BARDUS: Stella Porta: CD

Dooooom! Full disclosure: doom, stoner, and sludge metal have been on heavy rotation in my life for the better part of the last year. And while Bardus is not The Melvins or Conan, Stella Porta hits all the right proverbial buttons for me: the psychedelic artwork, the droning guitars, the fantastical subject matter all rounded out by drums too heavy for Sisyphus himself, and echoes upon echoes of vocals. Fuck, I like this music a lot. In another five years, Razorcake will probably be sending my mail to a monastery in Iceland or a smoke-filled van in Seattle. –Jon Mule (Solar Flare, solarflarerds.com)