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Listen/purchase: The Worrying Kind by Get Your Gun | Bucky’s Blurbs

I’m about to get my gun and blow my wallet to pieces, because Get Your Gun is luring my wallet little by little into forking over $13 for a digital download. Normally I wouldn’t consider, but considering how awesome this album is, it may be done. Or I’ll buy the vinyl off the website for a mere $46 with shipping. Either way, no matter what the cost, this is worthy of your attention.

Spooky, trippy and dark post-punk/rock with a western haze stretching over the brooding vocal moans and meaty guitars.

Hello from the wasteland of internet clutter, I am your host.  I’ve been a bit quiet on telling you about important things cus I have just been sitting around flapping my fingers on FB.  

I first wanted to give a big welcome to our new additions to the 0’s and 1’s of the internet airwaves.

Starting a couple of Sundays back is our latest LIVE show from a fellow named Billy Goate.  His show is called Doomed & Stoned w/ Billy Goate and it is on Sunday Nights at 10pm Eastern.  Listen to it, it’s good!

We would also like to welcome our Uncle D.L..   He runs the Very Heavy Uncle Show and it debuted last Saturday.  You can hear it every Saturday at 10pm Eastern. Listen to it, it’s good!

Yeah, I said “Listen to it, it’s good” on both shows, because I don’t bullshit around when it comes to the shows we play here.  I don’t have to sweet talk it up since all you have to do is tune in each weekend to hear all of the great shows we play.  The proof is in the pudding, folks.

Listen/purchase: Tree and Stone by OXCROSS | Bucky’s Blurbs

"It’s hard to pick a favorite song on this long awaited full length album. Oozing with brutally melodic riffage, Oxcross creates a stoned out Mastodon/Baroness buzz with their own unique twist. Bits and pieces of each members other bands, which are all great as well. Be sure not to pass this one up."


All times Eastern

5am Leftovers Radio 
9am All The Heavy Lifting 
11am Crestfallen 
1pm The Soggy Bog of Doom 
4pm The Forest Floor 
6pm Gruesome Tunes 
8pm Reverend Riff Show 
10pm Doomed & Stoned w/ Billy Goate (LIVE)

http://gripofdelusion.tumblr.com/listen


All Times Eastern.
8am HMD Radio Show
9am The Wicked Lady Show
10am Amplifier Worship
12pm Wake Up At The Other End Of The Universe
2pm The Fist
3pm Submissions Show
5pm Electric Beard Of Doom
7pm Best Table In Hell
8pm Blood Or Love
10pm The Very Heavy Uncle Show
12am Super Rock Sunday

Hard to believe these guys haven’t released a full-length record in nearly six years—there’s certainly been plenty of splits and such in the interim.  Of course, if you’re not from the Land Down Under, you might not be aware that the Hotel Wrecking City Traders now have two albums and several splits to their name.  This Aussie instro duo flies under the radar in the Northern Hemisphere, spinning madly backwards like one of those Australian toilets, but I’ll be damned if they don’t have some trippy tunes.

Alas, this album is surprisingly short, with five tracks coming in under 37 minutes.  Considering that they’re no strangers to the 10-minute epic, it would appear they’ve reined it in a bit.  Opening track “Breath” sounds sorta like grungy stoner—or stoney grunge—with a slight whiff of the Foo Fighters.  But when it slows down about halfway through, it veers more towards trad doom, with just a touch of drone thrown in for good measure.

“Riley” is darker and more aggressive, with some lowdown riffs and pounding percussion setting the pace, before spinning off into a lighter, more emotive guitar cycle.  “Dance the Hempen Jig” doesn’t make me feel like dancing, but I suppose you could maybe mosh to it.  That said, I could probably do the zombie stomp to “Tetryl,” a tune that bangs out some hard-pounding percussion beneath twisting post-sludge riffs.  Also, I’m pretty sure I hear a didgeridoo towards the end.

Alas, the title track takes up about a third of the runtime, a 13-and-a-half-minute floating, swirling, light-heavy psych number.  This sorta sounds like it could be the soundtrack to some creepy horror movie, or the music playing in the background of the impending litigation between Nik Turner and Dave Brock.  Good times!

