“Through mighty sounds of our crying Earth we’re channeling frustration of a modern world.”
This appears to be the mantra and / or mission statement of Sweden’s Moon Mother and their newly released “Riffcraft“. It is a totally respectable undertaking too for the quartet of singer Sara Trollpacka, drummer Jesper Wallin, guitarist Pat Ahlström and bassist Thomas V Jäger (of Monolord who also produced this). On their official 4-song debut here, the foursome blend an appealing elixir of bluesy Stoner Doom with abundant classic rock influences. Continue reading “MOON MOTHER ‘Riffcraft’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Release”→
Occasionally, when reviewing certain releases, there are times that I ask myself: “How can (insert band name here) not be a HUGE, well-known major act?” It is then that I recall the plethora of once-great bands that experienced a commercial, breakthrough success and what resulted after. Pompous or lame, mediocre self-indulgent wastes of studio time in so many cases. But alas, whatever. Continue reading “RIFFT ‘The Never Nowhere’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”→
Welcome to what may or may not become a regular segment here at Riff Relevant, it remains to be seen. That said, Riot’s Revelation is where I search out and share something you might be interested in. It may be a band, a record, an event, whatever… I merely make you aware and leave the rest up to you. Let’s dive in, shall we? Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: ROY BATTY”→
The five-man entityGenghis Chronappropriately hail from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Not only is their own name a catchy punner, but their home is befitting for the band’s own thunderous sound. That sound is one that channels some thickly sticky Stoner Rock specialness indeed. I say that based on the band’s late January offering, the two-song ‘Demos‘. Continue reading “GENGHIS CHRON ‘Demos’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”→
There was an era in rock music, say between 1968 and 1975 or so, when some of the best stuff ever was created. That period is held in such high regard and bands struggle to this day to nail down its sound. Very few manage to capture the fuzzy guitars, lo-fi vibes and raw bluesiness of that long gone age. Occasionally someone does, they succeed in channeling it all into their own modern output. Today that someone is Vortical Minds. Continue reading “VORTICAL MINDS ‘The Orange Box’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”→
Parisian band Wreck Plus are a well established entity in their homeland of France. They have been actively enlarging their fan base for a while now, accomplished by a string of fantastic releases. The latest one, the ‘Dark Construktor‘ EP, was issued in December 2016 and has now made its way here to RRHQ.