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Unearthly Trance ‘Stalking The Ghost’ 2017

15th May 2017 at 6:42 pm

Unearthly Trance

I first heard Unearthly Trance on their 2009 split 10” with Swedish doomers Suma, but the New York trio have been around since 2000. The band officially called it a day in 2012, all three members – bassist Jay Newman, guitarist/vocalist Ryan Lipynsky, and…
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Steve Moore ‘The Mind’s Eye’ (OST) 2016

11th May 2017 at 6:39 pm

Steve Moore

NYC based musician Steve Moore is best known to many for his work with Anthony E. Paterra as Zombi. Taking their name from the Italian release of Dawn of the Dead, Zombi have been bringing synth heavy Goblin and John Carpenter inspired instrumentals to…
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Cough ‘Still They Prey’ 2016

10th May 2017 at 7:00 pm

Cough

The first thing that strikes you about the latest offering from Virginian stoner doom outfit Cough‘s latest album, Still They Prey, is the production. Comparisons with producer Jus Oborn’s seminal doom-mongers Electric Wizard and their psychedelic rumbling sound are obvious – Oborn’s distinctive guitar…
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-(16)- ‘Lifespan Of A Moth’ 2016

9th May 2017 at 6:49 pm

-(16)-

Before beginning this review, let me admit something to my shame: I had never heard of -(16)- before listening to Lifespan of a Moth. I am very glad that my days of dreadful ignorance are over. Lifespan Of A Moth is a heavyweight addition…
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Death ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ (Reissue) 2016

8th May 2017 at 6:35 pm

Death

After a raft of classic album re-issues has shone a spotlight on some of metals very foundations, it’s now the turn of Death‘s genre defining magnum opus Scream Bloody Gore to get exhumed. The ferocious debut has been dusted down, repackaged and the kitchen…
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Nothing ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:04 pm

Nothing

Philadelphia’s NOTHING are an intriguing prospect. Signed to Relapse who is usually associated with more abrasive types of music, this is an emotional heavy weight contender rather than an ear battering visceral experience. Walking the line between bright shimmering shoe gaze and darker themes,…
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Davie Allan / Joel Grind – Split – 10″/CD/DD 2016

16th May 2016 at 7:21 pm

Davie Allan / Joel Grind - Split

“Of course it does, hahaha!”. This is my first thought when Davie Allan’s new jam, Recycled Too crunches in with motorcycles blasting and a big fat, snarling, fuzzed out riff. It’s been this way for 50 years, why bother changing that shit now? It…
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Wolvserpent ‘Aporia:Kāla:Ananta’ CD/LP/DD 2016

3rd May 2016 at 6:04 pm

Wolvserpent

Idaho duo Wolvserpent have been slowly developing their brand of tar-black doom over a number of years, always standing out from the crowd of riff-wranglers through their haunting use of Brittany McConnell’s violin and, well, by being a duo! I’m happy to admit that…
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Graves At Sea ‘The Curse That Is’ CD/LP/DD 2016

27th April 2016 at 6:04 pm

Graves At Sea

With its eclectic, eco-friendly vibe, Portland, OR’s earth-centered urbania meets hipster-hippie chic has made it ripe for satirical comedo-drama (check Portlandia), but its cooler, more sinister underbelly hides some of the best and most vicious secrets. Note the front of any vintage Sunn amplifier…
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Boris With Merzbow ‘Gensho’ CD/LP/DD 2016

25th April 2016 at 5:39 pm

Boris With Merzbow

Gensho is a collaboration album, or rather it is two separate albums which the auditor is advised “are intended to be played at the same time at varying volumes so that the listener can experience their own “gensho/phenomenon” every time”. 50% of Gensho (one…
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