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The Body ‘No One Deserves Happiness’ CD/LP/DD 2016

23rd February 2016 at 7:38 pm

The Body

With an ever growing list of side projects and collaborations, it was beginning to look like The Body were never going to get back on track towards their own albums. However, two years after the release of I Shall Die Here, their fifth full…
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Årabrot ‘The Gospel’ CD/LP/DD 2016

22nd February 2016 at 6:38 pm

Årabrot

As the majority stride onwards into 2016, recent weeks have brought us music lovers unprecedented waves of pain as we watch some of our most decorated innovators fall to those invisible tumours of doom. Bowie: cancer. Lemmy: cancer. Glen Frey: pneumonia. Jimmy Bain: pneumonia….
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Christian Death ‘Atrocities’ & ‘The Scriptures’ LP Reissue 2016

21st January 2016 at 7:14 pm

Christian Death

Christian Death is one of those bands that fit within a specific time frame and setting, There’s a certain cult status attached to the group. Surprisingly, the group is still active and just released a new album in 2015. Seasons of Mist decided that…
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Locrian ‘Infinite Dissolution’ CD/LP/DD 2015

23rd September 2015 at 7:04 pm

Locrian

I have made no bones over the years about the fact that I adore Locrian, from their earlier noise infused works to their more progressive later releases, they always seem to be able to summon forth a cacophony of pleasing delights. Now they have…
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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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Obake ‘Mutations’ CD/LP/DD 2014

18th November 2014 at 12:07 pm

Obake

Change isn’t always welcome and, while the departure of Zu’s Massimo Pupillo from the ranks of Obake’s finely-honed jazz-sludge machine should have been a harsh blow, the drafting of Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) in his stead has resulted in a much darker trip, a…
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DNMF – S/T – LP/DD 2014

8th November 2014 at 11:28 am

DNMF

DNMF is the final result of a collaboration between a group of strange but creative minds: Dutch heavy jazz act Dead Neanderthals and, from the same country, drone/ambient mastermind Machinefabriek. Together, they combined their distinct musical visions and created a universe of their own,…
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Manes ‘Be All End All’ CD/LP/DD 2014

21st October 2014 at 10:44 am

Manes

Eyeballs, limbs, shards of gold. The cover of Manes’ Be All End All is startlingly appropriate – depicting a chimeric assortment of human body parts and sharp objects, it offers a strong representation of the sonic landscape conjured by the Norwegian experimenters on their…
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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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Wilderness Hymnal ‘Transmutation’ CD/DD 2014

18th July 2014 at 9:47 am

Wilderness Hymnal

Piano doom. Those are not two words that in all honesty I expected to write at any point this year in a consecutive manner, but there’s a first time for everything. It’s not like we can’t be having smashy smashy drums and woarghhhhh guitars…
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