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Deadbird ‘Twilight Ritual’ CD 2008

26th December 2008 at 10:28 am


The power-up of the slow warming amp valves and an immediate wail of feedback, then, the sudden drop as the guitars strike an open chord, total fucking bottom-end. This is the very first thing you’ll hear when you put on the new Deadbird record….
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Guinea Pig – Demo 2008

25th November 2008 at 9:35 am

Guinea Pig - Demo 2008

And here we are friends of the Shaman, having watched the metal genre known as Sludge expand beyond the Dirty South, beyond the British Midlands and out onto the dirty seething globe. Spreading its grease within the confines of groove, feedback and sloth-like slowness,…
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Guinea Pig Interview

16th October 2008 at 8:48 am

Guinea Pig

So who’s familiar with a Greek sludge band? Thought as much, so here I introduce Guinea Pig, one such Greek sludge band. A band that meld a very riff heavy groove with some tasty throat lacerations of a very Johnny Morrow variety. Not knowing…
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Ehnahre ‘The Man Closing Up’ CD 2008

15th September 2008 at 9:22 am


Here we have a new collective from Boston’s musical underbelly (formed from ex-members of Kayo Dot and Forefedglass amongst others) pursuing a path of improvised, experimental Death/Doom. The promotional skit that came with the CD describes the band’s debut album as a mix of…
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Coffins ‘Buried Death’ CD 2008

13th September 2008 at 9:17 am


Oh sweet jesus this is the fucking shit! I have here in my rotting puds the new Coffins CD, a band that embody that long lost genre Death Metal as I know and remember it. A genre that has become a shadow of its…
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Sofa King Killer Interview

9th September 2008 at 9:23 am

Back in 2004 the small UK indie label Retribute Records released an album made by four Ohio drunks with a feel for the blues so filthy it was righteous, so darkly fuzzy in it’s moonless groove it was irreproachable. Then after such a storming…
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Steve Von Till ‘A Grave Is A Grim Horse’ CD 2008

27th August 2008 at 9:17 am

Steve Von Till

First we had Scott Kelly and now Steve Von Till, I’m guessing there was a break in the Neurosis schedule last winter, as here we have a another solo album by a member of the infamous Neurot tribe. This time singer/vocalist Steve Von Till’s…
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Disfear ‘Live The Storm’ CD 2008

26th August 2008 at 9:03 am


What does the term Punk Rock mean these days? It’s a genre so watered down by lightweight, pop star-aspiring posturing, and if were honest it never meant much in the first place anyway. The Sex Pistols were just a 70’s boy band assembled by…
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Scott Kelly ‘The Wake’ CD/LP 2008

23rd August 2008 at 8:53 am

Scott Kelly

I’ve been sat here for twenty five minutes listening to Scott Kelly’s second solo album wondering how I can possibly put any critique of the Neurosis mans record into words. Like his main venture this music is so elemental, so intrinsically earthbound but simultaneously…
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Withered ‘Folie Circulaire’ CD 2008

19th August 2008 at 9:20 am


All I ever hear about this band is Mastodon. So they come from Atlanta and happen to know Mastodon, but there really isn’t a great deal more to it than that. These guys take their cues from early Swedish Death Metal instead of the…
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