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Se Delan ‘Drifter’ CD/LP/DD 2016

19th May 2016 at 7:03 pm

Se Delan

So, you’ve laid waste to countless ears with Iron Monkey, had an in-one-door-out-the-next tenure in Electric Wizard and then basically learned all the instruments to become the seed-capital of Cripple Black Phoenix…where next? Well, if you’re Justin Greaves then you invoke the subtle ghosts…
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Ommadon – S/T – LP/DD 2016

6th May 2016 at 6:56 pm

Ommadon - S/T

Ommadon break with their numerical nomenclature in this, their sixth full-length album, but it’s no surprise that they continue the tar-thick intensity of their guitar-and-drums drone of the past five. Indeed, as the band themselves have said: “Ommadon is self-titled because this is what…
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Wolvserpent ‘Aporia:Kāla:Ananta’ CD/LP/DD 2016

3rd May 2016 at 6:04 pm

Wolvserpent

Idaho duo Wolvserpent have been slowly developing their brand of tar-black doom over a number of years, always standing out from the crowd of riff-wranglers through their haunting use of Brittany McConnell’s violin and, well, by being a duo! I’m happy to admit that…
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Primitive Man / Northless – Split LP/DD 2016

9th April 2016 at 8:34 am

Primitive Man / Northless - Split

If there’s a band out there with a name more appropriate to their music than Primitive Man then I don’t even want to know about it. This Denver trio have somehow discovered amplification before bothering to get around to things like the wheel or…
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Old Man Gloom ‘Mickey Rookey Live At London’ CD/LP 2016

6th April 2016 at 5:54 pm

Old Man Gloom

Live albums are a curious beast. Stick too closely to the hits and you risk giving the audience a not-quite-as-good re-hashing of the album cuts. Wander off into more experimental lands and you can alienate fans who expect a nice, warm plate of re-hash….
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Hexvessel ‘When We Are Death’ CD/LP/DD 2016

2nd January 2016 at 11:48 am

Hexvessel

Hexvessel have always been capricious spirits, dwelling in a particularly darkling glade of the psych-folk forest. Yet it is with When We Are Death that they emerge, blinking, into the light of the sun and, sadly, some of the glamour of previous releases is…
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Sunn O))) ‘Kannon’ CD/LP/DD 2015

14th December 2015 at 7:21 pm

Sunn O)))

Sunn O))) have made a career out of taking their ‘signature’ sound, huge walls of reverberating guitars that punch holes in space-time, and adding new elements as the releases progress. Whether it’s Atila Csihar’s ritual vocalisations, sudden trombone invasions or even the obvious-in-hindsight chatter…
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Amber Asylum ‘Sin Eater’ CD/LP/DD 2015

8th December 2015 at 11:35 am

Amber Asylum

Many cultures worldwide have some form of the archetype known in the West as a Sin Eater; a person who is willing to take on the sins of the recently deceased, willing to let their own soul be tarnished so others may enter into…
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Damnation Festival 2015 – Review By Dan Hunt

21st November 2015 at 3:29 pm

Damnation Festival 2015 - At The Gates

I hadn’t been planning on going to Damnation Festival this year but a triple whammy of spare ticket, spare car-seat and spare hotel room is a powerful cocktail, and a hard one to refuse. So It is with the spirit of having no idea…
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