Thanks to John from Extreme Underground Music Zine for his great review:


Ruby The Hatchet are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a very psychedelic form of stoner rock with a touch of doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album “Aurum” which was released by Kozmik Artifactz.

Psychedelic sounds and clean playing starts off the album before going into more of a 70’s influenced stoner rock direction along with some clean singing female vocals and the solos and leads also remain true to a retro rock direction and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.

While the songs have a retro vibe the production gives the songs more of a modern feeling and the band also has some current influences in their musical style and the music also brings in the heaviness of doom metal at times and the psychedelic elements are also used a lot more as the album progresses along with clean playing making a return at times and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of back up male vocals.

Ruby The Hatchet plays a musical style that mixes 70’s psychedelia with stoner rock and a touch of doom metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes.

In my opinion Ruby the Hatchet are a very great sounding stoner rock band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE “Taking Sides” “Holy Father” “Wicked Ones” and “Eliminator”. 8 out of 10.

You can order your copy here.