Category: doom

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.


BEST OF VINYL 2018 Sleep ‎– The SciencesLab…


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. 


Yob ‎– Our Raw HeartRelapse Records ‎– RR74022…


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.  



Crypt Trip “Rootstock”


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


Elder “Spires Burn/ Release EP”


Elephant Tree “Elephant Tree”

Sleep ‎– DopesmokerSouthern Lord ‎– LORD1582…

Sleep ‎– Dopesmoker
Southern Lord ‎– LORD158
2 × LP, , Ltd 2000 , Remastered, Holographic Foil Jacket
Released: 2003 (07 May 2012 Reissue)

Coffee, Smoke, Well Being Bravo Canada, today is a good day.  Marijuana is medecine. It hasn’t hurt me, it’s helped me function more normally.  To not be considered a criminal, in my own country, is a very good feeling.  I have an entire day’s music planned.  Spin along, let’s hang.

LISTEN: Dopesmoker


Ancestors “Of Sound Mind”

Mick Gordon – DOOM Original Soundtrack | Laced…

Mick Gordon – DOOM Original Soundtrack | Laced Records | 2018 | Red Translucent