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Suns Of Thunder ‘Start As You Mean To Get Down’ CD/DD 2015

9th April 2016 at 8:40 am

Suns Of Thunder

Let’s start this review with a little geography lesson. Wales is the largest county in England. It is owned by Prince Charles, but he chooses not to live there (he also owns Cornwall but doesn’t live there either). It does have its own government…
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Aires ‘Fantasma’ DD 2015

30th March 2016 at 6:33 pm

Aires

Aires is a Portuguese musician/sound artist who creates haunting yet awe-inspiring drone. If you visit his label’s bandcamp page you will notice how little has been written about him: you won`t find a detailed biography, just some brief lines describing this project as, among…
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KIND ‘Rocket Science’ CD/LP/DD 2015

21st February 2016 at 1:43 pm

KIND

What do you get when you put four top-rate, yet distinct and well-differentiated musicians from across the desert rock spectrum into a freezing cold, damp basement together and let them go at it hard with all their collective ideas, skills and personas? Some would…
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General ‘Goji’ CD/DD 2015

14th February 2016 at 1:56 pm

General 'Goji'

General’s first album Where Are Your Gods Now, released in 2012 on Catacomb Records was a bit of a belter…big on riffs, grooves and showing some killer song writing touches and fantastic, raw, impassioned vocals. It’s an album that should have booted them up…
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Crippled Black Phoenix ‘New Dark Age Tour EP’ CD/LP/DD 2015

24th January 2016 at 12:48 pm

Crippled Black Phoenix

Justin Greaves will be a familiar name for many, as sticksman for both sludge legends Iron Monkey and Doom icons Electric Wizard. His ongoing project Crippled Black Phoenix sees him taking on the role of multi-instrumentalist, shrugging off the safe confines of genre to…
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Un ‘The Tomb Of All Things’ CD/DD 2015

23rd January 2016 at 5:21 pm

Un

There’s something rotten in the state of doom. In a scene mired with copycat bands, it now takes some serious raw talent to stand out. Thankfully, Seattle’s Un – featuring the bassist of world-beaters Samothrace – set about doing just that on their debut…
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Zombi ‘Shape Shift’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th January 2016 at 2:52 pm

Zombi

Seminal synth wave outfit Zombi have kept fans waiting for 4 long years for a follow up to 2011’s Escape Velocity, but they’ve now returned to Earth, bringing with them their own unique brand of space rock/extra-terrestrial music to show the competition that they’re…
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Hooded Menace ‘Darkness Drips Forth’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th January 2016 at 2:36 pm

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace are what people are talking about when they think of death/doom these days, even if they don’t know it. The Finnish masters of darkness have long been crafting a career from the sludgy, endless void of riffs, summoning Lovecraftian beasts to serve…
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Tombstones ‘Vargariis’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th January 2016 at 6:54 pm

Tombstones

If you’ve ever been in or around the dramatic Scandinavian scenery of Norway, you’ll know what inspiring, enthralling and enriching experiences the great Norse nation has to offer. From the bustling hubbub of downtown Oslo, through the beautifully desolate fjords that span the Nordic…
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CHVE ‘Rasa’ CD/LP/DD 2015

9th January 2016 at 1:24 pm

CHVE

The artist name CHVE stands for Colin H. Van Eeckhout. For the lovers of the complex and heavy, this name is immediately triggering the name of Amenra. The record is out on Consouling Sounds and has one song on it, Rasa, that lasts half…
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