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Empress – Reminiscence (S/R)

Empress – Reminiscence (S/R)

An early 2018 review, and a true breath of fresh air boasting unexpected excellence; that’s the short version of the review for this EP, and whilst this may be more than sufficient were this a one inch column in the latest edition of Kerrapp (other.. Read More
Monolith Cult – Gospel of Despair (Transcending Records)

Monolith Cult – Gospel of Despair (Transcending Records)

First review for 2018, and it’s for a band I’ve so far managed to avoid; nothing deliberate, it’s just that there is only so much music I can fit in my life before the bosses at work would object to my not appearing. Being busy,.. Read More
Watchcries - Wraith (Holy Roar / Headless Guru)

Watchcries – Wraith (Holy Roar / Headless Guru)

Watchcries are the new kid on the block; the four members came together last year from previous bands including Torpor and War Wolf, whose own brands of sludge had earned each a reputation for in-your-face metal. I first caught them at their live debut early.. Read More
Ghold – Stoic (Crypt Of The Wizard)

Ghold – Stoic (Crypt Of The Wizard)

One thing I learnt while reading up on this album is that there is a heavy metal store called Crypt of the Wizard in East London. Having spent hours and hours in record shops in my life, and picking up many gems of pleasure from.. Read More
Morbid Evils – Deceases (Svart)

Morbid Evils – Deceases (Svart)

Last time I heard Keijo Niinimaa he was assaulting (in a pleasurable way) my ears with Rotten Sound. IF I am honest they were the band that opened the door back up to Grind for me, a door that had closed after FETO by Napalm.. Read More
The Doom Doc - Connor Matheson (Film)

The Doom Doc – Connor Matheson (Film)

  I am a big fan of music documentaries – Rockumentaries if you will (thanks Rob Reiner). It is great to peel back a layer of skin belonging to bands and fans alike especially when that skin feels like part of your own.  Such films.. Read More
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard - Y Proffwyd Dwyll (New Heavy Sounds)

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Y Proffwyd Dwyll (New Heavy Sounds)

Welsh four piece outfit, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard have wasted no time in following up their debut album with another slab of doom encrusted metal. One thing that is obvious from the outset is a maturity to their sound and song writing approach. This, combined.. Read More
Weedeater, Conan, Lo!, Thorax – Sydney University Manning Bar, 15/7/16

Weedeater, Conan, Lo!, Thorax – Sydney University Manning Bar, 15/7/16

Ave Noctum travels far afield for this live one; all the way to my place of birth in fact – Sydney, Australia. Manning Bar at Sydney Uni is a brilliant venue and the perfect place to spend a Friday evening for an assault on the.. Read More
Desertfest London 29th April – 1st May 2016, Camden

Desertfest London 29th April – 1st May 2016, Camden

Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Desertfest London returns this year with an impressive array of bands, promoters and stages, taking over venues such as Koko, The Underworld, Electric Ballroom, The Black Heart and The Dev. Over the course of three days promoters including Human Disease, When.. Read More
Boss Keloid - Herb Your Enthusiasm (Black Bow Records)

Boss Keloid – Herb Your Enthusiasm (Black Bow Records)

There is something about the North West of England which tends to spawn some musical powerhouses. Recently, we’ve had no end to fierce death metal bands but with the ascension of bands like Pist who bring swagger, confidence and sleaze with raw riffs, Conan, one.. Read More
Conan – Revengeance (Napalm)

Conan – Revengeance (Napalm)

What a nice, gentle way to start 2016; getting your skull caved in by caveman battle doom progenitors Conan. There was the usual shifting of personnel in 2014, but I guess that’s the way it goes at these rock ‘n’ roll shows and here they.. Read More
Gateway  - S/T (Hellthrasher)

Gateway – S/T (Hellthrasher)

If you can imagine a Minotaur crawling through a swamp during a tempestuous storm in 1256 then you can pretty much envisage just how dark, heavy and medieval Gateway’s self-titled debut release is. Packed chock full of crushing riffs and chilling vibes, this is an.. Read More