maandag 16 april 2018

Stoner HiVe’s Top 5 artists listened to last week…

Stoner HiVe’s
Top 5 artists listened to last week…

We hope to return with some fine HiVe action on Thursday. Till then we are still swamped with work. Loads of uninteresting stuff and one squeaky fun assignment which we are preparing for right now. And as we switch our listening program, in preparation for an interview, to everything Johnny Rotten ever produced, we look back to what we listened to last week. The awesome Phe is back on rotation, since the boys are gearing up for some shows in the Netherlands. Zeke’s damn fine new Hellbender album out on Relapse Records was on heavy rotation as is Weird Tales and their The Fall album. Which we shall write something more about soon. The Blackwater Fever record Delusions got spun and I guess we all need to order the vinyl through Diggers Factory and Lord Ellis and their Mouth of The Mad record. Which you should read about on Desert Psychlist! And ofcourse, you should listen to them as well. And the other ones as well! You need to check’m out! Check’m all out!

zaterdag 14 april 2018

Been swamped with work... But will return to action soon!

Been swamped with work... But will return to action soon!

And while working; the Top 5 we listened to...

vrijdag 6 april 2018

Cosmic Fall – In Search of Outer Space

Cosmic Fall – In Search of Outer Space
Self released – 2018
Rock, Psych, Space, Stoner
Rated: *****

Soon, the vinyl release of the new album In Search Of Outer Space, will be out there very soon! Somewhere around the end of May. And after hearing the new Cosmic Fall record only once, you will surely be getting your hands on it! The German power-trio excels in carving out kandy-kolored-elektrik-kool-aid paintings full of day-glo sounds and trippy digressions. In fact, you will be served exactly what Cosmic Fall does best with the first track Jabberwocky which seems to have all of that in pure form. Free flowing, wild and pure like a gigantic wave of musicality. And you can’t wait to hear what comes next, together with the rest of an anxious universe. The jammy nature of this album feels even more at home surfing those heavy grooves they are known for, the underlying fuzzy tone that this time around is interchanged more often by subdued spells of tranquility. Check out the earlier released First Fall to hear the difference. The mix and match of these segments form a gigantic tension arc that never falters and takes the listener with them on their mighty quest. Holy hell, Cosmic Fall deliver quite the adventure here. Check it out and get ready for that vinyl release!

(Written by JK)

Legend of The Seagullmen – Legend of The Seagullmen

Legend of The Seagullmen – Legend of The Seagullmen
Dine Alone – 2018
Rock, Metal
Rated: ***

Apparently, we have Josh Homme to thank for the maritime metal supergroup called Legend of The Seagullmen. The project came into existence when the aforementioned Queens Of The Stone Age mastermind introduced Brent Hinds from Mastodon to filmmaker and guitar player Jimmy Hayward from Jonah Hex. Soon they found vocalist David Dreyer and the ideas for a ‘nautical spaghetti western’ were flying high! The result is here and also features Tool drummer Danny Carey and Zappa Plays Zappa bassist Peter Griffin. The crazies have delivered a self-titled debut with eight tracks that seem inspired by bands like Rainbow and Black Sabbath. Seventies psychedelic, but then metallic and hot sauced with seafaring craziness and stormy tales of woe. There are parts of the record that come across as drunken and marooned. Some guitar parts sound unfinished or like a rough sketch. As do some of the vocals; as if the fun in the studio was a bit too much for the ol’ boys! But that audible fun is also the main charm of the album. The vintage metal sound, the concept and the theatrical hymns entertain, and one cannot help but want to enlist with the Seagullmen and travel the oceans!

(Written by JK)

woensdag 4 april 2018

The Doom Chart For March 2018

 Doom Chart

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.” (Roy Batty, Bladerunner)

But before that, maybe take the time to listen to the albums featured in the March countdown. These are not randomly picked statistics but pieces of music that have moved us, made the day seem a bit brighter, rescued us from “just another day at work” or just simply made us stomp our feet and nod our head.

The Doom Charts represent some of the finest bloggers, journalists, radio and podcasters, and album reviewers from the doom-stoner-heavy underground around the globe.  Each month, our critics submit their picks for the best new doom, sludge metal, stoner-psychedelic and heavy rock albums.  The results are compiled and tabulated into the chart below.  This is a one-stop shop for the best new albums in the world…

We returned just in time to see the March 2018 Doom Chart go live! We were on route, ill and on route. Which is always a horrible way to travel. But we are back now and ready to scour those tweny-five amazing albums that are featured on the Doom Charts this month! No less than 250 albums got voted for this month and bands like Messa & Solstice only just fell off the end list. So many great albums and so little time to listen to them all! But we try and we love doing it! Cause there is so much wonderful music out there! So once again, thanks to all the bands for doing what they do and thanks to all the compadres of the Doom Chart for sticking to their heavy guns and firing off their choices and blurbs every month! Let's keep this righteous thing rolling! For all that good heavy stuff out there!

Stoner HiVe's Top 10 artists listened to last month...

(I know, a few days late again. But we were ill and on route once again. We've are back now, but still ill... Damn flu!)