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Lords Of Bastard – S/T – CD 2008

22nd November 2009 at 8:53 am

Lords Of Bastard - S/T - CD 2008

As the title of track three on this album so succinctly puts it…Fucking Hell!!! After being blown away recently by the Low Sonic Drift EP, this full length debut from the charmingly but equally awesomely named Lords Of Bastard landed on my doormat and…
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Doctor Cyclops – Untitled & ‘The Flying Machines Burning’ CDEP’s 2008

1st October 2009 at 9:09 am

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You have to admit, the Italians do retro pretty well and the 70’s do seem to be their halcyon period. Maybe it’s the influence of cult horror directors such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci or some inherent genetic anomaly that spawned so many…
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Earthless ‘Live At Roadburn’ CD/LP 2008

14th August 2009 at 9:01 am

Earthless

I had the very good fortune of seeing San Diego’s lysergic masters of the extended super-jam reality, Earthless, on their recent tour this year, slaying the audience at the tiny Retro Bar in Manchester. I’d heard they were good, I just didn’t realise they…
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Yellowtooth – S/T – CDEP 2008

10th June 2009 at 9:12 am

No Artwork

Yellowtooth come growling and gurning out of Michigan City, Indiana, ripping out down-tuned metal-doom with a real spicy Southern flavour (although they’re kind of from the Mid-West). Surly Hoosiers Henry on guitar, Ed on drums and Peter on bass and vocals all look like…
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Khuda ‘Ahura Mazdah’ CDEP 2008

1st May 2009 at 9:11 am

Khuda

Anyone keeping an eye on these hallowed webpages will have seen that an interview was conducted with this Leeds based two piece instrumental band this month, where their current EP ‘Ahura Mazdah’ was plugged. Having read said interview, it was with intrigue that the…
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Aidan Baker + Tim Hecker ‘Fantasma Parastasie’ CD 2008

3rd April 2009 at 8:53 am

Aidan Baker + Tim Hecker

Here is a collaborative endeavour from drone specialist Aidan Baker (better known as one half of duo Nadja) and experimental electronic sound artist Tim Hecker. And this builds on both artists creative strengths in an almost sym-biotic way that ebbs and flows between each…
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Trap Them ‘Seizures In Barren Praise’ CD/LP 2008

10th March 2009 at 8:51 am

Trap Them

Jesus-fuck-Mary-and-Joseph…this is fucking dirty, dirty grind, punk, metal! Take Nasum’s high velocity head spinning grind, that very same grind that breathed new life into the whole genre and made it seriously bloody exciting again after it’s mid-nineties stint in the punk wilderness. Then have…
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Diagonal – S/T – CD/LP 2008

9th March 2009 at 8:53 am

Diagonal - S/T - CD/LP 2008

It was the first time you took LSD, during your second year at university at some art course party in a cramped little terrace house. All you remember of your trip was the heavily patterned carpet snaking up your leg and the young girl…
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Evisorax ‘Enclave’ CDEP 2008

8th March 2009 at 9:11 am

Evisorax

Is it just me or does anyone else break out in an anxious sweat when the subject of modern day death/grind core is vomited up? It’s an irritation that gets right under my skin, and when I agreed to review the latest release by…
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Queen Elephantine ‘Kailash’ CD 2008

7th March 2009 at 9:12 am

Queen Elephantine ‘Kailash’ CD 2008

Stoner droner mystics Queen Elephantine, the oft travelling Lords of (sonic) Lethargy, have produced yet another striking opus of snaking whirring trip rock (that isn’t actually ‘rock’) that hums and glides through your addled brain like the dawning realisation that you are imprisoned in…
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