original sound. The songs contain a lot of energy and sound like they could have been recorded live, but at the same time seem to be carefully thought through. The rhythm and lead section are following each other closely through ever-changing parts and clever hooks. Well performed vocal-parts and solos by Ryan take the lead and alternate endlessly through-out the record.

The opening track builds pressure before firing away on full speed as the blues-rock power trio that is Crypt Trip. They give everything they’ve got which makes ‘Heartslave’ a great introduction into the record and definitely gets you warmed up for more. Punchy blues licks, lots of wah and epic soloing set the tone and continue into ‘Boogie No. 6’, just to release the gas a little in ‘Aquarena Daydream’ for a piece of mellow psych-rock. The band lets you drift for a couple minutes but puts you back both feet on the ground halfway through the song to warm you up for ‘Rio Vista’, which is a great rock ‘n roll song.

After all the new material it’s time for a small trip to the past into Mabon Songs which are the next 3 songs in the queue. All three of them are absolutely brilliant songs so the excuse to listen to them again is almost as good as the fact that there are new songs to accompany them. ‘Natural Chylde’ used to be my absolute favorite of Mabon Songs and still is a strong competitor for this title in Rootstock. It’s catchy and immediately gets you grooving.

The band blasts through ‘Tears of Gaia’ just to close Mabon Songs with, the ‘Mabon Song‘, a short, chilled out instrumental track played on acoustic guitar. It’s a great track that adds a nice change to the record and shows they can also handle a different dynamic. “Rootstock” is closed off by “Soul Games“, which is the 5th new track added to the album. They don’t get back up to full-speed anymore after cooling down, but the track is definitely a worthy ending to this 40-minute masterpiece.

Overall Rootstock is an incredible release with eight songs that are all different but at the same time equal in quality when it comes to production, songwriting, and execution. Just give it a spin already and have a nice Crypt Trip!

Why is this album worth listening to?
  • You can hear Crypt Trip consists of 3 skilful musicians that are an equal match to each other.
  • Crypt Trip can do everything Black Sabbath used to do and everything you wished Sabbath still did.
  • Even though they follow a classic recipe in their music, they manage to release something that stands out right now.
In what situation you should listen to this album?
  • Driving, cruising, skating, … road tripping! Whatever floats your goat
Something particular to note?

Have a nice Crypt Trip!!

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Today is the day of creation and celebration. February 13th 1970. A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of DOOM!
February 13th 2018. DOOM lives on!
February 13th 2023. Long after humans will lead their way into their own self-fulfilled extinction, the sun will engulf the earth and cosmos will terminate its existence, DOOM will continue to reign!

DOOM BIBLE.

Well you did not expect that, am I right? The cheesy and absurd prediction or even the fact that I am writing about a book!

But in our counter-culture it was a matter of time to have a graphic novel to accompany the mythos of this music and capture the feeling of its aura. I am writing about “The Doomster’s Monolithic Pocket Alphabet” with words by Theo Prasidis and illustrations by Maarten Donders out since November ’17 by Image Comics.

This little bible can totally be judged by its cover. You got the full DOOM salute by His Hideousness himself Lord Baphomet, surrounded by the steadfast foundations of this genre: massive amps and frankincense churning out chalky pale yellow putrid-smelling fumes. All of that is painted with the DOOM-est colour of them all: deep purple. Readers, beware, you‘re in for a scare!

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Theo and Maartens tried to incorporate DOOM as a notion, as a meaning, as a tradition and most of all as a [counter]-culture (it’s not “lifestyle” at all!). When you read this book you will come in contact with the ancient spirits, the archetypes of DOOM. The bedrock of all is – of course – the Midland Bastards, Black Sabbath. The creators of a lineage that spans from their debut back in the year of DOOM (1970 also the year when Father Jimi Hendrix left this planet), their immediate offsprings (Pentagram, Witchfinder General etc), the glory 80s (The Obsessed, Saint Vitus etc), the bastardization with other genres, and the modern day o’ DOOM where bands enrich their sounds with low & slow thick riffs.

So the un-holy recipe has everything boiling in this upside down skull: Gear, drugs as means for broadening consciousness (either as listener or creator), mythology, folklore, literature, even fashion or the art of cinema! So rich and full, almost like a civilization in our civilization. The DOOM civilization, I like the way it sounds!…

Anyway, where was I? Oh yes! You also got important people who are either icons or serious pillars of our community, religious imagery and of course the lore of females. Either in their own right with an acclaimed position in the lore of DOOM as high priestesses or seen through a prism of their vampiric and lustful nature, such is depicted in vintage horror films or in the scriptures of Father Edgar Alla Poe, oozing fatal beauty. Finally, you also get some science with its cosmic branch thrown in there for the solidification of DOOM in the universe.

