OBELYSKKH: Full Album Streaming Via Stereokiller by orlandooom407

Sludge, skeleton moustaches and lightning spewing from stigmatas? Where do I sign? Happy Friday everyone, I come bearing a brand new LP by the German sludge engineers OBELYSKKH. While I haven’t the slightest clue about how to pronounce that their jams are a psyched out journey to be had. This was recorded and mixed by the living legend Billy Anderson. Check out the stream and press release below. I hope to see everyone out at BACKBOOTH tomorrow night in downtown Orlando for Swamp Abyss Sorcery Fest. Until then, doom on brethren:

“As White Lightnin’, the second full-length from German quartet OBELYSKKH, nears release on Exile On Mainstream next week, today Stereokiller is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire album.

White Lightnin’ is a roaring tour de force of catchy, flowing sludge/doom with just the right amount of atmospheric properties to counter its skull-shattering low-end assault, drawing from pure filth through psychedelic soundscapes into postrock and back. The output of OBELYSKKH is crushing but it also breathes some kind of repetitive mantra-like ambition, which clears the air here and there and thus declines total negativity.

Amidst tours and live performances throughout Germany and abroad since their 2008 inception, White Lightnin’ follows-up OBELYSKKH’s long-time-comin’ debut Mount Nysa, which was released in 2011 via now defunct German label Droehnhaus, nearly four years after the band’s formation. Following the immediately incredible response from the doom/sludge scene it received, the band decided  against a massive gap until the next album, and over the turn of the year into 2011 set up camp with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Mr. Bungle, Eyehategod, High On Fire, Melvins, etc.) to capture, mix and master their new work.

White Lightnin’ will see North American release on CD, LP and digital download via Exile On Mainstream this Tuesday, October 16th.”

– Jared Oates Haggard

Web Comic Wednesday – The Amazing Mastodad! by orlandooom407

Three posts on a Wednesday?! YEP! Keith Carlson returns to poke a little fun at the newest Mastodon LP: THE HUNTER.

While I’ve heard a lot of harsh criticism for this record, and I definitely won’t say it’s their best release, I feel this record has everything meant to be enjoyed about modern Mastodon contained within. However, my biggest criticisms are that the record feels like it’s out of order and these vocals are wayyyyyyy too flashy. Oh well, the guest vocals provided by Scott Kelly of Neurosis still bludgeon my ears with merciless bellows.

It’s a solid record, but it’s not better than the new Rwake.

– Jared Oates Haggard