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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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Oaks ‘bravo!’ CD 2008

12th February 2009 at 8:57 am

Oaks

Holy Buzz!!! I’m finding myself increasingly amazed nowadays how many frankly amazing bands are out there operating without any kind of label backing who should be huge if there was any justice in the world. When the pages of Kerrang, Rocksound are choc full…
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Obake ‘Mutations’ CD/LP/DD 2014

18th November 2014 at 12:07 pm

Obake

Change isn’t always welcome and, while the departure of Zu’s Massimo Pupillo from the ranks of Obake’s finely-honed jazz-sludge machine should have been a harsh blow, the drafting of Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) in his stead has resulted in a much darker trip, a…
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Obake – ST – CD 2011

10th October 2011 at 9:50 am

Obake - ST - CD 2011

An Obake, for the ignorant among you, is a form of shape-shifter or ghost in Japanese folklore – Indeed, the word translates as ‘a thing that changes’ – but for our purposes, Obake is an avant-doom supergroup composed of some of the finest experimental…
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Obelyskkh ‘Hymn To Pan’ CD/LP/DD 2013

20th September 2013 at 9:50 am

Obelyskkh

For anyone who has followed the career thus far of German Doom stalwarts Obelyskkh will know that after years avoiding the studio they have been building a great deal of critical mass with their last two releases; 2011’s Mount Nysa, which drew it’s influence…
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OBELYSKKH ‘Mount Nysa’ LP 2011

26th November 2011 at 9:21 am

OBELYSKKH

Having your debut album produced by the man who has commanded the desk for albums by the likes of Neurosis, Sleep, Mr. Bungle, Eyehategod, Melvins and was in (Men Of) Porn no less could be a burden of expectation that could be daunting for…
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OBELYSKKH ‘White Lightnin’’ CD/LP/DD 2012

7th September 2012 at 9:24 am

OBELYSKKH ‘White Lightnin’’ CD/LP/DD 2012

Having been labelled as the ‘Phantom Of German Doom’ because of their self-proclaimed abstinence from record releases, the German doom merchants OBELYSKKH have suddenly become prolific in the art of committing their work to wax lately with their latest slab ‘White Lightnin’’ following hot…
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Obiat ‘Eye Tree Pi’ CD 2009

16th October 2010 at 4:52 pm

Obiat

I freely admit, before getting into the meat of this review, that I had previously written Obiat off as one of ‘those’ London-based bands. Y’know, the eternal London support bands such as Breed 77, End Of Level Boss and the like who seem to…
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Obituary ‘Inked In Blood’ CD/LP/DD 2014

15th October 2014 at 10:28 am

Obituary

Full disclosure: the first time I ever heard Obituary, I fucking hated it. I did, I admit it. A mate lent me an Anthology of theirs when I was about 14, and I couldn’t stand it. Fast forward about 14 years and they’re one…
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Obliteration ‘Black Death Horizon’ CD/LP/DD 2013

26th November 2013 at 8:49 am

Obliteration

How does a headache-inducing mix of Voivod’s spikiest, most antisocial album, Rrröööaaarrr, and  the filth-encrusted doomed early years of disgusting death metal dominators Autopsy sound to you? If you’re already drooling and fist-banging in anticipation, like me, then you’ll be wanting to hear Black…
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