It’s plain simple: if you love DOOM either as a sound or a notion just go buy this little firestarter. Brain arousal for your eyes and brain, the only thing that it’s missing is the audio, but trust me it will channel your inner primordial need for some low key sounds. While you are reading it you ‘ll think associatively and go and play it in your stereo.

Photos by: Panagiotis “Gloomy” Karagiannis (Instagram)

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The fair winds of Buenos Aires have stirred up a groovy Argentinian sound. A six-piece Spanish tongued psychedelic rock and roll band — Familia De Lobos (Family of Wolves) entered the new year releasing their self-titled album on Riot Season Records.

This band is refreshing. Equipped with tons of percussion, a bass drum, a couple guitars, bass, synthesizers and voice. They dip into tribal, folky, funky, experimental latin jams; dosed with primitive vocals. Somewhat nestled in the steep of an awakened consciousness, with conviction, they’re re-connecting us to a spiritual realm.

They play music as if they’re out for blood. These pack of wolves have an ability to prey on emotions. Listen closely, you can hear the footsteps; the heartbeat. This album is so much fun! It’s alive.

How is the sound?

Do you remember the scene in Oliver Stone’s The Doors when Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer) guides the band through a peyote vision quest in the desert? While they ride the snake? I know it’s hard to imagine removing the song “The End” from your mind or even the circle chant of “My Wild Love” during this scene, but if we could replace it somehow. Familia De Lobos reminds me of that scene. Or at least if Oliver Stone Quentin Tarantino decided to make a spaghetti western film about Familia De Lobos tripping balls in the desert, he’d most likely include their self-titled album as the soundtrack.

Let go. Consume peyote. Enter the desert in a moonlit pitch. Wake up! “Todo Lo Que Brilla” opens the album, and clearly Familia De Lobos are channelling the ancients. All that glitters in this song begin from the center of their spirit. A very hypnotic Lo-fi tribal rhythm sets the tone, and continues throughout the rest of the album.

Now, sit around the fire. Feel the breeze at your back. “El Viento Y La Luz” becomes the eyes for your vision. Slow, and groovy beats will move the song around your bobbing head. Next, “Sangria” connects the tribe. The justice and lenity of approach in this song. Cosmic synths, beautiful guitars; It’s a slithering serpent sound, filled with voices all around.

Familia De Lobos performs a heartsome cover of “My Wild Love” by The Doors. — “Mi Amor Salvaje” begins with what sounds like a crackling fire. This song crushes. Filled with lush ambient elements of ceremonial musical structure. They’ve embodied the essence of Jim Morrison’s poetic quest for mother earth’s heartbeat. Eric Moreno (guitar and voice) the silver-tongued orator, does his best to honour Jim, while instilling his own magical richness.

Following the wonderful rendition of “My Wild Love”, then absorbed in the silence between songs, the album transitions into an instrumental piece: “Familia De Lobos (Preludio)”. A prelude, which builds into what feels like mastery of the desert, thrusting us into “Conquista Del Desierto (Canto De Precipicio)”. Big tender percussion beats sink into a state of reverie that manipulates trance induced notes. Dark demonic smoke rising in slow-motion sounds. “Familia De Lobos” closes out the album.

The family of wolves move through their self-titled recording like an antiquities river, which meanders through their network of narrow canyons. This album is rich with historical psychedelic rhythm, tribal musical structure, and it can become the cult of personality as a soundtrack for any modern western.

Why is this album worth listening to?
  • It’s the clarity and haze in your psychotropic drug-induced state of mind.
In what situation you should listen to this album?
  • The next time you enter a desert after eating peyote.
  • Hey Mr. Quentin Tarantino! Do you hear me??!! Here’s the soundtrack for your next spaghetti western (style) film.
Something particular to note?

It is a limited edition of only 300 LPs pressed on snow white vinyl in a 350gsm reverse board printed outer sleeve. Riot Season have 180 of these in total. Available to pre-order now as either a stand-alone LP or with a bonus promo CD copy.

