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Death Line – Gary Sherman (Network Distributing)

Ah the good old London Underground, iconic though it is for us Londoners it’s a place we only venture if totally necessary. Overcrowded, subject to meltdowns, a place where manners go completely out the window and I could go on… Continue Reading →

The Premonition – Robert Allen Schnitzer (Arrow)

Concluding Arrow’s American Horror Project box set we have another slice of strange nightmarish 70’s hysteria ‘The Premonition’ directed by Robert Allen Schnitzer in 1976. Naturally there are plenty of other films with this title and before giving it a… Continue Reading →

Death Hawks – Sun Future Moon (Svart Records)

As the title suggests, this album is somewhere “out there”. Dreamy hippie sounds from a bygone era with a pleasant rhythm and a smooth song progression make for a calming and hypnotic experience. That’s typified by “Hey Ya Sun Ra”,… Continue Reading →

Northwinds – Eternal Winter (Black Widow)

Parisian doom devotees Northwinds proudly present this, their fifth full length studio album, complete with its typically beautiful album cover by Stefano Sugni. To briefly and dismissively label this band simply as `Doom’ however, does them a great injustice in… Continue Reading →

Agusa – Två (The Laser’s Edge)

Agusa are a psychedelic progressive rock band from Sweden. Reading their story, they formed in 2013 as a kind of organic project where they sat in a forest, played 70s prog and took it from there. This two track album… Continue Reading →

Dead Lord – Heads Held High (Century Media)

Continuing on from their debut ‘Goodbye Repentance’, Sweden’s Dead Lord further develop their own interpretation of their Thin Lizzy obsessed sound. When the band state that these are “10 songs of solid no-bogus, face melting, twin guitar, smart rock action”… Continue Reading →

Freedom Hawk – Into Your Mind (Small Stone)

Freedom Hawk is a Virginian 3 piece band clearly with a love of all things retro, psyche, and with a healthy regard of 70’s proto metal. So far, so good; these are all elements that should endear the band to… Continue Reading →

Ogre – The Last Neanderthal (Minotauro Records)

Straight out the blocks, I’d like to point out, I’ve never heard of this band, I’ve never heard of their label, and I do this review lark out the simple joy of it. I hope that you appreciate this, and… Continue Reading →

Bloody Hammers – Spiritual Relics (Soulseller)

There’s a moment on this album when I realised that US band Bloody Hammers share more than just a name with Roky Erickson; they also have that unnerving ability to sound as though they are speaking only to you and… Continue Reading →

Selim Lemouchi & His Enemies – Mens Animus Corpus (Van)

I think it is fair to say that the sudden announcement declaring the end of The Devil’s Blood came as a bit of a surprise and not a good one at all. I was honoured to have seen and photographed… Continue Reading →

Balam – ST (Mordgrimm)

The first demo from Rhode Island five piece Balam is a slow burner of three lengthy tracks that span just over 30 minutes. Originally recorded in a session of just 12 hours, the quality of the material was so impressive… Continue Reading →

Orchid- The Mouths Of Madness (Nuclear Blast)

Orchid know how to make an entrance: The riff and the whole song of the opening, title track The Mouths Of Madness is just brain rattling perfection. It just bypasses all that tedious ‘getting to know you’ stuff and lodges… Continue Reading →

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