High on Fire

September 24, 2012

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High on Fire (Oakland, California)                          Gritty blues driven stoner sludge.  It’s like your stuck in the middle of a burning field of weed.  It smell’s nice, but it’s really dangerous, and you’re not sure if you’ll get out alive.  Does that not sound inviting? […]

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Electric Wizard

August 18, 2012

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Electric Wizard (Dorset, England)                      Enveloped in a blackness, the sounds confront you with horror and comforts you with supernatural evil.  It creeps into your skin, crawls along the edges and then enters your brain, nesting there until your possessed to go out and buy every […]

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Melvins, The

May 3, 2012

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The Melvins (Montesano, Washington)   Who doesn’t like The Melvins?  I’m serious, who doesn’t like The Melvins?!  IT’S THE MELVINS!  Shall I say more?  Yeah probably.  These guys are hard to categorize.  More than most.  They are metal, but with their strange sense of humor, experimenting, and different mix of styles they are quite unique. […]

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May 1, 2012

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Dystopia (Orange County, California)                    In the mid to late 90’s, when this writer was a teenager, there were a few friends I had, that loved this little-known Sludge/Punk/Death Metal band all the way from California.  We were in Michigan.  I was immediately impressed with how raw […]

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March 18, 2012

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Mastodon (Atlanta, Georgia)                 Out of the gates in 2000, they brought to the table music that fits their name.  Huge and powerful; a sound that really seemed to invoke images of large stampeding beasts. The album “Remission,” was the first album to really break through and truly fill […]

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