(Bro Fidelity Records)

3.33333333 skullets out of 5.

Listen/purchase: Haunted by Mountains Unfold | Bucky’s Blurbs

"Mountains Unfold a blistering assault of post metal riffage. Haunted weathers a melodically hardcore landscape into the atmospheric ridges sloping organically into heavy metal paradise."


All times Eastern.

5am Leftovers Radio

9am All The Heavy Lifting 

11am Crestfallen

1pm The Soggy Bog of Doom 

4pm The Forest Floor

6pm Gruesome Tunes

8pm Reverend Riff Show

10pm Doomed & Stoned w/ Billy Goate (LIVE)

Well I don’t know about you, but anytime I see a black and white picture of skulls and antlers and words with king and dead in the picture, my mind is intrigued. Well, look above and tell me what you see. Exactly that. I know nothing about this band, other than the Delusional captain of the Grip radio ship passed along the demo of King Dead’s debut self titled album and I was all ears, as usual. 

To start off King Dead is spelled out in the antlers of a deer’s dead head. Okay, that’s cool, but what does their music sounds like one might ask? Well one might answer by exactly the fuck how you would never imagine anything you’ve ever heard to sound like. This is all instrumental heavy ass sludge/doom metal which sounds like it could be the soundtrack to a Quentin Tarantino movie or something. The band on facebook tags themselves as “Spaghetti Western Doom Sludge”. I would not argue, as if you were to imagine what that brand of rock would sound like, King Dead nail it. I have played this album back to back quite a few times totaling maybe 5 or 6 listens at the point of this little mini review. I’ll say this, it takes something special to initiate repeat play and effort induced into writing a review of any sorts these days. There is just so much material to digest out there

King Dead have found a niche that I have not encountered and it surely works. Song #2 is a prime example of what to expect. Simply titled “As One Plows and Breaks up the Earth, so Our Bones Have Been Scattered at the Mouth of the Grave” brings a psychotically psychedelic and intriguing blend of sludge metal riffs and western hallucinogenic atmosphere sure to have some freak tripping balls should they be frying on mushrooms on the mystical shorelines of the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. Hell, I bet that song title might have come from such an experience. Anyhow, the album contains 5 songs clocking in over 30 minutes which un-relentlessly warps in and out of atmospheric sludge metal and psychedelic doom rock. Vocals are absent and are not missed. That says a lot coming from someone who normally shrugs his shoulder at the absence of vocals nowadays. 

Overall this review is a lot of rambling on my end, but the point being, King Dead have displayed a strong outing in the hard rock underworld. At times I’m reminded of the great Across Tundras, with King Dead’s smokey, hazy, trippy landscape rich portrayal of auditory organic illusion. Ya that probably makes no sense, but I don’t care, I’ve drank a few beers at my son’s 2 year birthday party, am a little buzzed up, he’s napping and I’m utilizing this time to write a music review. So I’m in a rush, we here at Grip are not about professional presentation as much as we are about knowing how to decipher good sounding shit from lame ass trendy bullshit. We know good music, and are here to save you the heartache of potentially having to decide if something is good or not. Hey, its posted here, it’s probably on the Grip Radio show, what more evidence do you need? Go purchase, stream, download this shit and hit the highway out onto the western frontier with the windows down and the volume up. I’m going to go buy the CD now at Bandcamp linked in the title of this review and laugh at everyone. That’s just how its going to be this time. Why would I spend my own money on a CD I will never listen to since I already have a digital copy? Because this shit is good and that is how I roll. Support your local underground folks. Sorry and thank you for reading. Now go check them out, you won’t be sorry. 

The Saturday Schedule looks just like this!
All Times Eastern

Saturday


6am Stygian Passage

8am HMD Radio Show

9am The Wicked Lady Show

10am Amplifier Worship

12pm Wake Up At The Other End Of The Universe

2pm The Fist

3pm Submissions Show

5pm Electric Beard Of Doom

7pm Best Table In Hell

8pm Blood Or Love (LIVE)

12am Super Rock Sunday

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