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Scorpion Child

Murk - 2-2-2014 at 09:21 PM

if yer looking for some bad ass hard rock blasted up your ass straight out of the 70s, check these guys out, their CD is amazing and a breath of fresh air...

mattybar - 2-3-2014 at 08:49 AM

Not heard them on record but I saw these guys live recently and they were hands down one of the worst bands I've ever seen and I'm pretty open minded when it comes to music.
The band they were playing with however, Blues Pills, are incredible and wiped the floor with every other band on the bill. Seriously, I can't recommend them highly enough.
You may well like them if you're into Scorpion Child. Kinda sounds like Joan Jett singing for Kyuss.

Jason the Magnificent - 2-3-2014 at 09:37 AM

Saw them last fall? with Kadavar and Gypsyhawk. Struck me as hipster stoner rock. Trying way to hard and there's no way on earth Kadavar should have opened for them in any universe. That band is the real deal.

SC isn't terrible on album but I don't think l played the album more than a couple times and got bored. There's a lot better acts pretending it's still the 70's like Kadavar, Orchid and a few others its too early to think of.

But they do have shirts with topless skeletonhead ladies so it could be worse.

Murk - 2-3-2014 at 09:35 PM

KADAVAR has some nice riffs on Doomsday Machine

Orchid is cool, reminds me of Skin Yard for some reason

Blues Pills is interesting, there's a Jefferson Airplane / Janis Joplin thing going on there

thanks for the suggestions, ALWAYS looking for new shit...

i also really dig Monster Truck "Furiousity"

Jason the Magnificent - 2-4-2014 at 09:11 AM

Also if you really want to go off in another direction try Blood Ceremony, female vocals, Korg organ,'s like a satanic Jethro Tull. video is cheesy as hell but whatever

I don't know anyone that likes this band but for some reason I dig them.

at 5:08 it's as far as I can tell the first flute breakdown in history.

JUICE MAYNE MSHC - 2-4-2014 at 02:08 PM

I liked that Scorpion Child record ok. Really liked the Monster Truck record.

This is from my favorite record of last year:

Murk - 2-4-2014 at 10:04 PM

you had me at satanic Jethro Tull, lol, spot on comparison, i grew up on Aqualung

the song definitely grew on me as it played, i'm just curious enough to check out more and the video was great

hell yeah Juice, Winery Dogs jam, Rickie Kotzen was on That Metal Show a few times last year, never heard a singer who sounds like Chris Cornell before

Jason the Magnificent - 2-5-2014 at 09:08 AM

Both the Blood Ceremony full lengths are really worth checking out then if you dug that song.

JawnDiablo - 2-5-2014 at 10:56 AM

I just got heads up on like 8 bands to check out from reading this.

this is why I keep posting here on Thorp.

JawnDiablo - 2-5-2014 at 11:02 AM

that guy in Winery Dogs has a sick bass.

SS76 - 2-5-2014 at 01:22 PM

After checking most of these bands I've never heard, I'm really liking Blues Pills, Kadaver and Blood Ceremony. Much appreciated!! Any other good 70s sounding bands?

Jason the Magnificent - 2-5-2014 at 02:33 PM

Some of this is a little more 80's sounding than 70's but it's got more of a 70's rock vibe than metal. I jam this stuff all day at work.

Brendan from The Rival Mob singing for a doom/stoner band. Actually kicks a ridiculous amount of ass:

Pagan Altar - the best 70/80's band you probably never heard of:

Manilla Road - Kansas band from early 80's, total NWoBHM/70's sounds:

Christian Mistress - great female fronted rock/metal:

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - originators of sexydoom:

Lord Vicar - Finish doom

Hour of 13: Occult supreme

Spirit Caravan - Wino from Obsessed/Saint Vitus (one of his many excellent side bands...probably the best IMO) touring again in a couple months:

SS76 - 2-6-2014 at 03:37 PM

Thanks! So far I really like Magic Circle and Christian Mistress. I've always been a big Wino fan, so I've heard almost everything by him and his many bands.

Murk - 2-7-2014 at 10:02 PM

Wino rules!

if you haven't, check out his unplugged album Adrift, great shit, one of the few physical CDs i bought last year

also Shrinebuilder is good too if you want slower, doomy and dirgey...

mattybar - 2-8-2014 at 04:17 PM

Great thread!
You might like the Wounded Kings from England. Really sinister, slow doom.
Saw them at Roadburn festival (great Dutch fest that features all this sort of thing) having never heard of them and they blew me away. They recently got a female vocalist but I haven't seen them with her yet so I haven't decided if I prefer her. They're great either singer.
Here's some early stuff...

And some later stuff with the new singer...

mattybar - 2-8-2014 at 04:22 PM

Have any of you guys heard Goat?
Kinda pretentious but very enjoyable.

It's probably nonsense but they have a great backstory featuring Haitian witchdoctors converting ancient Swedish village to voodoo or something.
It's kinda psychedelic rock mixed with afrobeat - sounds weird I know but it's fucking catchy.

JawnDiablo - 2-8-2014 at 10:38 PM

this thread keeps getting better.

thank you.

carry on brothers

Jason the Magnificent - 2-9-2014 at 10:22 AM

Wounded Kings is solid. Have their split with Cough. John from Johnny Vomit goes to Roadburn every year...I wish.

Another great one is Windhand. Like Electric Wizard w/ female vocals. These guys are absolutely punishing live. One of the heaviest things I've ever witnessed

Jason the Magnificent - 2-9-2014 at 10:31 AM

and of course Pallbearer...though live the past couple of times I'm not sure how I feel about the direction their going...but Sorrow and Extinction is without question one of the best doom albums in the past 10 years. Top 5 Easily.

Murk - 2-15-2014 at 10:07 PM

musically, the Kadavar album is top notch, the vocals are a little hard to get used to...

moe - 3-8-2014 at 11:33 PM

Had to pop in just to add that I love that Scorpion Child record. I know a lot of the other people are mentioning doom/stoner rock but for asskicking rock n roll the SC record is one of my recent favorites.

mattybar - 3-10-2014 at 05:10 PM

I'm pretty late to the party but just discovered ASG a couple of weeks back.
Good timing too as they're coming over to Europe in the next month or so.
Very melodic and not so much doom, more like stoner rock mixed with alternative rock.
They sound, quite specifically, like a mixture of Torche, The Sword, QOTSA and Jane's Addiction with maybe a bit of Red Fang too. Check em out if that sounds like it might be your thing.
These songs are off their latest record Blood Drive which is awesome and all of which you can hear on youtube here:

Some older stuff:

Jason the Magnificent - 3-18-2014 at 10:01 AM

Great band. Favorite track by them is One Less Crutch. Like their older stuff a lot more, but the new stuff is still solid.

Jason the Magnificent - 3-18-2014 at 10:03 AM

BDx13 - 3-21-2014 at 10:17 AM

great thread, so many recommendations. not into most of it, but glad to have had the chance to check out some new stuff.

JawnDiablo - 4-26-2014 at 08:24 AM

The funny thing is I have a friend who moved to N California years ago, who I exchange stuff back & forth via Dropbox, and he just loaded me up with a good portion of what is above in th e last week.

Still a bunch of stuff I need to check out. There's so much in this thread.

Jason the Magnificent - 6-29-2014 at 07:34 PM

New Pallbearer:

JawnDiablo - 7-1-2014 at 11:26 AM


Jason the Magnificent - 9-24-2014 at 01:15 PM

New Windhand track:

JawnDiablo - 9-24-2014 at 03:41 PM