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Mower ‘Meathead’ DD 2016

7th February 2016 at 1:37 pm

Mower

I learned three things from Mower‘s press release: they are from Wigan, their EP was released on January 30th, and that they are fat men making fat music. Far be it from me to confirm or deny their claims about their physiques, I can…
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Lycus ‘Chasms’ CD/LP/DD 2016

4th February 2016 at 7:04 pm

Lycus

Chasms is the new album from Lycus and it is as deep and as dark as it sounds! This beautifully depressing piece of art was created by a four piece doom collective from Oakland, California. Clocking in at around forty-five minutes, Chasms certainly holds…
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Peace Killers – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2016

2nd February 2016 at 6:50 pm

Peace Killers - S/T

When a band’s bio claims that a band have a combined 40 years in the Sacramento punk and hardcore scene I will take a sideways glance at them and raise an eyebrow…this could be interesting I think to myself being a lover of things…
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High Priest Of Saturn ‘Son Of Earth And Sky’ CD/LP/DD 2016

1st February 2016 at 7:24 pm

High Priest Of Saturn

Norway is known more for it’s glaciers, coastal fjords and black metal than it is for a laid back psychedelic 60s/70s vibe, but that is exactly what High Priest Of Saturn are, determined to disprove with their latest outing. Bursting onto the scene with…
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HAG ‘Fear Of Man’ DD 2016

23rd January 2016 at 5:27 pm

HAG

As far as any of us can remember, there’s been a two-tier hierarchy in progressive sludge metal: Tier 1 – High On Fire, Tier 2 – everyone else. Underrated heroes Teeth Of The Hydra tried to scale that never-ending beanstalk to Tier 1 heaven…
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Christian Death ‘Atrocities’ & ‘The Scriptures’ LP Reissue 2016

21st January 2016 at 7:14 pm

Christian Death

Christian Death is one of those bands that fit within a specific time frame and setting, There’s a certain cult status attached to the group. Surprisingly, the group is still active and just released a new album in 2015. Seasons of Mist decided that…
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H.P. Lovecraft ‘The Hound & The Music Of Erich Zann’ LP 2016

16th January 2016 at 2:44 pm

H.P. Lovecraft

It could be argued that H. P. Lovecraft‘s connection with heavy and weird music was cemented with the inclusion of Behind The Wall Of Sleep – a track inspired by HPL‘s 1919 short story Beyond The Wall Of Sleep – on Sabbath’s 1970 debut….
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Conan ‘Revengeance’ CD/LP/DD 2016

9th January 2016 at 1:33 pm

Conan

“Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.” A powerful statement from a powerful namesake, and one that this English doom trio more than live up to. Naming your band after one of the world’s mightiest and best…
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Mourning Beloveth ‘Rust & Bone’ CD 2016

6th January 2016 at 7:39 pm

Mourning Beloveth

As far as the doom-death hybrid goes in the UK and Ireland, Mourning Beloveth are without a shadow of a doubt one of the most consistent bands of the genre. Better known acts, such as My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost have changed…
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Hexvessel ‘When We Are Death’ CD/LP/DD 2016

2nd January 2016 at 11:48 am

Hexvessel

Hexvessel have always been capricious spirits, dwelling in a particularly darkling glade of the psych-folk forest. Yet it is with When We Are Death that they emerge, blinking, into the light of the sun and, sadly, some of the glamour of previous releases is…
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