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Wagars ‘Sidrabenes Lāsts’ DD 2014

4th May 2014 at 10:49 am

Wagars

“We all are black metal trolls at some level. Dark and grim.” Something the band Wagars expressed in an interview, but also something that pretty much summed up their first self-titled album. That has changed a bit for the Latvians on the second record;…
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Wall Of Sleep ‘When Mountains Roar’ CD 2011

3rd July 2011 at 8:58 am

Wall Of Sleep

Doom music and a name like Wall Of Sleep… you are thinking Ozzy era Sabbath, those sludgey, crawling guitar sounds that Iommi wrenched from his wailing guitar on the first six albums right? Well actually you’re wrong. Not in that WOS don’t appear to…
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Wampus Cat – S/T – CD/DD 2011

16th February 2014 at 10:06 am

Wampus Cat - S/T

Knoxville, Tennessee’s doom boogie band Wampus Cat isn’t your average, Craigslist-classifieds-built-band. A husband and wife team of Andrew and Courtney Bryant make the rhythm section, with their brother-in-law Jordan Sangid on guitar/vox, and his long-time friend Bill Bridges on guitar/samples. The joke is made…
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War Coma / Jesus Bruiser – Split CD 2010

11th June 2010 at 9:21 am

War Coma / Jesus Bruiser – Split CD 2010

Punk is an attitude. I don’t win any journalistic awards for pointing out that hackneyed nugget of insight. It’s been stated a millions times before. It’s just that these two young bands embody that ethos so acutely. War Coma (bloody good name) hail from…
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War Wolf ‘Crushing The Ways Of The Old’ LP/CS/DD 2013

16th January 2014 at 11:04 am

War Wolf

You could certainly never accuse Brighton-based Ant Cole (drums) and Paul Hale (bass/vocals) of being the sorts of guys to rest on their laurels. Since the regrettable and awkward implosion of the hugely promising UK sludge trio Dopefight, the punishing rhythm duo almost immediately…
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Ward – S/T – LP 2013

6th December 2013 at 9:46 am

Ward - S/T

Finland’s Ward have been at it since 2005 and this their self-titled album is sure to put them on the map. It’s also their debut full length, as their previous releases have been two split records /cassettes. This album has been recorded and worked…
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Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles – Compilation LP 2014

1st March 2014 at 9:16 am

Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles

There’s nothing like a good compilation to soothe and satisfy the ADHD in us all. Not since Earache’s classic Grindcrusher comp (and speaking of archaeological digs, try to find this release without selling a kidney to pay for the last copy on eBay) have…
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Warhorse ‘As Heaven Turns To Ash…/I Am Dying’ LP/DD Reissue 2015

6th April 2015 at 9:16 am

Warhorse

As Heaven Turns to Ash… is one of those records that you read about, a record that casts a long shadow over doom itself, but yet can never find to hear. I’d never heard the record itself until now, but I’ve read much about…
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Warp Transmission ‘Accidents And Madness’ 7”/DD 2014 & Heavy Smoke – S/T – CS/DD 2014

23rd March 2014 at 10:19 am

Warp Transmission & Heavy Smoke

Some things are like buses; you wait ages for one, and then two come along at once! Therefore, today we present to you not one, but TWO great new bands of the lysergic persuasion from Finland, approaching psychedelia from rather different angles, both to…
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WaterWays / Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Hotel Wrecking City Traders – Split 12″ 2012

10th January 2013 at 9:13 am

WaterWays / Sons Of Alpha Centauri / Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Split 12" 2012

I was at school and beginning my forays into music collecting when people proclaimed vinyl was dead. Following the rise of digital music it is ironic that something once perceived as an anachronism, is now the only format that retains its physical value and…
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