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Arcadian Child is a four-piece Psych-Rock band from Limassol, Cyprus. Formed in 2013, they’ve rocked their way on local scenes and refined their sound before recording this debut album, released 3 months ago. You can actually feel they took their time to fully achieve what they were thinking about, avoiding the error of an unfinished LP. The scope of their influences is pretty wide and you’ll probably recognize a few of those along the way.

Let yourself be tempted, you won’t regret it, Afterglow will flow smoothly through your ears.

How is the sound ?

Afterglow is a complex mix of different vibes and moods, going up and down, left and right, along the course of the LP, while keeping its unity. At first, you’ll think it’s nothing more than a psych pop/rock record, the kind that could be played on the radio. After all, it’s only half an hour long and there’s no song above the 5min mark, which is usually a blocker for me…

You’ll soon realize your mistake, each song has its own atmosphere, and the record will quickly become heavier, groovier and more technical than it seems. These guys will present you a good sample of their universe and songwriting as they assemble this blend of melancholic psychedelia, stoner riffage, and indie rock groove, often taking it to the next level with nifty soli, all this aggregating really coherently throughout the album.

I must say it’s a kind of guilty pleasure, this record holds a myriad of elements from different influences, including more mainstream ones. There are proggish sides that often makes me think of late 70s Pink Floyd, the meticulous production gives a sound ala Foo Fighters, the singing and groove recall the glory of indie rock, with some Franz Ferdinand like energy, or Ghinzu’s masterful on the darker humored songs. You’ll probably hear even more, each of us relating through our personal experience, but that’s what makes this record so catchy! You can only feel at home with this déjà-vu feeling, intriguing you to recognize all these elements. This is probably what will make you hit the repeat button, for you probably have missed something along the way, and I promise you won’t regret it

Let these beautiful songs lure you slowly and smoothly into a sort of soothing numbness…

Why is this album worth listening?
  • You like psych? stoner? indie rock? No need to chose, you got all this in Afterglow!
  • It gets better with every listening, and you’ll find yourself singing along quite quickly
  • They just signed with Rogue Wave Records, the psychedelic imprint of Ripple!
In what situation you should listen to this album?

Walking in the streets and your favorite spots of your city under the sun, throwing a few discreet dance moves when it gets groovy. Try to picture Josh Homme (in The Way You Used To Do) inside a sunny version of The Verve’s Bitter Sweet Symphony video clip, it should help, aha.

Something particular to note?

This LP will be released on vinyl in May, and another record should hit the shelves before the year is done.

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Well that was quite the experience, but most certainly it didn’t come out of nowhere. Puta Volcano made a pretty solid record back in to 2015, made out of hot as lava levels rock, desert tunes coming from Palm Desert but now the migrate from their volcanic nest to the North, and most notably in the Holy Land of Grunge. One of my personal favorite LPs of this year by a young and hard working band made of a roaring frontwoman, a riff warrior and a titanium rhythm section.

How is the sound ?

From the very start the whole notion behind the songwriting and the final outcome is crystal clear. It’s all about deliverance. Not necessarily depth, but raw emotions that comes with constant hard working performance.

Stucturaly there is a simple format, again coming from the same place of the aforementioned deliverance: emotion. An emotion that rocks you with songs like “Bird” that has that feeling as Soundgarden during Badmotorfinger era. Massive guitar sound and impermeable rhythm section. And the (sour) cherry on top of it all, Anna soaring like a lioness.

But deliverance is not the broadcast of same things – she can easily give a different vocal performance. Take for example the opener “Dune” where she has a “frozen” tone, more like a distant voice.

In “Zeroth Law” Alex channels his inner Iommi in an atavistic way, the primal Iommian riff (around 2:08 minute mark) and from that point on the band jams quite hard!

The grunge scene is strong in this LP where Soundgarden meets Alice in Chains in “Moebius” while in “Afterglow” things turn out a bit more alternative with a touch of Tool!

The closer “Infinity” has a doom aura through a huge and heavy jamming with atmospheric undertones in a fitting way for a last song.

Hats off for the diversity. Hats off for the obvious hard work, where every member spits fire. But most of all, this LP is one of the top for 2017 for having down to the core the essence of evolution. From the desert days to moody grunge and alternative songwriting you will love this effort.

Why is this album worth listening ?
  • To check one of the hottest bands in greek heavy rock scene right now!
  • Anna’s performance.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?

Anytime.

Something in particular to note ?

