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Raging T ‘Radical Reaper’ EP 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:24 pm

Raging T

More T vicar?! Well, it sure does appear that’s what’s in order right now for all those hard rock-loving reverends out there. In between creating yet more of their criminally un-talked-about chunky odes to The Obsessed and Internal Void, two-thirds of Wiltshire-based power doomsters…
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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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Beastmaker ‘Lusus Naturae’ CD/LP/DD 2016

26th April 2016 at 6:05 pm

Beastmaker

The Sabbath tree of life extends its familiar branches yet again, and somehow our undying love for the arguable originators of doom allows our ears to perk at the slight chance that a new band might just crack the code without cloning the blueprint…
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Voivod ‘Post Society’ CD/DD 2016

5th April 2016 at 6:24 pm

Voivod

This may come as almost as big a shock as anything received at the Morgoth Science Hospital when you consider exactly how often I mention Voivod in, if I’m honest, an almost worrying amount of my reviews, but I have to admit to you…
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Black Cobra ‘Imperium Simulacra’ CD/LP/DD 2016

20th March 2016 at 10:55 am

Black Cobra

Just as tick precedes tock, as clip leads clop and as bish paves the way for bosh, so too does the announcement of a new Black Cobra album herald the thought of your brain being pummelled back to where it rightly belongs: into complete…
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The Bendal Interlude ‘Reign Of The Unblinking Eye’ LP/DD 2016

15th March 2016 at 6:55 pm

The Bendal Interlude

Liverpool’s The Bendal Interlude have been merrily sludging away for several years now. Fuelled by Stu Taylor’s bottomless porridge pot of tasty riffs and backed by his SSS colleague Dave Archer’s skilful pounding behind the kit, they’ve set themselves firmly into the mould of…
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Black Tusk ‘Pillars Of Ash’ CD/LP/DD 2016

13th March 2016 at 4:07 pm

Black Tusk

Savannah, Georgia has brought forth some of the nastiest and dirtiest sludge bands in recent years. The burly men from Black Tusk are no exception and have now released their fourth album in their 11 year existence, it’s a scorcher for sure. By now…
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Wytch Hazel ‘Prelude’ CD/LP/DD 2016

9th March 2016 at 7:13 pm

Wytch Hazel

Since their formation in 2011, Lancaster’s Wytch Hazel have been something different. Never committing fully to a genre and genuinely sounding like they are not of this time, the divine quartet have won over a varied audience with their Surrender single and The Truth…
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The Skull – S/T – EP CD 2016

18th February 2016 at 6:59 pm

The Skull - S/T - EP

Bands that split themselves into two factions can either be a blessing or a curse. Several different examples of this exist and American Doom legends Trouble are, for better or worse, one of them. Whilst one half of the band have kept their infamous…
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HAG ‘Fear Of Man’ DD 2016

23rd January 2016 at 5:27 pm

HAG

As far as any of us can remember, there’s been a two-tier hierarchy in progressive sludge metal: Tier 1 – High On Fire, Tier 2 – everyone else. Underrated heroes Teeth Of The Hydra tried to scale that never-ending beanstalk to Tier 1 heaven…
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