Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Doomed & Stoned In Asia (Album Review)


Release date: May 17th 2016. Label: Compilation/Self Released. Released. Format: DD

Doomed & Stoned In Asia – Tracklisting

1.DauD - Lost In Sense 06:46
2.Electric Funeral - Prison's Song 04:35
3.ESRARR - The Weedsons 03:08
4.ESRARR - Witch of Darkness 03:26
5.Eternal Elysium - Circulation (Jun Kan) 06:21
6.Funeral Moth - Transience 21:59
7.Inuka - Mistress of the Void 04:04
8.Keladak - Contortionist 07:15
9.Keladak - Black Crows 05:30
10.Ksyatriya - A Gemini & Her Great Divide 12:16
11.Ksyatriya - The Human Ego Must be Obliterated for its Arrogant Reign of Tyranny - II 08:23
12.破地獄 - Maudgalyayana 07:20
13.Sigmun - Devil in Disguise 05:27
14.Sigmun - Vultures 03:56
15.silvermachine - Garden of Earthly Delights 04:53
16.silvermachine - Ecstasy's Aftermath 13:45
17.SPEEDWITCHES - Void 10:42
18.SPEEDWITCHES - Red Eyes 12:40
19.Sundays and Cybele - Waiting For You 07:33
20.Beelzebud - Durhaka (bonus track) 25:50

Band Members:

Various.

Review:

You know Doomed & Stoned are the main reason I haven't put together a compilation since my Sludgelord days. They always put out killer compilations over the past 2 years and I feel anything that I would put together would pale in comparison to their killer releases but I maybe making a comeback in that department. Watch this space.

Anyway Doomed & Stoned have put together 20 superb tracks from bands who are based in Asia. You have to hand it to Doomed & Stoned team member Zachary Painter who put this compilation together, he's done his fucking homework. He's discovered some awesome bands that I've never heard of. Zachary has written a great article on the BandCamp Page explaining how he came across these bands and why he chose them.

What you get is 20 tracks of pure heavy riffs from the Doom, Sludge, Stoner, Psych and Drone musical spectrum. I've been listening to this since last week ever since my good pal Billy Goate give me a download code. It's an action-packed compilation that will appeal to all fans of the Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal world.

I will list my fave songs from this release. DauD, Eternal Elysium, Sigmun and Silver Machine are worth honourable mentions. Though how can I leave out – SPEEDWITCHES and Beelzebud with their fantastic 25 minute opus. Damn......

If you're in the mood for something different but altogether heavy from the best underground bands the Asian Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal scene has to offer, then you need to check this album out now. You're bound to find a few great bands to follow and perhaps buy merchandise from.

It's available on BandCamp Buy Now but you could always contribute to the mighty Doomed & Stoned cause. You know what to do....

Another awesome release from one of the best blogs currently out there. Check it out!!!!

Words by Steve Howe

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