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King Goat – Debt of Aeons  (Aural Music)

King Goat – Debt of Aeons (Aural Music)

Since 2012 and the departure of Robert Lowe, Candlemass have only released a single EP, albeit rumours abound of new work linked to some game or the other; well, what does that have to do with new release by Brighton’s own King Goat, ‘Debt of.. Read More
Spider Kitten – Concise and Sinister (S/R)

Spider Kitten – Concise and Sinister (S/R)

How the hell can you begin to describe Spider Kitten? Amongst other things they are one of the most prolific purveyors of DIY heaviness you could imagine. A constantly changing collective that rotates around the central hub of founder and only permanent member Chi Lameo,.. Read More
Dee Calhoun – Go To The Devil  (Argonauta Records)

Dee Calhoun – Go To The Devil (Argonauta Records)

Perhaps best known as the voice of Iron Man, a stalwart of the underground world of Doom that has now finished with the far too early death of founder Alfred Morris III, Dee Calhoun proves that he is in no way a man just content.. Read More
Earthless – Black Heaven  (Nuclear Blast)

Earthless – Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast)

Do you have any Earthless in your life? If the answer to that question is a resounding “no”, it’s time for you to remedy that immediately, and before you go searching for the back catalogue this San Diego three piece has accumulated in their years.. Read More
The Golden Grass – Absolutely (Listenable Records)

The Golden Grass – Absolutely (Listenable Records)

Greetings fellow retronauts, it’s time to don your flares, drape your finest love beads around your necks, and set sail on the good ship ‘Absolutely’ care of Professor Plum Brandy, The Golden Goose, and The Fireball, a rock power trio collectively filling the world with.. Read More
Demon Incarnate – Key of Solomon  (FDA Records)

Demon Incarnate – Key of Solomon (FDA Records)

Well, this reviewing lark continues to be full of surprises. First surprise, the esteemed editor sends me a CD from FDA Records, a label that is pretty much intrinsically linked with the more extreme end of the market that really doesn’t get a play in.. Read More
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – Double Negative (Leather Apron)

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – Double Negative (Leather Apron)

A decade on the road, but with a lyrical sensibility slammed firmly in the 19th century, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (TMTWNBBFN in all future references to save my keyboard getting battered out of existence) are in the year of our.. Read More
Empress – Reminiscence (S/R)

Empress – Reminiscence (S/R)

An early 2018 review, and a true breath of fresh air boasting unexpected excellence; that’s the short version of the review for this EP, and whilst this may be more than sufficient were this a one inch column in the latest edition of Kerrapp (other.. Read More
Black Moth – Anatomical Venus  (Candlelight Records)

Black Moth – Anatomical Venus (Candlelight Records)

Black Moth is a band that I’m glad to say I’ve been following for a good long while, seeing at shows as far apart as when they played with Uncle Acid and the Shovell lads in 2014 in Glasgow, to their blinding 2017 set at.. Read More
Cruthu – The Angle Of Eternity (Church Within)

Cruthu – The Angle Of Eternity (Church Within)

Here’s one of those rarities in reviewing for an underground site, a band I’ve actually heard of, heard, and have music from. That may sound weird, but exploring the unknown and bringing it towards, if not into, the light is how we roll at Ave.. Read More
Interview - Atragon

Interview – Atragon

For me, 2017 saw a bit of a dry spell for first class Sludge. With the arguable Kings, with a capital “K”, of the sound Crowbar still touring their excellent 2016 offering,“The Serpent Only Lies”, whilst there was a good number of solid EP’s to.. Read More
Windhand / Satan's Satyrs – Split (Relapse Records)

Windhand / Satan’s Satyrs – Split (Relapse Records)

In 2017 I was fortunate enough to see Windhand and Satan’s Satyrs play a rather excellent show at The Audio, Glasgow, where each act was clearly at the top of their game, opener’s Satan’s Satyrs being imbued with a new energy and fire as a.. Read More