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Bog Oak ‘A Treatise On Resurrection And The Afterlife’ CD/LP/DD 2014

15th November 2014 at 12:50 pm

Bog Oak

A Treatise On Resurrection And The Afterlife. It’s a grand name for an EP. I can tell you off the bat that if you’ve come to this expecting any explication or criticism of the record’s ontological reckoning then stop now. There are no lyrics…
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Sorxe ‘Surrounded By Shadows’ CD/DD 2014

31st August 2014 at 11:10 am

Sorxe

Some bands, for better or worse, fall into easily outlined genre definitions. They take the conventions of an established genre and carry them to their fullest extent, resulting in either an exciting litany or a churn of tiresome bullshit. Then there are bands that…
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Megaton Leviathan ‘Past 21 Beyond The Arctic Cell’ CD/LP/DD 2014

29th August 2014 at 10:11 am

Megaton Leviathan

The first and last time I heard Megaton Leviathan was soon after the release of their first self-titled demo in 2009 as a result of the now sadly deceased Cosmic Hearse blog. I downloaded it, listened to it a few times, then stopped. I…
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The Body / Thou ‘Released From Love’ 12″ 2014

26th June 2014 at 8:45 am

The Body / Thou

This is not a split. It is a collaboration. ‘Released From Love’ is about as mean and noisy as you’d expect from Thou and The Body smashing their creative waves together. On their own, each band represents two corners of the doom/sludge sound: Thou…
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Interviews

Sonance: Glen Westall Questions Guitarist Ben Chappell

12th June 2014 at 11:58 am

Sonance

It seemed apt to talk with Sonance after their set at Temples Festival, one of the most memorable and certainly unexpected gigs of the day. Though they’ve been together for a little while now it seems the band are finally getting into gear as…
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Horse Latitudes / Atomic Cries – Split 12″/DD 2014

28th May 2014 at 9:53 am

Horse Latitudes / Atomic Cries - Split

The record begins with a slow lurching out of the shadows, with plucked bass strings and sustained synth, that kicks into gear after about two minutes and thirty seconds. Horse Latitudes‘ ‘Drowned Current’, a 12 minute grind through the lower chambers of drone, is…
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AMENRA: The Forefather Of The Church Of Ra Colin H Van Eeckhout Answers Glen Westall’s Intriguing Questions

9th May 2014 at 12:00 pm

Amenra - Photo by Stefaan Temmerman

After a stunning performance at Temples Festival (I was there, it was stunning!) and with high billing at this weekends Beyond the Redshift, Amenra are making bigger waves than ever before in the UK. Below, Colin talks about the growth of the band, the…
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Moss: Glen Westall Questions Vocalist Olly As The Bands Performance At Temples Fast Approaches

23rd April 2014 at 12:24 pm

Moss - Photo by Ester Segarra

Moss made a name for themselves in the early 2000’s doom metal subterranea with an unrelenting take on the genre characterised by slowness, slowness, and more slowness. The most recent album, 2012’s Horrible Night, contained songs more heavily influenced by traditional doom metal as…
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Telepathy ’12 Areas’ CD/LP/DD 2014

21st March 2014 at 10:35 am

Telepathy

‘12 Areas’ begins with a calm that belies what is to follow. The short intro, ‘{Hypnos}’, suggests a brooding futuristic nightmare with an ambient soundscape of flickers and glitches. This motif is repeated later in the album. Before that, though, drums come suddenly hammering…
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