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Beastmaker ‘You Must Sin’ 7″ 2016

28th February 2016 at 12:10 pm

Beastmaker

Everyone loves a cheeky seven incher or two, right? We know our favourite vinyl-junkie friends at Rise Above certainly do, especially when there’s a brand new, yet sepia photo-ed, amp-cackling, groove-riding band to go with it and in Fresno, California’s Beastmaker, they’ve found just…
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Iron Void ‘Doomsday’ CD/DD 2015

18th September 2015 at 7:04 pm

Iron Void Doomsday

Doom is an extraordinary, multifaceted genre of metal. Here, musicians and heavy music alchemists have stretched and strained the genre’s basest elements into so many warped and ear destroying shapes that sometimes it becomes a struggle to keep up. From Sunn O)))’s punishing drones…
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Iron Void – S/T – CD/DD 2014

27th October 2014 at 11:13 am

Iron Void - S/T

With a name featuring the words “iron” and “void” (and bugger all else), a record label who’s mantra reads “Proudly Stuck in 1985”, band members clad entirely in denim, leather and band t-shirts coupled with a front cover depicting a buxom naked lady cloaked…
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The Skull ‘For Those Which Are Asleep’ CD/LP/DD 2014

20th October 2014 at 12:34 pm

The Skull

The Skull broke on the scene a few months back with a two track appetizer (Sometime Yesterday Mourning/Last Judgment EP – review here) that threatened to simultaneously crush nut sacks, bash heads and flat out decimate the listening public, flaunting and commanding the kind…
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Argus ‘Beyond The Martyrs’ CD/LP/DD 2013

11th December 2013 at 10:03 am

Argus

Even in times when Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones dominate audience figures, fantasy drenched epic doom metal is criminally underrated. Candlemass, arguably, should be the Swedish national anthem with the untouchable ‘Bewitched’ and bands such as Pittsburgh’s Argus should be gaining…
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Second Graves ‘Antithesis’ 10″ 2013

3rd November 2013 at 11:10 am

Second Grave

Right from the opening twin lead intro to ‘Mourning Light‘ I’m not sure I’m the right person for a fair review of Second Grave’s ‘Antithesis‘ 10”. I’ve listened to it several times over and sweated about how to punt it as a less than…
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Iron Man ‘South Of The Earth’ CD/LP/DD 2013

21st October 2013 at 11:22 am

Iron Man

To the uninitiated Iron Man may appear to be a new band with the arrival of their widely publicised ‘South Of The Earth.’ In fact, they have being going since 1988 releasing a string of underground gems which have solidified them amongst the doom…
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Demon Lung ‘The Hundredth Name’ CD/DD 2013

17th August 2013 at 10:55 am

Demon Lung

For once, I’m not going to beat around the bush: this is an awkward one to call. Even as I write, I still can’t make up my mind about Las Vegas metallers Demon Lung‘s debut album, which is (hopefully!) a rare thing indeed for…
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Earthen Grave – S/T – CD 2012

10th December 2012 at 9:36 am

Earthen Grave - S/T - CD 2012

You’ll be unsurprised to read that a band featuring legendary Trouble bassist Ron Holzner in its ranks plays Doom Metal, but what what may surprise you is how they play it and what else they bring to the table. Active since 2008, Chicago’s Earthen…
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Revelation ‘Inner Harbor’ LP/DD 2012

6th December 2012 at 12:18 pm

Revelation ‘Inner Harbor’ LP/DD 2012

With all the doom metal also-rans that are lining up to bore the casual listener these days, you’d think that someone would have a crack at recapturing the spirit of Hellhound Records. Bar Pallbearer, who do a half decent Revelation impression, there really is…
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