Pentagram, a band that truly needs no introduction, are among the most integral forerunners in what would come to be known as doom metal, and were formed in 1971 by vocalist Bobby Liebling and guitarist Geof O’Keefe…
Just kidding, they “truly need no introduction”!
However even if you’re familiar with their canonical status and legacy, you […]
Heavy metal. Motorcycles. Skateboarding. Food. Beer. All great things, and all the more great when they serve to herald the welcome end of my least favorite season: miserable, oppressive, stench-ridden summer.
Thus I applaud the arrival of Brooklyn’s first ever (hopefully, first annual) Uninvited Festival, which promises to be an unprecedented amalgamation of all these […]
So I’ve figured it out, and hopefully I’m the first one. Foundations of Burden is a prequel. It’s a prequel to the first Pallbearer album, Sorrow and Extinction. I mean, think about it. The first album ends with “Extinction”, and the second album begins with “Foundations”. Accident? I think not. And then you look at […]
Reviews of music from the doom/stoner/psych genre(s) tend to be littered with hyperbole. Writers seem to enjoy closing their eyes and pretending that what they’re listening to is not drums and guitars, but a train made out of carcasses, trudging full steam through a bottomless swamp of molten tar and rusty nails, up […]
Stoned Jesus’ sophomore slamball, Seven Thunders Roar, was arguably my favorite album of 2012. Whereas their debut contained 4 songs worth of rather effective Sabbath worship, the follow-up was an even more accomplished outpouring, containing better songs and more importantly, showing the band come into its creative own rather than staying mired in stoner/doom tropes. […]