DUEL is from Austin, Texas and they feature two ex-members of the Nuclear Blast Records signed band Scorpion Child. With DUEL, they seem to go into a more Doom/70s Proto-Metal Black Sabbath direction, which could already be heard on their great previous albums Fears of the dead (2016) and Witchbanger (2017), but DUEL also has the classic 70s hard rock guitar riffs, guitar solo’s and some killer choruses (like on their first couple of records during songs like Devil, Heart of the sun and This old crow).
Brant Bjork is one of the leading pioneers of the desert/ stoner sound. And with each album he releases, he proves it.
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again, Heavy Psych Sounds are one of the top labels when it comes to the stoner/ desert rock sounds
Speedblow is a Greek stoner/doom metal group, which started up during 2009 and soon released their first self-titled promo EP
Attalla has jumped into the mix with a heavy hitter of their own
This album is a super charged rock heavy ride of dark vocals combined with the ultimate in musicianship with guitar and drums weaving a web of storytelling with each track. I love the way the whole adventure begins and ends with instrumental tracks.
A band that will surely remain in the shadows with this line up but worth a listen is you want to hear some harrowing underground metal.
Stoner rock is a bit of an oddball genre for me. It’s like some bands are actually catchy enough to hold my interest and just make fun music to listen to (Monster Magnet comes to mind) but some bands are just so weird and noisy that you really need to have a spliff or two before you can start to enjoy their music (Sleep, Electric Wizard)
a strong nod to nineties Heavy Alternative bands like RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ALICE IN CHAINS and definitely SOUNDGARDEN…