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fartykannon Spacey, Groovy, and a no skipper. Also a doom metal album inspired by Jung's work is cool. Favorite track: Hide.
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Lute FP I feel like this is what Tool might have sounded like if they had evolved out of the hardcore scene.

Brilliant bottom-heavy rhythms that wend and wind sinuously, thick and crunchy guitar work, excellent vocals that are variously clean and harsh, all of it bound by killer songwriting. This is a brilliant slab of modern doom metal.
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©ough©ool Gotta thank Iowa Basement Tapes for broadening my doom horizons. A mean psychedelic masterpiece
Henrik Thøgersen
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Henrik Thøgersen DRUIDS hit bullseye for me with this one. Groove and gloom in perfect unison. The album closer is simply superb. Favorite track: Cloak-Noir Bloom.
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clavian Druids release their "Down on the Upside". Hook this shit into my spine.
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Darknight I really dig this band, I loved there last release "Monument". There new record titled "Shadow Work" has really pushed them into really expanding the sound in a big way, the guitars sound huge, crunching through your skull, the drum work is immense and the vocals just sound absolutely gorgeous. DRUIDS deserve to be huge, this album is absolutely stunning. Favorite track: Othenian Blood.
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Aether 02:46
Path to R 06:46
Ide's Koan 08:19
Hide 06:07
Traveller 03:38


Shrouded in mystique and driven by the invigorating power of low notes, psychedelic metal outfit DRUIDS return with their fourth studio LP Shadow Work. With an album title referring to to one of the chief ideas of the notable psychoanalist Carl Gustav Jung, the trio from Iowa present a wild, riff-laden journey through the desolate wastelands of the subconscious.

Combining the sonic prowess of Mastodon with the psychedelic heaviness of OM, DRUIDS serve their grooves with a distinctly forward-thinking attitude, taking their witchy brand of psychedelic sludge metal to a new level of sophistication.

“We wanted to make a record that reflected the uncertainty of everything in 2020, and we figured this would be the time to really try something different,” explains drummer Keith Rich. By moving their operations from their hometown of Des Moines, IA to Salt Lake City, UT, the band were able to escape the distractions of everyday life and shift their gaze from the endless cornrows of their homeland to the breathtaking peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

The result is a record that sees the band increase the dynamics of their compositions while incorporating an even wider spectrum of sounds. “We wanted to make a pivot with this new record, slow things down and experiment with different sounds,” continues Rich, pointing to further influences ranging from Radiohead to Neurosis.

Indeed the choppy bass lines of album closer ‘Cloak-Noir Bloom’ do hearken back to quintessential experimental rock opus ‘Airbag’, while only moments later the same track breathes the explosive atmosphere of the seminal post-metal act from Oakland, California.


released June 3, 2022


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DRUIDS Des Moines, Iowa

Formed in 2008, Druids set out to be heavy and loud. Influenced by classic metal and psychedelic rock, Druids found their groove in songwriting, becoming more focused and progressive.

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