Music Reviews


Rise 13

Magick Rock Vol. 1

TMC/Rise Above

Maybe ‘twas Black Sabbath’s reunion that begot it, but many a stoner-rock band have sprouted up the past few years; that, or at least reared their ugly visages all the more prominently. Featuring a crap-thick roster of stoned doom, Rise 13 – Magick Rock Vol. 1 is the sound of a ten-ton boulder sluggishly giving way to the deep chasm it’s blocking, the escapees being bong smoke not unearthed since ‘72 and plenty o’ Richter scale-shattering headphone shit, the bands most responsible for this being the irreproachable Electric Wizard, Spirit Caravan, the accurately monikered Solarized, Goatsnake, Acrimony, and Sheavy, among others. Absolutely essential for your next hookah hoist.

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