Lowrider – Refractions Review

When you think of a typical Swedish landscape, the desert probably isn't the first thing to come to mind. But with bands like Truckfighters, Monolord, and Graveyard, Sweden has been fertile grounds for all things desert rock. Lowrider are also an important member of the scene, but the band holds the honor of being among … Continue reading Lowrider – Refractions Review

Green Day – Father of All Motherfuckers Review

Green Day returns with their shortest album yet, Father of All Motherfuckers, clocking in at just over 26 minutes. This was a key selling point of the album during its promotion, with Billie Joe Armstrong noting he no longer liked long songs, refusing to listen to anything over 3 minutes. Another critical point made during … Continue reading Green Day – Father of All Motherfuckers Review

Snorlax – II Review

Did I pick this record solely based on the band name? Yes, of course I did. Despite what the Pok√©dex might tell you, Snorlax is actually a one-man blackend/grind/death/doom band from Brisbane, Australia. Brendan Auld played, recorded, and mixed all instruments on II. He also handled most of the vocal duties, adding guest performances from … Continue reading Snorlax – II Review

Firebreather – Under A Blood Moon Review

It's weirdly satisfying when a band's name aligns perfectly with their sound. Blowtorch guitars and bass, pounding drums, and coarse, burly vocals comprise the Gothenburg, Sweden trio Firebreather. With an arsenal of molten riffs at the ready, the band unleashes stoner doom fury on their latest barnburner of an album Under A Blood Moon. The … Continue reading Firebreather – Under A Blood Moon Review