The Grim Lord’s Experi-Metal Bundle (Review Set Two)

Dekonstruktor – Fuck Life, We Go Further (2015) – Continuing the same familiar rough and meaty sound as Eating The Universe, we have a more apparent vocal element here that sounds as voracious as the music itself. There’s definitely a level of venom here, but also a style that sounds like strangled Black Sabbath. If Sabbath were a little less bluesy and more foreboding, you might get this heater of an album. Since its cold outside, this might just come in handy. And don’t forget about the haunting noise experiments in “Fuck Life” and “We Go Further.” These only add necessary evolutions to an already intriguing act. Some of it is even nightmare inducing.

Disen Gage – Nature (2018) – Three tracks are featured here, each with a different level of noise. The first cut sounds like animalian static, as if a sounds of nature album was corrupted by computer viruses and acid jazz musicians. The second cut throws us out into the atmosphere, surrounded by billions of glittering stars. But things might not be quite what they seem. The last cut is a tour-de-force that throws us directly into the eye of a tornado, as it lets us off into a swamp where frogs croak along with those alien things from Super Metroid. And at the end of it all, is a calm; yet melancholy peace. Or did I say staggering metal? You be the judge of that. Either way, it’s brilliant. Was that a werewolf just now?

Juice Oh Yeah – Sila Vselennoy (2013) – You’ve probably heard this kind of weird stoner rock before, but there’s nothing wrong with adding something new to your collection, right? Juice Oh Yeah also experiment around with different structures, making for not the same old weird stoner rock experience. It’s definitely raw when the stoner rock comes into play, but I found the folk influences that appear later on in the album to be well worth a listen. Stoner rock and doom heads are going to dig it as well.

Spaceking – In The Court Of The Space King (2013) – Despite it’s title, there’s not much of a relation between this proggy stoner rock album and the King Crimson classic. But that’s not to say that these guys don’t hit hard though. Think of early Monster Magnet or The Sword‘s debut album and you’ve got it. While not the most imaginative stoner album I’ve ever heard, the disc certainly has some balls and manages to experiment a little right near the end with “Stardust.” So that’s saying something. Not too shabby, gentlemen.

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