For their debut, Ohio-based band ELK rocks a 90s grunge style mired to the knees in sludge and buzzed by a contact high of stoner rock. This Midwestern foursome serves up deliciously thick and heavy grooves like a Brazilian steakhouse waiter slicing off meat from the skewer.
Psychedelic neo-space rockers EYEBALL push the boundaries of musical reality with their 4-track debut EP Paradox of Eternal Limits.
The re-release of Äppelträdet does not show a band nostalgically pining for their better days but rather a band confidently striding forward while reaffirming their roots.
Weed Demon-”Astrological Passages”
(Electric Valley Records)
Sultans of stoner rock Weed Demon spark up the jams (and maybe something else) for a special vinyl release of their 2017 Astrological Passages.
This release represents the very best of the stoner metal genre, and the track Primordial Genocide exemplifies this. It burns slow at almost 9 minutes long with sludgy Black Sabbath-espue riffs and raspy baritone growls and chants accentuated by the occasional banshee shriek.
Oh, and don’t forget the absolutely bitching instrumental section that starts at around 3:03. I guarantee you will be playing air guitar along with the solo.
As far as aesthetics go, the track titles, lyrical imagery and album artwork distills all the best stoner “what-ifs” that have ever been thought of while passing around the bong.
In many a basement and toke-up spot, the title of the aforementioned Primordial Genocide will definitely launch many a spaced-out soliloquy on the existence of prehistoric advanced civilizations.
Sampling of said soliloquy: “Duuude, what if there was some sort of Primordial Genocide of this advanced race of beings way, waaay before our time? That’s why we have no trace of them today bro!!!”
While you tell me more about that, why don’t you go ahead and click the link to pre-order this beautiful vinyl release?
The ancient aliens will greatly appreciate it.
P.S. Be sure to check out Jettisoned. Let’s just say the harmonica has been taken to another level of cool in my book.