Dopelord - Magick Rites (2012)
Do you like you're good ol' stoner rock laced with a distinct eerie echo through a thick vale of bong smoke? Of course you do, why else would you be bloody here? Well I've got a treat for you today because this little Polish 4 piece couldn't really get much more weed orientated and haunting. In fact the only way they could possibly make it any more so would be if they were to only play gigs in an abandoned graveyard surrounded by marijuana plantations and dry ice machines. At night.
But enough with the metaphors, lets get down to brass tacks. This is the true epitome of 'stoner rock'. No exaggeration, with the perfect balance of b-movie samples, reverb, echoey vocals and churning storms of guitars it's a prime example of the genre. There is an underlying element of doom which works great and adds a sort of mellow break down at points throughout the entire 50+ minute runtime, slowing it down and adding a fat crushing almost drone kinda feel to sections. But with a relatively over all clean sound for an album capable of being partly labeled 'doom' the real joy comes from the relentless quality of the riffs, and let me tell you this gem is crammed to bursting point full of them! I can honestly say that if you like you're stoner rock then you will certainly love Dopelord. We do, and thats why they're going straight into our best of 2012.
The guys have done us a real solid and let us whack this up for a free download (hit up the link below) but as always, if you really dig what you hear please drop the band a few bucks via their Bandcamp page. It's up for just €3 so c'mon. Show some love.
For Fans Of; Electric Wizard, Windhand, Naam, Judd Madden, Kamni