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Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin – Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)

Sometimes the right album comes along at the right time. It hits the spot, massaging all the right places in your psyche. An aural salve to the cuts and grazes of the real world. Stygian Bough Volume 1 has been… Continue Reading →

King Dude – Full Virgo Moon (Ván Records)

Across seven albums, spanning eight years, King Dude has explored every facet of folk, Americana and post punk. His eighth LP, ‘Full Virgo Moon’ feels like a return to the melancholy roots of his earliest releases ‘Tonight’s Special Death’ and… Continue Reading →

Ancient VVisdom – Mundus (Argonauta)

‘A Godlike Inferno’ landed back in 2011 following a collaboration album between Ancient VVisdom and none other than Charles Manson. It put them on the map for me and I enjoyed it although cannot remember exactly what was said about… Continue Reading →

Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence (Sargent House)

It’s been almost a decade since the release of Chelsea Wolfe’s debut ‘The Grime and the Glow’, in the 9 years that have followed her sound has grown and evolved alongside her popularity, often lauded as “the PJ Harvey of… Continue Reading →

Sterling Serpent – Sterling Serpent (Ván)

Comprised of members of Bell Witch, King Dude, Serpentent, and Terminal Fuzz Terror, Sterling Serpent is already well acquainted with the world of gothic Americana and neo folk, while being all too familiar with the art of all things slow… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

King Dude – Sex (Ván Records)

There should be a law within the world of music journalism, whereby any review written as a track by track analysis means the author is punished via a beating with a bag of oranges. However, there are some albums that… Continue Reading →

Dead Soul – The Sheltering Sky (Century Media)

Dead Soul is, essentially Anders Landelius and Niels Nielsen and the never-to-be-trusted PR blurb goes on about delta blues, electronica, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave meeting Nine Inch Nails. ‘New ‘ and ‘exciting’ were also mentioned. Feeling like the lass… Continue Reading →

King Dude – Burning Daylight (Van Records)

Metal is an odd thing. Take King Dude for example; not a metal bone in its twisted musical body and yet… and yet this should appeal to so many of us. I’ll leave it to the intrepid to search the… Continue Reading →

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