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Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 1 Review By Guido Segers

8th May 2017 at 7:15 pm

Roadburn Festival 2017 - Thursday

We meet up in the Weirdo Canyon to discuss the plans for the day. Many a bearded fellow walks aimlessly around, waiting for the doors to open. It’s Roadburn 2017, baby! Roadburn turns 18 today and can legally drink (at least in the Netherlands)….
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Bright Curse ‘Before The Shore’ 2016

8th May 2017 at 6:52 pm

Bright Curse

Talent comes in a great many forms, musical talent at least. Quite often, it bubbles and brews over time; a band kicks a few amps into shape in someone’s garage or spare room until a decent set of songs is in place, gigs a…
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Death ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ (Reissue) 2016

8th May 2017 at 6:35 pm

Death

After a raft of classic album re-issues has shone a spotlight on some of metals very foundations, it’s now the turn of Death‘s genre defining magnum opus Scream Bloody Gore to get exhumed. The ferocious debut has been dusted down, repackaged and the kitchen…
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Necro Deathmort ‘The Capsule’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:46 pm

Necro Deathmort

Necro Deathmort said it themselves; they don’t give a single fuck. “We’ve stopped caring that each new release might alienate fans of a previous record” is what Matthew Rozeik says on their bandcamp page. That is undoubtedly a big part of what has allowed…
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Farflung ‘5’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:35 pm

Farflung

I don’t think NASA realizes we’ve been manning missions to Mars since the early nineties – at least where Farflung’s concerned, we’ve had an anthropological (if they even are human) boot firmly trenched in that part of the galaxy only fit for highbrow, esoteric…
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Raging T ‘Radical Reaper’ EP 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:24 pm

Raging T

More T vicar?! Well, it sure does appear that’s what’s in order right now for all those hard rock-loving reverends out there. In between creating yet more of their criminally un-talked-about chunky odes to The Obsessed and Internal Void, two-thirds of Wiltshire-based power doomsters…
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Nothing ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:04 pm

Nothing

Philadelphia’s NOTHING are an intriguing prospect. Signed to Relapse who is usually associated with more abrasive types of music, this is an emotional heavy weight contender rather than an ear battering visceral experience. Walking the line between bright shimmering shoe gaze and darker themes,…
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Monoliths – S/T – 2016

17th April 2017 at 12:49 pm

Monoliths – S/T

Monoliths are a sludgy doom trio comprised of David Tobin of Ommadon on guitar, Henry Davies of Moloch on drums, and Tanya Byrne of Bismuth on bass (the latter two also being band-mates in Nadir). Their Self-Titled debut release has two tracks and is…
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Slomatics ‘Future Echo Returns’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 12:34 pm

Slomatics

Gone are the days when I ask “What is Heavy?” and you reply “Black Sabbath”. I mean sure, it’s not that the Brummingham Lords of Our World didn’t define all of the templates nor that they’ve lost much of their oomph even now as…
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Ancient Of Days ‘Wretched Ones’ EP CD/DD 2016

24th May 2016 at 6:43 pm

Ancient Of Days

Does anyone remember when bands at least seemed like they were seriously fucking dangerous? Remember that unnerving feeling of being frozen to the spot near the front of the stage at a random, badly attended all-dayer in some dingy, godforsaken venue in some shitty,…
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