‘Ethereal Riffian’s’ from Ukraine full-length album ‘Aeonian’ is the band’s most mature work combining progressive stoner/doom with mind-bending psychedelic and heaviest riffs in the entire galaxy. The eponymous book merged as a result of band’s intention to fully disclose the ideas and concepts of this album. With this exceptional release, Ethereal Riffian have made a great step forward into showcasing the cohesion in their writing what resulted in a record that is certainly far above today’s standards. And for that you have to experience this album.
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Tagged aeonian, band, digital distribution, doom, ethereal riffian, progressive rock, psych, record heaven, space rock, stoner, ukraine
Cosmic Overlord delivers heavy and doomy tunes in the style of Saint Vitus, Black Sabbath and Candlemass. A slow and heavy mix of rough edged vocals, guitar riffs, distorted moving bass, alien analog synth effects and prog weirdo percussion will send you far into outer space.
This band make no secret of their driving inspiration. A cover featuring large, pink bubble letters and a girl with a 70’s hair-do leave no ambiguities about classification. This Swedish trio are the ultimate in psychedelic stoner doom metal. Massive, ripping guitar distorsion, echoing drums, sitars and tambourines lay waste to all cheery exuberance.
An absolutely high-recommendable five song EP from this Swedish power trio. The roots of the CIRCLE lay back in 1997 and this demo is from 1999, recorded in two days in July. The band is having a lot of 70’s influences, like for example SIR LORD BALTIMORE, MOUNTAIN, BLUE CHEER or GRAND FUNK RAILROAD and The Satellite Circle create the same vibe like these bands.
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Tagged 1999, 2002, album, black sabbath, blue cheer, candlemass, cosmic overlord, digital distribution, doom, EP, grand funk railroad, heavy rock, mountain, pentagram, rage of achilles, record heaven, saint vitus, sir lord baltimore, sludge, stoner, the satellite circle
When speaking of the NWOBHM few bands still have such impact as the legendary WITCHFINDER GENERAL. Back in the early 80’s, they released 2 full length albums and a few singles as well. Heavy duty guitar riffing with lyrics that was filled with witches, sinners, drugs and over all evil contents. The sleeves were superb showing the band in monk alike clothes taking care of presumed women who did not fit in the church laws of the medieval times. Sleeves that would attract any young BLACK SABBATH fan like me. Both their albums still remain absolute top classic albums until these days. The vinyls came in many different colours, clear, red, silver, black and picture discs, the singles, especially their debut “Burning a sinner” is damn hard to find these days. Without WITCHFINDER GENERAL, the stoner / retro evil metal scene would
not be as great as it is these days !
This time our friends at Sea Of Tranquility gave us some nice feedback on CAPTAIN CRIMSON’s coming debut album “Dancing Madly Backwards”!
“No doubt Sweden’s Captain Crimson were influenced by legendary ’70s band Captain Beyond, deciding to name their debut album after the classic track “Dancing Madly Backwards” from that bands self titled debut in 1972. Otherwise though, Dancing Madly Backwardsis another great Swedish retro ride, as so many bands from that country are doing a fine job of keeping those ’70s sounds alive.
Despite the band name and CD title obviously tipping their hat to Captain Beyond, the lads from Captain Crimson also tap into the vibe of such acts as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Mountain, Cactus, UFO, Pentagram, Leaf Hound, Grand Funk Railroad, The Doors, and Humble Pie, as well as fellow Swedish acts Graveyard and Witchcraft. Loads of vintage fuzz-toned guitar riffs and solos abound, especially on the thick & muscular “River”, the doomy “Lonely Devils Club”, and the heavy blues-rock of “Mountain of Sleep”. The band delivers some melancholy hard rock/blues on the poignant “Don’t Take Me For a Fool”, while “Autumn” brings to mind the early, aggressive garage rock of the MC5 and Grand Funk Railroad, complete with raucous, distorted guitar & bass riffs that scream 1969. “Wizard’s Bonnet” is vintage sounding heavy rock complete with blistering lead guitar and meaty riffs, while “Silver Moon” and “True Color” could have easily been leftovers from Deep Purple’s In Rock album, minus the Hammond organ. The closing title track has some wonderful Black Sabbath styled power chords over intricate rhythms, and the lead vocals have plenty of attitude, which in fact can be said about the entire album.
Dancing Madly Backwards is a fun filled ride down memory lane, as Captain Crimson bring back images and sounds of so many great hard rock acts of the past, and do so in a convincing manner. You’ll be headbanging and playing air guitar to this entire album, I promise you. Another winner from the folks at Transubstand/Record Heaven!”
– Pete Pardo
Click the album cover to pre-order the album at the Record Heaven Webshop!
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Tagged 2012, atomic rooster, black sabbath, blues rock, cactus, captain beyond, captain crimson, captain crimson dancing madly backwards captain beyond, deep purple, doom, energy rock, fuzz, garage rock, grand funk railroad, graveyard, hard rock, humble pie, leaf hound, mountain, pentagram, record heaven, stoner, the doors, transubstans records, UFO, witchcraft