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Se Delan ‘Drifter’ CD/LP/DD 2016

19th May 2016 at 7:03 pm

Se Delan

So, you’ve laid waste to countless ears with Iron Monkey, had an in-one-door-out-the-next tenure in Electric Wizard and then basically learned all the instruments to become the seed-capital of Cripple Black Phoenix…where next? Well, if you’re Justin Greaves then you invoke the subtle ghosts…
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Kylesa ‘Exhausting Fire’ CD/LP/DD 2015

10th October 2015 at 1:26 pm

Kylesa

Kylesa are a band I’ve followed for many years, and they’ve been a difficult band to keep on top of. Typifying that Savannah sludge sound in their early days, they’d added all kinds of ingredients to the pot, from shimmering psychedelica to post rock…
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Chelsea Wolfe ‘Abyss’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th August 2015 at 6:53 pm

Chelsea Wolfe

For months now Chelsea Wolfe has been teasing fans one track at a time about what to expect on her fifth full-length album Abyss. If Iron Moon and Carrion Flowers were anything to go by, it was obvious she’d discovered the gain knob on…
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Resurrection Men ‘Resurrection Men Must Die!’ DD 2014

9th January 2015 at 10:53 am

Resurrection Men

It’s a curious title that Resurrection Men have sprung upon us for this, their debut release which was splurged out of The Moonbase Recording Studio at the arse end of 2014. On the one hand, it could be condemning the re-re-re-release of the “retro”…
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Grass On The Sun – S/T – DD 2014

27th August 2014 at 9:28 am

Grass On The Sun - S/T

The Reid brothers would be proud. Massa, Italy’s up and coming drug-induced duo, Grass On The Sun, tread the Jesus and Mary Chain path and valiantly fend off the fate of mediocrity – a fate that rightfully dooms the more forgettable ‘too slick for…
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Nevermind Me ‘Winter’ CD/DD 2014

3rd August 2014 at 11:09 am

Nevermind

Nevermind Me play shoegaze. Nevermind Me play dreampop. Nevermind Me play… black metal. Generic cross-pollination is commonplace nowadays, and it takes style and originality to stand out. Nevermind Me have plenty of both. Not that they completely defy categorisation, or that they can sit…
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Thine ‘The Dead City Blueprint’ CD 2014

21st April 2014 at 11:15 am

Thine

Renown for recruiting some of the most influential doom/gothic turned progressive metal outfits in the past 25 years, Peaceville Records brings us their latest gem in Thine‘s ‘The Dead City Blueprint‘. Thine could actually be considered a ‘new-old’ entity, having formed in 1995 (West…
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Southern State – S/T – DD 2014

1st April 2014 at 9:00 am

Southern State - S/T

You can usually find some intentional humour on a band’s bandcamp page – Southern State, for instance, refer to their sound as ‘stoner’, ‘wizard’ and ‘sad bastard’. That’ll be something to do with their super-heavy metallic sound taking major cues from post-rock and shoegaze…
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Pohl ‘Pohl II’ Digital EP 2014

25th March 2014 at 9:13 am

Pohl

The power trio that is Pohl delivers some thick groove on their latest EP. Simply titled ‘Pohl II’, the three-song release clocks in at around 17 minutes long, and will likely leave you wanting more of Pohl in you. The first track, amusingly titled…
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Pontiak ‘Innocence’ CD/LP/DD 2014

22nd January 2014 at 10:31 am

Pontiak

Prolific Virginia three-piece Pontiak have now been a band for a decade, but they’ve had their whole lives to build the kind of musical synergy that many bands dream of but rarely achieve. It’s probably because they’re a band of brothers (literally) but to…
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