DoctoR DooM - This Seed We Have Sown (2015)
After an EP and a couple of singles, DoctoR DooM have finally put out their first full LP, and from the sounds of it, the time spent in development was nowhere close to being in vain. Heavy rock with some desert and blues streaks rules the day, with a warm smokiness curling through the songs and over the riffs. While they're not bringing anything revolutionary to the table in their handling of heavy rock, the band ties it all together with a friendly style and cruising momentum for something that steps above the individual pieces. Sidling along from one casual groove to the next, DRDM feel as though they're aiming for fun without an overabundance of flash, with the mixing keeping the slow-baked warmth crisp and clear while the band pulls one trick after another from their bag of ideas. It's a fun ride while it lasts, and one with a smooth enough flow to allow and encourage letting it just play again, so if you're looking for something to help you through the dog days of summer, give this one a try and see how it makes the hours melt away. CDs and downloads are available through Ripple Records, with an STB Records vinyl release to materialize soon, so pick your format poison and start chugging.
For Fans Of; Black Mountain, Demon Head, The Heavy Co., Kadavar, Spiral Shades