My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts July 2022

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Friday, July 29, 2022

My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts July 2022:

1. PARALYZED - HEAVY ROAD
2. EL PERRO - HAIR OF
3. GOATRIDERS - TRAVELER
4. FORMATION RITUAL - THE SHIFTING DUST
5. NINE MOONS - NINE MOONS
6. VANDHALI - FEVER DREAM
7. BIRTH - BORN
8. BLACK CAPRICORN - CULT OF BLOOD
9. TRILLION TON BERYLLIUM SHIPS - CONSENSUS TRANCE
10. NEBULA - TRANSMISSION FROM MOTHERSHIP EARTH 

11. SONS OF ARRAKIS - VOLUME I 
12. MEXICOMA - KALPA 
13. BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH - FROM THE FATHOMLESS DEEP
14. TELEKINETIC YETI - PRIMORDIAL 
15. ETERNAL SUN TEMPLE - VOL I.
16. IAN BLURTON'S FUTURE NOW - SECOND SKIN 
17. JOSIAH - WE LAY ON COLD STONE
18. SUPASONIC FUZZ - COBRACADABRA
19. PROFESSOR ELECTRIC - DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUER 
20. LUCID GRAVE - COSMIC MOUNTAIN

21. ZEREMONY - SURVIVIN' ROCK'N'ROLL
22. WIZZO - MOST SEVERE CRISIS
23. OBIAT - INDIAN OCEAN
24. SLEESTAK - HARBINGER 
25. LORD ELEPHANT - COSMIC AWAKENING 


My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts June 2022

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Sunday, June 26, 2022

My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts June 2022:

1. PARISH - PARISH
2. AAWKS - HEAVY ON THE COSMIC
3. MIRROR QUEEN - INVIOLATE
4. GRAMMA VEDETTA - THE HUM OF THE MACHINE 
5. BORT - THE WRECK OF THE HESPERUS 
6. MYSTERY DUDES - EXIT THROUGH THE WORMHOLE
7. VALLEY OF THE SUN - THE CHARIOT
8. SERGEANT THUNDERHOOF - THE SCEPTRED VEIL 
9. PROBLEM WITH DRAGONS - ACCELERATIONIST
10. RED SUN ATACAMA - DARWIN

11. LAS CRUCES - COSMIC TEARS
12. TORPEDO TORPEDO - THE KUIPER BELT MANTRAS
13. FREEBASE HYPERSPACE - PLANET HIGH 
14. 10,000 YEARS - III 
15. INDUS VALLEY KINGS - ORIGIN 
16. OREYEON - EQUATIONS FOR THE USELESS
17. DRUIDS - SHADOW WORK 
18. SASQUATCH - FEVER FANTASY 
19. PHIASCO - KESSEL 
20. SOMNUS THRONE - NEMESIS LATELY 

21. ABRONIA - MAP OF DAWN 
22. FOOT - You ARE WEIGHTLESS
23. CACHEMIRA - AMBOS MUNDOS
24. SOLEMN CEREMONY - DEMISE 
25. SLOW WAKE - FALLING FATHOMS


My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts May 2022

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Friday, May 27, 2022

My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts May 2022:

1. PETH - MERCHANT OF DEATH
2. RED MOON SHAMAN - CHAPTER ONE
3. RUMOURS - THE LOWER WE SINK, THE LESS WE CARE
4. ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN - VALLEY GIANT
5. TENEBRA - MOONGAZER
6. KADAVERMARCH - INTO OBLIVION
7. STRANGE HORIZON - BEYOND THE STRANGE HORIZON
8. LIMOUSINE BEACH - LIMOUSINE BEACH
9. CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL - THERE IS NO TIME
10. ARBITER - AMBROSIA 

11. GREENSEEKER - THE WISH 
12. BLUE HERON - EPHEMERAL 
13. GYPSYBYRD - VISIONS 
14. WO FAT - THE SINGULARITY 
15. ECSTATIC VISION - ELUSIVE MOJO
16. MIDAS - MIDAS 
17. STÖNER - TOTALLY... 
18. BESVÄRJELSEN - ATLAS 
19. REDWHORE - REDWHORE
20. CAUCHEMAR - ROSA MYSTICA

21. CITIES OF MARS - CITIES OF MARS 
22. MOURA - AXEXAN, ESPREITAN
23. WOMACK - III - SONGS OF DOWNFALL & DELIVERANCE
24. GNOME - KING 
25. SAGENESS - TR3S

Review:
(Heavy Psych, Proto-Metal, Doom)
(Lago Vista, Texas, USA)
Four weirdos from Texas take the cake this month and finish first. Armed with the madness of a Roky Erickson and the musical heritage of Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Thin Lizzy, they're second to none. They take us on a journey through time into the magical past that never existed. Madness has a name: PETH!



