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Davie Allan / Joel Grind – Split – 10″/CD/DD 2016

16th May 2016 at 7:21 pm

Davie Allan / Joel Grind - Split

“Of course it does, hahaha!”. This is my first thought when Davie Allan’s new jam, Recycled Too crunches in with motorcycles blasting and a big fat, snarling, fuzzed out riff. It’s been this way for 50 years, why bother changing that shit now? It…
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Dead Feathers – S/T – 10”/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 11:49 am

Dead Feathers – S/T

From the late 60s, to its resurgence in the 90’s and its steadfast hold in the rock ‘n’ roll underground these days, heavy rock ‘n’ roll has always had a fascination with the dark side. Moodiness and macabre song subjects are just as present…
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Moss ‘Carmilla (Marcilla) / Spectral Visions’ 10″/DD 2014

7th November 2014 at 12:26 pm

Moss

Me and Moss, we go back a long way. Once, I played in Bunkur and we shared the stage with Moss a couple of times. They were slow and extreme, we were slower and more extreme, but a mutual respect was there. We even…
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Jess And The Ancient Ones ‘Castaneda’ 10″ 2014

28th October 2014 at 9:26 am

Jess And The Ancient Ones

Jess And The Ancient Ones are one of these bands that you just get, or you don’t. The whole female-fronted occult rock/doom movement is, for better or for worse, losing a bit of steam and the best bands, the cream, is rising to the…
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Amenra / Madensuyu – Split 10″ 2014

16th September 2014 at 10:51 am

Amenra / Madensuyu - Split

Combining three of the best things to have ever come out of Belgium – post-metal aficionados Amenra, indie-pop/rock duo Madensuyu and artist Berlinde de Bruyckere, who provided the stunning artwork for this 10” picture disc; this is just another notch on Amenra’s plentiful list…
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Orchid ‘The Zodiac Sessions’ CD/10″/LP 2013

24th January 2014 at 9:11 am

Orchid

Do you remember Black Sabbath? I don’t mean the new/old reunion that released one of 2013’s best metal records. I mean the classic Sabbath, who with ‘Master Of Reality’ essentially defined doom with every classic element. Orchid remember them. Boy do they remember them……
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Blues Pills ‘Devil Man’ CD/10″/DD 2013

13th December 2013 at 6:55 am

Blues Pills

Guitarists always seem to be on a quest to find the perfect tone…spending hours trying out different guitars, amps, strings, pedals, valves…etc in an unending attempt to chase the elusive sound they hear only in their heads. Singers, on the other hand, pretty much…
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Second Graves ‘Antithesis’ 10″ 2013

3rd November 2013 at 11:10 am

Second Grave

Right from the opening twin lead intro to ‘Mourning Light‘ I’m not sure I’m the right person for a fair review of Second Grave’s ‘Antithesis‘ 10”. I’ve listened to it several times over and sweated about how to punt it as a less than…
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Paradise Lost ‘Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)’ 10″/CD/DD 2013

30th October 2013 at 9:29 am

Paradise Lost

In the past I’ve always been a little wary of purchasing “rarities” releases. Even when it’s coming from a band as prolific as Paradise Lost, the problem with what is basically a B-side compilation is there’s always a risk that instead of being the…
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Pigs ‘Gaffe’ 10″ 2013

27th October 2013 at 1:03 pm

Pigs

Starting up almost exactly where they left off on their debut album – 2012’s fantastic You Ruin Everything – Pigs have graced us with this stop-gap tour EP, bridging time between now and the release of their anticipated second album. Given the band’s pedigree…
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