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Slomatics ‘Flooding The Weir’ & ‘Kalceanna’ DD Reissue 2015

23rd November 2015 at 7:02 pm

Slomatics

Some things in life are just inherently ‘right’. Like cold pizza the morning after a booze session, or that blissful moment where a line slots perfectly together in Tetris; some things are unquestionably meant to be. Belfasts’ Slomatics being signed to Black Bow Records…
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Funerary / Ooze – Split LP/DD 2015

18th November 2015 at 7:47 pm

Funerary / Ooze - Split

FUNERARY OOZE! A fine name for a band, but there’s two going on here. It’s called a split, and it was released a while ago on DIY label Midnite Collective in order to let us all know about two up-and-coming sludge and doom bands…
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Pist ‘Rhythm & Booze’ CD/DD 2015

15th November 2015 at 3:59 pm

Pist

Ignoring the opening salvos of the excellently-named Shitstorm, the title of Pist‘s debut album, Rhythm And Booze, acts as a modus operandi for the forty minutes that follow. The album is about hard rock groove with a thicker and updated sound, and chronicling the…
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Trapped Within Burning Machinery ‘The Filth Element’ LP/DD 2015

9th November 2015 at 5:02 pm

Trapped Within Burning Machinery

Buoyed by the sheer dirty depravity of debut The Putrid Stench Of Self Decay and the somewhat knuckled-headed but devilishly diesel-smoked fumes of Midnite Collective single Tire Fire, the concept of Trapped Within Burning Machinery returning with a second full-length concept album based entirely…
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Kylesa ‘Exhausting Fire’ CD/LP/DD 2015

10th October 2015 at 1:26 pm

Kylesa

Kylesa are a band I’ve followed for many years, and they’ve been a difficult band to keep on top of. Typifying that Savannah sludge sound in their early days, they’d added all kinds of ingredients to the pot, from shimmering psychedelica to post rock…
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Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh – Split CD/CS/DD 2015

25th September 2015 at 7:01 pm

Grey Widow / Sons Of Tonatiuh - Split

Released on CD, download and now obligatory cool retro cassette format through UK based Red Valley Records, this six track split features two tracks of hateful, down tuned sludge from Brighton noise crew Grey Widow and four of brutal, super heavy crust/sludge courtesy of…
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Opium Lord ‘The Calendrical Cycle: Eye Of Earth’ CD/LP/DD 2015

16th September 2015 at 7:03 pm

Opium Lord

Birmingham’s Opium Lord have had a kind of fast-track experience since forming just a few years ago. Their first EP (the fancily-titled The Calendrical Cycle – Prologue: The Healer (reviewed here), released by Thirty Days Of Night/Witch Hunter Records) sold out quickly, and it…
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Greenhorn ‘Like Rows Of Crooked Teeth’ CD/DD 2015

20th August 2015 at 6:56 pm

Greenhorn

Is there a better feeling of uplifting fulfilment and mystifying wonder in this life than showing up at a stuffy, averagely-attended doom all-dayer and having your head unsuspectingly caved in by an untapped source of musical enchantment? Well, errr… yeah to be fair I…
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Dead Existence ‘Endless Misery’ LP/CS/DD 2015

19th August 2015 at 7:46 pm

Dead Existence

London’s Dead Existence were a staple of the UK sludge / doom scene since their inception way back in the murky mists of 2004. After over a decade of breaking faces and dragging riffs from the very bowels of the earth, the five piece…
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Ancient Altar ‘Dead Earth’ LP/CS 2015

18th August 2015 at 7:22 pm

Ancient Altar

Dead Earth sees Los Angeles doom titans Ancient Altar return after last year’s eponymous debut, armed with more crushing riffs to steamroll those unlucky (or lucky) enough to be in their way. Creating a loose concept album about how humanity is slowly killing the…
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