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Carlton Melton / Mind Mountain – God Unknown Records Singles Club – 7″/DD 2014

20th November 2014 at 10:28 am

God Unknown Records - Singles Club

The concepts of Singles Clubs always seem like such a good idea in principle, but much of the time there’s a drop-off in terms of pulling power and quality that leaves those who got in for the long haul feeling short-changed. We’re not even…
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Carlton Melton ‘Photos Of Photos’ CD/LP/DD 2012

15th September 2012 at 8:46 am

Carlton Melton ‘Photos Of Photos’ CD/LP/DD 2012

I first encountered the blissed out three-piece psychedelia of Carlton Melton in a somewhat incongruous setting as they were support to “transcendental black metal” scamps, Liturgy (WELL worth checking out by the way). However the two bands did share an aesthetic in that they…
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Carne ‘Ville Morgue’ LP/DD 2013

5th December 2013 at 11:37 am

Carne

French duo Carne describes their music as sludge/hardcore/noise. Being a lover of all things sludge, they caught my interest, so here we go. The proceedings start off with a sedate intro which is nice enough on its own, but it doesn’t set the mood…
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Carousel ‘2113’ CD/LP/DD 2015

17th September 2015 at 7:24 pm

Carousel

There’s no denying that retro rock is very de rigueur right now. There is no shortage of bands who looking back to the 70’s rock heyday with rose tinted spectacles and seeking to emulate the sounds of a time when heavy rock was new,…
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Carousel ‘Jeweler’s Daughter’ CD/LP 2013

23rd August 2013 at 8:16 am

Carousel

Way back in 1983, when I was but a child and just embarking on my journey into heavier sounds, Motorhead did the unthinkable and employed former Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson to join the band. Eyebrows were raised as I recall and the resulting…
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Castle ‘Under Siege’ CD/LP/DD 2014

8th May 2014 at 9:10 am

Castle

As the more history obsessed readers will know, a siege was a gruesome affair for the inhabitants of a castle. It meant hunger, disease, fear and a lot of very twitchy and wired guys in a small room. A bit like the current day…
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Catapult The Smoke ‘Born In Fire’ CD 2011

8th October 2011 at 9:46 am

Catapult The Smoke

A couple of years ago a CD landed on my doormat with the force of a hand grenade and just about blew my nuts clean off. The debut album “Unearthed” by Catapult The Smoke was a lesson from start to finish in filthy riffing…
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Catapult The Smoke ‘Unearthed’ CD 2009

2nd June 2009 at 9:11 am

Catapult The Smoke

The blackened tendrils of the Vinum Sabbathi have snaked their way around an unwitting world over the last 40 years and it seems that the vines grow strong with the Fruit of the Doom in Sweden where the legacy of bands such as Candlemass,…
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Cathedral ‘In Memoriam’ CD/DVD/LP Reissue 2015

14th September 2015 at 6:35 pm

Cathedral

To properly appreciate this reissue of doom legends Cathedral’s In Memoriam demo, it’s important to put this release into some sort of context first. In 1990, when this collection of songs was first recorded, doom metal was about as underground as it got. It…
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Cathedral ‘The Last Spire’ CD/LP/DD 2013

13th May 2013 at 9:27 am

Cathedral

After more than a quarter of a century of utterly bonkers music that has transcended genres, frustrated purists and baffled as many fans as they have delighted, English doom stalwarts Cathedral are calling it a day, and “The Last Spire” is apparently the last…
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