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Lizardia Lizardia
Greece's stoner rock outfit Lizardia stepped into 2014 with a great self-titled debut album, an album which often flees from its core incentive towards the blues and old fashioned psychedelia. It's kind of weird that this band and album didn't receive more attention inside Greece, because the album has been adequately brought to the light by foreign media.
3.5
08.29.14
Dying Out Flame Shiva Rudrastakam
The debut album of Nepalese(!) death metal outfit Dying Out Flame is a token of solid (but not particularly original) technical brutal death metal, mixed with traditional music and vocals from their native land. The said mix is original, the atmospheric folk parts are well blended with the metal mayhem, however the blending appears to have a big margin for improvement. Dying Out Flame are certainly a band to look upon in time to come.
3.6
08.28.14
Psycrence A Frail Deception
Greek prog metal outfit Psycrence make a great start for themselves with their debut album. Band does not reinvent the wheel, but manages nevertheless to keep things interesting by mixing all the interesting elements from the major prog metal schools (US and European) with a latent djent vibe. The vocals are very good (they could be better with more practice and better sound mixing in future albums), rhythm section is "tech" but rather restrained at that, the 7-string guitars/sound production are/is skull ripping, and the keyboards build tense atmospheres in the rear. First few and last few tracks are what makes the album work, but the less i
3.5
08.28.14
Skeptor United We Stand Together We Fall
In between tech speed/thrash metal outfits such as Toxik and Watchtower, Skeptor's debut album rips skulls, while it attempts raising a voice of its own. On another note, the album title/concept are among the most intelligent, bitter and cynical I have recently come across...
4.0
08.28.14
Troldhaugen Obzkure Anekdotez For Maniakal Massez
A bunch of Australian dudes (plus guests) flew over the cuckoo's nest and crafted an astonishing genre hopping album that draws inspiration from an abundant list of musical references, namely extreme metal, electronic music, prog rock, classical music, folk music from all over the world, and Broadway musicals. Fantastic sound production, top notch/tech metal instrumental performance and a vast spectrum of aptly sung vocal melodies by all singers, male and female. Dinosaur prog/avant-garde metal bands need to listen to this album so as to take their intended pun and possibly remember how essentially adventurous music is done these days.
4.5
08.28.14
Mike Scheidt Stay Awake
YOB's Mike Scheidt strays away from the amplifier worship, picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to sing about the deeper concepts in life. A great album to spin every once in a while.
3.5
08.27.14
Boris Noise
A pair of ears heavily exposed to the abundant production of Boris music will find it hard to deny that the band has not gone through the motions in Noise. Despite being derivative (think of what the band tried from Pink up to Attention Please, with the addition of Heavy Rocks and Boris At Last -Feedbacker-), the new songs sound fresh every time they are reproduced.
4.0
08.24.14

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  • insomniac15 Sure man! From what I saw, Thessaloniki is one of the main cities with psychedelic/stoner gigs. So, if we're gonna make it, we'll be there!
    August 29 04:10 PM
  • Mad. Thanks man, I'm always open to recs! It's now on my bandcamp wishlist so I will definitely get round to listening to it eventually. Have you heard the Greek stoner band Tuber? They're pretty awesome
    August 29 03:30 PM
  • Wizard Thanks for the rec, sounds like it's right up my alley.
    August 29 07:24 AM
  • manosg Kalimera John, eyxaristo gia to heads up, tha to tsekaro oposdipote. Akousa kai to album tis Maya Beiser pou mou esteiles kai to vrika poly endiaferon. Idiaitera ta perissotero arga/atmospherika kommatia itan arketa kala. Ta dyo amigos blues (Howlin, Muddy) den me enthousiasan.
    August 29 05:00 AM
  • insomniac15 Thanks! This sounds groovy as hell and the artwork is so beautiful! Btw, my band and I are gonna play some shows with 1000MODS in October. Hopefully next year we can finally hit Greece! That would be awesome, plus those guys are great live. Maybe you heard this, if not, I hope you like them. We played in Germany with them a few weeks ago and they were awesome! - motherenginerock.bandcamp.com
    August 29 04:00 AM

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