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Crippled Black Phoenix ‘New Dark Age’ EP 2015

17th July 2017 at 6:54 pm

Crippled Black Phoenix

The United Kingdom group has been a busy bunch in the past period of time, and this one is actually from a little while ago. The EP is an odd inbetweener, allowing Crippled Black Phoenix to do something different and also to break the…
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Crippled Black Phoenix ‘Bronze’ 2017

19th June 2017 at 7:55 pm

Crippled Black Phoenix

As far as music goes, Crippled Black Phoenix are hard to really put in a box. Their sound really is something special, embracing different aspects in a mixture that is dreamy and heavy at the same time. Bronze is their sixth full length effort…
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Blood Ceremony ‘Lord Of Misrule’ CD/LP/DD 2016

22nd April 2016 at 6:39 pm

Blood Ceremony

Canadian Folk Horror Doomers Blood Ceremony return with their fourth studio album Lord Of Misrule. The linear notes explain the origins of the title: “In a tradition that dates back to Late Antiquity, the Lord Of Misrule or “Abbot Of Unreason” was the doomed…
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Spell ‘For None And All’ CD/LP/DD 2016

21st April 2016 at 6:28 pm

Spell

Spell is certainly an apt moniker for this relatively new power trio from Vancouver, BC. The first time I encountered the For None And All artwork whilst doing a spot of band browsing, I was honestly blown away by the mystique, the smoke, the…
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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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Mondo Drag ‘The Occultation Of Light’ LP/CD/DD 2016

7th March 2016 at 7:03 pm

Mondo Drag

Settle back on your leopard print bean bag, grab a blotter paper sized tab of lysergic acid, turn on your lava lamp and pry open your third eye as former Iowan (and now Oakland, California) residents Mondo Drag look to drag you out of…
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Taarkus ‘Stones’ 7″ 2016

28th February 2016 at 12:03 pm

Taarkus

Here we have Taarkus… from Los Angeles, California. A relatively new band cited as a doom metal outfit with addition instruments and their own style. Well the first chord that struck with me was the name of this 7” and its artwork. The cover…
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Elevators To The Grateful Sky ‘Cape Yawn’ LP/DD 2016

21st February 2016 at 1:55 pm

Elevators To The Grateful Sky

Sometimes you have to recalibrate your listening curve and abandon all expectations when a record like Elevators To The Grateful Sky’s (ETTGS) Cape Yawn comes around – the Palermo, Sicily quartet (Sandro-vox, Giorgio-guitars/bass, Peppe-guitars, and Giulio-drums/percussion) have prided themselves on the fusion of diverse…
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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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Crippled Black Phoenix ‘New Dark Age Tour EP’ CD/LP/DD 2015

24th January 2016 at 12:48 pm

Crippled Black Phoenix

Justin Greaves will be a familiar name for many, as sticksman for both sludge legends Iron Monkey and Doom icons Electric Wizard. His ongoing project Crippled Black Phoenix sees him taking on the role of multi-instrumentalist, shrugging off the safe confines of genre to…
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