finding new soul

Somebody has heard Pink Floyd’s “Echoes”…

Such a brilliant record: no fewer than five fantastic tracks.

Blues Pills - “High Class Woman”, from their fantastic s/t record.

If Elin Larsson isn’t the second coming of Janis Joplin, surely she’s smiling, wherever she may be. 

Pallbearer’s latest is stunning. I loved Sorrow & Extinction, and this one is better in just about every way. Proper, old-school doom that is crushing, yet emotive. If you’re even a passing fan of the genre, this is mandatory listening: there simply isn’t anyone doing it better.

Bands that worship Mercyful Fate are de rigueur these days, but Portrait are among the very few that tackle King Diamond solo and do it well. Fans of King’s first five solo records (and that should be all of you) should check this one out.

No doubt that the occult/doom/hard rock genre is becoming a bit oversaturated, but I really dig this record a lot. As a Metal Blade repackage of their first record and EP, it’s not really new material and could use a bit of polish, but otherwise impressive. This Wheeling, WV (!) group bears watching.

Woke up with this song in my head. Always the sign of a great one when my favorite song off of the record changes from time to time.

In case you missed it, the new Threshold single. “So whatcha gonna do now?” took a little getting used to, but the track has grown on me. Damian Wilson sounds great, as always: easily top 5 vocalist for me.

Gritty rock and roll with ripping solos and hooks that will get stuck in your head immediately. Vocals kind of remind me of the love child of Glenn Danzig and Phil Anselmo. Nothing groundbreaking, but loads of fun.

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