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Amenra ‘Alive’ CD/LP 2016

5th May 2016 at 6:42 pm

Amenra

A spiritual successor to their 2009 Afterlife EP, Alive sees Belgium’s mysterious purveyors of post-doom/sludge Amenra once more bare their collective soul by paring things back to the bare bones. Comprising ten acoustic tracks, some reimagining their own material, some approaching that of others,…
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Wolvserpent ‘Aporia:Kāla:Ananta’ CD/LP/DD 2016

3rd May 2016 at 6:04 pm

Wolvserpent

Idaho duo Wolvserpent have been slowly developing their brand of tar-black doom over a number of years, always standing out from the crowd of riff-wranglers through their haunting use of Brittany McConnell’s violin and, well, by being a duo! I’m happy to admit that…
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Nadja ‘Sv’ CD/DD 2016

24th April 2016 at 2:23 pm

Nadja

Reviewing a record by Nadja is not an easy task. If you just look at their back catalogue its frightening how much the duo releases and pretty much all of it is good. So what to do about Sv then? The latest of their…
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Ulver ‘ATGCLVLSSCAP’ CD/LP/DD 2016

8th February 2016 at 7:11 pm

Ulver

Ulver returns triumphantly with another masterpiece, at least that’s my modest opinion after listening to ATGCLVLSSCAP. Though it has been two years since the release of its predecessor, the album has been in the works since 2014 in a unique way, like you know…
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Amber Asylum ‘Sin Eater’ CD/LP/DD 2015

8th December 2015 at 11:35 am

Amber Asylum

Many cultures worldwide have some form of the archetype known in the West as a Sin Eater; a person who is willing to take on the sins of the recently deceased, willing to let their own soul be tarnished so others may enter into…
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Dark Buddha Rising ‘Inversum’ CD/LP/DD 2015

20th September 2015 at 4:03 pm

Dark Buddha Rising

Despite housing members from the likes of Hexvessel, Atomikylä, Darkempire and Mother Susurrus and having an output of six albums spanning a career of eight years, Finland’s Dark Buddha Rising only gained any kind of credible recognition in 2013 following the release of Dakhmandal….
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Sabbath Assembly – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2015

7th September 2015 at 6:53 pm

Sabbath Assembly - S/T

Never walk into something religious unprepared. Not only is it so that you don’t offend someone, but you also might offend your own senses. I mean, there are animals you shouldn’t eat, gestures you shouldn’t make, so there ought to be music you should…
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Stranger Country – S/T – DD 2015

17th July 2015 at 7:00 pm

Stranger Country - S/T

I like the way Stranger Country’s new release starts out; nice, gentle and mellow. Upon first playing this album, I had to keep telling myself that I had in reality, selected the eponymous release and pressed play. A slow methodic drumbeat gradually becomes noticeable…
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Hex Inverter – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2015

18th June 2015 at 7:10 pm

Hex Inverter - S/T

Philadelphia five-piece Hex Inverter may be intent on maintaining a low profile but their highly evolved take on meditative psych rock and its sub genres is bound to garner them more than just a modicum of success–boasting current members of Pennsylvania sibling act Empty…
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Northumbia ‘Bring Down The Sky’ CD/DD 2014

5th April 2015 at 9:36 am

Northumbia

Northumbia are an ambient metal duo based in Toronto, Canada. Jim Field plays guitar, Dorian Williamson plays bass and between them (and two large, well-stocked pedal-boards) they create a wall of heaving, droning sound that for the most part doesn’t really sound like it’s…
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