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Owl ‘The Last Walk’ DD 2014

14th January 2015 at 7:38 pm

Owl

Owl, a band that when you first hear their work you could only describe them as being a whole-hearted , sludge, death metal, bombastic and chaotic blend. Then you hear the newest slice from the band and your mind is changed, as it’s treated…
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Lotus Thief ‘Rervm’ CD/LP/DD 2014

3rd December 2014 at 10:28 am

Lotus Thief

I don’t really have a nice introductory paragraph so let’s just state this straight out: Lotus Thief shouldn’t work but it does, and it really really works. Post black metal + mum doom + The Gathering? Sounds like a particularly awful, difficult marriage but…
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Nauseahtake ‘Laws Of Multiversal Gravitation’ LP/DD 2014

28th October 2014 at 9:19 am

Nauseahtake

I saw Nauseahtake tear up the stage once, but back then they had yet to record. Now, here is an album and I can’t wait to hear what they made of it. The first of three long tracks, The Crust, starts with a didgeridoo…
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Musk Ox ‘Woodfall’ CD/DD 2014

24th September 2014 at 9:39 am

Musk Ox

Woodfall from Canadian neofolk/neoclassical act Musk Ox is a little bit of a rarity in a sea of bombastic pomposity and over the top theatricals that plagues many of the more ‘well known’ acts in this field. Pushing those clichés associated with the genre…
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Creation Myths ‘It Only Gets Worse’ DD 2014

14th September 2014 at 10:40 am

Creation Myths

Matt Finney is a spoken word artist. To put out something new that you can listen from your easy chair, when you wish to think about how everything went wrong, he teamed up with Mories from Gnaw Their Tongues. Together they made a nice…
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Abstruse ‘Inner Space-Outer Void’ & ‘Outer Space-Inner Void’ – Space Twofold Series CD/DD 2014

7th September 2014 at 10:53 am

Abstruse

Is it possible to have too much ambition? In all honesty, the answer is probably no – nothing ventured, nothing gained, and all that jazz. That being said, Abstruse come dangerously close with the Space Twofold Series, two releases – Inner Space-Outer Void and…
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Silent Echoes ‘Correlation’ DD 2014

29th August 2014 at 10:17 am

Silent

Correlation is the second album from the German 3 piece Silent Echoes. If the name doesn’t give it away then the album tags will. ‘Ambient’ ‘Art’ ‘Rock’ AAR . . not a pirate! Transmutation. It’s a fully ambient piece that pulses into existence with…
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Bitter Tree ‘Promethean Cloud’ DD 2014

24th August 2014 at 11:16 am

Bitter Tree

Promethean Cloud is the debut album of the self-described one-man post-doom metal project Bitter Tree. William C. Patton of Ottawa, Canada is Bitter Tree, having written and performed everything on the record, except for a few guest vocal spots. Promethean Cloud is on the…
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Kikagaku Moyo ‘Mammatus Clouds’ LP/DD 2014

19th August 2014 at 9:49 am

Kikagaku Moyo

For me, Japanese psychedelia is one of those genres where my taste is, admittedly, a little undiscerning- if it’s competent I’ll love it, if it’s in the top 10% of the genre, I’ll abuse the shit out of it. Time will tell whether Kikagaku…
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Wolves In The Throne Room ‘Celestite’ CD/LP/DD 2014

4th August 2014 at 9:08 am

Wolves In The Throne Room

The Weaver brothers have neither been a pair to lose sleep over what others think of them; once upon a time this worked much in their favour. Their attitude towards self sufficient living, farming their own land and reimagining the sound of black metal,…
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