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Airbag – A Day at the Beach (Karisma Records)

This is the Norwegian prog trio’s fifth album. Lyrically, we’re told, “A Day at the Beach” is about a man “leaving his family behind into an unknown future. It’s the contrast between the desperate individual struggling to survive and people… Continue Reading →

Hraun – Black Molten Essence (FDA Records)

I’m a dad of two, and I am not a great cook. It is fair to say that when I am called upon to provide sustenance for my two by now not-so-mini offspring, unless it is something that I can… Continue Reading →

Godthrymm – Reflections (Profound Lore)

It’s always fun to discover a new artist and be among the first to do so. Partly because it makes you feel like a part of that bands journey, but also because it means you can be that annoying ‘I… Continue Reading →

Dark Matter – Nebula To Black Hole (My Kingdom Music)

Well 2020 is getting off to a really strange start. While Dark Matter appears to be a band from Tehran, Iran, the album contains 8 tracks featuring 15 artists from 10 countries along with members Aria Moghaddam on guitar, vocals… Continue Reading →

Caronte – Wolves of Thelema (Van Records)

Italian doom singing about deeply occult themes? Yeah, go on then, I’m in. I haven’t listened to any Italian bands in a really, really long time – not for any reason other than I haven’t really had the opportunity to…. Continue Reading →

The River – Vessels Into White Tides (Nine Records)

Way back at the turn of the century, I was handed a two-track demo of gloomy, mellow doom metal by an enthusiastic chap introducing himself as Chris. I recently found this CD amongst many others in my garage, and after… Continue Reading →

Sun Of The Dying – The Earth Is Silent (Art Of Propaganda)

Currently the earth is not silent, far from it, it is a tumultuous place seething with monstrous acts as nature battles with humanity for dominance, and if Sun Of The Dying had anything to do with it then this would… Continue Reading →

Pyramido – Fem (The Sign Records)

Fem – Swedish for 5, is the Malmo quintet’s 5th album. High fives all round! These chaps mix dreamy shoegaze atmospheres with uplifting doom and tortured sludge vocals. So far up my alley I need a proctologist to extract it! First… Continue Reading →

Nixa – Opus Tierra (War Anthem Records)

So, this escalated quickly.  It started by just playing the album once. Just the one time. Letting the music drift by. My usual reviewing technique is to listen to it a couple of times at home, and then use my… Continue Reading →

Il Vuoto – Vastness (Hypnotic Dirge)

It is time to enter “the void” courtesy of Italian composer Matteo Gruppi el maestro behind everything we hear on Il Vuoto’s second full length album following on from ‘Weakness’ in 2015. We are informed that ‘Vastness is a painting… Continue Reading →

Seer – Volume 6 (Artoffact Records)

Seer are a quintet from Vancouver BC -why do people always put BC is there another Vancouver – I neither know nor care- what I do care about is the big noise these 5 boys make.  (Edit – I have just… Continue Reading →

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