Produced by Johnny Tercu and the whole band. Recorded and mixed at Unreal Studios by Alex Ketenjian (known for working with Planet Of Zeus). Mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Sepultura, Paradise Lost and many more).

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More Fuzz by Mrs. Karnstein - 3w ago

I tend to have a soft spot for debut albums. I don’t exactly know why. Maybe I’m just a stupid snob. (I mean, there are people like that, right?) Maybe I like to listen to bands when their sound is more adolescent or raw. However, I doubt that last statement can apply to Borrachero’s first release… On the contrary, their self-titled debut achieves an amazing maturity and mastership of the sound, while balancing doom, psychedelia and space rock influences to a perfect blend.

You’d better be warned: Borrachero plays the kind of music that fills up the entire space around you, wraps you up and takes you away on a journey to uncharted territories.

How is the sound?

Where to start? The discrete, yet irresistibly groovy rhythm section? The stunning guitar playing and solos? Or the clean, expressive vocals – you know, the kind of vocals that gives you chills? You decide… but on the whole, I’d say what defines Borrachero’s music best is this: a constant ebb and flow between dreamy atmospheres and crushing heaviness.

The 4th track of the album, “Braindead” – my personal favorite – sums it all up. It gets you entranced from the very first measures, starting with a slow, deep, hypnotic fuzzed up bass line – Don’t you just love that kind of sound? – followed by ethereal guitar notes straight out of space… and then there’s the voice. Soft, harmonious, bewitching. That’s just the introduction, though: the quiet of the beginning soon gives way to a faster, more aggressive sound, while still retaining the same groove and catchiness. At that point, it’s too late: you’re already under a spell, and you haven’t even heard the guitar solo yet.

The other songs are just as compelling, and when the final note of the album stops and you gently wake up from your reverie, you feel like you have completely lost track of time. Yes, that’s how good it is.

Why is this album worth listening to?
  • It’s not often that you come across a debut album with such a level of maturity in the sound. Honestly. These guys are so talented it’s almost unreal.
In what situation you should listen to this album?

Chilling after a hard day of work. Lie down, relax, light up a fat one. Close your eyes. Everything is gonna be fine.

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More Fuzz by Mr. Slab Riffjaw - 3w ago

Look, let’s cut to the chase…why would you listen to this?

Well, do you like dirty amped up blues, 70’s rock production stylings and girthy, gristly, booming bass sounds? No?! Then jog on son, you’re not needed here.

For the rest of you lovely, lovely people…may I present Dommengang’s latest; Love Jail. This is sunshine given musical form.

WARNING:

This album will break your damn fingers with a small toffee hammer if you so much as look at the ‘SHUFFLE’ button. This is an album in every sense of the word. Tracks are laid out in a particular order for a reason. Dommengang have forged a journey of rhythmic sights, sounds and smells and you’d be best experiencing it as it was meant.

What does it sound like?

A three-lane-highway journey, veering wildly from snotty snarl to lethargic chillness before tripping the light fantastic…

  • Bread-and-butter rock’n’rollers set you up with a false sense of security as you shake your thang (such as opener Pastel City)…if you never make it past these you’re missing the best bit!
  • The door gets kicked in and you’re drinking mushroom tea with some wonderfully winding psych rockers (such as Dave’s Boogie). These blendings of shimmering melodies and rhythms with the grunting grind of an omnipresent bass riff are fresh as a daisy.
  • Then you’re thrown off the roof by a passing space rock jam of swirling (see the uber-trippy Stay Together). There’s beauty here.

The style changes continuously, but no matter what the tones remain sumptuous and rich, hi-fi but with an edge…and the bass…oh my god the bass. Yum.

What if I hate this 70’s rock thing you keep mentioning?

Okay, so you mention 70’s rock and for some folks instant images of tired and bloated rock behemoths drift into view. Been there, heard that. Sorry, but this ain’t that regurgitated riffage…we’ve even got moments of Beefheart in here! What we have here are hungry, smart, reverential but inventive musicians who have that wonderful knack of making an album that feels like it’s been with you for an age…and yet all sounds so fresh and unexpectedly new. 

Where would I spin this joint?

This is the sound of summer, and should really come on an 8-track. If this were a soundtrack the script would read: You’re at the wheel of the minivan, clouds of sweet smelling smoke pouring from the gang in the back seats as you floor the gas. The purr of the engine becomes a roar and you adjust your shades with a smile as the clear blue sky and dusty expanse of the highway becomes your world. The mushrooms are kicking in again, but somebody has refilled the pipe.

