RED MESA ‘The Devil And The Desert’ Album Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

It has been four long years since Albuquerque, New Mexico’s RED MESA graced us with their phenomenal S/T début back in 2014. Continue reading “RED MESA ‘The Devil And The Desert’ Album Review & Stream”

EL ROJO ’16 Inches Radial’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

From Morano Calabro, Italy comes EL ROJO and their recently released “16 Inches Radial” EP. Continue reading “EL ROJO ’16 Inches Radial’ EP Review & Stream”

LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Coming quickly on the heels of their Grim Ripper album release [Review] back in March, Portland’s LáGoon are back with a new EP. Continue reading “LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream”

HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

From Hungary with Sludge, times two, comes a four-song Split EP offering from the bands HER HIGHNESS and VANTA. Continue reading “HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

FU MANCHU ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Album Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

For just about a quarter of a century or so now, Fu Manchu has brought their unique brand of sun-soaked, foot-to-the-floor, stoner metal with such a remarkable level of superiority and consistency, it’s almost frightening.    Continue reading “FU MANCHU ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Album Review & Stream”

1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Calendar year 2018 gets a dose of what heavy rock is all about, straight from 1968 and their “loud as fuck” ethos, so eloquently captured on the just-issued HeviSike Records release, “Ballads Of The Godless“. Continue reading “1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream”

POOR LITTLE THINGS S/T EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Arriving from Bern, Switzerland is the collaborative effort between vocalist Tina Jackson and Rollerball guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Dave Talon, POOR LITTLE THINGS. Continue reading “POOR LITTLE THINGS S/T EP Review & Stream”

AMORPHIS ‘Queen Of Time’ Review & Stream – By Kira Schlechter [Tour Dates]

(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Finland’s AMORPHIS is fast becoming that country’s most reliable export of exceedingly excellent musical work.   Continue reading “AMORPHIS ‘Queen Of Time’ Review & Stream – By Kira Schlechter [Tour Dates]”

POTION ‘Women Of The Wand’ EP Review & Stream; S.E. Asia Tour w/ MARIJANNAH Launches

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Australia has been rapidly accelerating its presence on the global stoner /psyche /doom scene with some amazing representatives. Continue reading “POTION ‘Women Of The Wand’ EP Review & Stream; S.E. Asia Tour w/ MARIJANNAH Launches”

GNAW THEIR TONGUES ‘Genocidal Majesty’ Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

I’m gonna be honest. I took this on as a personal challenge. It’s basically impossible for me to be turned off by the abrasiveness of a metal band’s sound of choice.  Continue reading “GNAW THEIR TONGUES ‘Genocidal Majesty’ Album Review & Stream”

NAISIAN ‘Rejoinder’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Sheffield, U.K.’s heavy-as-all-get-out noise/sludge behemoths NAISIAN have just unleashed their new three-song EP, “Rejoinder“. Continue reading “NAISIAN ‘Rejoinder’ EP Review & Stream”

SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Buffalo, New York. A magical snow ravaged tundra, known for serving wings at every meal, and blasting Every Time I Die 24/7 in all local establishments.     Continue reading “SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream”

OUR COMMON SENSE ‘Mankind’s Worst To Know’ EP Review & Stream


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Early March saw the official arrival of the five-song “Mankind’s Worst To Know” EP from Belgium’s OUR COMMON SENSE. Continue reading “OUR COMMON SENSE ‘Mankind’s Worst To Know’ EP Review & Stream”

VONNEGUT ‘Spurious Mourners’ EP Review & Stream


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

From Chelyabinsk, Russia comes the two-man entity VONNEGUT and the newly-released “Spurious Mourners” EP. Continue reading “VONNEGUT ‘Spurious Mourners’ EP Review & Stream”