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Sabbath Assembly ‘Quaternity’ CD/LP/DD 2014

26th February 2014 at 9:21 am

Sabbath Assembly

When it comes to religious experiences through music, many bands take on that challenge – yet fail miserably. Sabbath Assembly hailing out of Texas, U.S. take on the scripture of ‘The Church Of The Final Judgment’ and transcend the verses and texts through chilling…
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Plurals ‘Bugenès Melissae’ LP/DD 2014

18th February 2014 at 9:37 am

Plurals

Long form droney ambient occupies a pretty similar space to things like raw black metal, modern art, brutal death metal, all that kind of stuff. There’s undeniably good stuff and bad stuff, and those familiar with the genre can generally tell them apart, but…
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Sunn O))) & Ulver ‘Terrestrials’ CD/LP/DD 2014

5th February 2014 at 10:46 am

Sunn O))) & Ulver

It’s pretty easy to both overplay and underestimate the level of quality in the recorded output of both of these bands. They could, and have, both be labelled with tags and press headlines that they don’t necessarily deserve or want. What is clear is…
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Wolves In The Throne Room ‘BBC Session 2011 Anno Domini’ LP/DD 2013

27th December 2013 at 10:31 am

Wolves In The Throne Room

For many, Wolves In The Throne Room have been central to the surge of USBM and the broader black metal revival over the last five or so years. Black metal in general is more popular than ever before it seems – and that a…
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Wooden Shjips ‘Back To Land’ CD/LP/DD 2013

3rd December 2013 at 11:08 am

Wooden Shjips

Back To Land, the fourth album from San Francisco-based psychedelic rock quartet Wooden Shjips is, unfortunately, a frustratingly pedestrian affair. Listening back to their 2007 Holy Mountain debut and Dos, you can hear that the band’s formula hasn’t changed much over the years, but…
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Jesu ‘Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came’ LP/DD 2013

14th October 2013 at 11:07 am

Jesu

Anyone who is an aficionado of extreme music is familiar with, and loves, some of the work that Justin Broadrick has produced. His presence and influence has towered over extreme music for nearly 25 years, from the insane Grindcore blast of Napalm Death’s ‘Scum’,…
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Monomyth – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2013

24th September 2013 at 9:17 am

Monomyth - S/T

This is the first album from the Dutch quintet Monomyth, a purely instrumental metal journey from light into the dark and back again. My first port of call whenever listening to something new is to slam on my headphones and listen to it until…
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Tentudia – S/T – CD/DD 2013

23rd September 2013 at 9:13 am

Tentudia - S/T

Slow rolling like fossilized tumbleweed across the surface of a planet which has long-since been laid to uninhabitable waste, Tentudia’s Self Titled album casts a spell of utter desolation. Two long tracks surround the album’s crashing, yet distantly braying nougat like a bitter, yet…
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Wolvserpent ‘Perigaea Antahkarana’ CD/LP/DD 2013

18th September 2013 at 9:47 am

Wolvserpent

When Boise, Idaho duo Pussygutt reinvented themselves as Wolvserpent with the release of 2010′s incredible debut album Blood Seed, it was more than just a mere change of monicker; it reflected their transition from sparse, abstract dronescapes towards a more structured, malevolent sound that…
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Steve Von Till ‘As The Crow Flies’ Reissue CD/LP/DD 2013

1st May 2013 at 11:09 am

Steve Von Till

Steve Von Till‘s body of work is well documented; since replacing Chad Salter in Oakland hardcore masters Neurosis in 1989 he has helped shape not only the musical output and progression that saw the band change from their crust influenced leanings of ‘Pain of…
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