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Torpor / Sonance – Split 12”/DD 2016

7th March 2016 at 7:08 pm

Torpor / Sonance - Split

Torpor and Sonance have shared a stage so many times that a split between the two was inevitable and, given that they are two of the most exciting bands the UK’s underground currently has to offer, the two of them pairing up is excellent…
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Cult Of Luna / The Old Wind ‘Råångest’ 12”/DD 2016

28th February 2016 at 11:58 am

Cult Of Luna / The Old Wind

Råångest opens with Cult Of Luna’s cover of seminal 1980s proto-thrash metal band Amebix’s Last Will And Testament. Cult Of Luna’s guitarist and primary songwriter Johannes Persson remarks that “To cover a song without bringing your own soul into it is completely useless in…
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Wizards Of Firetop Mountain – S/T – 12″/DD 2015

21st December 2015 at 7:06 pm

Wizards Of Firetop Mountain - S/T

Esteemed Shaman Editor: “Hey Ollie, would you like to review the new one from Wizards Of Firetop Mountain?” Me: “Who?” Esteemed Shaman Editor: “Wizards Of Firetop Mountain…you might like them” OK, it may not have happened exactly like that but it’s not far off….
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Mansion ‘Altar Sermon’ 12″/DD 2015

17th December 2015 at 7:07 pm

Mansion

I’ve been a fan of Finland’s creepy Kartonistic Christian cult pop doomers Mansion since 2013’s debut We Shall Live EP. Now at the tail-end of 2015 we have their fourth offering, the Altar Sermon EP, and for what we are about to receive may…
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Pelican ‘The Cliff’ 12″/DD 2015

20th April 2015 at 7:08 pm

Pelican

Illinois post-rock veterans Pelican may not have reached the same level of popularity as a number of their peers (but realistically who has reached the same kind of cult status as Isis?) but around fifteen years into their career, it’s clear that there’s a…
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The Body & Thou ‘You, Whom I Have Always Hated’ 12″/CD/DD 2015

8th February 2015 at 1:18 pm

The Body & Thou

Portland based sludgers The Body are certainly no strangers to mixing it up with other bands; in fact last year alone they went toe to toe with Haxan Cloak and Sandworm on split EPs before working with Louisiana’s own grimy purveyors of sloth like,…
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Mansion ‘Uncreation’ 12″ 2014

18th November 2014 at 11:59 am

Mansion

Turku, Finland’s Mansion have been consistently impressing listeners with their highly polished, Kartanoism themed, doom rock since their début single We Shall Live was released in February last year. The We Shall Live EP followed in June 2013, and the slightly more upbeat The…
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Inter Arma ‘The Cavern’ 12″/CD/DD 2014

27th August 2014 at 9:40 am

Inter Arma

Inter Arma produced one of last year’s most stunning metal releases in Sky Burial. Its artful mixing of sludge and post metal aesthetics, plus the addition of quality song writing, made for one of 2013’s most forward thinking records. So when the opportunity arose…
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Throne ‘Where Tharsis Sleeps’ 12″/DD 2014

30th July 2014 at 9:41 am

Throne

Throne are a band I was first introduced to shortly before the release of their first EP Heavy Lies The Crown – I was given it to review for another publication and immediately fell in love, scoring it 5/5 (a review I still stand…
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Funeral Horse ‘Sinister Rites Of The Master’ 12″/DD 2014

22nd July 2014 at 8:49 am

Funeral Horse

I first heard of Funeral Horse last year through an intriguing biography and the novelty of a retro tape format. The Doom Punk trio had been together about five minutes and yet there was much promise to be found in their Savage Audio Demon…
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