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White Willow – Future Hopes (The Laser's Edge)

White Willow – Future Hopes (The Laser’s Edge)

For those who want metal, metal, and nothing but metal, move along now; like the droids in Star Wars, these are not the songs you are looking for. Yes, I know some folks have tried to chisel in references to ambient black metal into their.. Read More
Alunah – Solennial (Svart)

Alunah – Solennial (Svart)

For over a decade now, Alunah has remained one of the UK’s consistently finest purveyors of superb Doom, albeit having had assorted labels such as the very niche “female fronted occult rock” tag that was beloved of so many reviewers. Regardless of how you choose.. Read More
King Woman – Created In The Image of Suffering (Relapse)

King Woman – Created In The Image of Suffering (Relapse)

The first time I heard the name King Woman was when they along with fellow support act Wax Idols jumped ship on a Pentagram tour due to less than savoury comments attributed to legendary front man and former major supporter of the agricultural poppy industry.. Read More
Arrakis – Electricon (S/R)

Arrakis – Electricon (S/R)

Arrakis, the desert planet, home of Spice that allows interstellar travel, known as Dune, and also a rather good Greek instrumental psychedelic power trio. To take their name from the possibly the most famous planet in Science-Fiction literature is a pretty bold move, setting a.. Read More
Interview - Alunah

Interview – Alunah

For over 10 years, since first coming together in the English Midlands in 2006, Alunah have trafficked in a blend of the earthly and the unearthly.  2017 sees the band releasing their highly anticipated fourth album Solennial in partnership with new label Svart.  Vocalist/guitarist/songwriting band.. Read More
Vermilion Whiskey – Spirit of Tradition (10 South Productions)

Vermilion Whiskey – Spirit of Tradition (10 South Productions)

Another new act, or at least new to me, to review with South Louisiana rockers Vermilion Whiskey and the EP ‘Spirit of Tradition’, and as you might expect, the influences of the American South are there in spades. ‘Road King’ is a chugging tale of.. Read More
Desert Kingdom – S/T (Black Bow Records)

Desert Kingdom – S/T (Black Bow Records)

New band, new EP, new review to be written, so Desert Kingdom’s eponymous EP gets a spin. But hang on, have I made some sort of technological mistake ripping the album, because whilst the player says ‘You’ll Burn’, my brain is saying, “that’s Orange Goblin’s.. Read More
R.I.P. - In The Wind (Riding Easy Records)

R.I.P. – In The Wind (Riding Easy Records)

It’s early 2017, and time for more doom. No, I don’t mean the assorted headlines and accompanying wailing and gnashing of teeth that fills the internet, but rather Doom with a capital “D” a music form that can be traced back to what many argue.. Read More
Sticky Boys – Calling The Devil  (Listenable Records)

Sticky Boys – Calling The Devil (Listenable Records)

There are frankly an incomprehensible number of genres and sub-genres in the music that I, and as a reader of this website you presumably love. A wee scan through the couple of hundred gigabytes of albums I have ripped to iTunes (other music software is.. Read More
Magnet – Feel Your Fire (Soulseller Records)

Magnet – Feel Your Fire (Soulseller Records)

It’s 2017, I’m rapidly approaching five decades on this planet, and I’m glad to say that many new bands are willing to set sail across the seas of Rock aboard the good ship retro, and Magnet, helmed by Psychedelic Witchcraft’s Riccardo Giuffrè who has swapped.. Read More
Lord Vigo – Blackbourne Souls  (No Remorse Records)

Lord Vigo – Blackbourne Souls (No Remorse Records)

It’s first review of the year, and I’ve often thought that the first one can prepare the tone for the year. A good release sets up a feeling of quiet optimism, whilst conversely, a lemon can paint a landscape of “meh”. Well, with ‘Blackbourne Souls’.. Read More
Stone Ship –  The Eye  (Feuer Publications)

Stone Ship – The Eye (Feuer Publications)

Whilst a new release for December 2016, ‘The Eye’ has actually been available for over a year now, albeit in the currently kvlter than kvlt way of buying a tape from the band in their darkened Finnish home or the ever growing library on Bandcamp... Read More