ACID DREAM ‘Physical Removal’ Album Review & Stream (NYP item)

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

Acid Dream issues a stern warning on their Bandcamp page: ‘Do Not Enjoy Unless Loaded’.  Take their advice like I did, because things get pretty unsettling from the opening feedback before the band executes a single riff.   Continue reading “ACID DREAM ‘Physical Removal’ Album Review & Stream (NYP item)”

Mountaineer ‘As Righteous, As Flawed: Volume I’ & ‘Marbled Victory: Volume II’ Album Review & Stream

Mountaineer: As Righteous As Flawed – Volume I

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

It’s a pleasant Sunday morning and the impulse is striking me for some musical blathering.  With one interview waiting on response, another in formative stages, and a retro review in need of more digging, depth and history…  Continue reading “Mountaineer ‘As Righteous, As Flawed: Volume I’ & ‘Marbled Victory: Volume II’ Album Review & Stream”

MAMMOTH SALMON ‘Magnetic Fields Of Radiant Light’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

The Pacific Northwest of the U.S. has long generated its very own particular breed of bands with their own defining sound.  I could rattle off a laundry list of acts, but a few right off the top of my head would be (the) Melvins, Red Fang, and Heiress.  In fact, those three are nice jumping off points for the band we are here to discuss, Portland, OR’s Mammoth Salmon.   Continue reading “MAMMOTH SALMON ‘Magnetic Fields Of Radiant Light’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

LOFT ‘Hail To The Sun’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

We last left England’s Loft with their 2015 EP début ‘Empires and now the lads are back with a thundering new offering, “Hail To The Sun“.   Continue reading “LOFT ‘Hail To The Sun’ EP Review, Stream & NYP Item”

SPELLJAMMER To Issue ‘Inches From The Sun’ Debut On First-Time Vinyl

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

Swedish desert rock/doom trio Spelljammer announce the forthcoming reissue of their highly celebrated 2010 début, ‘Inches From The Sun’, to be released September 22nd, via Riding Easy Records.   Continue reading “SPELLJAMMER To Issue ‘Inches From The Sun’ Debut On First-Time Vinyl”

KOLOSSOR S/T EP Review, Stream & NYP Item; Video


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

From deep within the Garden State, comes an EP on unguarded musical anger and hate.  Kolossor has clearly come to crush and obliterate with their recently issued three-song, self-titled EP début.   Continue reading “KOLOSSOR S/T EP Review, Stream & NYP Item; Video”

SOUND OF ORIGIN ‘Seeds Of The Past’ EP Review, Stream & NYP


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

From the UK’s industrial region of Huddersfield comes the sonic heavyweight that is Sound Of Origin and their début EP, “Seeds Of The Past“.   Continue reading “SOUND OF ORIGIN ‘Seeds Of The Past’ EP Review, Stream & NYP”

SXAP ‘Cathedral’ Review, Stream & NYP Item

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

Sxuperion/Valdur’s Sxuperion is back with his one-man solo project of total musical destruction, SXAP. The three track effort, “Cathedral“, was released via Bloody Mountain Records back in mid-April (May 1st for CD).   Continue reading “SXAP ‘Cathedral’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”

Riot’s Revelation: ROY BATTY

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

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”

GREEN LUNG ‘Green Man Rising’ Single Review & NYP Item


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

It seems as if each new day brings the revelation of yet another fantastic band hailing from the UK and today is no exception. In fact, that recent ritual continues with a fantastic foursome from London, Green Lung.   Continue reading “GREEN LUNG ‘Green Man Rising’ Single Review & NYP Item”