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Acrimony ‘Bong On – Live Long’ CD 2007

17th March 2008 at 8:52 am

Acrimony

A lovely little Acrimony collection on offer here from Japan’s Leafhound Recs. Kicking off with ‘The Acid Elephant EP’, originally released way back when in 1995 by Godhead, these four tracks still sound as cool now as they did then. Next up is ‘Earthchild…
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Across Tundras ‘Electric Relics’ LP/DD 2013

3rd July 2013 at 9:04 am

Across Tundras

Fresh from the open prairie, old world wanderer Tanner Olson and his world-weary ragged band have ridden back into town to peddle their windswept dusty wares once again. Electric Relics follows 2011’s exemplary Sage, and whilst that particular opus was released by Neurot, Olson…
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Across Tundras ‘Sage’ CD 2011

18th August 2011 at 9:55 am

Across Tundras

I go way back with Across Tundras. I bought their first full-length, ‘Dark Songs Of The Prairie’, on a whim back in 2006 and fell in love with the dusty ‘Neil Young plays metal’ vibe. I kept up with them across time, hearing them…
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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell ‘Check ‘Em Before You Wreck ‘Em’ CD/LP 2014

19th May 2014 at 9:55 am

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell

The old adage “never judge a book by it’s cover” could just as easily apply to albums, and yet the artwork for ‘Check ‘Em Before You Wreck ‘Em’, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell’s second full length effort, seems to perfectly belie its musical content. The…
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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell ‘Isobelle’ 7” 2016

14th February 2016 at 2:00 pm

Admiral Sir Cloudeseley Shovell

It’s impossible not to love Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell. It doesn’t matter that these two tracks sound like a lost recording of some obscure 1973 band who played 15 gigs before breaking up, getting jobs never to be heard of again. It doesn’t matter…
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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell ‘Don’t Hear It…Fear It!!’ CD/LP 2012

31st August 2012 at 8:51 am

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell ‘Don’t Hear It…Fear It!’ CD/LP 2012

Some bands are definitely influenced by the old guard of bands whereas other bands actually seem to inhabit some bygone era and recreate the styles and sounds with unnerving accuracy. The good chaps in Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell seem blissfully unaware of anything that…
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Aelter ‘Dusk Dawn/Follow You Beloved’ 2xCD 2011

30th January 2012 at 9:57 am

Aelter

Just as Conan broods upon his throne in Aquilonia, so it is that Wolvserpent’s Blake Green broods in his studio, and in his brooding brings forth the dark, earthy sensuality of Aelter. Like a tenebrous shadow to Wolvserpent, Aelter plumb the darkest depths, but…
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Aeonsgate ‘Pentalpha’ CD 2014

8th November 2014 at 11:22 am

Aeonsgate

An hour long piece of music is going to be a challenge for any band, but an all new doom ensemble debuting with one, hour long song as a first release? It speaks of either a cockiness or madness, I’m not sure which, to…
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Age Of Taurus ‘Desperate Souls Of Tortured Times’ CD/LP/DD 2013

30th May 2013 at 10:28 am

Age Of Taurus

The words “hotly anticipated” do not even come close to summing up how I have been salivating to hear this album. I remember many moons ago, I ran into the right honourable Reverend Riddell outside a gig (Grand Magus and Electric Wizard, I think?)…
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Agnosis ‘Hecate’ DL EP Reissue 2011

28th September 2011 at 8:45 am

Agnosis

Agnosis were a fiercely renowned sludge, doom band from upstate New York, formed in 2002 by Austin Lunn, Andrew Jude and Robin Koytcheff. The band released three EPs and one LP before going on hiatus in the beginning of 2007. Now they have come…
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