Friday, June 1, 2018

Dopethrone - Transcanadian Anger (2018)

2018 is shaping up to be a good year releases for sure. With Sleep's first album in two decades and the return of YOB, Doom Metal has had some pretty major releases. Dopethrone of course is no exception. The scuzzy Stoner Doom peddlers from Montreal are at it again this time with "Transcanadian Anger", an album that is full of stoner riffage that's sure to invoke your inner fuzz demon and wake and bake the dead with its dank fumes. Somehow Dopethrone is able to achieve what many bands can't within this genre, and it's taking the conventions and making them not suck, or boring, and while still being catchy and heavy as fuck. A lot of young bands can fall victim to this, but Dopethrone are veterans, and they can out smoke these young whippersnappers with their bongs in hand.
It's not like Dopethrone really changes anything up either. The band still retains its infernal vocals, its fuzzed out massive pentatonic stoner riffs, and it's slow yet furious drumming. You get a little treat on this one as the band pays homage to ZZ Top under the disguise of "Kingbilly Kush". Dopethrone reminds us once again, that just because nothing's new under the sun, doesn't mean you can't slay at what you do, and that's exactly what this band does album after album. If you haven't already heard this one, check it out, I highly recommend it. Cheers! -Samir

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