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Dos Malés – S/T – 2016

5th July 2017 at 3:14 pm

Dos Malés - EP 2016

When I first heard that Mike ‘Muleboy’ Makela of Bongzilla had a new side project early 2016, I’ll openly admit I was a little anxious to hear it in case it didn’t quite match up to his primary band’s musical output, of which I…
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Obelyskkh ‘The Providence’ 2017

5th July 2017 at 2:42 pm

Obelyskkh

Once known as the Phantoms of the German Doom scene for their perceived phobia of the studio, Teutonic heavy groove monsters Obelyskkh went through a burst of productivity that saw them release Mount Nysa in 2011, White Lightnin’ in 2012 and their creative peak,…
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Space Witch ‘Arcanum’ 2017

17th May 2017 at 4:48 pm

Space Witch

Just under three years ago Stoke on Trent’s Space Witch released their Self-Titled debut LP consisting of two thirty-plus minute tracks of monolithic space doom. Now it’s 2017 and Space Witch are back with a more streamlined line-up (having parted ways with guitarist Lee…
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Unearthly Trance ‘Stalking The Ghost’ 2017

15th May 2017 at 6:42 pm

Unearthly Trance

I first heard Unearthly Trance on their 2009 split 10” with Swedish doomers Suma, but the New York trio have been around since 2000. The band officially called it a day in 2012, all three members – bassist Jay Newman, guitarist/vocalist Ryan Lipynsky, and…
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Cough ‘Still They Prey’ 2016

10th May 2017 at 7:00 pm

Cough

The first thing that strikes you about the latest offering from Virginian stoner doom outfit Cough‘s latest album, Still They Prey, is the production. Comparisons with producer Jus Oborn’s seminal doom-mongers Electric Wizard and their psychedelic rumbling sound are obvious – Oborn’s distinctive guitar…
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-(16)- ‘Lifespan Of A Moth’ 2016

9th May 2017 at 6:49 pm

-(16)-

Before beginning this review, let me admit something to my shame: I had never heard of -(16)- before listening to Lifespan of a Moth. I am very glad that my days of dreadful ignorance are over. Lifespan Of A Moth is a heavyweight addition…
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Monoliths – S/T – 2016

17th April 2017 at 12:49 pm

Monoliths – S/T

Monoliths are a sludgy doom trio comprised of David Tobin of Ommadon on guitar, Henry Davies of Moloch on drums, and Tanya Byrne of Bismuth on bass (the latter two also being band-mates in Nadir). Their Self-Titled debut release has two tracks and is…
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Slomatics ‘Future Echo Returns’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 12:34 pm

Slomatics

Gone are the days when I ask “What is Heavy?” and you reply “Black Sabbath”. I mean sure, it’s not that the Brummingham Lords of Our World didn’t define all of the templates nor that they’ve lost much of their oomph even now as…
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Ancient Of Days ‘Wretched Ones’ EP CD/DD 2016

24th May 2016 at 6:43 pm

Ancient Of Days

Does anyone remember when bands at least seemed like they were seriously fucking dangerous? Remember that unnerving feeling of being frozen to the spot near the front of the stage at a random, badly attended all-dayer in some dingy, godforsaken venue in some shitty,…
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Ggu:ll ‘Dwaling’ CD/LP/DD 2016

24th May 2016 at 6:34 pm

Ggu:ll

Ggu:ll have finally released that long awaited full length, titled Dwaling. Its title would translate as ‘error’, but it feels slightly more like being lost in the dark. In the darkness of Ggu:ll there might actually dwell monsters. That’s what their album, presented during…
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