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Bismuth ‘The Eternal Marshes’ Digital EP 2012

24th August 2013 at 11:29 am

Bismuth

“It’s like Stonehenge… BUT MUSIC” is what the drunk, Italian pensioner said as he stood next to me watching Bismuth in Ashford’s Platform 5 bar. Nobody is going to come up with a better description of Bismuth than that; Bismuth are ‘like Stonehenge but…
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Three Thrones – S/T – CDEP/DD 2012

21st July 2013 at 9:27 am

Three-Thrones-ST

Three Thrones are a three-piece instrumental stoner-sludge band from Colchester. They formed back in 2011, and since then have gigged relentlessly both locally and further afield, carefully honing their riff-driven craft. They recently came back from a European tour with fellow Essex instrumentalists Telepathy,…
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On Pain Of Death ‘Year Naught Doom’ CS/DD 2012

26th June 2013 at 9:25 am

On Pain Of Death

This album kills. I mean it literally sounds like it has the potential to warp listener’s minds and inspire them to end lives. I’d like to play my part in furthering its corruptive intent. The title track begins with what is either the whistling…
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KLLU ‘UpsideDownCrossRoads’ DD 2012

19th June 2013 at 8:49 am

KLLU

Comprising one half of those terrible, awful, Drug Honkey bastards, KLLU have come to utterly harsh your mellow, piss on your parade and generally convince you that the inside of your head is haunted by means of judiciously applied bowel-shuddering bass, bone-crunching slow-mo beats,…
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Graven ‘The Filth Will Cleanse’ DD 2012

15th June 2013 at 8:35 am

Graven

Once upon a time there was a band. They were named Swarm Of The Lotus and they were very good indeed. Unfortunately they never quite caught on in any meaningful way and, after a pair of very fine albums and one solitary seven inch,…
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Boneworm – ST – Digital EP 2012

8th June 2013 at 10:31 am

Boneworm – ST

Urgh. This is a frustrating one. Boneworm are a great example of a band who have all the right parts to make up something great, but just somehow fall short of doing as much. Three excellent players combine here to produce a three song…
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Owl – S/T – LP/DD 2012

3rd June 2013 at 10:35 am

Owl - ST

In Twin Peaks it was said that ‘The owls are not what they seem‘, well THESE Owls, however, are exactly what they seem – fuzzy-headed hessian stoners. I mean that in the best of ways, of course. I wouldn’t dare to be rude to…
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Sons Of Otis ‘Seismic’ CD/LP/DD 2012

27th May 2013 at 9:26 am

Sons Of Otis

Sons of Otis have been bloody-mindedly practicing their heavy, uncompromising art for over twenty years now. Yes, it makes me feel old too; I discovered them pretty late in the game, really – in the early 2000s, amid a tide of piss-poor stoner rock…
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Bright Curse – S/T – Digital EP 2012

26th May 2013 at 12:45 pm

Bright Curse - ST

London based Bright Curse came as a result of singer Row (ex-Soul Manifest) relocating from the North of France to the capital and hooking up with bassist Sammy – their common goal was to make great heavy music. Following the usual lineup changes, the…
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Wölfbait – S/T – CS/DD 2012

14th May 2013 at 9:38 am

Wölfbait - S/T

It’s painfully, ear-rapingly, clear from listening to Gasp (Grey Earth), the opening track from this debut recording by Dublin-based bastards Wölfbait that they want your blood, your sanity and, fuck it, chuck in your firstborn too. This is vicious, bludgeoning stuff, somewhat akin to…
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