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CHVE ‘Rasa’ CD/LP/DD 2015

9th January 2016 at 1:24 pm

CHVE

The artist name CHVE stands for Colin H. Van Eeckhout. For the lovers of the complex and heavy, this name is immediately triggering the name of Amenra. The record is out on Consouling Sounds and has one song on it, Rasa, that lasts half…
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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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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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Pinkish Black ‘Bottom Of The Morning’ CD/LP/DD 2015

28th December 2015 at 1:15 pm

Pinkish Black

When longstanding friend and bassist Tommy Atkins of Ft. Worth, TX trio The Great Tyrant took his life in 2010, surviving members Daron Beck and John Teague adopted the new name Pinkish Black (the unique color of drying blood) as a tribute to his…
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Dragged Into Sunlight + Gnaw Their Tongues ‘N.V.’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th December 2015 at 7:08 pm

Dragged Into Sunlight + Gnaw Their Tongues

The collaboration between Dragged Into Sunlight and Gnaw Their Tongues can only have taken place with the full approval of some hellish forces to create one of the most harrowing, blistering and brutal records of 2015. Five songs is all that N.V. has to…
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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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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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The Body & Krieg – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2015

16th November 2015 at 7:43 pm

The Body & Krieg – S/T

Noise-doom aficionados, The Body, are well renowned for their creative collaborations with some of metal’s finest, producing some absolutely terrifying results. Set to trump all of their previous efforts is their work alongside Krieg’s Neill Jameson. This album was produced two years ago but…
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Dreadnought ‘Bridging Realms’ CD/LP/DD 2015

21st October 2015 at 7:06 pm

Dreadnought

Some bands fail to stand out, while others immediately seem to have something special. As you can probably tell if you are familiar with them, Dreadnought, from Colorado, never really stick with one genre and their songs are a chaotic rollercoaster ride. However, does…
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