Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Oxbraker Is One of 2018's STL 77 Honorees

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 6:20 AM

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Once again in 2018, ​the RFT recognizes ​St. Louis' ​unparalleled musical talent by presenting the STL 77, ​our list of 77 acts who did big things in the last twelve months. From now through June 16, the kick-off date of our huge two-day music festival ShowcaseSTL, we'll be announcing two ​honorees per weekday on our music blog. For last year's STL 77 picks, go here; for the complete lineup for ShowcaseSTL, go here.

For Oxbraker, the Busch floweth freely and the Ampeg runneth over. Throbbing bass and lumbering drums do the heavy lifting while drop-C mega-riffs coast to stoner metal glory, all beneath a set of vocal chords thrashed to match the alkaline growl of stoner metal's pioneers. For a hard-working south city metal band, it’s all in a day’s work. High off a newly-released digital album with six barn-burning anthems that take the band's sound to new highs, Oxbraker shows huge promise within a metal scene that is starting to explode. Where local contemporaries play it fast and loose, this quartet takes a huge bong rip and sets the cruise control. Bring earplugs and brass knuckles.

Recommended If You Like: The Sword, Motorhead, Kyuss, tinnitus

Bandcamp: https://oxbraker.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009987942151

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