KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream


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

Southern New Jersey’s primordial swamp dwellers, KOLOSSOR, return with a rampage on their new, just-released debut full length, “Crown Of Horns“. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

May 11 will see the issuing of “Hopeless“, the new 2-song EP from Texas’ Destroyer Of Light , via the Heavy Friends Records label. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

SNOW VILLAIN ‘EP 1’ Review; Official Video & Song Streams


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

Meet the future of alternative rock / crossover, the hard-hitting, poignant protagonists of Philly’s SNOW VILLAIN. Continue reading “SNOW VILLAIN ‘EP 1’ Review; Official Video & Song Streams”

thallMOTH ‘ANVRF’ Review & Stream


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

Meet the Chilean ambassadors of stoner doom / sludge / drone, the crushing behemoth thallMOTH and their “ANVRF” album. Continue reading “thallMOTH ‘ANVRF’ Review & Stream”

THE BLACK SWAMP ‘Witches’ Review & Stream


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

Australia’s The Black Swamp recently released their 4-song “Witches” EP, a record that is reminiscent of an era in music before metal “got all dicky about the genre divides” as they put it. Continue reading “THE BLACK SWAMP ‘Witches’ Review & Stream”

THE DRY MOUTHS ‘When The Water Smells Of Sweat’ Review & Stream


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

Spain’s The Dry Mouths whet our musical appetites once again with their February release, “When The Water Smells Of Sweat“. Continue reading “THE DRY MOUTHS ‘When The Water Smells Of Sweat’ Review & Stream”

DESERT STORM ‘Sentinels’ Review & Stream; Supporting KARMA TO BURN On UK Tour


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

The Oxford, U.K. band Desert Storm recently released their newest studio offering, “Sentinels“, via APF Records last month (March 16). Continue reading “DESERT STORM ‘Sentinels’ Review & Stream; Supporting KARMA TO BURN On UK Tour”

WICKED RIVER RISING ‘Hell & High Water’ Review And Stream


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

As we know, areas of Louisiana are prone to terrible flooding, like that of the 2005 natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading “WICKED RIVER RISING ‘Hell & High Water’ Review And Stream”

ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM / dusK Village Split EP Review & Stream


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

From my overflowing queue collection comes this interesting split EP from Chicago’s ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM and dusK Village from parts unknown. Continue reading “ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM / dusK Village Split EP Review & Stream”

OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream

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

From the recesses of southern Connecticut comes the first official release from the stoner metal trio OWL MAKER, their “Paths Of The Slain” EP. Continue reading “OWL MAKER ‘Paths Of The Slain’ EP Review & Stream”

RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]


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

The Reading, PA-based band Rivers Of Nihil are arguably the most exciting, interesting thing to happen to technical death metal in recent years, and their latest album for Metal Blade, the beautifully-titled “Where Owls Know My Name,” cements that claim with little doubt. Continue reading “RIVERS OF NIHIL ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ Review & Stream [By Kira Schlechter]”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: VESTA Self-Titled Album Stream [Review]


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

The trio known as VESTA from Viareggio, Italy are a relative newcomer to the world of all things subterraneously sonic. Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: VESTA Self-Titled Album Stream [Review]”

RIVER CULT – ‘Halcyon Daze’ Album Review & Stream

(By Tyler Smith, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

River Cult is a heavy psych, stoner rock three-piece based out of Brooklyn, NY.  Since 2015, they have released a three song self titled EP, until just this February, with a new full-length ‘Halcyon Daze’.     Continue reading “RIVER CULT – ‘Halcyon Daze’ Album Review & Stream”

WEIRD TALES ‘The Fall’ Review & Stream [NYP Digital Item]; Tour With RISIN SABOTAGE


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

WEIRD TALES are a Warsaw, Poland-based doom band that recently issued their very first physical offering, “The Fall” back in February. Continue reading “WEIRD TALES ‘The Fall’ Review & Stream [NYP Digital Item]; Tour With RISIN SABOTAGE”

DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV

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

This week saw the manifestation of the sophomore solo album from Dee Calhoun, titled “Go To The Devil“, arriving March 30th from Argonauta Records.  Continue reading “DEE CALHOUN ‘Go To The Devil’ Review & Stream; EU Tour + Maryland Doom Fest IV”