Excellent campy vid and song form horror punk rockers 45 Grave. Enjoy.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
It hasn't happened yet...I've just always really dug this song. Here's the video for "Midlife Crisis" from Faith No More's "Angel Dust". "Go on and ring my neck/like when a rag gets wet..."
Friday, April 16, 2010
Have to post this at least twice a year. Nothing better than this Witchfinder General song...classic, early 1980's New Wave of British Heavy Metal, head-banging and laden with doom. Here's "Free Country" once again.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Here's some sick, twisted, retro 1960's garage punk with a modern edge. I love Mudhoney, especially their early stuff, such as this song right here..."Here Comes Sickness". My favorite band from the quote unquote "Grunge" era. Mudhoney were not really "grunge"...they were just playing their own take of nasty, fuzzed out retro psych/garage punk cranked up all the way. Don't know how they got pigeon-holed into that whole scene, besides the fact that they were from Seattle.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
So Nebula broke up. Pretty big deal. Where are the space rock bands that will fill their shoes? These guys have left behind them a legacy. The band was formed in 1997 after guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano left Fu Manchu to form their own band....with more emphasis on heavy space psych metal/rock than your usual desert/stoner metal. These guys drew more from Hendrix, Hawkwind, and Helios Creed, but that unmistakable sound was still there....that Stooges meets Black Flag meets Black Sabbath sound of Fu Manchu.
Anyway, Nebula's music had become more improvisatory and brilliant, more truly otherworldly over the years, leaving the earth and desert behind. Metal that will blast you off into the stratosphere and disrupt your circuits for good.I will leave you with one track from their latest EP as an epilogue because it was their best at that moment. Nebula's greatness improved with every new disc. These guys were prolific, not a bad album out there, so check them out.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Some excellent doom from Trouble's first album "Psalm 9" way back in the early 1980's. Fierce, head banging, apocalytic doom metal at it's finest. "Come on people let me hear you say/You fucking bastards you're gonna pay..."
Play it loud, scare your neighbors.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Top notch hippie biker space metal. Hip shaking, head banging, earthy yet space bound. Sign me up for this space trip. "A million miles an hour/with an overloaded mind/ridin' on an asteroid into a different space in time..." From Orange Goblin's 2000 album "The Big Black".
Another piece of whacked-out but appealing thrift store art. You know, I haven't been thrift store art hunting in a long time. Maybe that's something my wife and I could do while we are on vacation next week.
Ok, right from the start I need to apologize for my previously stated dislike of this album. It's just that took a while to grow on me, I guess. It's not quite as impressive as their latest release "Blue Record". It's a bit more instrumental heavy, yet still formidable.
Baroness' "Red Album" (2007) is a smoke-filled maze of winding, quiet, trippy prog-rock instrumentals a la early King Crimson that build into heavier stoner rock grooves, then eventually explode into all out apocalypse then melt away. They haven't quite perfected their home-spun blend of Mastadon, Fugazi, and The Sword yet, but they are pretty close. Excellent blend of prog metal, hardcore, and stoner metal.
"Red Album" takes a bit of patience. Once again, it is not nearly as gargantuan as "Blue Record" but still a good listen. It tends to meander a bit with the instrumentals, but I think that's the way they meant it....to lull you into a psychedelic stupor and then melt your face off. Highly recommended, but pick up "Blue Record" first.
Here's "Rays on Pinion" and 'Wanderlust" for your enjoyment.