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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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Lord Dying ‘Poisoned Altars’ CD/LP/DL 2015

24th May 2015 at 1:26 pm

Lord Dying

I was very taken with Lord Dying‘s 2013 debut album, Summon The Faithless, a scathing, seething mix of High On Fire riffola, hoarse, phlegmy Matt Pike-esque vocals and Crowbar heft and chug with occasional death metal and tech flourishes that sat very firmly in…
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Iced Out ‘Man’s Ruin’ CDEP/DD 2015

16th May 2015 at 10:41 am

Iced Out

It is with a tear in my eye that I begin to pen this review. Witch Hunter Records, the one-man label and brainchild of Chris Kaye from Nottingham UK, has finally been put to bed after five solid years and forty harrowing and relentlessly…
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