There’s a hell of a lot of stoner/doom that feels like it exists purely to rake in the vinyl cash these days. Last years Electric Wizard album being a prime contender. Sleep definitely sound like they actually give a shit though so fair play to 'em.
Fans of the proggier/more epic side of doom would do well to check out the new King Goat album FFO: Khemmis, Pallbearer (newer stuff) Nightfall era Candlemass. The vocalist is fantastic. https://kinggoat.bandcamp.com/
YES! Bloody Mammals are finally releasing their album:
Haven’t seen the latest Pallbearer track posted in here (apologies if it was):
Hate to be the “I prefer their old stuff” guy but I, uhh… do.
i love that mbv bit.
i love everything theyve ever done tho.
by their old stuff dyou mean you didnt like heartless either? cause that is insane.
Nah I did like it! But I meant just that - prefer their older stuff. Sorrow and Extinction is my fave.
think theyve made three records.
when the electric guitars came in the first time i heard foreigner i was like oh ok.
new the armed record is good. ben koller drums for them on it. like wild throne/daughters type blown out poppy experimental gubbins.
Saw converge, crowbar and thou on wed night in Manchester. Converge were immense. Crowbar were great too. Wasn’t overly keen on thou tbh
I was there!
Boom! Surprise new Thou album:
Haven’t heard it yet. But what better way to spend a lovely Spring morning?
They supposedly have another 4 releases lined up for this year, including an acoustic album. I assume someone is fucking with me on that last part.
By contrast, Thou almost stole the show for me, love a bit of rumbling discordant doom.
Thought they were good at what they do and the riffs were really good but something didn’t quite click with me. A lot of people like them so maybe its just me!
I think its the vocals I cant get into. I’ve got a similar thing with The Body - there’s a lot about there music I like but vocals don’t do anything for me.
This is excellent!
The “tortured fraggle” vocals from The Body
I’ve always described Chip as sounding like a permanently startled rooster but tortured fraggle is pretty on the money.
this album is utterly ridiculous in the best possible way
they’re mint. started out as a pretty straight hardcore band except they had a dude who played clarinet solos.
Listening to this album (and band) for the first time now. Seems like it might be some crazy, chaotic genius. Thanks.