vrijdag 21 februari 2020

Stoner HiVe’s Quick Fire Friday

Stoner HiVe’s Quick Fire Friday 

 It’s Friday! 

And you know what that means!? It’s time to listen to some cracking heavy rock and chew bubblegum, and I’m all out of gum. But the music we have plenty! And we are still on that looking back at 2019 trip, so we are here to serve you up once again, a nice sweet platter of five albums, EP’s, singles or videos of damn fine releases we missed when they came out in 2019. Cause it’s Quick Fire Friday! And we know, we know, they should have been mentioned sooner and with more words. Cause we know, we know, the albums and bands deserve more. More attention and more of our time! But there is so much out there and we just simply cannot ever do it all justice. So here it is. The Stoner HiVe Quick Fire Friday. And its burns hot like molten lava! 

Bad Men – Bong Weasley

SPEED DOOM, yes, written in capitals. Speed doom by a duo of Bad Men from Nottingham in the UK. Three fast paced tracks that do doom, that do punk and that do unearthly growls and distorted vocals. Dark and twisted and absolutely adorable. Best be checking out the new Bong Weasley EP by Bad Men out on Trepanation Recordings or get bitten by a bunny or two…

Filade - Le Ballet Mystique

We once, during a holiday near the Ventoux, drove over to Avignon, and that's a long drive, because we read about an underground party in a little local pamphlet. When we arrived, the cops had just put an end to it. Nothing else of interest was happening, so we just drove back. That’s about as interesting as that tale can be told. But when we talk about French math rock duo Filade and their latest release Le Ballet Mystique, nothing is dull for a moment. Haphazard rhythms and extravagant change-ups, luscious to the ear and a definite adventure. And it’s out through a collaboration or labels namely: Slice of Wax Records, GPS ProdSeaside Suicide Records and Saka Cost. Those crazy Frenchies, four labels for one cool seven inch!

Raptvre - Monuments Of Bitterness

Discordant black metal, death growls and everything bleak and burned. There seems to be little hope during these Monuments of Bitterness by German outfit Raptvre. Eight, gruesome tracks that level everything that surrounds you. Out on The Crawling Chaos Records this is a pure sledgehammer to the temple and wrecking ball to the brain!

Scarecrow – Scarecrow

The three from Perm, Russia that form Scarecrow slowly transport you to their world with a stunning and proper Overture. After which the entire record is filled with equally stunning proto metal tracks that have an occult edge and a doom approach. The seventies are alive and do not just hang around on a cross trying to chase of silly birds. No no no, this is a Scarecrow that went to Oz and got back with Iommi fingers, Bonham legs and Anderson lips. Damn this is good! Damn damn damn! This is really good!

Desert Smoke – Karakum

Shit, I wish I had known about this release when we went to Portugal last september. Would have definitely tried to meet up with these four freaks from Desert Smoke. Damn good instrumental stoner, psychedelic desert and spacey adventures with an earthy vibe. There’s a definite fire in their soul! A righteous groove and a tight rhythm section! Key elements to show all the squares some class and give ‘em a whiff of those kicks they'll never know… Karakum has rock inferno written all over it!

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