HOWLING GIANT “Black Hole Space Wizard”
Duuude! It is authentic stoned music, made of pure solid guitar riffs and a corrosive spirit in adrenalized vocal lines. This piece of golden rock contains four long songs composed in cosmic atmospheres, hypnotic guitar solos and excellent concept under the flag of progressive rock in a weird form.
This is a great Italian band of soft and melodic rock n’ roll and it’s highly influenced by hard rock genre, AOR, and heavy metal. For moments this reminds me old albums of Extreme, Warrant, Poison, etc, so you know what is about this album.
RED MORRIS “Lady Rose”
Atomic Stuff Prods
I really like when people create music honest and enjoys it. This band is the creation of an Italian guitarist called Red Morris and it seems like he really enjoys what he is doing.
SHADOW REBELS “Oversleep Hurricane”
Metal Scrap Records
Well, this is supposed to be the second album of the Israeli band, and it sounds alternative, fusion and melodic.
Taxi Driver Records
Slow, heavy and deadly. This Italian trio truly has the heritage of Black Sabbath and created a superlative debut album, highly recommended for those who worship the darkest side of doom metal genre.
MY WOODEN PILLOW “Uncomfortable”
This is not bad at all for a debut EP. Coming from Manchester, UK these guys recorded a quite good debut forged in hardcore elements, thrash metal and death metal. Of course you must know those genres, to get a decent hybrid, if you know what I mean.
WICKED INQUISITION “Wicked Inquisition”
After many demos and EP’s, these guys finally decided to release a debut album and it worth every cent. Coming from Twin Cities, Minnesota, the band was created in 2008 and they based their music in many influences, mainly from doom/stoner metal with modern sound.
WRONG ERA “The Wrong EP”
Definitely this is not the kind of music I hear every day, but I admit this EP has great melodic lines and great hooks, and you will find a quite enjoyable band full of soft stuff, with no problem.
BROKEN LINGERIE “Lying Words”
Dirty Chords Records
This sounds hard and heavy, and I like it. Coming from Madrid, Spain these girls have a great rock spirit running in the veins as they present five tracks full of solid compositions based in melodic hooks. Of course they have huge influences from punk/rock music ala Misfits, New York Dolls, Ramones etc, but they balance very well all elements with heavy touches of AC/DC.
YERBADIABLO “It doesn’t work”
Atomic Stuff Records
This is an interesting experiment of fusion rock with influences from many sources. It seems like these guys have great experience playing for other bands, and here, they conceive great songs based in eclectic ideas from 70’s rock, alternative metal, blues, etc, and tied everything with good taste and prolific ideas (sung in English and Spanish) where you can hear sax, harmonica, polymorph-psychedelic keyboards, and a lot of honesty.