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Slomatics ‘Future Echo Returns’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 12:34 pm

Slomatics

Gone are the days when I ask “What is Heavy?” and you reply “Black Sabbath”. I mean sure, it’s not that the Brummingham Lords of Our World didn’t define all of the templates nor that they’ve lost much of their oomph even now as…
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The Bendal Interlude ‘Reign Of The Unblinking Eye’ LP/DD 2016

15th March 2016 at 6:55 pm

The Bendal Interlude

Liverpool’s The Bendal Interlude have been merrily sludging away for several years now. Fuelled by Stu Taylor’s bottomless porridge pot of tasty riffs and backed by his SSS colleague Dave Archer’s skilful pounding behind the kit, they’ve set themselves firmly into the mould of…
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Un ‘The Tomb Of All Things’ CD/DD 2015

23rd January 2016 at 5:21 pm

Un

There’s something rotten in the state of doom. In a scene mired with copycat bands, it now takes some serious raw talent to stand out. Thankfully, Seattle’s Un – featuring the bassist of world-beaters Samothrace – set about doing just that on their debut…
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Slomatics ‘Flooding The Weir’ & ‘Kalceanna’ DD Reissue 2015

23rd November 2015 at 7:02 pm

Slomatics

Some things in life are just inherently ‘right’. Like cold pizza the morning after a booze session, or that blissful moment where a line slots perfectly together in Tetris; some things are unquestionably meant to be. Belfasts’ Slomatics being signed to Black Bow Records…
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Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh – Split CD/CS/DD 2015

25th September 2015 at 7:01 pm

Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh - Split

Released on CD, download and now obligatory cool retro cassette format through UK based Red Valley Records, this six track split features two tracks of hateful, down tuned sludge from Brighton noise crew Grey Widow and four of brutal, super heavy crust/sludge courtesy of…
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Greenhorn ‘Like Rows Of Crooked Teeth’ CD/DD 2015

20th August 2015 at 6:56 pm

Greenhorn

Is there a better feeling of uplifting fulfilment and mystifying wonder in this life than showing up at a stuffy, averagely-attended doom all-dayer and having your head unsuspectingly caved in by an untapped source of musical enchantment? Well, errr… yeah to be fair I…
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Dead Existence ‘Endless Misery’ LP/CS/DD 2015

19th August 2015 at 7:46 pm

Dead Existence

London’s Dead Existence were a staple of the UK sludge / doom scene since their inception way back in the murky mists of 2004. After over a decade of breaking faces and dragging riffs from the very bowels of the earth, the five piece…
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Undersmile ‘Anhedonia’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th May 2015 at 6:46 pm

Undersmile 'Anhedonia'

Undersmile are one of the UK’s brightest hopes in the doom scene. Having bulldozed everyone with their stunning debut, Narwhal, the band are now unleashing their 70+ minute opus Anhedonia, to an eager public. Anhedonia is proving to be a much more experimental force…
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Headless Kross ‘Volumes’ CD/LP/DD 2015

6th May 2015 at 7:17 pm

Headless Kross

Glaswegian doomsters Headless Kross first broke down my door with their colossal riffs on 2012’s Demises, two tracks of monolithic crush tinged with psychedelica. After a heavier than hell split with Lazarus Blackstar in 2013, their new record Volumes is ready to steamroll anything…
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Torpor ‘From Nothing Comes Everything’ LP/CS/DD 2015

9th February 2015 at 7:31 pm

Torpor

It’s hard to believe that an entire two years has passed since Torpor initially released their debut EP Bled Dry, however, the band have packed a lot into those two years, including a myriad of live shows. Sharing stage space with the likes of…
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