The Forest And The Trees by The Gingerdead Men is a heavy stoner metal album with a little sludge flavor throughout. While the vocals are easily sung and understandable, there are some high pitched screams and yelling that is often associated with sludge music. It certainly adds to the otherwise excellent music.The first few times I tried to listen to the album it became nothing more than background music due to other events going on. Once I got a chance to sit down and pay attention to it, it was clear to me that this album is pretty damn good. It’s deep, it’s heavy, at times it can be a little sludgy but over all, the flow is good. The music at times can be harmonious and off the wall. Punk, hard rock, sludge? It’s tough to really tie everything together because when you think the band is going one way, they go the other. This is one album you can really get moving to. You’ll want to start moshing through it too.
I love it when bands submit albums for review, especially when I had never heard of the band before. One such case is Love Mound who has been around for a few years already and put out an album in 2005 (Blackbird).
Love Mound also comes highly recommended to me from drummer extraordinaire Kenny Wagner. So upon both the submission ad Kenny’s recommendation, I listened, and listened, and listened. This is another one of those hard rock albums that hooked me right away that my player’s repeat button got stuck. The sound on the album is hard rock with a bit of country and southern rock mixed in for good measure. The Noose, The Tree, And The Desert Sky is a delightful listen from start to finish. It’s full of harmonious (more…)
Welcome once again to a fun filled rocking Bandcamp Recommendation. We’ve got some killer hard rock’n bands this week to tune in, kick up your feet and enjoy. Throw the bands a little cash while you’re at it too. Good music deserves a good reward. If you can’t give cash, send a 6 pack or two their way.
The first band up is a band called The Rockabones. First Take
is the name of the EP. Their sound is a heavy southern rock. It can best be compared to early Gideon Smith & The Dixie Damned.
Happy Easter everyone. Welcome again to another Current Rotation. The following albums have been in my listening rotation for a little while now and I figured it was about time I share them with you.
The first album I’ve been enjoying for a few months now. The band is Domo and this is their self titled album. The band hails from France. They play some awesome instrumental psychedelic rock. There are some long and blistering tracks on this album that average around 8 1/2 minutes long but include some 11 and 14 minute tracks as well. The grand opus though is the massive 24 minute last track. These french bands really know how to get shit done. You can sample a few tracks on their Facebook and Myspace pages. If you want to get your own, email the band with the address provided on their Facebook page.
It’s been awhile but here is my current rotation. These are some of the things that I’ve been listening to as of late.
Tanks were recently featured as a New Band To Burn One To. At that time they were about to release their debut EP, Tracks. Shortly afterward it was released as streaming only at the band’s Bandcamp site. It has since been released in physical form on CD through the Memphis Hates You label.
I’m pretty pleased with what I hear. The EP is 22 minutes of punk, heavy and sometimes noise rock. There isn’t much on the CD insert but it seems as if it could have been recorded live in the studio. Either way, it sounds real good.
Welcome to my Current Rotation. I’ve decided to let you know about what I’ve been listening lately.
1-10’s (pronounced one through ten) This is their 2010 EP that I finally got a chance to listen to. While this EP is only 4 songs, it packs quite a punch. Their sound is like Dirty Sweet and to a lesser degree, Wolfmother. They just released a full length a few weeks back which I look forward to listening to. Both can be heard at their Bandcamp page.
Well, it’s been far too long since the first installment of this feature. In the past month and a half, I’ve continued to obsess over the same bands as before, but I’ve also managed to add even more to this list. I’d be tempted to say it’s been an overload of music, but I don’t believe it is possible to overload. Either way, here’s my second post in this latest feature and the first Current Rotation post for 2011. It’s a goodun’. The following 5 bands have all given us amazing releases for 2010. It’s no wonder that we here at The Soda Shop have been completely blown away for the last 12 months and counting. (more…)