My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts April 2022

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Thursday, April 28, 2022

My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts April 2022:

1. HÄLLAS - ISLE OF WISDOM
2. GREAT RIFT - UTOPIA
3. GREENBEARD - VARIANT
4. MOUNTAIN OF SMOKE - IMPRINTED
5. ALUNAH - STRANGE MACHINE 
6. CARSON - THE WILFUL PURSUIT OF IGNORANCE
7. SATURNA & ELECTRIC MONOLITH - TURNED TO STONE CHAPTER 4: HIGHER SELVES
8. STEAK - ACUTE MANIA
9. AMBASSADOR -  INSATISFACCIÓN
10. DOMKRAFT/SLOMATICS - ASCEND/DESCEND

11. WEEDEVIL - THE RETURN
12. CARDIEL -  EL ARMAGEDÓN AFTERPARTY
13. THE FLOOD - LOVE LIFE
14. INCHE KAI CHE - INCHE KAI CHE
15. THE RING - IMAGINATOR
16. BOG WIZARD, FROGLORD - BOG WIZARD VS FROGLORD: A FROG IN THE BOG
17. SPIRAL SKIES - DEATH IS BUT A DOOR
18. SPIRAL DRIVE - VISIONS IN BLOOM
19. MIRROR - THE DAY BASTARD LEADERS DIE 
20. SATOR - CLEANSING RITUAL

21. DIRTY SOUND MAGNET - DSM-III
22. HUNTSMEN - THE DYING PINES
23. SOMALI YACHT CLUB - THE SPACE
24. MOUNTAINWOLF - ORB PONDERER
25. END BOSS - THEY SEEK MY HEAD


My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts March 2022

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Sunday, March 27, 2022

My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts March 2022:

1. CHILDREN OF THE SÜN - ROOTS
2. DUNGEON WEED - THE EYE OF THE ICOSAHEDRON
3. SLEEPING CHILD - SUPERNOVIAN REMNANT
4. MWWB - THE HARVEST
5. RED EYE - THE CYCLE
6. ERIC WAGNER - IN THE LONELY LIGHT OF MOURNING
7. PURPLE DAWN - PEACE & DOOM SESSION VOL. II
8. ELK WITCH - BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN 
9. TROLL TEETH - HANGED, DRAWN, & QUARTERED
10. MESSA - CLOSE 

11. HUMANOTONE - A FLOURISHING FALL IN A GRAIN OF SAND 
12. DUAL FIGHTER - MEAN MACHINES
13. DESERT CLOUDS - PLANEXIT
14. SAMAVAYO - PAYAN
15. JIRM - THE TUNNEL, THE WELL, HOLY BEDLAM
16. ZOM - FEAR AND FAILURE 
17. TEMPLE OF DEIMOS - HEADING TO SAINT REAPER
18. DOPE DEFAULT - DIVISION
19. PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE - PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE 
20. MOUNT SATURN - O, GREAT MOON

21. AYE MAMMOTH - ETERNAL
22. UNCLE WOE - PENNYFOLD HABERDASHERY & ABATTOIR DELUXE
23. LUNAVIEJA - LUNAVIEJA
24. STONE AXE - STAY OF EXECUTION 
25. LAMMPING - STARS WE LOST

Review:

DUNGEON WEED - THE EYE OF THE ICOSAHEDRON
(Psychedelic Wizard Doom)
(Oakland, California, USA)
Does it Doom? Yes, and much more. This is over the top, an apocalypse set to music that must have sprung from an insane mind. Agonizing, grooving, meandering, all-consuming riffs that suck you in like a black hole. Synthesizer sounds whose intensity is sufficient to catapult you light years into the endless expanses of space. Cosmic Doom in the Fourth Dimension!


My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts February 2022

Posted by Captain Beyond Zen on Friday, February 25, 2022

My Top 25 Albums for the Doom Charts February 2022:

1. SLEEPWULF - SUNBEAMS CURL
2. KRYPTOGRAF - THE ELDORADO SPELL
3. WIZARD MASTER - PHASMATIS
4. SMOKE - GROUPTHINK
5. FOSTERMOTHER - THE OCEAN
6. GREEN RIPPER - DARK SESSIONS EP 
7. HYDRA - BEYOND LIFE AND DEATH
8. HOLY WITCH - LEVITATE 
9. Z28 - MACH II
10. OBSIDIAN SEA - PATHOS

11. SÖNUS - USURPER OF THE UNIVERSE
12. ACID ROW - AFTERGLOW
13. KRANDÜS - KRANDÜS
14. TITANOSAUR - ABSENCE OF UNIVERSE
15. FLITCRAFT - OUR LONG JOURNEY TO THE MIDDLE 
16. GOODBYE JUNE - SEE WHERE THE NIGHT GOES
17. GREYHAWK - CALL OF THE HAWK 
18. MOUNT DESERT - FEAR THE HEART
19. SOUND OF SMOKE - TALES
20. BLIND SUN - UNDER THEM STONES

21. MUD SPENCER - FUZZ SOUP
22. GREEN KING - ROCK ALLEY TAPES 
23. POSSESSOR - THE SPEED OF DEATH 
24. TIGERS ON OPIUM - 503.420.6669.VOL.2
25. BUFFALO TOMBS - III 

Reviews:

SLEEPWULF - SUNBEAMS CURL:
The impatiently awaited follow-up to the Swedish-Scottish quartet's self-titled debut (my AOTY 2020!) once again leaves mouths open in astonishment. The production is warm and vintage and achieved perfection by live recording directly to a TASCAM tape machine. Belong to their trademarks the lyrics deal with occultism, mysticism and alchemy. The music is inspired by Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull, but sounds more towards Witchcraft and Pentagram to me, which is not a disadvantage. 
Despite, or precisely because of the various influences, Sleepwulf's music never sounds exactly like one of their predecessors, thanks to their high recognition value, but rather unique and timeless. 
AOTY contender!

KRYPTOGRAF - THE ELDORADO SPELL:
Kryptograf's second album captivates with an impressive cover, which shows a magician with a warning finger in an enchanted forest. Musically, the band has developed from booming doom towards psychedelic rock with a folk touch and a dark atmosphere. A change that not every fan will like, but the first-class and catchy songs are performed so confidently and casually, as if this band had been inspired by the magician in the enchanted forest. 
Full marks, because it hardly gets any better.