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Mourning Dawn ‘For The Fallen’ CD 2009

21st August 2009 at 9:11 am

Mourning Dawn

One of the virtues of heavy music being so relatively young a genre is that it can still be bent and twisted into ways that Robert Johnson would never imagined as he made his way to the crossroads to trade his soul for the…
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Hyadningar ‘The Weak Creation’ CD 2009

20th August 2009 at 8:48 am

Hyadningar

Black Metal can often be a genre that is derided from the outside, I mean how best to prepare myself for this review? Do I listen to something kvlt and true? Do I make a crack about corpse paint and church burning or, Satan…
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Earthless ‘Live At Roadburn’ CD/LP 2008

14th August 2009 at 9:01 am

Earthless

I had the very good fortune of seeing San Diego’s lysergic masters of the extended super-jam reality, Earthless, on their recent tour this year, slaying the audience at the tiny Retro Bar in Manchester. I’d heard they were good, I just didn’t realise they…
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Elder – S/T – CD/LP 2009

13th August 2009 at 8:49 am

Elder - S/T - CD/LP 2009

Riffs. Everywhere. Gigantic thick distorted riffs. Help me mother, the riffs are here, and they want fresh plasma and bone marrow. ‘White Walls’ kicks off with low and grumbling bass, then the power-riffing starts. Fabulous stuff. Massachusetts three piece Elder really sock out some…
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Sourvein / Blood Island Raiders – Split 7″ 2009

5th August 2009 at 8:44 am

Sourvein / Blood Island Raiders - Split 7" 2009

Well bugger me sideways if Calculon Records haven’t gone and done it again with this release. This heavyweight lump of wax throws together one of the leading lights of the American sludge scene and one of the leading lights of the UK metal scene…an…
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