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Nomad / Wort – Split – CD/DD 2015

28th July 2015 at 7:58 pm

Nomad / Wort - Split

A split release from Manchester’s own Nomad and Huddersfield’s Wort out on Red Valley Records. Seven songs in praise of heavy riffing and sludgy doom. That sounds rather good, doesn’t it? Both bands have demonstrated their art in previous releases. Nomad did an EP,…
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Coffins ‘Craving To Eternal Slumber’ CD/LP/DD 2015

28th July 2015 at 7:11 pm

Coffins

Coffins are Japan’s premier dealers of death metal in its most primal, sludge ridded form. Their discography reads as almost a hall of fame when it comes to quality, brutal death metal that has this unnervingly heavy quality. Craving To Eternal Slumber is the…
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Chrch ‘Unanswered Hymns’ LP/CS/DD 2015

26th July 2015 at 1:21 pm

Church

I’m gunna level with you: the modern day sludge/heavy psych/drone/doom/whatever market these days is more crowded than a standard rush-hour in New Delhi, although yes, I’ll admit there are some bands that do come more immediately to the fore. You have the old guard…
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Charybdis – Demo – CD/DD 2015

15th July 2015 at 7:37 pm

Charybdis - Demo - 2015

Some musicians are content to play out their entire careers with one band, or even just as a solo project. Others of course are greedy band hoarders – playing in four at a time, practising eighteen times a week and eventually metamorphosing each into…
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Gurt ‘DIYMCA’ CD/DD 2015

7th July 2015 at 6:41 pm

Gurt

At once, there’s a bluntly obvious nod to Pantera. DIYMCA, by Gurt has all those well known elements that make up that Pantera-esqe sound and style. That being said, there are, of course, unique qualities to this band that stand them apart. Overtly dissimilar…
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Shroud Eater ‘Face The Master’ CS/DD 2015

16th June 2015 at 6:50 pm

Shroud Eater

After six years of existence the continual non-veneration of Shroud Eater is a source of some confusion and consternation for me. I mean have you people actually listened to them? Seriously, we’re talking world-class here, and yet they’re still to be picked up by…
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Monolord ‘Vænir’ CD/LP/DD 2015

4th June 2015 at 7:11 pm

Monolord

Gothenburg, Sweden’s Monolord slammed downtown into Doomtown last year with their 2014 debut Empress Rising. The trio, comprising ex-Marulk and Rotten Sound members in the form of Thomas V Jäger (Guitars, Vocals and great surname), Mika Häkki (Bass and a solid 8/10 name-a-like for…
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Diesel King ‘Concrete Burial’ CD/DD 2015

3rd June 2015 at 7:48 pm

Diesel King

Brainhammer intends to bludgeon, I imagine. Right out of the gate, blasts this first song from the new release by Diesel King: Concrete Burial. Hoping the swing of the Brainhammer will subdue their “prey” (their audience), at first there’s a pseudo-quiet noise, like the sound…
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Weedeater ‘Goliathon’ CD/LP/DD 2015

2nd June 2015 at 4:36 pm

Weedeater

In a genre of rudimentary self-abuse, filled with strange tales of destruction and mis-adventure, there are heavyweights that surpass the tedium of an old image and its following scene. They have the effect of making it look edgy, like Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond…
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Brume ‘Donkey’ CD/DD 2015

26th May 2015 at 7:39 pm

Brume

I don’t trust that donkey one bit. She’s got a donkey’s head (‘natch), human boobies, scale-y lizard skin, an exhausted dragon for a tail, a bearded Neptune-type dude for a backside, an elephant’s trunk for one arm, a swollen pot belly and a rather…
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