Record Reviews - #09

XII BOAR (Split Tongue, Cloven Hoof) MCD

Nov/07/2012

If this is Stoner Rock, I think I have no clue what Stoner Rock is. That was the first thought I had when XII Boar start their Heavy Rock Party with some Thrash Metal of the fast and fine form...

40 WATT SUN (The Inside Room) 2LP/CD

Mar/17/2011

You will hardly ever find a doom metal album in the last decade that created such a sensation like Warning's 'Watching From A Distance'. The main reason for this is that they interlink, in a particularly effective way, crushing riffs and a slow pacing with strong melodies to create an emotional intensity that will leave no one indifferent...

1000MODS (Liquid Sleep) 7"

Apr/22/2010

Because of their promsing self-financed 'Blank Reality' EP from 2006, the Greek band 1000MODS is still fresh in my mind and it's good to see that they are still alive. After almost four years 'Liquid Sleep' is their next sign of life, but unfortunately it's only a 7" with two new songs...

100GRIT (s/t) MCD

Jul/29/2004

This band were formely known as DOUBLE WIDE (review above) and here is their latest 4-track demo. The first song is a fine groovy and dirty garage rocker with harmonica and cool and relaxed vocals, but with a influence from bands like MINUTEMEN of FIREHOSE...

THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN / SLOTH / WUZOR / D O M

Jul/08/2004

Although the backcover says "4 Way Doom Death Sludge Core Split 12 Inch LP", I'd say, that it's actually none of the above, as neither any featured band sounds like the typical Death Doom outfit, nor does it bear too many similarities to acts like EYEHATEGOD or GRIEF (R. I...

18 SPEED TRANNY (Fluid) CD-R

Jul/08/2004

This is a brandnew heavy rock trio from Chicago, which are influenced by 70's acid rock, 80's heavy/speed metal, 90's heavy rock (Soundgarden, Alice In Chains f. e) and some of todays bands and this is their first self released full length album...