Friday, February 24, 2023


Volume 1 of the Deathrattle Podcast Stoner Playlist to download and enjoy. Expect extensive use of the wah pedal, fuzz occasionally laced with doom and psych and overly long jams!!

AATHMA - Mah (Avesta 2017)

BAARDVADER - Walking On The Moon ( Baardvader 2020)

CABESAURIO - Gerli Valley ( Gerli Valley 2017)

DAEVAR - Leviathan (Delirious Rites 2023)

EARTH WITCH - Green Torch ( Out Of The Shallow2017)

FABRICANTES - El Mago Del Desierto/Hormigon Armado ( La Selva Incrustada 2016)

GAIA - Desolution (Reality Field 2014)

HAAZE - Acid Queen (HAAZE 2017)

I, CAPTAIN - Stugon Pt II (Mantras For Mindlessness 2016)

JACK HARLON & THE DEAD CROWS - The Tale Of ( The Magnetic Ridge 2021)

K2 - Nuevo Mutro ( At Mini P's 2014 )

LA IGLESIA ATOMICA - Hijo Del Sol ( Gran Muro de Sol 2018)

THE MACHINE - First Unique Prime ( Drie 2010)

THE NAKED HIGH - Moon Turns Red (Tap Into The Evil 2020)

OAK - Smoke (Oak II 2016)

PALACE IN THUNDERLAND - The Word Unspoken ( The King Of The Empty Aeon 2019)

RAIKINAS - Rokka - ( Arcadia 2016)

SAADE - Coming Home (You Are Coming Home 2010)

T.H.U.M.B - Wasted Worlds ( Lunar Flight 2004)

US CHRISTMAS - In The Night ( Run Thick In The Night 2010)

V-8 COMPRESSOR - Don't Break My Fuzz (Don't Break My Fuzz 2017)

WAINGRO - Mercury Six ( Mt Hood 2015)

YAJAIRA - Atormentándonos (Post Tenebras Lux 2017)

Z28 - Race With The Devil ( Mach II 2022)

10000 YEARS - Dark Side Of The Earth (II 2021)

1000 MODS - Into The Spell ( Repeated Exposure to. 2016)

1782 - Priestess Of Death ( From The Graveyard 2021)

18 SPEED TRANNY - Stoner Rock Chick ( Fluid 2003)

1968 - War Dogs (Fortune Havana 2017)

2 HEADED DOGS - Fly With Me ( 2 HEADED DOGS 2016)

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

BLACK MOON CIRCLE ~ Leave The Ghost Behind (2023)

Thoroughly engrossing Norwegian stoner jams from an alternative dimension. This is one of those rare albums that absorbs time and space into a minute nucleus of existence. I became totally lost in it, just closed my eyes and let it cast me adrift far into the stratosphere. This isn't chill out music, far from it, the liberal waves of psychedelic acid guitar and licks that scratch and bite make sure of that as does the pulsating, stoner rhythm. The tracks are long, divergent and compelling, boundless in complexity, this is an album that begs to be listened to in it's entirety rather than in sections to get the full brain frying, psychedelic experience.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

SPECTRAL SOULS ~ Towards Extinction (2022)

Pummelling Peruvian punishment from death metal riffs engorged with brutality and wrath. Thrashing speed hasn't sacrificed the dense juggernaut of sound these guys have somehow harnessed into a murderous album, enbellished with shredding lead guitar. Anyone seen the 'Last Of Us' series'? Well this album is the bands very own 'Bloater' an indestructable, unstoppable force. 

With Towards Extinction, Spectral Souls has rendered Hell's Choir with its unholy trumpets redundant because once you hear the opening bars to the track 'No More God For Me' you know Hell is coming!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

PÉ ROTO ~ Tormento (2023)

Destructive Portugese doom/sludge with added dissonance to the riffs for maximum aural distress. Tormento is an album swollen with bloat, (very) slowly decomposing as you listen to heaving groove struggling under its own obese weight. The sludge laden depth of these songs are boundless in their extremity, remorseless in their depravity, colossal shambling structures of doom.

