Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Unkle K's Bands of the Week
Those that enjoyed Magic Circle's awesome self-titled debut last year will probably stoke on Stone Dagger. Pretty sure it's the same very talented members as Magic Circle, but Stone Dagger play a more traditional heavy metal style. "Black Clad Rider" is probably my fave of the two tracks.
Thanks to my cohort Alex for putting me onto Albino Python, as I never would have checked out a band with such an atrocious name. The music is what's important and AP deliver on all fronts - crushing heavy doom with great vocals, which one minute sound like The Wounded Kings, the next like a possessed witch, but they totally hold their own. I read a review that compares them to Acid King but I think it is a bit more diverse than Acid King's stoner leanings. I found The Doomed and the Damned catchy from the first listen and was pretty surprised to find out they are a two-piece. Great effort.
I've decided to try to include an Australian band in each post from now on. Opening up is another band with a "special" name, Lizzard Wizzard, who prove along with Zodiac (Bandcamp), that Brisbane isn't just full of shitty deathcore bands. LW deliver dirty, downtuned stoner doom with raw vocals, great song titles - "Dogs Die in Hot Cars" and "Total Handjob Future" (top riff) - and a killer Game of Thrones cover, "Game of Cones". I get the impression these dudes are pretty young and, if so, this is a very good debut.
Gig of the Week
With Heavy Heart: Kurt's Birthday Bash
Law of the Tongue are making a comeback at Kurt's Birthday bash at the Basement on Saturday night, 8 February. Other bands playing are The Veil, Tortured, Claret Ash, Mephistopheles, Summonus, Hematic, CHUD, Sorathian Dawn.
Videos of the Week
Slomatics - "Troglorite", from their new album Estron: YouTube
Flesh Parade - New Orleans grinders' first show with Jason Pilgrim in many years: YouTube
Playlist: Unkle K
1. Status Quo - 12 Gold Bars
2. Pregnancy - Demo
3. Albino Python - The Doomed and the Damned
4. Ancestors - In Dreams and Time
5. Abandon - In Reality We Suffer
1. Wooden Shjips - Back to Land
2. Obliterations - The Hole
3. King Diamond - The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1986-1990
4. Run the Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) - S/T
5. Sewers - Hoisted