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Brian Allen

  1. California
  2. Rock
  1. collection 37
  2. wishlist 23
  3. following 25
  1. The Walkabout Sessions
    by Wonder
    00:00/00:00
    Paradox Paradox
  2. KOOK
    by KOOK
    00:00/00:00
    Demonize Demonize
  3. Great Electric Quest - Electric Savior
    by Great Electric Quest
    00:00/00:00
    appears in 1 other collection
  4. ROAST EP
    by Roast
    00:00/00:00
    Gypsy Trip Gypsy Trip
    Okay. Leave Me Free is a killer spotlight, but Serpent is the most accessibly radio-friendly presented here.

    But Gypsy Trip is fucking downright transcending. This track, like the whole EP, grabs you by your horns and drags you on a journey, to places far and wide.

    Killer album art from the bassist's brother(?).

    This is clearly the beginning of something bigger. Jim M., Jimi H., Hawkwind and the best of the 1970's would agree:
    A toast! To Roast!
  5. Head to the Floor EP
    by Burn Thee Insects
    00:00/00:00
    Head to the Floor Head to the Floor
  6. Mothership
    by Mothership
    00:00/00:00
    City Nights City Nights
  7. ...In The Shadows Below (2016)
    by Year of the Cobra
    00:00/00:00
    The Siege The Siege
  8. Learn to Die
    by Tvsk
    00:00/00:00
    War Caravan War Caravan
    Another epically groundshifting journey from Alameda's favorite sons of doom metal. While maintaining their established sound, there are many new layers of TVSKmanship to listen to on this one. Expanded lyrical exploration and implementation. Percussive travel across new sonic galaxies. Add to that a background concept hard at work, and what has been crafted here is a clear distillation of their evolution. Well done, gentlemen, well done.
  9. This Far Alive
    by Wonder
    00:00/00:00
    Finger on the Pulse Finger on the Pulse
    Bird is a mesmerizing crown jewel for this disarming record.
    While not a live track, like the majority of the album, it is a naturally joyously unbound Wonder classic.
    Starting Line and Finger On The Pulse are the erstwhile signature tracks offered here.
    Each of these songs is unique (while exploring two different tones), but both exquisitely highlight Wonder's ability to infuse message and earworm melodies into immediate playlist regulars.
    While Minutes echoes many of these same sensibilities, Stay Put has some of my favorite lyrics.
    Spoiler Alert: Strings is the buried gem on this record.
    Waiting in the weeds of the second-to-last track, this song is a downright celebration.
    I love everything about this album.
    Thank you, Wonder for everything you shared to make it happen.
  10. Bird
    by Wonder
    00:00/00:00
  11. Storm The North
    by Supernaut
    00:00/00:00
  12. Cosmosis
    by Red Wizard
    00:00/00:00
    Blinded Blinded
    Heavy and dragging the swamp for more. This is one fantastic record, front to back. If you have ever considered blowing out your headphones and contracting tinnitus for the sake of the riff, this is the album to which to do it. \m/
  13. Balls Deep Holiday
    by Trannysaurus Rox
    00:00/00:00
    Otherfucker Otherfucker
    These guys are so much fucking fun, I can barely contain myself.
    Saw them shred live at an abandoned skate park in the Lower Bottoms of Oakland; what an absolute hoot!
    Lead Singer with endless energy and a Co-Singer with heavenly pipes, add on killer guitars and hypnotic drums and you are starting to get it.
    Trannysaurus absofuckinglutely Rox!!!!!
  14. In the Wind
    by R.I.P.
    00:00/00:00
    Black Leather Black Leather
  15. Mesmer EP
    by Mesmer
    00:00/00:00
    Wings of Evil Wings of Evil
  16. Trouble in Eden
    by Zed
    00:00/00:00
    So Low So Low
    Bandcamp makes you choose a single favorite. For this record, that blows.

    I LOVE #2 Save You From Yourself, #3 The Only True Thing and #4 Today Not Tomorrow all EQUALLY!!! The heavy hard at work on all of these is addictive.

    But the lyrics of #8 So Low have me in their grip. Being a word-dork, this one is irresistible. So it's my Bandcamp favorite. But this album is packed with songs I would name the same, but for a different reason on every one.
  17. Red Wizard
    by Red Wizard
    00:00/00:00
    Piledriver Piledriver
  18. Let's Try
    by Wonder
    00:00/00:00
    appears in 1 other collection
  19. From the Ashes
    by Tvsk
    00:00/00:00
    Sacred Kind/Awake the Plague Sacred Kind/Awake the Plague
  20. Droid Intelligence
    by Burn Thee Insects
    00:00/00:00
    A Swarm of Bees A Swarm of Bees
  21. Desperation Blues
    by Zed
    00:00/00:00
    Please Please
  22. The Invitation
    by Zed
    00:00/00:00
    Leave Me Alone Leave Me Alone
  23. Greenriver Thrillers
    by Greenriver Thrillers
    00:00/00:00
    Power Troll Power Troll
    This one never lets up.
    Just like 'Elbows and Assholes'.
  24. Distorted Diva
    by Greenriver Thrillers
    00:00/00:00
    Shithead Complex Shithead Complex
  25. Retarder
    by Greenriver Thrillers
    00:00/00:00
    PMP PMP
  26. KLAW
    by KLAW
    00:00/00:00
    Hero 2 Zero Hero 2 Zero
  27. Chapter I
    by Great Electric Quest
    00:00/00:00
    Cry of the Wolf Cry of the Wolf
    Followed closely by Ogrelude, 7 Years, and Until We Meet Again. Good stuff; totally heady. These guys are part of the future of classic California stoner rock. TSweat sings his heart out and head off while Buddy and the band shred in flawless chaotic accompaniment. This is how metal should sound.
  28. Vulture City
    by War Cloud
    00:00/00:00
    This track screams for headbanging. Infectious and rollicking through heavier progressions, the promise of a full-length is all but made.
  29. Lungs
    by Wonder
    00:00/00:00
    It's Only Love It's Only Love
    appears in 1 other collection
  30. The Minotaur
    by Wonder
    00:00/00:00
    The Awakening The Awakening
    Really love Here Comes The Rain. Really do. ❤

    But this one gets me. The writing alone knocks me down.

    This is a beautiful song, Wonder.
    appears in 1 other collection
  31. The Echo Spot
    by Wonder
    00:00/00:00
    Stay the Night Stay the Night
  32. Burn the Answers
    by Wonder
    00:00/00:00
    Now, Now Now, Now
  33. Blackwülf - Oblivion Cycle
    by Blackwülf
    00:00/00:00
    The Locust The Locust
    Though Acid Reign's monster opening is perfect, Colossus presents an epic vision. Still, though, The Locust is my favorite, with its radio-friendly-unit-shifter brevity (followed closely by Dark Tower's ghosts of ballads past).
    \m/ BLACKWÜLF!
  34. Mount Desert
    by Mount Desert
    00:00/00:00
    Fear the Heart Fear the Heart
    This track covers more ground than some 12-minute jams. Love it, front to back. Heavy, melodic, sludgy in moments.
  35. So Long, Eternity
    by State Azure
    00:00/00:00
    A Fragile Purpose A Fragile Purpose
  36. Mind Traveler LP
    by Blackwülf
    00:00/00:00
    Thunderwitch Thunderwitch
    Dig this entire record, front to back. A fundamentally heady melange of the heavy and the introspective, Mind Traveler brings a banquet of vacationettes. More than one favorite here. (The Prophet, Beastmasters, GNC...)
    \m/
  37. Crimson Eye
    by Crimson Eye
    00:00/00:00
    Zigra Zigra