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o.68 ‘Elend’ CD 2010

28th February 2011 at 8:59 am

o.68

Funeral doom with a decidedly progressive edge is what unusually monikered German one-man outfit O.68 purvey. All of the usual trappings of funeral doom are present – crawling, dead-stop riffs, elegiac harmonised guitar à la early Paradise Lost or My Dying Bride, atmospheric keyboards,…
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Drug Honkey Interview

26th February 2011 at 9:04 am

Drug Honkey

As you may have noticed if you read my review of their album ‘Death Dub’ here, I was recently rather taken with Chicago-based sound-perverts and all-around deviants Drug Honkey. So taken, in fact, that I decided to interview vocalist and prime deviant Honkey Head,…
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Dirtpill ‘Oil Tank Blues’ Promo 2011

23rd February 2011 at 8:50 am

Dirtpill

Dirtpill? Who? I am pretty sure the name of this band barely would ring a bell for the most part of the readership. So let me introduce you to these young fellas who claim to sound “just like Amebix raped by Throbbing Gristle on…
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Earth ‘Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I’ CD/LP 2011

21st February 2011 at 9:01 am

Earth

Look. Before I write any further I want to go on record as being a ‘fan’ of Earth. I’ve genuinely enjoyed their music and followed their evolution with interest and enthusiasm over the years. When they dropped so much of the out and out…
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Hollow Leg ‘Instinct’ CD 2010

20th February 2011 at 9:12 am

Hollow Leg

Hollow Leg present an island between what some may perceive as hardcore and sludge. Not slow enough to really command a doom tag, this two piece band mean business by unrelenting mid to slower rhythms and although this may be their forte this is…
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Opus ‘Autonomy’ CDEP 2010

19th February 2011 at 9:03 am

Opus

Honestly some days you can’t win as a band. No one wants to pay for music anymore, especially if your are not some chart bothering behemoth of popular sterility, so you give your hard created music away for free, eschewing the time and effort…
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Suplecs ‘Mad Oak Redoux’ CD 2011

18th February 2011 at 9:05 am

Suplecs

It seems you can’t keep a good band down. 15 years into their career Suplecs have spent 5 years fighting back from the devastation caused to their hometown of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina to drop this, their fourth album and first for the…
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Nachtmystium ‘Live At Roadburn 2010’ LP 2011

14th February 2011 at 8:56 am

Nachtmystium

Chicago, Illinois’ progressive black-metallers Nachtmystium are truly one of the most innovative yet heavy bands of this generation, so it comes as no surprise that they pull out all the stops in their extravagant debut live release from the 2010 Roadburn Festival. From humble…
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Bong ‘Live At Roadburn 2010’ CD/LP 2010

12th February 2011 at 8:47 am

Bong

Bong play their music like the steady drip drip drip of water. You concentrate on its insistency and its mindful monotony and lose your awareness of mundane reality, yet gain access to your unconscious. If you haven’t seen them already – I implore you…
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Alunah ‘Call Of Avernus’ CD 2010

11th February 2011 at 9:04 am

Alunah

Alunah have always split opinion right down the middle. Like Marmite people either seem to love or hate these Midlands based fuzz monsters. Personally I’ve always loved their knack for writing catchy yet heavy tunes and admire their incredible work ethic which sees them…
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