I once wrote a poem that had a line in it that read: ‘In the way the captain smoked, we knew we would reach port.’ And the same thing could be said about Captain Beyond Zen and his choice of music! It’s of course flawless, pristine and the sort of choices you would expect from […]Read more "Doom Charts – 2021 Favorites – Rod ‘Captain Beyond Zen’ Reinhardt"
As the late Jim Morrison once professed, “The future’s uncertain and the end is always near” … well that certainly seems true as 2020 delivered a massive blow in the form of a global pandemic. It’s been a tough time and many of us have suffered great losses, personally and provisionally, we talk about it […]Read more "Doom Charts Top 100 Albums of 2020"
2020 was an insane year in practically every way possible and the heavy rock scene was no different as molten lava of styles erupted from all over the world. Yes, I have a multi tie for 50th place and honestly feel bad that I left MANY MANY more great albums off this list. Please forgive me! Hope […]Read more "Doom Charts 2020 Favorites – John Gist"
2020 – What a year! Overshadowed by a virus, which rose up like an apocalyptic beast, spreading fear and terror, bringing death and disease. For many of us music was the stop and comfort, which saved us from madness. Thanks a lot for all the awesome musicians, bands, labels, blogs, podcasts and fans! Graciously we survived 2020 […]Read more "Doom Charts 2020 Favorites – Captain Beyond Zen"
Music has been my refuge and comfort this year more than any other in my living memory. The lockdowns and restrictions placed upon us during the Covid-19 pandemic have denied us all of so many of life’s pleasures, but the community spirit within the Heavy Underground has remained undimmed. I have forged new friendships and […]Read more "Doom Charts 2020 Favorites – Bob “Mr. Weirdbeard” Baker"
Héctor “Mr. Heavyhead” Hurtado of More Fuzz, brings us his Top 30 albums from 2020. Hector is a faithful advocate of all things heavy and underground representing Mexico. Top 30 albums of 2020. 1.SOLOTHUS (FIN) – REALM OF ASH AND BLOOD (DEATH/DOOM METAL) 2.KING WITCH (GBR) – BODY OF LIGHT (HEAVY/DOOM METAL 3.JUPITERIAN (BRA) – […]Read more "Doom Charts 2020 Favorites – Hector Hurtado"
You all may know him as the man behind the pedal shop known as Stonefly Effects. We know him as that too, but Marc is a passionate devote to the scene who has a knack for taste when it comes to heavy music and the proof is in his vinyl collection. Proof is also in […]Read more "Doom Charts 2020 Favorites – Marc-Eric Gagnon"
“You see, there’s nothing to do anymore. Everything decent has been done. All the great themes have been used up, turned into theme parks. So I don’t really find it exactly cheerful to be living in the middle of a totally exhausted decade where there’s nothing to look forward to and no one to look […]Read more "Doom Charts – May 2020"
“The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien (The Children of Húrin) It doesn’t matter where you wander, you always take you with you. Change your name, change your clothes, change your city. Broken, bent, torn, shattered, doomed… it all goes with you. Remember though, so do the smiles, laughter, those […]Read more "Doom Charts for September 2017"