Monday, February 13, 2023

ŠMIERCIESLAŬ (Death Worshipper) ~ Black Metal Tornado (2021)

Beyond necro, scathing black thrash mixing the speed of Bathory with the brutality of Slayer. Don't expect any Celtic Frost style breakdowns, this album is a remorseless onslaught from the netherworld, whipping the spirits of the damned into a headbanging frenzy. The production is enough for the riffs to cause wounds of flagellation upon the listener but don't expect pity from this band.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

DEATHRATTLE PODCAST - Dirty Dozen (Jan 2023)



The first Doom Charts of the year is now available to peruse and five of my personal picks made the list. Here is my 'Dirty Dozen for January '23

TRIBUNAL - The Weight Of Remembrance ( Doom Charts#22)

"... beguiling in its beauty, hypnotic with sinful perversion. This is pure blood funeral doom leaving most other bands of this type in its thrall." ~ Deathrattle Podcast 

TIDAL WAVE - Lord Knows ( Doom Charts #1 )

"...riffs so lush that you’ll not only want to headbang to but also give a great big hug." ~ Deathrattle Podcast

ANZILLU - Ex Nihilo

" whose sound is punctuated by buzz-saw guitar riffs delivered with equal amounts of dexterous shredding and pummeling anthemic brute force"


"Tomb Absolute" is a colossal slab of grim and hopeless death metal evoking bleak and pessimistic visions of a doomed future to come, and stirring with bitter reflections about mental illnesses," 

CONJURETH - The Parasitic Chambers

"Death Metal in the ways of old."

DAEVAR - Delirious Rites ( Doom Charts#16 )

"...the worshipper follows the ghostly-enticing female hand molded from magical-esoteric, sphinx-voice-breath into a pleasurable-tormenting doom scenario of lead-heavy, punchy guitar riffs, deep thudding bass and elementally punching drums.~ SUNDAY‘s HEAVY TUNES

IDLEGOD - Nightmare

" Italian sludge/doom"

RE - BURIED - Repulsive Nature

"Death Metal USA"

DREAD WITCH - Tower Of The Severed Serpent ( Doom Charts #25 )

"Six tracks of skin crawling doom sludge aural abuse, crushing the megalith with riffs of gravitational force and neutronium density." ~Deathrattle Podcast

FAITHXTRACTOR - Contempt For A Failed Dimension

"Faithxtractor was spawned by Ash Thomas in 2005 with the sole intention of playing savage Death Metal as an assault on the pathetic meat puppet human race"

TURBID NORTH - The Decline

"Written during some of the bleaker periods in the band's lifespan, the album sees a darker and more aggressive sound added to the formula. "

DESTRONOMER - The Two Horns ( Doom Charts #39 )

"Eight tracks of fuzz laden heavy riffs and manic melodicism from this driven 3 piece from Sydney."

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

DEVISER ~ Evil Summons Evil (2023)

I normally shy away from reviewing albums by black metal bands because I'm extremely picky about the genre and don't get excited unless the album is full of speed driven thrash fuelled riffs, steps into death metal influenced brutality, or wanders into the face of  doom laden sorrow. So why am I reviewing 'Evil Summons Evil' by long standing Greek metallers Deviser when it's none of those things? 

It's because Deviser has harkened back to the old ways of pure black metal but instead of weak production and tinny rasping guitars which put me off the scene in the first place, the band has re-emerged after some time away with an album of modern sounding, mid tempo, black metal darkness enhanced by a robust mix. I'm fascinated how the band can create a collection of metal tracks that sound melodic yet still pays homage to Satan, spiteful and giving evidence of their occult roots with a gothic twist to the sound. Evil Summons Evil is an album layered with symphonic drama and Lovcraftian hatred.

For fans of: Rotting Christ, Septicflesh, Dissection, Melechesh, Moonspell

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

TRIBUNAL ~ The Weight Of Remembrance (2023)

Deathrattle Podcast album of the month for January 2023 

Arising from undead slumber come forth Canada's Tribunal, a new force of the gothic/doom scene with their debut album The Weight Of Rememberance, an album draped in a black lace veil, cloaked in vampiric malevolence, beguiling in its beauty, hypnotic with sinful perversion. This is pure blood funeral doom leaving most other bands of this type in its thrall.