Cortez’s third full-length album shows a certain spark that was merely hinted at the Boston group”s previous releases. This is immediately established with the opening”No Escape,” which comes crashing in with a template more in line with Classic Metal than their usual Stoner Rock. I find myself reminded of Cauldron or Castle as the driving tempo sustains a reverb-friendly production job with a slew of flamboyant guitar leads, gritty bass, and chanted vocals to go around.
Ghost Cult has shared the very first compilation album in our history today. Crushing Underground Compilation Vol. 1 features 15 tracks of badass stoner rock, doom, and other music sure to give you a boot heading into your weekend! The comp features bands such as Horehound, Goosed, Ghost:Hello, Black Spirit Crown, Horseburner (appearing courteous of Ripple Music), Shadow Witch, LakeLake, Sparrowmilk, Night Goat, Jakethehawk, Cheap Heat, Matter of Planets, We The Creature, Supercorrupter, and Radian. The compilation is FREE, but any funds we collect will go to the National Bail Fund Network! Please follow our account as we have more music and comps coming soon! Continue reading
Carcass with Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast) in 2013, Behemoth and The Satanist (Metal Blade) in 2014, Ghost in 2015 and 2018 with Meliora and Prequelle (both Loma Vista), Magma (Roadrunner) by Gojira in 2016, and 2017’s Emperor of Sand (Mastodon – Reprise) is our legacy. Those incredible, scene-enhancing, ear-destroying releases are the standard-bearers by which Ghost Cult‘s albums of the year are to be judged. These are the albums of our times; and following another sensation year of great alternative, rock, and metal, the pantheon cries out for more, for another slab of wax, another Album of the Year to join them… the very best of 2019.
With a fully democratic poll of the views and votes of the length and breadth of Team Ghost Cult (including our photographers, reviewers, newshounds, podcast and YouTube contributors) taken, with no editorial steer or amendment, we present to you Part 1 (75-41) of the Official Ghost Cult Albums of the Year for 2019, for your vulgar delectation… Continue reading
Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world!
Ripple Music is one of those labels, that you can pretty much buy all their albums without hearing them, and they are just going to be strong from start to finish. They have a great roster and one of the newest additions for 2019 is Horseburner! They do not burn horses and in fact, are sweet dudes from what we gather. Their music, however, gives no quarter at all: punishing the ears and the soul. Rising from West Virginia, these guys get their Stoner Rock and Trad influences on without being derivative or sacrificing that base instinct to rock. On Thief, Horseburner establishes themselves as a major future creative force. Continue reading
Appalachian Sludge and Doomy Metal band Horseburner have signed to Ripple Music for their new album, The Thief, coming this summer. The band is streaming their first new single ‘Hand Of Gold, Man Of Stone’, which you can hear at the link below. Continue reading