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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 →

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 →

Wild Tinderbox – Hardboiled Fire

And the award for the most fun hard rock album of 2020 so far goes to...Hardboiled Fire by Wild Tinderbox. This Austin, Texas based trio released their second full-length a few weeks ago. The album contains ten high energy hard rock songs. Some of them are quite straightforward rockers and some lean more to progressive... Continue Reading →

The Swell Fellas – The Big Grand Entrance

The Swell Fellas is a psychedelic/progressive rock trio from Ocean City, Maryland. The band consists of the brothers Conner Poole (guitar) & Chris Poole (drums) and Mark Rohrer (bass). Each member contributes when it comes to the vocals. The Big Grand Entrance is their first full-length album. An aptly album title, because this ten track-record... Continue Reading →

Gypsybyrd – Eye Of The Sun

Gypsybyrd is the brainchild of Jake W. Lewis. You might know him from his stoner/doom band Burn Ritual. Stylistically Gypsybyrd is quite a different band. On the first release Eye Of The Sun there's definitely awesome riffs and grooves to be found, but the songs are far more psychedelic and about creating a certain mysterious... Continue Reading →

Tombstone Eyes – Land In The Sky

Chicago-based band Tombstone Eyes gave 2020 a great start by releasing their debut full length Land In The Sky on the first day of the year. Their album features nine compositions, three of them being instrumental. Tombstone Eyes' sound can be described as organ driven dark heavy psych with spacey and experimental elements emerging into... Continue Reading →

Mountain Of Smoke – Future Sins

Mountain Of Smoke surprised us with their new ep Future Sins earlier this month. The six songs on this ep were recorded only a month ago. The band released their first full length Gods Of Biomechanics last year. The group features PJ Costigan on drums, Alex Johnson on pedal steel/synths/vocals, Brooks Martin on bass/vocals and... Continue Reading →

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