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The Well – Death and Consolation (Riding Easy Records)

Riding Easy Records are at it again. Emptying the murky bong water into the ears of the world. On this occasion it is the third coming of Austin three piece The Well. “Death and Consolation” is the follow up to… Continue Reading →

Zaum – Divination (Listenable)

Zaum was a form of sound symbolism utilised by Russian futurist poets. I’ll leave you to look that up. It was also a Tool side project of sorts that only released one demo in 1996.  It was apparently also an Atmospheric… Continue Reading →

Forgjord – Ilmestykset (Werewolf Records)

Forgjord have been around since the mid 90’s, lurking in the Finnish Black Metal underground . In true BM fashion their output has hardly been prolific – Ilmestykset being their fourth long player. However what they lack in volume of… Continue Reading →

Black Smoke – Holy Reptilian Mother (Heavision)

Sludge is a delightfully simple sub genre. For me it requires two things a devastating, rib rattling, ground shaking musical backdrop and harsh larynx shredding vocals. Wroclaw’s Black Smoke got the memo and have delivered on their debut – Holy… Continue Reading →

From Another Mother – ATATOA (Kapitan Platte)

Indie Math rock. Three words that can spread panic and fear like “ It’s your kid” and “Blood in faeces” . Back packs, mad time signatures and moshing bans come to mind. “Is this music, is this art? Why is… Continue Reading →

Numenorean – Adore (Season Of Mist)

Numenoreans are folk of Numenroea – an island in Middle Earth where lived the greatest of men. Yup more Tolkien in metal.  Here though Numenorean are a post (ish) Black Metal band from Calgary. Their debut “Home” in 2016 was a collection… Continue Reading →

Heavy Feather – Debris and Rubble (The Sign)

Another month. Another hot tub time machine filled with tie dyed flares. Yes that’s right it’s bluesy retro rock time.  April’s furry freak family are Heavy Feather from Sweden. Big fans of Cream and Free you can guess where this is… Continue Reading →

Sworn Enemy – Game Changer (M-Theory Audio)

Championed and produced by Hardcore luminary Jamey Jasta , New York’s Sworn Enemy have drafted in Rob “opinion on everything” Flynn to twiddle the knobs on Game Changer. “Step the fuck back , before you get knocked out…..Step the fuck… Continue Reading →

Green Lung – Woodland Rites (Kozmik Artifactz)

There now appear to be as many retro minded occult rock bands using Hammer Horror samples as there were films made by those masters of the macabre.  South London’s Green Lung are coughing up their debut Woodland Rites on the date… Continue Reading →

Eremit – Carrier of Weight (Transcending Obscurity)

Transcending Obscurity records is the home for German Sludge/Doom duo Eremit’s debut, Carrier of Weight. Damn is there some weight held within. 68 mins of metal spread haphazardly over just three tracks. This is not doom for the light hearted or… Continue Reading →

Soul Grip – Not Ever (ConSouling Sounds)

Soul Grip are a five piece from Ghent in Belgium and what rages in my ears is their second full length of post Blackness.  I can hear the eyes rolling in their sockets. “More short haired folk mixing My Bloody Valentine… Continue Reading →

Bellrope – You Must relax (Exile On Mainstream)

Aaaaaargh! Sometimes you need a little petrol thrown on a fire. Bellrope who rose from the ashes of Black Shape of Nexus (yeah I stole that from the PR blurb –fight me!) are dropping their debut “You Must Relax”. They… Continue Reading →

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