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Pepper Keenan Returns to Corrosion of Conformity for 'No Cross No Crown'

Corrosion of Conformity have written a new record that harks back to their golden Deliverance and Wiseblood days, with the added doom-laden lurches of Keenan's last LP with the band, 2005's In the Arms of God.

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Pallbearer: Heartless

Pallbearer’s third album Heartless exists outside of easy genre signifiers. This band is in a league all their own.

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Earthless + Harsh Toke: Acid Crusher / Mount Swan

This is psychoactive music for psychoactive times, and neither Earthless nor Harsh Toke falter in their mission to sing the words of the muse.

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JEFF the Brotherhood: Wasted on the Dream

If you wanted a cover album of Black Sabbath, Nirvana and Weezer's greatest hits but the originals were too strong for you, no worries! JEFF the Brotherhood's prolonged adolescent fixation with their predecessors continues!

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Weedeater: ...And Justice for Y'all

Thirteen years on this seemingly-derivative piece of sludge metal differentiates itself from less interesting acts with one thing: pure sonic filth.

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Royal Thunder: CVI

CVI is soaked in the elixir of resonant, home-spun, rock and roll truths -- a grand artistic vision distilled to its most expressive essence.

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Sleep: Dopesmoker

In the smoke-filled longhouses of metal, no song is as shrouded in legend or reeks as much of burning ambition than Sleep's "Dopesmoker".

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Ufomammut: Oro: Opus Primum

All Ufomammut's members are clearly adepts of Hermetic rock of the highest order. The band has crafted acclaimed albums in the past, but the rarefied distillation of the cryptically spiritual and the sonically stentorian marks Opus Primum as its finest work yet.

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Royal Talons: Royal Talons EP

The Royal Talons' debut EP is 46 minutes of mammoth psychedelic doom dosed with ample stoner rock atmospherics.

Craig Hayes
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Orange Goblin:A Eulogy for the Damned

A Eulogy for the Damned might not be innovative and it sure isn't pretty, but you'd go a long way to find a better example of unembellished, unfalteringly grimy metal.

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Elder: Dead Roots Stirring

Boston-based stoner-doom trio is finally performing with the level of skill that they've had all along and just never fully utilized.

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New Keepers of the Water Towers: The Calydonian Hunt

In blending styles, this Swedish quartet has found a way to appeal to every stoner metal fan in some way. Whether they will actually make that possibility a reality is less certain.

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The Fucking Wrath: Terra Fire

The stoner-metal-hardcore crossover scene is growing rapidly, and The Fucking Wrath is one band in the crowd worth watching very closely.

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Valkyrie: Man of Two Visions

In the same style as other Southern-influenced metal bands, this Virginian quartet is taking a traditional approach to its music by channeling the forefathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath.

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Cathedral: The Guessing Game

Cathedral's first double album splits the extremes of their sound onto each disc. The contrast shows listeners exactly what makes the band so unique.


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