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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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LowFlyingHawks ‘Kofuku’ CD/LP/DD 2016

15th February 2016 at 6:55 pm

LowFlyingHawks

The underground can be a lonely and difficult place to be if nobody knows who you are. Especially if you’d finished recording an album’s worth of material to release into the wider world, but you have no audience to release it to. For reasons…
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Grass On The Sun – S/T – DD 2014

27th August 2014 at 9:28 am

Grass On The Sun - S/T

The Reid brothers would be proud. Massa, Italy’s up and coming drug-induced duo, Grass On The Sun, tread the Jesus and Mary Chain path and valiantly fend off the fate of mediocrity – a fate that rightfully dooms the more forgettable ‘too slick for…
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Nevermind Me ‘Winter’ CD/DD 2014

3rd August 2014 at 11:09 am

Nevermind

Nevermind Me play shoegaze. Nevermind Me play dreampop. Nevermind Me play… black metal. Generic cross-pollination is commonplace nowadays, and it takes style and originality to stand out. Nevermind Me have plenty of both. Not that they completely defy categorisation, or that they can sit…
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Fatalism ‘Mystery Of Death’ CD/CS/DD 2014

11th May 2014 at 11:56 am

Fatalism

I, I, I, am not crazy and that’s NOT how it goes, and I, I, I, am not nervous. I, I, I, am just trying to figure out why three of the four extended song titles on Fatalism’s debut ‘Mystery Of Death’ begin with…
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Nyogtha ‘The Black Void Between The Stars’ CD/DD 2014

26th April 2014 at 10:27 am

Nyogtha

Having been a proponent of Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard’s forays into neoclassical dark wave over the course of their 20+ year collective history as Dead Can Dance, hearing Nyogtha‘s ‘The Black Void Between The Stars’ was like a reintroduction to a familiar friend;…
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Southern State – S/T – DD 2014

1st April 2014 at 9:00 am

Southern State - S/T

You can usually find some intentional humour on a band’s bandcamp page – Southern State, for instance, refer to their sound as ‘stoner’, ‘wizard’ and ‘sad bastard’. That’ll be something to do with their super-heavy metallic sound taking major cues from post-rock and shoegaze…
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Nothing ‘Guilty Of Everything’ CD/LP/DD 2014

19th February 2014 at 11:32 am

Nothing

Holy hell this is one refreshing album. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a full album in the way I’m enjoying this. I’m still trying to pinpoint some genres to pigeon hole this into but there’s so many that it’s fucking difficult…
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Jesu ‘Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came’ LP/DD 2013

14th October 2013 at 11:07 am

Jesu

Anyone who is an aficionado of extreme music is familiar with, and loves, some of the work that Justin Broadrick has produced. His presence and influence has towered over extreme music for nearly 25 years, from the insane Grindcore blast of Napalm Death’s ‘Scum’,…
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Throne Of The Void In The Hundred Petal Lotus ‘Dark Geometer’ CD/DL 2011

13th September 2011 at 7:49 am

Throne of the Void In The Hundred Petal Lotus

Well. I’ve had this sitting in my metaphorical review pile for a good while and, despite having listened to it in its entirety a few times, I’m still completely on the fence as to its relative charms. Having deliberated over it for some time,…
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