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Archive – September 2008

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The Endless Blockade Interview

28th September 2008 at 9:15 am

The Endless Blockade

The term “power violence” is bandied about so much these days that it would seem to some that it has lost it’s significance. It was created many moons ago to determine a sound that was as powerful as it was violent, a somewhat nitro…
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Iron Hearse – S/T – CD 2007

26th September 2008 at 8:46 am

Iron Hearse - S/T - CD 2007

Swindon based power three piece Iron Hearse have achieved a fair amount over the last few years whilst maintaining a pretty low profile and keeping their heads under the radar. This album first emerged on Gallipoli Records in 2006 but has been repackaged and…
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Slomatics Interview

23rd September 2008 at 9:26 am


Belfast heavyweights Slomatics have been around since 2004 and its quite surprising to hear that this 3 piece of 2 guitars & drums deliver such a ferocious & potent mix of crushing heaviness and Melvins worship without the need for a bass player! And…
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Slomatics ‘Kalceanna’ CD 2007

19th September 2008 at 8:45 am


This is a year late review: as you all know we like it slow at TSS. Slomatics are a canny trio of Belfast based Melvinites: David (guitar), Chris (guitar) and Joe (drums and vocals) who, according to the sleeve, are “middle-aged professionals by day,…
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Berserkowitz ‘Gritfarm’ CDEP 2008

18th September 2008 at 9:09 am


Let’s face it sludge fans, if these lot were from the States there’d be far more of a buzz about them. It just so happens that they’re from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, NOT New Orleans, Louisiana. And they’re much fuckin’ cooler for it. So say…
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Analysis Of Bison Kills Interview

18th September 2008 at 8:58 am

Analysis Of Bison Kills

Analysis Of Bison Kills originally started out life as Tear Gas and Plate Glass back in 2001 but with pressure from Waxploitation Records, a name change was in order and Analysis of Bison Kills was born and with it they expanded from the 2…
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Reviews » Gig Reviews

Grind To Groove 3 – Manchester 14/09/08

16th September 2008 at 9:05 am

Grind To Groove 3

The Star & Garter, Manchester 14/09/08 Doom cult goblins of the industrial wastelands arise! Feast your bloodshot eyes on the above line up and quake in your dirty converse, my hirsute baseball-capped little friends. Black Sunday had arrived at the Star and Garter –…
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Ehnahre ‘The Man Closing Up’ CD 2008

15th September 2008 at 9:22 am


Here we have a new collective from Boston’s musical underbelly (formed from ex-members of Kayo Dot and Forefedglass amongst others) pursuing a path of improvised, experimental Death/Doom. The promotional skit that came with the CD describes the band’s debut album as a mix of…
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Coffins ‘Buried Death’ CD 2008

13th September 2008 at 9:17 am


Oh sweet jesus this is the fucking shit! I have here in my rotting puds the new Coffins CD, a band that embody that long lost genre Death Metal as I know and remember it. A genre that has become a shadow of its…
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Torche ‘Meanderthal’ CD 2008

12th September 2008 at 9:22 am


It would be fair to say that Torche are confusing buggers. As a reviewer it’s always nice when a band hands you some convenient reference points on a plate. How often do we see lines like “…galloping Maiden style rhythms” or “…doomy Sabbath riffs”…
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