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Xibalba ‘Hasta La Muerte’ CD/LP 2012

29th August 2012 at 8:44 am

Xibalba ‘Hasta La Muerte’ CD/LP 2012

The adjective ‘brutal’, like many others (such as ‘monolithic’ and ‘crushing’), has been bandied around far too much for its own good. When a writer uses it to describe the sound of a band we are oft numb to its implications through overexposure. I’m…
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Eyehategod / Ramesses / Dopefight / Conan @ Academy 3, Manchester 08/08/12

16th August 2012 at 12:31 pm

EyeHateGod @ Academy 3, Manchester 08/08/12

Conan are the three hooded and quiet Merseymen who have evolved out of the unctuous slime of Liverpool bay into a rather slick and chrome-plated riff and rhythm machine. They pound, pulsate and batter the cortex and general brain area with their post-post-prog-sludge-doomedelic ROCK…
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Kylesa / Arke / Jacknife Holiday @ Moho Live, Manchester 07/08/12

10th August 2012 at 9:35 am

Kylesa @ Moho Live, Manchester 07/08/2012

I can’t quite decide if I like this venue or not, which is of little consequence to this review, apart from the fact that you need to start somewhere. Now I have I can tell you that I managed to catch the last half…
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Black Magician ‘Nature Is The Devil’s Church’ CD/LP 2012

1st August 2012 at 8:45 am

Black Magician ‘Nature Is The Devil’s Church’ CD/LP 2012

Do not write doom off impetuous child (with your colourful and newly inked arm), for while it may appear ‘unfashionable’ (yet always enticing) to some lovers of extremity it festers and breathes black fumes of anguish deep underground in fetid aural caverns whilst trendy…
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Primate ‘Draw Back A Stump’ CD/LP 2012

17th July 2012 at 9:20 am

Primate ‘Draw Back A Stump’ CD/LP 2012

Shrinebuilder; Outlaw Order; Lazarus Blackstar; Pigs; Stormtroopers of Death; Cream; Emerson Lake and Palmer; Wings. All of these outfits were formed by musicians who were already well known from other previous or existing bands. Primate are exactly one of those Frankenstein supergroup experiments; being…
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Saint Vitus / Acid King / SardoniS / Slabdragger @ Academy 3, Manchester 12/06/2012

18th June 2012 at 11:32 am

Saint Vitus @ Academy 3, Manchester 12/06/2012

Academy 3 sits atop the larger Academy 2 like a little hat on a fat bloke’s head. I’ve seen shed loads of truly great bands there over the years but tonight it was the turn of the punky-godfathers of doom metal to blow away…
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Sunn O))) / Phurpa @ HMV Ritz, Manchester 11/06/2012

14th June 2012 at 9:08 am

Sunn O))) / Phurpa - HMV Ritz, Manchester 11/06/2012

Eh up! I’ve never been to the Ritz before – an old 1920s built ballroom that recalls the days when Lancashire mill and factory workers would dance away the dreary realism of industry, lost in the indulgence of cigarettes and sprung floors. Refurbished to…
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Burning Love ‘Rotten Thing To Say’ CD/LP 2012

12th June 2012 at 11:50 am

Burning Love

Burning Love is a genius name for a band, particularly a hardcore punk band, what with it’s Elvis Presley link and euphemistic connotations of sexually transmitted infections. This is their second album, and first on Southern Lord, whose output is of such consistent quality…
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16 ‘Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds’ CD/LP/Digital 2012

6th June 2012 at 9:35 am

16

One for the moshers. A band with an undeniable pedigree, the time served Californian veterans 16 black vomit forth ten tense and troubled tracks of depressed agropunkmetal filth that instantly hits the pleasure centre. Good solid decent stuff here, although nothing outstanding – I…
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Harvey Milk / Mugstar / Bastard Of The Skies @ The Roadhouse, Manchester, 24/05/12

28th May 2012 at 11:24 am

Harvey Milk @ The Roadhouse, Manchester, 24/05/12

What with the stifling heat hitting the mid to high twenties in the last few days, merry England has succumbed to the usual communal outdoor alcohol bingeing that characterises its rowdy peasantry. Manchester city centre was particularly snide with dead-eyed beer and dope casualties…
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