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Baklavaa ‘Dane On’ CD/CS/DD 2016

12th May 2016 at 7:04 pm

Baklavaa

I’m a sucker for a good bit of noise rock. There’s something so appealing about the juxtaposition of the ugly and the beautiful in music that makes bands such as Sonic Youth, Shellac and The Jesus Lizard as popular as they are. One of…
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Årabrot ‘The Gospel’ CD/LP/DD 2016

22nd February 2016 at 6:38 pm

Årabrot

As the majority stride onwards into 2016, recent weeks have brought us music lovers unprecedented waves of pain as we watch some of our most decorated innovators fall to those invisible tumours of doom. Bowie: cancer. Lemmy: cancer. Glen Frey: pneumonia. Jimmy Bain: pneumonia….
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Beehoover ‘Primitive Powers’ CD/LP/DD 2016

17th February 2016 at 7:04 pm

Beehoover

German duo Beehoover manage to tread the line between ‘immediately inaccessible’ and ‘wilfully alienating’ so well that they render the division meaningless. Their punchy slices of Krautrock and psychedelia-laced stoner-metal contain numerous identifiable chunks of influence, but a certain something so wholly individual that…
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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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KEN mode ‘Success’ CD/LP/DD 2015

11th July 2015 at 3:00 pm

KEN mode

Manitoban misfits KEN mode have always defied what is expected of them. The word ‘unique’ is bandied about in relation to myriads of other artists and albums, but the three piece from Winnipeg have always trod their own path and created a sound that…
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Shroud Eater ‘Face The Master’ CS/DD 2015

16th June 2015 at 6:50 pm

Shroud Eater

After six years of existence the continual non-veneration of Shroud Eater is a source of some confusion and consternation for me. I mean have you people actually listened to them? Seriously, we’re talking world-class here, and yet they’re still to be picked up by…
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Bad Guys ‘Bad Guynaecology’ LP/CD/DD 2015

7th June 2015 at 1:57 pm

Bad Guys

Labels are convenient. They help us recover lost items, take the right medication and stop that twat Gary from finance eating our defenceless lunch. In the world of music, and metal in particular, they act as a convenient handle on whether we’ll dig a…
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Grizzlor ‘When You Die’ 7″/DD 2014

24th December 2014 at 10:25 am

Grizzlor

Let me tell you a little secret about me; if you tell me you play grungey noise rock, you’ve got my ear straight away. As a chap whose first foray away from mainstream music was along the lines of Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins and…
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MoE ‘3’ CD/LP/CS 2014

22nd December 2014 at 11:25 am

MoE

Norwegian noise rock trio MoE emerge from the bleakest recesses with their latest primal slab – simply titled, 3, it’s an extension of their ‘minimalism meets experimental post metal horror’ that’s acquired them much critical acclaim and respect since their 2008 inception; the band…
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Melvins ‘Hold It In’ CD/DD 2014

10th December 2014 at 9:42 am

Melvins

No one can deny that the Melvins are prolific, and newest offering Hold It In is in fact the 24th studio album that Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover’s distinctive and influential outfit have released since their formation in 1983. 24 studio albums doesn’t account…
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