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Novembers Doom – Nephilim Grove (Prophecy Productions)

I always scratch my head when a band has a month in their name and releases an album at a different time of year completely, might just be me but doom in November from Novembers Doom is at least playing… Continue Reading →

Madder Mortem – Mercury (Dark Essence)

It’s time to bake a cake and get the candles out of the drawer, Mercury the debut album from Madder Mortem is 20 years old and the band and no doubt many fans are celebrating. I am too as I… Continue Reading →

None – Damp Chill Of Life (Hypnotic Dirge)

Although I’m writing about this in the summertime the Damp Chill Of Life is never far away waiting to cast its arthritic pall on proceedings. Masters of depressive and atmospheric doomed blackness, USA based shadowy entities None are back with… Continue Reading →

TheNightTimeProject – Pale Season (Debemur Morti Productions)

I only heard of TheNightTimeProject when doing a recent review of October Tide, and the two bands couldn’t be more different. Alexander Backlund’s vocals are smooth and soothing as they convey their despondence accompanied by his and Fredrik Norrman’s melodiously… Continue Reading →

October Tide – In Splendor Below (Agonia Records)

What I’d like to know is how the first 5 albums by Swedish melodic death/doom metallers October Tide passed me by? Granted I wasn’t even listening to Katatonia when they formed, but it was 20 years ago, so why? I… Continue Reading →

Swallow the Sun – Lumina Aurea EP + When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light album (Century Media)

Swallow the Sun’s previous album release “Songs from the North” (2015) was a triple album which captured different atmospheres and shades, cementing the Finnish band’s fine reputation. Based on that one, “When A Shadow is Forced Into The Light” as… Continue Reading →

The Howling Void – The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn (Avantgarde Music)

Ryan Wilson is the man behind USA act The Howling Void and I have delved into a couple of their 6 albums in the past. He’s a busy chap, also involved in other bands such as Intestinal Disgorge (who I… Continue Reading →

Hallatar – No Stars Upon The Bridge (Svart)

After the tragic death of Aleah Starbridge on the 18th of April 2016 and the posthumous release of the Trees of Eternity début in November that year, guitarist Juha Raivio was left with the writings, lyrics, and poems of his… Continue Reading →

None – S/T (Hypnotic Dirge)

It’s probably not surprising that there is little in the way of information available about a band called None. They don’t pop up in the normal places you would try and gather facts about everything from band members to releases,… Continue Reading →

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