This is journey music for good times and spirit lifting. Sunshine in riff form.

What’s that in the rearview mirror?

One last parting note…I liked Dommengang’s first album, Everybodys Boogie. Actually I loved it. On first listen I was actually disappointed that with this second release their style had evolved, their songs developed. I was an idiot. If you dig this record please do go grab their first as well. It’s a rawer take on their heavy blues style but it’s fantastic to hear how they’ve grown since. Slab out.

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More Fuzz by Mr. Crow - 3w ago

Two years ago, Grajo released their first album and it totally blew my mind. After a 7’ split with Orthodox, they are back with a 6-killer tracks record, evolving into their own universe. They explore new sounds, build their identity in a unique way to make music.

Mixing perfectly a fat and loud sound, thanks to the solid rhythm section composed of Pistolo and Félix, the solid riffs of Josef and the astral voice of Liz, they put a big effort on the architecture of the different tracks and offer a whole new experience. Some really heavy atmospheric parts are totally charming and the fatness of the riffs are just sick.

You can clearly feel an evolution between their first album and this one, in terms of precision of sound and of the composition. Grajo builds slowly their way into the doom/psychedelic scene and it is a real pleasure to hear from them again.

How is the sound ?

With ‘Altares’, we get back with what Grajo makes Grajo: a fat and loud riff, a beautiful voice, a solid rhythm and a rumbling bass line. As the riff starts, we are projected in a new universe, guided by the bewitching voice of Liz. They put, in this entrance song, some more chilled parts, led by a slow beat and an astonished bass sound, before hitting us again, with this loud and powerful main riff, of course.

After this remarkable introduction, Grajo takes us into a more dynamic groove with ‘Queen Cobra’. Terribly ravishing, the sound and the different sequences of this track would totally fit a road-trip into a scorching desert. The vocals match the vibe and add an impressing feeling to the whole.

Real masterpiece of this album (in my opinion), ‘Malmuerta’ is a beautiful experience, mixing a beautiful and stellar guitar sound with some mindblowing vocals. More atmospheric, this track offers awesome bass/drum/percussion parts which will send you into a parallel universe.

‘Er’ and ‘Horror and Pleasure’ follow the path traced by the precedent tracks and deliver a powerful and fulfill emotions experience. The ambiance is crushing, making us dive into different states of feelings.

‘Malstrøm’ close this second effort from Grajo, with 8 minutes of instrumental doom sound. Almost epic in some points, always fat in terms of tone, more progressive in the structure, Grajo let us speechless.

Why is this album worth listening?
  • Liz’s voice gain confidence and deliver some awesome vocal parts
  • Each track offers their own ambiance
  • Again, all the riffs are powerful and the rhythm section support the whole in a perfect way
In what situation you should listen to this album ?

A long road trip or a chilled time after work seems great.

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You may know about one of the hottest names in psych rock in the whole world this moment, King Gizzard And The Lizzard Wizard, and how they ‘ve managed to put out 4 albums during 2017. Well, in the same terms of craziness, you have Ruff Majik from South Africa, but in a more underground level and manner they released 4 EPs during this year. The last one was released during Riffmas (as they said) it’s their third and final release of their “Seasons” series of EPs. Check what i wrote about their previous efforts for More Fuzz here, here and here and where they 2016 EP landed in my last year’s top list.

How is the sound ?

While they sound similar in each of their EPs, the manage to add a small chunk of something different each time.

In this EP, the vocals are identical to their favorite Riff Messiah (Jack White), but in terms of production things are more polished and proficient. In this point I have to say that I really like that the band listened to their fans and was replying from their social media to any comments about their sound. So there was your typical doom and fuzz sound in general, but crystal clear and professional.

The riffage is fast and ferocious in a sludge and punk-ish way (or if I could stretch it this way of playing reminds me of scandinavian black metal bands). Or hear the “Hammered are the gods” and especially the second half of it, where it has something more epic and traditional metal in its atmosphere (and title).

Of course, the EP’s highlight is the first song (and one of their best in general) where it outshines their heavy fuzzy blues love for the Sabbathian music and garage homage for White Stripes.

Why is this album worth listening ?
  • One of the best under the radar bands this moment
  • Part of their prolifici catalogue for 2017
In what situation you should listen to this album ?

Reading in a library!

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