RIPPLE MUSIC: FULLY JACKED
Go get this sampler of bands on the Ripple Label right here; you will not be disappointed. While not all the tunes are new, the free download is; released on April 12th. This compilation has caused me to appreciate what talent this record label has for finding great bands. I have already purchased a couple of Gozu albums after hearing this (how did I not know about this band before?), and have several other bands scheduled for investigation based on what I am hearing on this album. I enjoy every tune on this album, but here are a couple of highlights: First, the Massachusetts-based band KIND, with "Pastrami Blaster". KIND is comprised of members of the bands Elder, Black Pyramid, Roadsaw and Rozamov, a "Who's Who" of Massachusetts Heavy Stoner bands. KIND manages to sound nothing like any of those bands, and has created its own spot in local stoner rock history:
Next, "Acid Reign" by Blackwulf:
"Bed of Ashes" by Sweat Lodge:
And in case you are wondering, I don't know anyone associated with this record label. I got an e-mail from Bandcamp, saw 'free', took a listen, and have not stopped playing this album since.
Have definitely got some more 2017 gold on tap for next weekend, until then I charge you with the mission of staying heavy. ROCK ON