The Unexplored Map
WAND – Golem (In The Red Records)

Los Angeles psyche-rockers Wand must have an obsession with golems, with both this album and the best track from the last one named after them, but if it helps then to produce a heavy psyche sound this good then who cares. Cranking up the heavy guitars even more, and now citing bands like The Melvins and Sleep as an influence, they stick brain-crunching riffs on every track, with ‘Planet Golem’ a highlight.