Mind-bendingly heavy prog-metal courtesy of Mastodon. Here's BLOOD AND THUNDER from their LEVIATHAN album.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
In the mood for some retro doom rock from Sweden? Well I am too, so I have no choice but to play a little Witchcraft. Here's ATTENTION!, very smoke-filled, off-kilter, and trippy. It's from their second album FIREWOOD.
Some low down, dirty, painful blues. You can't go wrong with Bessie Smith.
Some excellent goth/punk/doom from Christian Death's THE IRON MASK. Here's SKELETON KISS...absolutely untouchable. Akin to goth/punk meets Saint Vitus, THE IRON MASK is an album any self respecting doom fan should have in their collection.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Here's a few cinematic horrors I managed to pick up for 5 bucks each the other day. BLACULA paired with SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM on one DVD. On the next one, BLACKENSTEIN!!
Can't wait to watch these. I'm going to be in Bad Cinema Heaven...me thinks proper reviews will be in order here. More soon.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Superbly heavy desert stoner rock from California. I love Fu Manchu, but it took a while for their 2000 "King of the Road" album to grow on me, but grow on me it did. Too much. Hell, give me a Boogie Van so I can drive like Hell on Wheels. I'm King of the Road you know, Over the Edge and I've got a Weird Beard...gotta get to California. And don't tell me No Dice....I'll get Blue Tile Fever and have to break out the Grasschopper on ya...
An excellent example of unpretentious, heavy psych prog rock. Captain Beyond's energy and creativity was out of control. Just give their 1971 self-titled debut album a listen. If you are into Monster Magnet, take note. Besides the obvious Black Sabbath and Hawkwind influences, Captain Beyond is part of the backbone of Monster Magnet's sound. Here's "Frozen Over" for your aural pleasure.
Here's a track from 1997....when Helios Creed briefly reformed Chrome after Damon Edge's (the long defunct band's co-founder) death. The album is "Retro Transmission", a brilliant work, one of Chrome's and Helios Creed's best. The song..."Artificial Human". As cold as the depths of space....untouchable.
Here's a track from The Stooges 1970 album "Funhouse". An incredible album...slightly understated. Not quite as in your face as their 1969 debut or their 1973 follow-up "Raw Power". Impressive, nonetheless. You have to let "Funhouse" grow on you a bit. Here's "Dirt" for your enjoyment. Everyone should have a copy of this album in their collection.
Friday, January 22, 2010
A guilty pleasure of mine. I love me some Creedence. Can't help it. Here's one of my favorite songs of theirs...."Looking Out My Back Door".
Mind-blowingly heavy doom here. So fuzzed out and low-end heavy it will threaten to blow your speakers. Perfect...pure molten lava psych metal. It's from their 1996 album "Come My Fanatics". Well worth the risky hearing and neurological damage that it may cause. Highly recommended. Here's "Return Trip".
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Although I am partial to the Wino-era Saint Vitus, this song has become lodged in my brain for some reason. It's from 1992, from their "Children of Doom" album. Christian Linderrson is on vocals. No Wino by far, but impressive nonetheless. What a crushing riff! Masterful psych/doom. Going to have to give some of the post-Wino Saint Vitus a better chance. Here it is...."Fear".
Impressive. Baroness is a band that I have had my doubts about. I picked up their "Red Album" and I was not impressed. And now their latest release "Blue Record" is out, and I'm been considering picking it up for a while now due to rave reviews. After hearing "A Horse Called Golgotha", I know I need to get this album right away. Frightening and catchy prog/punk...somewhere between Mastadon and Fugazi. Check it out. Amazing video as well.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Here's a "Kiss to the Brain" from Helios Creed....extremely warped space rock. I highly suggest you pick this album up. Not quite as good as "Lactating Purple" but from the same time period (early 1990's). Here's the first track, "XL-35", one of my all time favorite Helios songs. Enjoy.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Just because. An incredible song with an excellent psych/drug/retro exploitation video to match. Enjoy.
Ultra-cool, superior doom circa late 1960's to very early 1970's, courtesy of Pentagram. On of the most sleek, groove laden, and catchy doom metal songs of all time..."Review Your Choices".
Friday, January 1, 2010
Here's a little Joe Meek. Warped, twisted, and sick, the ultimate song to ring in a new decade. Too bad I could not find a full version of this song, so I guess a minute or so will have to do. Nauseating, demented, psych/futuristic reggae. Joe Meek was a genius. More on him soon.
It's shaping up to be a great New Years evening. Here's a Roger Miller classic from 1964. "The moon is high and so am I. The stars are out and so will I be pretty soon..." Enjoy. There's a bonus track included.
Ok. I'm in an "Office Space" kind of way. I love that movie , love the soundtrack. Here's one song you can't start the New Year off wrong with..."Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta" by the Geto Boys. A guilty pleasure I guess, but you have to watch the movie, then you will understand.
Happy New Year everyone. Here's a little Sonics to blast in the New Year with. I love this band...completely out of control 1960's garage punk. Here's "Strychnine", and I hope 2010 is just as good as this song.