Soulseller Records | 1-30-14
Okay, I can get down with this sound. Demon Eye proudly states their name was taken from a lesser known Deep Purple song of the same name. I feel the band is proud of this as Demon Eye seems infatuated with he dark side of the late 60’s and early 70’s. In fact, the stoner doom tag could be amended to proto-doom as Demon Eye has decided that 2014 is no time for them and 1971 fits their lifestyle much better.
High Roller Records | 1-17-14
Alright, so before we begin, Black Magic is a total throwback act. There is no mistaking the band’s love fore early 80’s occult based traditional metal which gestated in the period before extreme metal. With that said, the “black/thrash” tag which this band has been filed makes sense but only in historical context. This is what music sounded like when speed mixed with heavy metal and people started to get turned on to darkness. I am stopping everything as Black Magic has currently gone unnoticed for a few months. This is an injustice as it is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable records of the year. Quick, grab your denim jackets and high top sneakers, we have a time trip to get to.