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Black Breath ‘Heavy Breathing’ CD 2010

29th June 2010 at 8:51 am

Black Breath

Smashing straight out of the speakers and grabbing the listener roughly by the throat, Black Breath show that they are NOT fucking around and they WILL bang that head that doesn’t bang. HARD. The perfect synthesis of dangerous, violent punk rock ala Poison Idea…
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Melvins ‘The Bride Screamed Murder’ CD 2010

28th June 2010 at 8:58 am

Melvins

In 1994 some kind soul played me “Houdini”. In the time it took for that album to spin I had become hooked by their churning spasmodic grind and thereupon set upon a course to track down any piece of Melvins music I could find…and…
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Miss Lava ‘Blues For The Dangerous Miles’ CD 2010

23rd June 2010 at 8:56 am

Miss Lava

Hailing from Portugal, Miss Lava have previously issued one EP. Acclaimed by critics and having honed their craft through hard road work supporting the likes of Fu Manchu and Year Long Disaster, they unleash their full length debut on the world brimming with the…
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Samsara Blues Experiment ‘Long Distance Trip’ CD 2010

22nd June 2010 at 9:06 am

Samsara Blues Experiment

For all their reputation for being meticulous, mechanical and, well, Teutonic, the Germans seem to be developing a nice little niche for themselves as leaders in the psychedelic stoner jam scene with labels such as World in Sound and Elektrohasch and bands such as…
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Domes Of Silence ‘Hunter ST’ CDEP 2010

21st June 2010 at 8:54 am

Domes Of Silence

When I first encountered Domes Of Silence live a couple of years ago I was immediately struck by their marriage of fuzzy stoner guitars with some mesmeric, almost baggy like grooves. It was almost as if someone like the Stone Roses or Primal Scream…
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Aquilonian & Sollubi – Split CD 2010

20th June 2010 at 8:58 am

Aquilonian & Sollubi - Split CD 2010

Containing as it does the first recorded material from ex-Bongzilla duo Aquilonian, I guess you could call this release ‘eagerly anticipated’ by lovers of heavy-ass music. Throw in the added bonus of them sharing the disc with the monstrous Sollubi, and I guess you…
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Iroha & Fragment ‘Bittersweet’ CD/LP 2010

17th June 2010 at 8:46 am

Iroha & Fragment

An interesting CD, here, with a heavy Justin Broadrick connection. Iroha feature Andy Swan, ex-of Broadrick’s Final project AND current Jesu bassist Diarmuid Dalton. Their sound is, well, more than a little reminiscent of Jesu….to say the least. This recording was made in collaboration…
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Twilight ‘Monument To Time End’ CD/LP 2010

14th June 2010 at 8:50 am

Twilight

Epic Black Metal on a cosmic scale here, from this veritable supergroup. Twilight’s second album features an altered line-up from that of their debut – Wrest (Leviathan), N. Imperial (Krieg) and Blake Judd (Nachtmystium) are, as ever, the core, but this time they have…
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War Coma / Jesus Bruiser – Split CD 2010

11th June 2010 at 9:21 am

War Coma / Jesus Bruiser – Split CD 2010

Punk is an attitude. I don’t win any journalistic awards for pointing out that hackneyed nugget of insight. It’s been stated a millions times before. It’s just that these two young bands embody that ethos so acutely. War Coma (bloody good name) hail from…
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Lair Of The Minotaur ‘Evil Power’ CD 2010

10th June 2010 at 9:04 am

Lair Of The Minotaur

I love Lair Of The Minotaur but as I write these words I actually question whether I do indeed ‘love’ them. I thought about other things that I love in my life, and asked myself a few questions….. 1. If this band went away…
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