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Ehnahre ‘The Man Closing Up’ CD 2008

15th September 2008 at 9:22 am

Ehnahre

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

Coffins

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

Torche

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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Alunah Interview

11th September 2008 at 9:42 am

Alunah

Psych Blues Doomsters Alunah (formerly Aluna) hail from deep within the West Midlands in the UK and although initially, opinions on the band were divided, the release of their latest EP ‘Fall To Earth’ was unleashed to show Alunah are a forced to be…
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SardoniS Interview

10th September 2008 at 1:34 pm

SardoniS

Belgium’s SardoniS may be a new name to some people, but trust me on this, for a 2 piece of guitar and drums only, they deliver some of the most intense skull crushing heaviness to be found in the Doom wastelands. With their mammoth…
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Sofa King Killer Interview

9th September 2008 at 9:23 am

Back in 2004 the small UK indie label Retribute Records released an album made by four Ohio drunks with a feel for the blues so filthy it was righteous, so darkly fuzzy in it’s moonless groove it was irreproachable. Then after such a storming…
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Queen Elephantine ‘Surya’ CD 2008

7th September 2008 at 9:03 am

Queen Elephantine

It is dusk upon the river Ganges. Your gap year has prematurely come to an end because you are sooooooo stoned on some killer grass you bought earlier from an entirely naked man covered in cattle shit, that you are utterly convinced that you…
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Black Sun ‘Paralyser’ LP 2008

6th September 2008 at 8:59 am

Black Sun

I press the play button: a second of silence and then…a red faced and demented man is screaming “restless, my being screams love” (I think) and then a bloody big discordant chord rings out, accompanied with dirty thick bass and slothful drums hit about…
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Lento ‘Earthen’ CD/LP 2008

5th September 2008 at 9:24 am

Lento

It’s so easy to have preconceptions about Italy. As I sit here in a decidedly damp and grey Britain I can turn my thoughts to a country full of beautiful scenery such as the Amalfi coast and Tuscany, impressive cities such as Rome and…
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Samsara Blues Experiment – S/T – CD 2008

2nd September 2008 at 8:56 am

Samsara Blues Experiment - S/T - CD 2008

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion copulating with the Sontaran Experiment? Nah mate. And if you’re wondering what ‘Samsara’ is, then I can tell you, oh sweet child of the forest. It means to flow and to pass from states of being, to wander the spiritual…
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