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Rwake ‘Voices of Omens’ CD 2007

1st February 2007 at 9:24 am

Rwake

In my opinion, Rwake were on the right track with their previous release, ‘If You Walk Before You Crawl, You Crawl Before You Die’, but they seemed to have strayed slightly from that design. It’s hard to say whether or not this will be…
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Volition – S/T – Demo 2007

1st February 2007 at 9:06 am

Volition - S/T - Demo 2007

This is the debut release from Volition who hail from the cold dark depths of the North West of England and boy does it show in their music! They’ve been around now for about 18 months and have already built up quite a following…
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Amenra ‘Mass III’ CD 2007

1st February 2007 at 9:01 am

Amenra

Amenra have the feel of a band, whom given the chance, could get the whole ‘Atmospheric Sludge’ metal thing down to a tee. It’s an impressive listen to anyone who’s a fan of the more vocally searing bands like old Isis. There’s a rare…
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Minsk ‘The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment’ CD 2007

1st February 2007 at 8:55 am

Minsk

It seems Minsk has found the direction that suits them perfectly. This is a much more matured release compared to their last LP, ‘Out of a Center Which is Neither Dead nor Alive’, not that you couldn’t hear the progression that was already apparent,…
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Old Man Gloom ‘Seminar III: Zozobra’ CD 2001

28th January 2007 at 9:05 am

Old Man Gloom

This is the third release from Aaron Turner’s (Isis) side project. The album consists of one 27 minute track named Zozobra. This has to be, in my opinion, one of the most intense songs released by the band. It combines the drone-esque noise butchery…
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Rwake ‘If You Walk Before You Crawl, You Crawl Before You Die’ CD 2004

28th January 2007 at 8:45 am

Rwake

It seems that Rwake is only getting better with time. This is their third full-length LP, and what an experience it is! Pure chaotic, harsh vocals that, at times, sound more akin to a black metal band than they do a sludge/doom band. But…
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Unearthly Trance ‘Trident’ CD/LP 2006

5th August 2006 at 8:39 am

Unearthly Trance

Up from the cold dark depths comes New York hatemongers Unearthly Trance with their latest misanthropic opus ‘Trident’. Each track on this release is a dark and twisted journey, with a new level in song writing being attained by the band. The CD begins…
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Satyricon ‘Now Diabolical’ CD 2006

3rd June 2006 at 8:47 am

Satyricon

The long awaited return from Satyr and Frost’s main band, and the sixth full length, ‘Now Diabolical’ is a step further towards the catchy hook fuelled black metal that took ‘Volcano’ to a wider audience. Each track bursts with energy and gives both musicians…
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Wraith Of The Ropes ‘Ada’ CD 2005

13th May 2006 at 8:53 am

Wraith of the Ropes

A two piece hailing from the US, one of the members is E.M.Hearst the man behind Torture Wheel. Released on Total Rust, a new and interesting label, who in there own words are dedicated to ‘Extreme Music’ with a strong focus on ‘Extreme Doom’….
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Malasangre ‘Inversus’ CD 2005

19th February 2006 at 9:11 am

Malasangre

Inversus is the latest release by Italian Doom-mongers Malasangre. I was impressed with their track on the ‘Church of Flagellation’ Comp Tape which put me onto their latest offering ‘Inversus’. Containing three long tracks the CD comes in a slim line DVD case and…
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