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Manes ‘Be All End All’ CD/LP/DD 2014

21st October 2014 at 10:44 am

Manes

Eyeballs, limbs, shards of gold. The cover of Manes’ Be All End All is startlingly appropriate – depicting a chimeric assortment of human body parts and sharp objects, it offers a strong representation of the sonic landscape conjured by the Norwegian experimenters on their…
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Beastmilk ‘Climax’ CD/LP/DD 2013

28th November 2013 at 8:29 am

Beastmilk

‘Climax’ is an apt title for the debut full-length from Finnish quartet Beastmilk, a surging record (featuring Hexvessel’s Mat ‘Kvohst’ McNerney on vocals) that emerges fully-formed from some kind of nuclear wasteland with a rampaging synthesis of punk rock swagger, new wave energy and…
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Altar Of Plagues ‘Teethed Glory And Injury’ LP/CD/DD 2013

4th May 2013 at 12:00 pm

Altar Of Plagues

Since their inception with 2008’s acclaimed White Tomb, Altar Of Plagues have amassed scores of acolytes fervently proclaiming them as the new shining light of extreme metal. But while their amalgam of post-rock, doom, ambient electronics and black metal acrimony has won them many…
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Chelsea Wolfe ‘Prayer For The Unborn’ (Latitudes Session) LP/CD 2012

23rd November 2012 at 9:29 am

Chelsea Wolfe

In a music scene overcrowded with distinctly average singer-songwriters, California native Chelsea Wolfe has emerged over the last couple of years as a potent vocalist and guitarist enshrouded in tape hiss and an eerie visual narrative. Her brooding sound has seamlessly drawn on folk,…
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Mamiffer / Pyramids – Split LP/DD 2012

25th October 2012 at 9:24 am

Mamiffer / Pyramids - Split LP/DD 2012

I certainly won’t be the first or the last to comment with a heavy heart on the imminent demise of Hydra Head Records. However, it must be said that Hydra Head has been a phenomenally consistent, inspiring and influential force in underground music over…
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Darsombra ‘Climax Community’ CD/LP/DD 2012

20th September 2012 at 8:27 am

Darsombra ‘Climax Community’ CD/LP/DD 2012

With a unique sonic blueprint that is equal parts experimental, psychedelia, krautrock and drone, Darsombra achieve the sheer transcendence and intensity that most drone acts can only dream of with an enviable effortlessness. Though Darsombra as an entity is an audiovisual collaboration with visual…
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The Angelic Process ‘Coma Waering’ Reissue CD/LP/Digital 2012

19th July 2012 at 9:09 am

The Angelic Process

The untimely death of an artist in their prime is an enormous tragedy, and one that recurs all too often. The memory of some remains permanently etched in popular consciousness. But what of the relative unknowns – the non-Hendrix, the un-Morrison, the anti-Cobain? U.S….
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Horseback ‘Half Blood’ CD/LP/DD 2012

20th April 2012 at 8:37 am

Horseback

Half Blood marks the third record for North Carolina’s Horseback, the brainchild of guitarist/vocalist/producer Jenks Miller. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves. I am probably about to sound massively pretentious – for we are about to talk about drone. Since its origins, Horseback has been…
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Wizard Rifle ‘Speak Loud, Say Nothing’ CD 2012

6th March 2012 at 9:19 am

Wizard Rifle

What would you expect from a band with a name like Wizard Rifle? Bong-drenched stoner riffs? Crusty doom? Prog, even? Well, this Oregon duo are here to show you all these things and more, but in a crazed, alien invader kind of way. And…
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The Mire / Chronos – Split 10” 2012

12th February 2012 at 9:18 am

The Mire / Chronos - Split 10” 2012

The Mire’s tendency towards teasingly short releases continues, as they further elaborate on the dynamic marriage of beauty, progressive histrionics and sludge brutality showcased on 2010’s Volume II. Though a full-length has still not yet surfaced, the Brighton rogues instead present this split with…
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