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Grey Widow ‘II’ 2017

18th July 2017 at 6:45 pm

Grey Widow

If you’re a regular on the British sludge metal circuit, you might be forgiven if you’d discovered Brighton-based Grey Widow in their infancy and dismissed them as being a little bit gimmicky. Prominent in the underground for a few years now, the short-term amusement…
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Dos Malés – S/T – 2016

5th July 2017 at 3:14 pm

Dos Malés - EP 2016

When I first heard that Mike ‘Muleboy’ Makela of Bongzilla had a new side project early 2016, I’ll openly admit I was a little anxious to hear it in case it didn’t quite match up to his primary band’s musical output, of which I…
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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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Suns Of Thunder ‘Start As You Mean To Get Down’ CD/DD 2015

9th April 2016 at 8:40 am

Suns Of Thunder

Let’s start this review with a little geography lesson. Wales is the largest county in England. It is owned by Prince Charles, but he chooses not to live there (he also owns Cornwall but doesn’t live there either). It does have its own government…
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General ‘Goji’ CD/DD 2015

14th February 2016 at 1:56 pm

General 'Goji'

General’s first album Where Are Your Gods Now, released in 2012 on Catacomb Records was a bit of a belter…big on riffs, grooves and showing some killer song writing touches and fantastic, raw, impassioned vocals. It’s an album that should have booted them up…
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Mower ‘Meathead’ DD 2016

7th February 2016 at 1:37 pm

Mower

I learned three things from Mower‘s press release: they are from Wigan, their EP was released on January 30th, and that they are fat men making fat music. Far be it from me to confirm or deny their claims about their physiques, I can…
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Wizards Of Firetop Mountain – S/T – 12″/DD 2015

21st December 2015 at 7:06 pm

Wizards Of Firetop Mountain - S/T

Esteemed Shaman Editor: “Hey Ollie, would you like to review the new one from Wizards Of Firetop Mountain?” Me: “Who?” Esteemed Shaman Editor: “Wizards Of Firetop Mountain…you might like them” OK, it may not have happened exactly like that but it’s not far off….
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Battalions ‘Nothing To Lose’ DD 2015

29th November 2015 at 3:26 pm

Battalions

Heavy sludge from the wastelands of Hull, if that doesn’t sound depressive to you, then I don’t know what will get you down. You probably listen to the wrong kind of music, but that’s another matter. We’re talking here about Battallions (from Hull) who…
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Space Fisters ‘Vol. 1’ LP/DD 2015

15th October 2015 at 8:02 pm

Space Fisters

From the outer reaches of the great beyond, from the whirling chaos over the event horizon, come Space Fisters. In their debut album Vol. 1, this French three-piece (Clément Baltassat on bass and vocals, Robin Pruchon on guitars and Léo Mo on drums) have…
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