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The Dark Red Seed – Becomes Awake (Prophecy)

The Dark Red Seed – Becomes Awake (Prophecy)

Last year’s EP ‘Stands with Death’ promised great things for The Dark Red Seed, and eight months later the duo have delivered with debut album ‘Becomes Awake’. While the EP still clung to a little of the gothic neo folk that had clearly rubbed off.. Read More
Grave Lines – Fed into the Nihilist Engine (New Heavy Sounds)

Grave Lines – Fed into the Nihilist Engine (New Heavy Sounds)

Since the release of 2016’s ‘Welcome to Nothing’, South-eastern four-piece Grave Lines have been met with critical acclaim, earning themselves a space on the line up for Desertfest 2017, as well as support slots for the likes of Oathbreaker, Ufomammut and Cough. Considering the band.. Read More
Gnaw Their Tongues – Genocidal Majesty (ConSouling Sounds)

Gnaw Their Tongues – Genocidal Majesty (ConSouling Sounds)

Having averaged an album a year in his 14 year career span under the guise Gnaw Their Tongues, alongside involvement in a massive six other musical projects, Mories is easily the busiest man in European alternative music. Never being too busy to be innovative, ‘Genocidal.. Read More
Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Relapse)

Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Relapse)

Washington D.C five-piece Ilsa are well versed in the art of doom-death, having cut their teeth on splits with the likes of Hooded Menace, Coffins and Seven Sisters of Sleep. However, the defining characteristics of the band’s previous albums are the overtones of crust punk.. Read More
The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (Thrill Jockey)

The Body & Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light (Thrill Jockey)

A year ago The Body and Full of Hell released the devastatingly heavy and unsettling ‘One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache’ and it was clear from the beginning that this was a collaboration that felt it had plenty more to say, with both.. Read More
Amenra – Mass VI (Neurot)

Amenra – Mass VI (Neurot)

Amenra have achieved cult status in their near two decades of existence, unleashing a sound that manages to unearth a deep and profound beauty within darkness, building their notoriety with every release of a Prayer, Mass or Sermon, alongside strong foundations for Church of Ra,.. Read More
Necro Deathmort – Overland (Profound Lore)

Necro Deathmort – Overland (Profound Lore)

‘Overland’ is the eighth full-length release from electronic duo Necro Deathmort, and their first on Profound Lore. The pairing have kept themselves busy over the last decade; as well as creating their own dynamic layers of sound, they have produced remixes for Steven Wilson (Porcupine.. Read More
Jarboe & Father Murphy – EP (ConSouling Sounds)

Jarboe & Father Murphy – EP (ConSouling Sounds)

Bonded by a sense of guilt, rooted in their respective Catholic upbringings, a creative collaboration between American artist and performer Jarboe and Italian occult duo Father Murphy seems only natural. Approaching the EP, both Jarboe and Father Murphy each wrote a song, which they exchanged.. Read More
The Dark Red Seed – Stands with Death (Prophecy Productions)

The Dark Red Seed – Stands with Death (Prophecy Productions)

Two of King Dude’s session musicians, Tosten Larson and Shawn Fleming, have joined forces to form The Dark Red Seed, an exploration of gothic acoustic folk music. Their three-song EP ‘Stands with Death’ is reminiscent of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ ‘The Boatman’s Call’,.. Read More
Black Mare – Death Magick Mother (Magic Bullet)

Black Mare – Death Magick Mother (Magic Bullet)

Ides of Gemini’s Sera Timms takes her musical output from that of the voluminous and co-created to the hypnotic solo dissonance of Black Mare. ‘Death Magick Mother’ is the second album of this project, mixed by Drab Majesty’s Andrew Clinco. Whereas debut album ‘Field of.. Read More
Myrkur – Mareidt (Relapse)

Myrkur – Mareidt (Relapse)

Denmark’s Amalie Bruun returns with her solo project, Myrkur, for the follow-up to 2015’s debut album ‘M’. Sophomore effort, ‘Mareidt’ is a different beast entirely when compared with its predecessor. ‘M’ combined the raw, masculine energy of second-wave black metal, with delicate, ethereal femininity, with.. Read More