Record Reviews - S

SHALLOW GRAVE (s/t) CD

May/20/2013

I don't usually expect something as bleak and dark as SHALLOW GRAVE's debut album from New Zealand's Astral Projection record label. In general, owner and multi-instrumentalist Craig Williamson uses Astral Projection to release music of his own musical projects which are Lamp Of The Universe, Arc Of Ascent and Datura...

SONS OF KINGS (Emersion) CD

Mar/23/2013

With their self-released debut album 'Emersion', Finland's SONS OF KINGS take the listener on an instrumental journey through many genres and moods. It's not always easy to describe their dark amalgam, because the transitions between these different musical styles are mostly very fluid...

SOUL THIEF (Funk City Revolutions) CD

Mar/10/2013

Due to the album title, UK's SOUL THIEF caught my eye, because I love old funk from the late 1960s/early to mid-1970s. So I hoped very much that this band was inspired by early Funkadelic, Black Merda or Betty Davis...

SIDEBURN (IV Monument) CD

Feb/26/2013

I read that a band called Sideburn would play this years Doom Shall Rise festival. And I never think I have heard of them...

SEVEN PLANETS (s/t) CD

Dec/15/2012

Hailing from West Virginia, SEVEN PLANETS is an instrumental band and this self-titled album is their second self-financed full-length, released in 2012. They deliver an eclectic mix of psychedelic blues and heavy rock, but there's more to discover...

SEAMOUNT (IV: Earthmother) CD:

Nov/22/2012

I guess there is no need to introduce this band from Germany with the American on the mic, right? Seamount should by now be a household name for everyone into Doom, Heavy Rock and like-minded genres. With three albums in their back catalogue, two of these being on Germany's famous The Church Within Record, the band from southern Germany (apart from singer Phil Swanson of course) already managed to create a trademark sound that they do not leave with their fourth album...

SOUTHSIDE STRANGLERS (Devilled) MCD

Nov/20/2012

Well, I do not share the view of music journalist T. Rozwadowski who described the music of Wisconsin's SOUTHSIDE STRANGLERS with the words: "Dirty, dangerous,...

STEAMHAMMER (Riding On The L&N - The Anthology) 2CD

Nov/15/2012

I am saying nothing new when stating that the UK in the 1960's was a kind of blues mecca. At that time there were so many groundbreaking bands that have marked rock history, so that it would be superfluous to start name dropping...

SOLRIZE (Mano Cornuta) LP/CD

Oct/26/2012

SOLRIZE come from Vienna, Austria, and are self-proclaimed propagators of heavy rock, as they proudly state with their album title, which literally means “the horned hand”. And I guess every average rock music fan is aware which sign is meant by this...

SUPER DISTORTION (Utopia International) CD

Oct/24/2012

SUPER DISTORTION is just one of many projects of Pete Bradley, who was completely unknown to me until I received this promo disc from Pointy Bird Records. But he seems to be a very creative musician with a wide array of different styles ranging from electronica and experimental stuff to psychedelica...

Displaying results 1 to 10 out of 191