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Gnaw Their Tongues ‘Abyss Of Longing Throats’ CD/DD 2015

5th January 2016 at 6:54 pm

Gnaw Their Tongues

Having seen Gnaw Their Tongues live this past October, I can honestly say that we’re talking about one of the most intense acts in heavy music today. It’s not just noisy, it is harrowing and disturbing, almost like the soundtrack to the darkest nightmares…
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Bismuth ‘Unavailing’ LP/CS/DD 2015

22nd December 2015 at 7:09 pm

Bismuth

Dry Cough Records, De Graanrepubliek Records, Box Records, Viral Age Records and Tartarus have all come together to make this release possible, which should give you some indication of how special it is. This is the Nottingham-based duo’s first full length record, with their…
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Wrekmeister Harmonies ‘Night Of Your Ascension’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th December 2015 at 6:35 pm

Wrekmeister Harmonies

Critics and reviews have an irritating tendency to describe artwork as ‘transcendental.’ If a book encourages the reader to think about the big questions, then it is ‘transcendent.’ If an album combines more than one genre, even if those genres are pretty similar, then…
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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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Ommadon ‘Empathy For The Wicked’ LP/DD 2015

17th November 2015 at 8:08 pm

Ommadon

I wish I could say it was due to some unheralded gift for clairvoyance that I could predict what Ommadon’s latest Empathy For The Wicked would sound like before even playing it; the album title, the artwork – it screams ‘Sunn O))), the early…
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BIG|BRAVE ‘Au De La’ CD/LP/DD 2015

9th October 2015 at 7:08 pm

BIG|BRAVE

If a band can sound both abrasive and introspective in equal measure, then that is the sound of Montreal’s BIG|BRAVE. On Au De La, their second full-length and first venture with legendary label Southern Lord, they run the gamut from slow, steady doom to…
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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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Dark Buddha Rising ‘Inversum’ CD/LP/DD 2015

20th September 2015 at 4:03 pm

Dark Buddha Rising

Despite housing members from the likes of Hexvessel, Atomikylä, Darkempire and Mother Susurrus and having an output of six albums spanning a career of eight years, Finland’s Dark Buddha Rising only gained any kind of credible recognition in 2013 following the release of Dakhmandal….
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Bong ‘We Are, We Were And We Will Have Been’ CD/LP/DD 2015

14th July 2015 at 6:45 pm

Bong

Because I’m lazy and I live in Amsterdam, writing this review took a little longer than planned. That’s absolutely no worry though, as I can now read all the other reviews and see what ‘they’ are saying. This gives me the distinct advantage of…
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Evil Acidhead ‘In The Name Of All That Is Unholy’ CD/LP Reissue 2015

6th July 2015 at 6:53 pm

Evil Acidhead

When you think of the name John McBain, the terms ‘nihilism’ and ‘anarchy’ aren’t the first words to come to mind, of course disregarding his cool as hell ‘fuck you’ guitar psychedelics that fated Monster Magnet’s Spine Of God as a virtual classic –…
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