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Spaceslug - Eye The Tide (BSFD Records)

Spaceslug – Eye The Tide (BSFD Records)

Poland’s Spaceslug are a busy band. Their universe started to come together in 2015 but the big bang happened for them with debut LP “Lemanis” in 2016 and follow up, “Time Travel Dilemma” one year later. Punctuated by an EP release, “Eye The Tide” represents.. Read More
Lucifer- Lucifer II (Century Media)

Lucifer- Lucifer II (Century Media)

Johanna Sadonis might best be described as dynamic. After abruptly leaving her former band, The Oath in 2014 she quickly moved towards creating Lucifer. No time or efforts were wasted as ex-Cathedral riff master Gaz Jennings came on board to help create their classically proto-doom.. Read More
Witchskull - Coven’s Will (Rise Above)

Witchskull – Coven’s Will (Rise Above)

Australia’s Witchskull are still relative newcomers to the doom scene. Formed in 2014 and with one release to their name, 2016’s “The Vast Electric Dark”, the Canberra based outfit have scrounged the depths for the kind of riffs that make up sophomore release “Coven’s Will”... Read More
Witchsorrow - Hexenhammer (Candlelight)

Witchsorrow – Hexenhammer (Candlelight)

Four albums into their career, British underground doom lords Witchsorrow are showing no signs of letting up on what seems like a mission to crush our souls into a fine powder with their own brand of heavy. Following on from 2015’s fine “No Light, Only.. Read More
Noisepicker - Peace Off (Exile On Mainstream)

Noisepicker – Peace Off (Exile On Mainstream)

When I was a youngster, if I wasn’t immersed in a world of Hendrix, Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden, I was busily exploring the blues. The darkness of Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters; those bourbon soaked wails and gritty guitars.. Read More
Alunah, Gévaudan, Kilter - The Lounge, London 2/5/18

Alunah, Gévaudan, Kilter – The Lounge, London 2/5/18

A heavy sort of night musically beckons at The Lounge in London’s Archway. Brummie atmospheric doomsters, Alunah are on the eve of a European tour and to kick things off in style they’ve teamed up with Gévaudan and Kilter for a Wednesday evening riff session... Read More
Blood Tsunami - Grave Condition (Soulseller)

Blood Tsunami – Grave Condition (Soulseller)

Blood Tsunami’s members have been spread across various bands over the past few years. The Norwegian thrash outfit are now back in business and bring “Grave Condition” to the metal table as their latest offering five years after their last album. They’re certainly not strangers.. Read More
Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade)

Primordial – Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade)

Primordial barely need an introduction. A back catalogue reaching back to the mid 90’s and an enviable reputation as underground metal stalwarts, their reputation is sealed. Ninth full length release, “Exile Amongst The Ruins” finds the band bringing a raw feel, looking back to the.. Read More
Desert Storm - Sentinels (APF Records)

Desert Storm – Sentinels (APF Records)

Once upon a time I arrived in London from the Antipodes and frequented a pub known as The Unicorn and happened upon an Oxfordshire band called Desert Storm. Happy man with mind suitably blown…the end. Not quite. Where would this young band go? This was.. Read More
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard / Slomatics - Totems (Black Bow Records)

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard / Slomatics – Totems (Black Bow Records)

Having recently shared a stage at Camden’s Underworld for The Local Fuzz gig, it’s nice timing for this collaborative effort from Wales’ Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and Ireland’s Slomatics. Both have have been hard at it and earned themselves solid reputations for heavy, atmospheric doom.. Read More
Towards Atlantis Lights - Dust Of Aeons (Transcending Obscurity)

Towards Atlantis Lights – Dust Of Aeons (Transcending Obscurity)

Towards Atlantis Lights brings together members of various bands including Pantheist and Void Of Silence, who have crafted an album utilising experiences based on historic events. However, be under no illusion, this is no mere retrospective tale in the style of Iron Maiden; dark emotion.. Read More
Black Wizard - Livin’ Oblivion (Listenable)

Black Wizard – Livin’ Oblivion (Listenable)

Canada’s Black Wizard have continued to carve out a reputation on the local heavy metal scene since their first release back in 2010. Ahead of a UK tour with Anciients, their fourth LP, “Livin’ Oblivion” will keep their riff arsenal well stocked. The twin guitar.. Read More