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Dread Sovereign ‘All Hell’s Martyrs’ LP/CD 2014

11th March 2014 at 10:32 am

Dread Sovereign

When it was announced that Primordial mastermind A.A Nemtheanga had formed a doom band of the most ferocious kind, internet forums exploded, salivating at what may come from one of metal’s most unique vocalists. Their debut EP ‘Pray To The Devil In Man’ was…
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Deathstench / Trepaneringsritualen – Split LP 2013

10th February 2014 at 10:32 am

Deathstench / Trepaneringsritualen - Split

The sound of Deathstench is a blacker-than-black choking miasma, a caustic cocktail of hissing, seething white noise, ice-cold black metal ambience and dark cavernous nocturnal magick that writhes like a sack full of venomous snakes and freezes the blood in the veins. Their boiling…
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Rosetta ‘The Anaesthete’ CD/LP/DD 2013

1st February 2014 at 10:26 am

Rosetta

OK, first off, Rosetta were a new entity to me, I had heard the name kicked around by a few people and with Debemur Morti handling the release of this record, expectations were high. On first listen however, I must admit it was a…
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Tempel ‘On The Steps Of The Temple’ CD/LP/DD 2014

29th January 2014 at 10:06 am

Tempel

A strange story for a strange band: instrumental duo Temple self-released ‘On The Steps Of The Temple‘ over a year ago, then a little later Prosthetic Records picked them up and the resulting contract did not only leave the band with the new release…
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Manes ‘Teeth, Toes And Other Trinkets’ CD/LP/DD 2014

29th January 2014 at 9:59 am

Manes

On the surface, Manes have been very quiet for the past five years, the eclectic ‘How The World Came To An End’ seemingly becoming a confounding yet magnificent swan-song for a band that had long given up on being classifiable anyway. Rather than vanish…
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Palefeather – S/T – CD 2014

28th January 2014 at 8:48 am

Palefeather - S/T

The unexpected is a great thing. I must admit when I heard Palefeather‘s description (“Pink Floyd with a bit of post rock”) I was basically expecting bog standard post rock with a few noodles, but what we have here is a very languid pure-prog…
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ROTS ‘The Night The Trees Burnt’ CD/DD 2014

23rd January 2014 at 8:15 am

ROTS

Hastings’ ROTS have been around since 2006. Formerly known as Rise Of The Simians, the group once traded in what they themselves describe as “orthodox sludge/doom”. 2007’s self titled demo was followed two years later by The Cursed Law Of Thelema EP, both of…
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Imbogodom ‘Metafather’ LP/DD 2013

21st January 2014 at 8:34 am

Imbogodom

Wreathed in trails of hissing, echoing analogue delay and the dust of years, Metafather is haunted, haunted by the ghosts of those who have passed through the now empty building that birthed the sounds contained therein and haunted by sound itself. Given life by…
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Merrin ‘Doom Cinema’ DD 2013

17th January 2014 at 9:40 am

Merrin

Reviewing records is a tough gig – you have to find the time, find the words, find the bands… but to bands that need the exposure it’s a big deal and a lot hinges on what schmucks like me say about them. As such,…
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Avatarium – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2013

17th January 2014 at 9:36 am

Avatarium - S/T

The so called ‘last album’ by Candlemass in 2012 was a harrowing reminder that the seemingly immortal bands so many cherish will not last forever. Whilst fans needed some time in solitude to get over this revelation, Candlemass bassist and song writer Leif Edling…
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