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Dälek ‘Asphalt For Eden’ CD/LP/DD 2016

18th May 2016 at 6:53 pm

Dälek

Congratulations, you might be reading the very first review of a hip-hop album on The Sleeping Shaman. We can’t help it, we dig the sound of Dälek, because it rocks harder than many bands with guitars. Let’s check out their latest effort titled Asphalt…
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Ghold ‘PYR’ CD/LP/DD 2016

9th May 2016 at 6:40 pm

Ghold

A progressive noise trio from London they call themselves and they make music that definitely fits the description. Either that or Ghold have been recording the world falling apart around you in some way. Their new album PYR is out. It’s pretty hectic. Ghold…
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Mirrors For Psychic Warfare – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2016

3rd May 2016 at 6:09 pm

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare - S/T

Scott Kelly (he of Neurosis fame) and Sandford Parker (Buried At Sea) have clearly enjoyed working together on the Corrections House albums and found themselves with an over abundance of creativity from these sessions that has left a further itch to scratch. As a…
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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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Boris With Merzbow ‘Gensho’ CD/LP/DD 2016

25th April 2016 at 5:39 pm

Boris With Merzbow

Gensho is a collaboration album, or rather it is two separate albums which the auditor is advised “are intended to be played at the same time at varying volumes so that the listener can experience their own “gensho/phenomenon” every time”. 50% of Gensho (one…
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Black Shape Of Nexus ‘Carrier’ CD/LP/DD 2016

21st April 2016 at 6:33 pm

Black Shape Of Nexus

If you’re the sort of sensitive, cheery chappy who enjoys nothing more than a light and delightful ditty to keep you going, keep on walking. You won’t find any of that in Carrier, the latest payload dropped by German doom-mongers Black Shape Of Nexus….
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Voivod ‘Post Society’ CD/DD 2016

5th April 2016 at 6:24 pm

Voivod

This may come as almost as big a shock as anything received at the Morgoth Science Hospital when you consider exactly how often I mention Voivod in, if I’m honest, an almost worrying amount of my reviews, but I have to admit to you…
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Sumac ‘What One Becomes’ CD/LP/DD 2016

4th April 2016 at 6:30 pm

Sumac

Promotional snippets for Sumac’s latest full-length What One Becomes summarise the records’ tone and content more succinctly than should be possible. Describing the trio’s sophomore effort as ‘exercises in chaos and control’ tells you everything you need to know about the moments of spacious…
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Aires ‘Fantasma’ DD 2015

30th March 2016 at 6:33 pm

Aires

Aires is a Portuguese musician/sound artist who creates haunting yet awe-inspiring drone. If you visit his label’s bandcamp page you will notice how little has been written about him: you won`t find a detailed biography, just some brief lines describing this project as, among…
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Spider Kitten ‘Ark Of Octofelis’ CD/LP/DD/CS 2016

28th March 2016 at 2:44 pm

Spider Kitten

Another month and seemingly another release from prolific Newport collective Spider Kitten. Having made critical waves following the release of their 2014 extended EP/mini album Behold Mountain, Hail Sea, Venerate Sky, Bow Before Tree, a three track epic exploration of Doom that provided the…
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