Category Archives: psych rock

Dool – “Here Now, There Then”

Having liked The Devil’s Blood’s final album, “The Thousandfold Epicentre,” I was very intrigued to hear what the band’s former rhythm section would come up with in their new band Dool. Since bassist Job van de Zande and drummer Micha … Continue reading

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Chromb! – “1000”

Upon first listen of Chromb!’s “1000”, I turned off my CD player. The overall quirk and molasses-thickĀ avant-garde zaniness on display was just a bit too much for me. Although an ardent fan of the vast catalog of Patton projects, I … Continue reading

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Pelander – “Time”

Magnus Pelander is best known as the man behind the band Witchcraft. That band blends old school psych rock with prog and even elements of stoner rock and doom. The last two Witchcraft albums, “Legend” and “Nucleus” are flat out … Continue reading

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Opeth – “Sorceress”

“Sorceress” is yet another highly anticipated Opeth album. It is not some flashback to the days of when they were doing progressive death metal. The album is very much a part of their current period or phase. Personally, I love … Continue reading

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Seven Impale – “Contrapasso”

Norway’s Seven Impale caught me totally by surprise with their last album, 2014’s “City of the Sun.” The band melded vintage prog with jazz and psych rock influences. The album reminded me a lot of early Crimson and Van der … Continue reading

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Horseback – “Dead Ringers”

Jenks Miller is back and he has flipped the script again. While I am sure many will call “Dead Ringers” a “change in direction” for Horseback, that would imply that Miller (the man behind Horseback) has had the same direction … Continue reading

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Jug Bundish – “Quimeroide”

Costa Rica’s Jug Bundish have a passionate love of psychedelic rock. The band wouldn’t sound out of place in the early 70s. While I do like retro bands a lot, “Quimeroide” is a big of a mixed bag. There are … Continue reading

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