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Critical Solution – Barbara the Witch (Crime Records)

Critical Solution – Barbara the Witch (Crime Records)

This is a very interesting album for a number of reasons. “Barbara the Witch is the so-called Horror Thrashers’ third album. It is a theme album based on a true story from their Norwegian home town in the 1600s. The narrator is my friend Julian’s.. Read More
Altar of Betelgeuze - Among the Ruins (Transcending Obscurity)

Altar of Betelgeuze – Among the Ruins (Transcending Obscurity)

A spot of stoner doom is the order of the day from Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze, whose second album this is after “Darkness Sustains the Silence” from 2014. This is pretty grainy stuff. Downtrodden riffs with death vocals never make for a happy scene. The.. Read More
Season of Arrows – Give it to the Mountain  (Argonauta Records)

Season of Arrows – Give it to the Mountain (Argonauta Records)

Whilst not the biggest of labels out there, Argonauta Records has delivered some real treats over the last couple of years that still manage to get regular plays here at Chez Spenny, no mean feat when I look at the ever grown stacks of CDs.. Read More
Interview - Pallbearer

Interview – Pallbearer

Pallbearer are an unusual act for their era – able to appeal to fans on all ends of the musical spectrum, while still retaining their own distinctive sound – the band were quickly propelled into the spotlight following the release of debut ‘Sorrow and Extinction’.. 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
Arduini/Balich - Dawn Of Ages (Cruz Del Sur)

Arduini/Balich – Dawn Of Ages (Cruz Del Sur)

As a forward slash between two names generally denotes, it’s collaboration time people! In the dark corner we have one of the founding guitarists of Progressive Metal pioneers Fates Warning (he was on the first two albums with the high-and-higher style singer) and in the.. 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
Psychedelic Witchcraft - Magick Rites and Spells (Soulseller)

Psychedelic Witchcraft – Magick Rites and Spells (Soulseller)

Tuscan occult inspired doom/classic rock hybrid created with some divine backing Psychedelic Witchcraft are back with the follow up to their impressive 2016 release, ‘The Vision’. Not giving much away with the title, hinting heavily in the direction of the arcane arts, it’s time to.. 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
1000 Mods - Repeated Exposure To... (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug)

1000 Mods – Repeated Exposure To… (Ouga Booga and The Mighty Oug)

Greece seems to have a talent pool of stoner inspired bands. 1000 Mods sit happily amongst them and new album, “Repeated Exposure To…” is a continuation of the band’s growing output. Having supported bands like Graveyard, The Black Keys and Karma To Burn, they’re doing.. 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