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Esoteric ‘The Maniacal Vale’ CD 2008

18th August 2008 at 9:11 am

Esoteric

Well, it’s long overdue, I’ll give you that. No, not my return to reviewing albums… Esoteric’s new album, The Maniacal Vale. It’s been four years since Subconscious Dissolution into the Continuum was released, and those four years have not softened the spirits of this…
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Blood Island Raiders / Volition / Zangief / Limbic Riot – Manchester 29/11/07

20th December 2007 at 9:07 am

Blood Island Raiders / Volition / Zangief / Limbic Riot - Manchester 29/11/07

The Star & Garter, Manchester 29/11/07 Well, it’s been a good ten months since I last had the pleasure of seeing Volition play live, so this was a concert that I had been looking forward to for some time. So much so that I…
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Electric Wizard ‘Witchcult Today’ CD/LP 2007

21st November 2007 at 9:06 am

Electric Wizard

When a band as formidable within the stoner doom circuit as Electric Wizard release a new album, people familiar with their work take note. Electric Wizard are among the very best in the genre, and stand out as fan favourites with contemporaries such as…
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Evoken ‘A Caress Of The Void’ CD 2007

21st November 2007 at 8:43 am

Evoken

I’ve often been heard saying that Evoken’s last full-length LP, ‘The Antithesis of Light’, was amongst one of my favourite doom albums of all time. The band has a knack for creating some of the most evil, crushing sounds this side of doom metal….
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Cult Of Luna / Bossk / Flatpaktmind – Manchester 20/02/07

1st March 2007 at 9:18 am

Bossk

The Music Box, Manchester 20/02/07 Well, it was a long wait since first hearing that Cult of Luna were making their return to Manchester, but it had finally arrived courtesy of the folk at The Music Box. They had Flatpaktmind and Bossk in tow,…
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Pelican ‘City Of Echoes’ CD/LP 2007

27th February 2007 at 8:54 am

Pelican

The third full-length LP from Instrumental sludge/post-hardcore outfit Pelican. ‘City of Echoes’ seems like even more of a departure from their doom roots. Moving firmly into a more post-metal territory; much in the vein of Red Sparowes and the ilk. I’m not sure what…
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Big Business ‘Here Comes the Waterworks’ CD 2007

27th February 2007 at 8:48 am

Big Business

Big Business formed in 2004, and later became part of the Melvins after the success of their debut album, this release, however, is a huge improvement and step forward for the Seattle two-piece. This time around they’ve acquired a much more focused direction to…
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Coffin Dancer ‘Pax Romana’ CDEP 2006

15th February 2007 at 9:16 am

Coffin Dancer

More from the atmospheric sludge stable. This time around, it’s Miami’s Coffin Dancer with their first EP: Pax Romana. The EP is split into three “acts”, each with their own historically-orientated sub-title (The less hungover amongst you can find more information via Wikipedia). This,…
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Zozobra ‘Harmonic Tremors’ CD 2007

15th February 2007 at 8:57 am

Zozobra

The latest side project from Cave In’s Caleb Scofield. Edging between sludge and an almost space rock feel, this debut album could not be more aptly titled. Distorted riffs being thrown to the background by Caleb’s singing, and then complimenting the grungy feedback layered…
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Cult Of Luna ‘Somewhere Along The Highway’ CD 2006

1st February 2007 at 9:37 am

Cult Of Luna

Let’s get straight into the fray. This, for me, was the best album of 2006. Over the course of this review, you’re going to see praises sung about this album. All of them justified. If I was to recommend one album to introduce you…
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