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Pelican ‘City Of Echoes’ CD/LP 2007

27th February 2007 at 8:54 am

Pelican

The third full-length LP from Instrumental sludge/post-hardcore outfit Pelican. ‘City of Echoes’ seems like even more of a departure from their doom roots. Moving firmly into a more post-metal territory; much in the vein of Red Sparowes and the ilk. I’m not sure what…
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Big Business ‘Here Comes the Waterworks’ CD 2007

27th February 2007 at 8:48 am

Big Business

Big Business formed in 2004, and later became part of the Melvins after the success of their debut album, this release, however, is a huge improvement and step forward for the Seattle two-piece. This time around they’ve acquired a much more focused direction to…
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Coffin Dancer ‘Pax Romana’ CDEP 2006

15th February 2007 at 9:16 am

Coffin Dancer

More from the atmospheric sludge stable. This time around, it’s Miami’s Coffin Dancer with their first EP: Pax Romana. The EP is split into three “acts”, each with their own historically-orientated sub-title (The less hungover amongst you can find more information via Wikipedia). This,…
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Zozobra ‘Harmonic Tremors’ CD 2007

15th February 2007 at 8:57 am

Zozobra

The latest side project from Cave In’s Caleb Scofield. Edging between sludge and an almost space rock feel, this debut album could not be more aptly titled. Distorted riffs being thrown to the background by Caleb’s singing, and then complimenting the grungy feedback layered…
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Cult Of Luna ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ CD 2006

1st February 2007 at 9:37 am

Cult Of Luna

Let’s get straight into the fray. This, for me, was the best album of 2006. Over the course of this review, you’re going to see praises sung about this album. All of them justified. If I was to recommend one album to introduce you…
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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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