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Mount Salem ‘Endless’ CD/DD 2014

15th March 2014 at 9:45 am

Mount Salem

Mount Salem have what we like to call in the reviewing business ‘swagger’. That’s not the same as ‘swag’, that’s for douchebags. Swagger is a weapon in the arsenal of any good doom band; it brings the spiritual home of heavy metal, the blues,…
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Tombstones ‘Year Of The Burial’ CD/LP 2012

8th March 2013 at 8:30 am

Tombstones

Spreading the spirit of Sabbath is now a global thing with countries as far as Norway producing hypnotic vibes that could make Tony Iommi and co. come out in a rash. After the surprise success of kind of super-group Sahg, it’s Tombstones turn to…
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Orchid ‘Heretic’ CDEP/10″/DD 2012

28th September 2012 at 9:35 am

Orchid

If you’re looking for a band that encapsulates that warm, bluesy feel of 70s hard rock whilst avoiding being an exact replica, Orchid wouldn’t be a bad place to start. Their fuzzy, honest take on the typical doom sound has won round elitists and…
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Salem’s Pot ‘Sweeden’ DD 2012

8th September 2012 at 11:11 am

Salem

With a name like this it is incredibly hard to imagine a sound that isn’t doom or Sabbath inspired.  The concept of the name was born from the idea that Lucifer himself began growing his own weed in Salem and strange things began to…
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Wight ‘Through The Woods Into Deep Water’ CD/LP 2012

30th August 2012 at 8:56 am

Wight ‘Through The Woods Into Deep Water’ CD/LP 2012

It’s good to be surprised by a band every so often, particularly when you’re, as I am by this point, a bit of a jaded old hack. Case in point being Wight, a band that would have passed me by at first glance coming…
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Dopelord ‘Magick Rites’ CD/Digital 2012

15th July 2012 at 9:57 am

Dopelord

If you think about it, it was pretty inevitable really. We’ve already had (in no real order): Dopesmoker, Dopethrone (both the album, and the band), Dopefight, Dopes to Infinity, The Dope Show, Lord Vicar, Sir Lord Baltimore, Lords of Bukkake, Space Lord, Overlord, Lordi,…
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Arc Of Ascent ‘The Higher Key’ CD/LP/Digital 2012

14th July 2012 at 11:59 am

Arc Of Ascent

Last time I heard Aukland based Kiwi stoner groove merchants Arc Of Ascent  I was reviewing their excellent ‘Circle Of The Sun’ album in 2010, which you can read here. In the throes of moving house at the time, I received the CD at…
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Sleep ‘Dopesmoker’ Deluxe Reissue CD/2xLP 2012

19th June 2012 at 8:51 am

Sleep

Oh come on. This review really is redundant before it’s even begun isn’t it? I mean, where does one begin when reviewing an album that is the very epitome of a genre of music that the band who created it helped define, an album…
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Druglord ‘Motherfucker Rising’ CDEP 2011

21st May 2012 at 8:41 am

Druglord

Generally I avoid bands with conspicuous drug-referencing names or images as, well, it’s tedious, played-out and quite frankly a little childish – “Ooooh, look at us! WE do DRUGS! NAUGHTY DRUGS!! Aren’t we the li’l rebelious counter-culture outlaw scamps?” – but every so often…
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The Moon Mistress ‘Silent Voice Inside’ CD 2012

3rd April 2012 at 10:08 am

The Moon Mistress

There’s rarely an album in my collection getting rotation as heavy as the first The Moon Mistress full-length has in the past month or so. Since I’ve been following the band for quite a while now, it was definitely one of the most anticipated…
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