The Ripple Effect

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Country:United States
State/Province:California
Location:San Francisco

The best music you’re not listening to.™ Reviews of lost classics and obscure titles. Unheralded bands and songwriters. New bands deserving of greater attention. It’s all here, on The Ripple Effect.



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Around these parts, I'm pretty much known as the guy who writes about the most vile and foul music from the deepest, darkest recesses of the music world. It may come as a big surprise then when I tell you that I have a very deep love of the blues. It...

"The breadth of influences makes this a varied listen, with the band twisting those influences to sculpt something of their very own and creating a sound that is unified rather than disparate." -- Powerplay"One can hear a pronounced influence from Pe...

"Groundbreaking metal album gets a mesmerically expansive reissue. A-" -- Consequence of Sound"Pink was prescient in how metal would rethink what it meant to be heavy, with metallic shoegaze butting up against feedback-sick drone and glittery punk."...

Italian psychedelic power trio UFOMAMMUT is currently in the process of forging their eighth LP, following their heady/heavy 2015 epic for Neurot Recordings, Ecate. The band is knuckling down at Crono Sound Factory in Vimodrone, just north of Milan,...

Montréal's sludge blues trio DOPETHRONE hit hard once again, with the 100% free release of their new EP "1312" on Riff Dealer Records. This 3-track joint also comes with the intoxicating video for "Shot Down". Download Dopethrone's new EP "1312" FOR...

Palm Desert's stoner rock initiators FATSO JETSON are returning this fall with their seventh full-length "Idle Hands" on Heavy Psych Sounds, which will be followed by a full European tour. Following on from 2010’s "Archaic Volumes", "Idle Hands" i...

Italian doomsters THE OSSUARY sign with Supreme Chaos Records. Consisting of members that have been active in the underground scene for long this new ensemble mortale introduces with heavy doom rock breathing the spirit of Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus,...