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Author Angela Davey

If you've hazy memory of a short skinny girl with a mane of dreadlocks either scowling at you or spilling a pint on you at a gig, that was probably me, and I can only apologise. My preferred genres of music are doom and black metal; I frequent the London gig circuits for both. I have 10 years of writing experience under my belt and I am currently a content editor for Ghost Cult Magazine, as well as a scribe for both Terrorizer and Soundshock. My dreams and aspirations involve becoming editor of either my own publication or a pre-existing one (power is power, after all) and to bring the underground music scene the recognition and praise that it so rightfully deserves. I collect cats, patches and band shirts. Mine's an ale, if you're buying.

Telepathy – Burn Embrace (Svart Records)

It seems like only yesterday that post rock quartet Telepathy had released their debut EP ‘Fracture’ and were supporting the likes of Latitudes at small pub venues. Fast forward nine years and the band are now on their third full-length… Continue Reading →

Igorrr – Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade)

Igorrr exploded onto people’s radars back in 2017 with the release of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ – the mastermind behind this experimental musical project, Gautier Serre, defied genre and broke down musical boundaries using a multi instrumental approach. His use of abrasive… Continue Reading →

King Dude – Full Virgo Moon (Ván Records)

Across seven albums, spanning eight years, King Dude has explored every facet of folk, Americana and post punk. His eighth LP, ‘Full Virgo Moon’ feels like a return to the melancholy roots of his earliest releases ‘Tonight’s Special Death’ and… Continue Reading →

Ævangelist – Nightmarecatcher (Hell’s Headbangers)

If you’ve missed out on all the drama that has been plaguing Ævangelist, it follows pretty much the same pattern as Batushka – band splits, both parties claim to be the original, blah, blah, blah, no one really cares. On… Continue Reading →

Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Ascension (Season of Mist)

As time goes on, genre hybrids seem to grow more and more absurd, from the likes of post blackened hardcore to symphonic ambient drone, there’s no shortage of ridiculous sub-categories of music to scoff at. However, the label of blackened… Continue Reading →

Crowhurst and Gavin Bryars – Incoherent American Narrative (Prophecy Productions)

Jay Gambit’s exploration of noise as a genre has steered Crowhurst down a path that has led to just about every nuance of musical possibility being intertwined into his output at some point, resulting in a discography that’s eye watering… Continue Reading →

Wolfbrigade – The Enemy: Reality (Southern Lord)

Having been around for almost a quarter of a century, Sweden’s Wolfbrigade have long been established as a staple of the hardcore scene, having coined the term “lycanthro-punk” along the way. ‘The Enemy: Reality’ is the five piece’s seventh studio… Continue Reading →

Une Misère – Sermon (Nuclear Blast)

Une Misère were completely unheard of before winning the Wacken Metal Battle back in their home country of Iceland. Their victory saw them play at Germany’s largest outdoor metal festival before they returned home to wow crowds at Eistnaflug –… Continue Reading →

Caïna – Gentle Illness (Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings)

If there is one constant within the world of Caïna it’s that listeners can rely upon the sound of the one man black metal project to never stay the same. A definitive oxymoron, but across eight albums Andy Curtis-Brignell has… Continue Reading →

Ufomammut, Monolord, Morag Tong – London The Garage 28/9/19

Everyone moans about an early curfew at a gig, when deep down they’re glad they’ll be home in time to watch Family Guy and fast asleep by midnight – that’s looking to be the case this evening, until Desertscene announce… Continue Reading →

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