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King Parrot – Ugly Produce (Agonia)

King Parrot – Ugly Produce (Agonia)

Could they keep up the quality? “Bite Your Head Off” did exactly that then two years ago “Dead Set” showed that these Melbourne boys are certainly not here just to fuck spiders. So there was some trepidation when I hit play on Ugly Produce their.. Read More
Mindkult – Lucifer’s Dream (Transcending Obscurity)

Mindkult – Lucifer’s Dream (Transcending Obscurity)

“Doom, Stoner and Shoegaze” are the descriptions that accompany this album. I would add in a healthy dose of Garage Rock and Goth too. There is a distinct air of fuzz about the guitars that underpin this album with a delightful swish of a black.. Read More
Fornhem – Ett Fjarran Kall (Trollmusic)

Fornhem – Ett Fjarran Kall (Trollmusic)

Fornhem from Sweden have released their full length Debut “Ett Fjarran Kall” (A Call from Afar) and thus entered the Black/Folk fray.  With only four tracks and the album clocking in at 46 minutes this is an album to be indulged rather than blasted through... Read More
Ruby the Hatchet – Planetary Space Child (Tee Pee)

Ruby the Hatchet – Planetary Space Child (Tee Pee)

The shadow of Grace Slick looms large over the Retro Psyche/Doom world of today. From Purson and Avatarium to Jess and the Ancient Ones her vocal influence and the stylings of Jefferson Airplane transcend the decades and filter into the DNA of many of the.. Read More
Morbid Evils – Deceases (Svart)

Morbid Evils – Deceases (Svart)

Last time I heard Keijo Niinimaa he was assaulting (in a pleasurable way) my ears with Rotten Sound. IF I am honest they were the band that opened the door back up to Grind for me, a door that had closed after FETO by Napalm.. Read More
Leng Tch’e – Razorgrind (Season of Mist)

Leng Tch’e – Razorgrind (Season of Mist)

Seven years is not an eternity when it comes to recording hiatus. However in the extreme metal world where bands blast out releases like pustules bursting on a leprous back, the time since Leng Tch’e released Hypomaniac has certainly stretched the patience of their fans... Read More
Prezir – Contempt (S/R)

Prezir – Contempt (S/R)

Prezir – Serbian for Contempt are a three piece from Milwaukee Wisconsin who worship at the black altar of Early 90’s extremity. They cite Emperor, Enslaved, Grand Belials Key and Deicide amongst their influences and seek to show contempt for modern metal. Hmmmm. It would.. Read More
Poison Blood – S/T (Relapse Records)

Poison Blood – S/T (Relapse Records)

Technology is a wonderful thing.  Connecting people around the globe in moments. Gone are the days of “Penbangers” in Metal Forces – waiting for those C90 tapes to arrive from the other side of the world – or up the road. A golden time then.. Read More
The Doom Doc - Connor Matheson (Film)

The Doom Doc – Connor Matheson (Film)

  I am a big fan of music documentaries – Rockumentaries if you will (thanks Rob Reiner). It is great to peel back a layer of skin belonging to bands and fans alike especially when that skin feels like part of your own.  Such films.. Read More
Bloodclot – Up In Arms (Metal Blade)

Bloodclot – Up In Arms (Metal Blade)

Super-group. An epithet banded about since the seventies and usually used for a bunch of rich hippies who got stoned and decided to make some extra cash by rehashing riffs from their parent bands. Hardcore. A genre that seems to now describe an attitude rather.. Read More
The Midnight Ghost Train – Cypress Ave (Napalm Records)

The Midnight Ghost Train – Cypress Ave (Napalm Records)

Two and bit years ago The Midnight Ghost Train released “Cold Was the Ground” on Napalm. It got me excited with its ballsy, fuzzed out riffs peppered with Cave-esque pathos. It would appear that the shacks on Cypress Ave. are made from the same materials.. Read More
Beastmaker – Inside the Skull (Rise Above)

Beastmaker – Inside the Skull (Rise Above)

Last year saw Beastmaker release Lusus Naturae on Rise Above – an album full of blue smoke and Black Sabbath riffs. A year on and the Fresno freaks are at it again.  Flares, patchouli oil and lava lamps at the ready it is time to.. Read More