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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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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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Lord Dying ‘Poisoned Altars’ CD/LP/DL 2015

24th May 2015 at 1:26 pm

Lord Dying

I was very taken with Lord Dying‘s 2013 debut album, Summon The Faithless, a scathing, seething mix of High On Fire riffola, hoarse, phlegmy Matt Pike-esque vocals and Crowbar heft and chug with occasional death metal and tech flourishes that sat very firmly in…
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Garden Of Worm ‘Idle Stones’ CD/LP/DD 2015

4th April 2015 at 8:11 am

Garden Of Worm

Doom metal, by its very nature and definition, moves slowly – that’s a given – but when you have a band such as Finnish trio Garden Of Worm forming in 2003, not releasing their first album until 2010 and then waiting five years to…
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Bellringer ‘Wait’ 2014 DD

29th January 2015 at 8:25 pm

Bellringer

Diiiiiiing-DONG! Texas shitkickers Bellringer totally deliver the goods on this here debut EP, saying what they need to say succinctly in but four songs whilst simultaneously covering a healthy amount of stylistic ground and leaving me salivating for more, but then you’d expect no…
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Paul Robertson’s 2014 In The Rear View

29th December 2014 at 9:44 am

Paul Robertson

Bit of a funny one for me, this year. Feels a bit like it’s been neither here nor there, for the most part, if you know what I mean. I’ve had a lot of trouble with my hearing this year and my day job…
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Ghast ‘Dread Doom Ruin’ CD/DD 2014

26th December 2014 at 11:31 am

Ghast

Crawling from their fetid nest in darkest Swansea, outlying the blighted Monmouthshire landscape claimed by Machen and Howard as home to races of degenerate inhuman reptilian throwbacks and the awful ‘little people’ of legend, Ghast have finally braved the burning sunlight to deliver a…
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Wild Rocket ‘Geomagnetic Hallucinations’ LP/DD 2014

23rd December 2014 at 10:04 am

Wild Rocket

Dropping out of warp drive just long enough to beam out an urgent transmission, Dublin astro’nauts Wild Rocket set the controls for the heart of the sun, make like a fiery phoenix and go full-blown supernova on this, their debut album. Straight out of…
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Godflesh / Khost @ Sound Control, Manchester 12/12/2014

22nd December 2014 at 11:31 am

Godflesh @ Sound Control, Manchester 12/12/2014

Call me crazy, but if I was a band made up of two geezers and a laptop I probably wouldn’t ask another band made up of two geezers and a laptop to support me, particularly if they operated very much within the same musical…
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Goatess / Iron Void / Monolith Cult / Arke @ Kraak, Manchester 16/11/2014

4th December 2014 at 10:17 am

It only seemed like ten minutes since I’d last seen Goatess but they’d impressed me so much, both recorded and live, that if anyone could get me out of the house on a rainy Sunday night, two weeks after having had an ear operation,…
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