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Minsk ‘The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment’ CD 2007

1st February 2007 at 8:55 am

Minsk

It seems Minsk has found the direction that suits them perfectly. This is a much more matured release compared to their last LP, ‘Out of a Center Which is Neither Dead nor Alive’, not that you couldn’t hear the progression that was already apparent,…
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Rwake ‘If You Walk Before You Crawl, You Crawl Before You Die’ CD 2004

28th January 2007 at 8:45 am

Rwake

It seems that Rwake is only getting better with time. This is their third full-length LP, and what an experience it is! Pure chaotic, harsh vocals that, at times, sound more akin to a black metal band than they do a sludge/doom band. But…
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Unearthly Trance ‘Trident’ CD/LP 2006

5th August 2006 at 8:39 am

Unearthly Trance

Up from the cold dark depths comes New York hatemongers Unearthly Trance with their latest misanthropic opus ‘Trident’. Each track on this release is a dark and twisted journey, with a new level in song writing being attained by the band. The CD begins…
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V/A ‘Heaviosity’ CD 2005

6th January 2006 at 8:54 am

V/A

Heaviosity is a cracking release from newly formed UK label Gallipoli Records. Although not completely original in concept (who remembers the ‘Contains No Holy Additives’ Comp CD’s from the late 90’s?), it’s a refreshing change to see that all 16 bands, who come from…
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Eyehategod ‘Preaching The End-Time Message’ CD 2005

4th January 2006 at 8:56 am

Eyehategod

‘Preaching The End-Time Message’ is a Sludge fuelled compilation from those Southern wasters Eyehategod, which features alternative takes, rare & live tracks as well as 3 demo cuts of newer material! Don’t expect any big budget recordings on this release though, as it’s more…
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Buried Inside ‘Chronoclast’ CD 2005

27th December 2005 at 9:04 am

Buried Inside

I was fortunate enough to witness Canada’s Buried Inside’s blistering live performance when they toured the UK a few weeks back, which is where I picked up this, their second album ‘Chronoclast’ released on the seminal label Relapse Records and man, what a release…
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Vat Of Fat / …as the tide consumes ‘The Grimm Truth’ Split 12″ 2005

27th December 2005 at 8:56 am

Vat Of Fat / ...as the tide consumes

‘The Grimm Truth’ is the debut release from relatively unknown label Bay Area Thrash Records, it features 2 of the UK’s up & coming Doom bands who deliver us 1 track each of torturous Mournful Doom. First off we have Nottingham based Vat Of…
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Blood Island Raiders / Among The Missing – Split 12″ 2005

24th December 2005 at 9:17 am

Blood Island Raiders / Among The Missing - Split 12" 2005

First release by promising new label Withered Hand Recs. The guy who runs the label is also in Among the Missing whose colossal 16 min track shifts into all sorts of styles and moods. It starts in a stoner/groove sorta vein before slipping into…
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Lazarus Blackstar ‘Revelations’ CD 2005

10th December 2005 at 9:06 am

Lazarus Blackstar

Lazarus Blackstar have made a dramatic impact on the underground doom circuit over the last few months & when you see the pedigree behind this band it’s not entirely surprising. The crux of the line-up is from the now defunct Khang whose members also…
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