Circle Of Sighs – Salo

Circle Of Sighs' Salo is another album that has been haunting Orange Maze's playlist for the last months. Haunting is a suitable word here, because this Los Angeles based band made a record that sounds quite eerie and ominious at times. The fact that the band members aren't mentioned anywhere creates mystique, but to be... Continue Reading →

Deepshade – Soul Divider

Deepshade's second full-length Soul Divider got quite a few spins on Orange Maze headquarters the last few months. The album was released on May the 1st this year, but despite several listens, (blame the pandemic) it never came to a review on this site. The last few weeks I rediscovered the album and decided that... Continue Reading →

Honeybadger – Pleasure Delayer

Honeybadger is a four piece from Athens, Greece. They debuted with their 2017-ep The Rain. They took some time before releasing their first full-length. Pleasure Delayer is out today, but has been on heavy rotation on Orange Maze-headquarters for the last few weeks. This album contains eight track that are really fun and addictive. The... Continue Reading →

Butterfly – Doorways Of Time

Melbourne based hard rock band Butterfly couldn't have picked a better title for their self released debut album. Doorways Of Time contains nine tracks that are like a portal to the past, the seventies and sixties to be more specific, a time when hard rock music ruled the earth. There are a lot of new... Continue Reading →

Dustern – River Of Years

On their latest records stoner/doom groups like King Buffalo and Elephant Tree have been flirting around with elements from the shoegaze genre. Oakland, California based Dustern takes this 'doomgaze' a little further. On their second full-length River Of Years this quintet really embrace the dreamy vibe of the shoegaze genre and combines it with heavy... Continue Reading →

Curse The Son – Excruciation

Hamden (Connecticut) doom metal outfit Curse The Son have been around for twelve years. This year they released their fourth album named Excruciation. On these nine new tracks the growth of the band is evident. While their older songs aren't bad, you can tell that these guys have broadened their musical output. Black Sabbath is... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Club – Aurora

In midst of the pandemic Cosmic Club released their first ep Aurora. The band was founded in Saint Etienne, France. Cosmic Club plays alternative stoner rock. But besides being inluenced by the stoner scene the group was also inspired by seventies blues, psych and hard rock. They're defnitely not the only band that embraces those... Continue Reading →

The Naked High – Tap Into The Evil

The last few years Canada has brought us a lot new great rock bands and rock albums. The Vancouver scene is amazing for instance. But Montreal is also an awesome breeding ground for exciting stoner/doom related music it seems. Mountain Dust, The Hazytones, Dopethrone, UUBBUURRUU, Lochness and Mooch are great examples. But let's not forget... Continue Reading →

Foot – The Balance Of Nature Shifted

Melbourne based band Foot has been around for a few years. From the self-titled debut released back in 2016 to the promising Buffalo (2018) to this years new album The Balance Of Nature Shifted - the band has been fine-tuning and perfecting their sound. The driving force behind the band is Paul Holden who is... Continue Reading →

Familiars – All In Good Time

(heavy rock, psychedelic rock) The Ontario based Familiars has been teasing us with several great ep’s the last few years. The Migration-ep in particular was very promising. Now finally the group has released a full-length. It was worth the wait, because All In Good Time really meets the high expectations. The album contains eight tracks... Continue Reading →

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