Category: doom

Sleep ‎– Live At Third Man RecordsThird Man Va…

Sleep ‎– Live At Third Man Records
Third Man Vault Package# 39 (4LP Box)

Busy morning.  2+ hours, seven sides, recorded direct to acetate and given the deluxe treatment by TMR.  This box set was available only to TMR Vault members so you won’t find it in our shop, or any stores.  I’m hoping the label eventually makes this available for wider release, like they eventually did with “The Sciences” last year. Also, that poster!
Proceed The Weedian…

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Sleep ‎– Live At Third Man Records


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NEW RELEASE (Out Now)Sunn O))) ‎– Life Metal 2…

NEW RELEASE (Out Now)

Sunn O))) ‎– Life Metal 
2019, Southern Lord

AAA Recorded and mixed on magnetic tape. Mastered and cut on a pure analogue path”

Purest drone destruction, housed in a beautiful Stoughton gatefold jacket.  Sunn O))) take heavy to the highest level of art.  Cranking the volume may cause you to soil yourself, the brown note is in full evidence and it will assault your innards. 

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Melvins

Melvins

  • Houdini (1993)
  • Stoner Witch (1994)

Gonna Melvins for a bit. The 3 albums they recorded for Atlantic are probably the ones that get played most, probably Bullhead as well.  They’re all good tho, as consistent as any band doing it.  New album, new Summer tour.
Every year. You could set your calendar to it.  That’s why Melvins are still relevant and always will be; they are a monolith of Swiss precision with the best work ethic of any band I’ve seen.  
Lifetime fan.
On the vinyl side of things, has anyone noticed a particularly staticy side 1 to “Stoner Witch”? 

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Rifflord –  7 Cremation Ground / Meditation (…

Rifflord – 

7 Cremation Ground / Meditation (2018)

Propulsive space metal, with left turns at doom and blues and prog metal.  The Sabbath “Easter eggs” can be heard throughout both sides.  Amazing for some, derivative and unessecary for others. This is a most enjoyable spin, the groove is evident, mushrooms would pair nicely as a side dish. I have a feeling Rifflord’s best work is still ahead of them, preferably without Easter eggs.

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BEST OF VINYL 2018 Sleep ‎– The SciencesLab…

BEST OF VINYL 2018


Sleep ‎– The Sciences
Label:Third Man Records ‎– TMR 547
2 × LP, 4/20 Ltd Ed., Black/Green Split
Released:20 Apr 2018

No one expected it.  It was dropped upon us on 420, 2018. The day before Record Store Day. As far as I know, independent record stores were notified that they could purchase a “secret” release by Third Man Records. Those who ordered it, didn’t know what they were buying beforehand. 

Kind of brilliant, really.   

“The Sciences” sounds like the perfect execution of what it is: 3 guys who left each other for 15 years to form Neurosis, High On Fire and OM.  It boils down best elements of those 3 strains, riffing through the influence of the leaf and all things Iommi. The vocal drone Cisneros perfected with OM works to great effect, within the setting of Sleep.  In my estimation, “The Sciences” matches or even surpasses the standard that was the Dopesmoker lp.  It’s every bit as monolithic, but without having to commit the 62 minutes required by their 2003 magnum opus.  As it turns out, 10 minute dabs of Sleep really hit the sweet spot. Sabbath worship, in highly distilled form.  Favorite metal album of 2018. 

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Yob ‎– Our Raw HeartRelapse Records ‎– RR74022…

BEST OF VINYL 2018

Yob ‎– Our Raw Heart
Relapse Records ‎– RR7402
2 × LP 
Released: 08 Jun 2018

Yob keep ascending. More depth, more layers, incredible depth of emotion.  Mike Scheidt’s near death battle with diverculitis provided the raw materials for this masterpiece. The result reveals a depth and breadth to his songwriting that’s never sounded so starkly…raw.  That voice gives me goosebumps, it brings tears to my eyes.  There’s a vulnerable element that’s never been so powerfully expressed as it is on “Our Raw Heart”.  The delivery is his truth, expressed with emotion forged by his experience. It feels personal because it is.
8 albums into their career, “Our Raw Heart” feels like Yob’s most poignant artistic statement yet.  Essential catalog.

Yob is Love. 
Transcendant and spirit lifting.  

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Crypt Trip “Rootstock”

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I put a video together for one of our new jams using some clips from The Holy Mountain, and The Trip,

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Elder “Spires Burn/ Release EP”

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Elephant Tree “Elephant Tree”