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Tropical Doom - Mangue (2016)

12 August, 2016

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Tropical Doom's latest EP, released in March. This is certainly some very promising stuff, but I don't like it as much as the debut album.

With the release of Mangue, the sound of Tropical Doom is changing and evolving. It's still a lot of the same stuff here, but with a slightly heavier edge and minus the rock 'n' roll. You can definitely feel a Corrosion of Conformity vibe here. Basically, it's more doom than stoner on this album. Anyhow, this is worth checking out! Give Tropical Doom's Bandcamp page a visit and!

P.S. Both awesome artworks are made by Thaís Burmeister Tirelli.

Tropical Doom - Tropical Doom (2015)

11 August, 2016

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And back to old requests. This is such a killer album, I should write about it a long time ago!

Tropical Doom is a fresh psychedelic stoner/doom rock band from Curitiba, Brazil. I'm not very familiar with the Brazilian stoner scene. So please let me know in the comments, if you guys knows more amazing bands from the land of coffee.

The self-titled album is the band's debut full-length. Their sound is traditional doom (think of bands like The Obsessed, Saint Vitus etc.) mixed with awesome stoner grooves (like Los Natas and Kyuss), sexy riffs and just fuckin' rock 'n' roll. A distinct hybrid of familiar genres. It's damn catchy, colourful and highly energetic. Another fantastic newcomer in the world of stoner rock. Should be a no-brainer for fans of warm, fuzzy, psychedelic desert rock. You will rape the repeat button, that's for sure!

P.S. You can find them also on Spotify and Deezer.

Dax Riggs - Electric Comoland (2002)

07 August, 2016

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As I mentioned before I have to catch up with some older requests, but let me make a small break for this one.

Electric Comoland is an old Dax Riggs (Acid Bath, Agents of Oblivion, Deadboy & the Elephantmen) bootleg which you can downlaod below.

Dax is one of my favorite artists of all time. Listening to his singing is an otherworldly experience. He is one of those artists that sounds absolutely amazing on disc, and even better live.

Electric Comoland is a collection of seven unreleased demos. Although the songs themselves are all strong compositions, the bootleg's quality varies wildly throughout. If the sound quality was more consistent, Electric Comoland would easily prove essential to any fan of Dax Riggs. Nonetheless, it's still worth have this one on your hard drive.

My favorite songs? Perfect Dreaming Skull, Momentarily Lost in Space and the excellent cover of Leonard Cohen's Tower of Song.

Demons From the Dungeon Dimension - As the Crow Flies (2016)

05 August, 2016

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I have to catch up with some older requests. To start with I present you the first band from Africa on Stoner Mountain. It's great to get music from all corners of the world.

Demons From the Dungeon Dimension is some heavy psyched out vintage doom band from Durban, South Africa. This is their self-released debut album. They created a distinct blend of stoner, Seattle Sound, heavy & doom metal in a raw 70's package. You can even notice some slightly tangible oldschool black metal influence in one or two songs. I guesss Windhand is the closest band that comes to my mind. The production is not that bad, but very far from perfect. But you must remember that it's a DIY record and it's not that easy to record an album as a metal band in South Africa.

Thanks to Duncan for sending me this one. Check it out & give them a visit below (also listen to their newest EP, which you can download for free)!

She Beast - Felch EP (2016)

03 August, 2016

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First of all, I love the Nosferatu cover.

She beast is a heavy sludge/doom trio from Melbourn, Australia. Heavenly inspired by bands like Grief, Church of Misery, Iron Monkey and especially Eyehategod. From the harsh, Mike Williams inspired vocals to the groovy feedback-drenched riffs. Taking their massive sound through hateful swamps of sludge & doom. And that's what you'll get on this sweet EP. Nothing too groundbreaking, but who gives a damn when it rocks this hard? Definitely worth checking out!

Slow Green Thing - II (2016)

01 August, 2016

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Slow Green Thing is a rising young band hailing from Dresden, Germany, "II" is the their second (yeah, obviously) full-length. It's filled with 7 tracks of thick, slow, melodic doom metal with some tight and catchy guitar solos. Although their citing Black Sabbath and Deep Purple as their major influence I'm getting more a Jerry Cantrell/Alice In Chains vibe here (especially the vocals). Let's just say they're influenced by all the good stuff. This underground mix of modern high-gain sound with a heavy, classic 70's vibe is just waiting to be discovered. This is the kind of album that cries for another spin to discover more. Don't miss it!

Siracvsa - Judah... The Holy Beginning Single

07 July, 2016

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Siracvsa is a Sao Paulo-based stoner doom metal band. Listen to their new single/promo song from upcoming full lenght album. Loud, slow and thick doomy riffage. Nothing quite new here, but well done nonetheless. This band clearly knows what they are doing. Give 'em a shot!


The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Succubus (2009)

04 June, 2016

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You've probably seen already the album cover above, so you know what that means. It's darkjazz time again!

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation was the live improvised alter ego of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Saidly, both bands are now disbanded. But check out The Thing With Five Eyes, the new projct of Jason Kohnen (one of the founding members of TKDE and TMFDC).

Succubus is the their second album. In my opinion their best and most interesting one. It was recorded live while viewing Jess Franco's Succubus (1968). This music is more darker and atmospheric than The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble. Filled with grimy electronic beats and a hypnotising trombone sound that just goes up your spine. So, what can I say more that hasn't already been said? This is the real dark/doom jaz experience!

Humulus - Electric Walrus EP (2015)

02 June, 2016

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Another day, another request.

This one has been out since October, the latest three track EP from Humulus. A heavy psychedelic/stoner rock band from Brescia/Bergamo, Italy. This thing starts off with a long, beautiful instrumental track filled with thick riffage and hypnotic psychedelica. Followed by two shorter, groovy songs, this time with a nice, worm vocal. A laid-back, fuzzy, and catchy sound, any fan of psychedelic/desert rock should give it a chance! Nothing more to say really, stream this EP on bandcamp and get it on CD/Vinyl.

Kannabinõid - Troon (2016)

30 May, 2016

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Sorry for the delay. But I guess it's never too late to take this awesome trip.

Kannabinõid is a stoner/doom power-trio from Tallinn, Estonia, formed in 2009. This is their debut full-length album (there's also an EP from 2012), presenting 3 songs of atmospheric stoner doom. Highly influenced by Sleep/ Om with a heavy focus on epic, monolithic riffs. It's slow, raw, pounding and heavy. A formula that works like a charm when done correctly. A great release for lovers of slow, sludge infested doom. Check it out, you shouldn't be disappointed.

Estoner - Lennud Saatana Dimensioonis (2016)

09 May, 2016

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Estoner is a mighty four-piece band from Tallinn, Estonia.

Lennud Saatana Dimensioonis is their second album and it brings us an interesting form of dark, psychedelic doom. These guys deliver a really hard-hitting sound from start to finish, no fillers, only killers. The album is filled with crushing, epic and atmospheric sound, even with some great black metal inspirations. I really love this album and it gets better after each listen. Listen to it, if you don't believe me. A huge and immersive sound, highly recommended! I hope this band gets some recognition in the stoner/doom metal community.

Big thanks to Golem Records for providing this great album for preview.