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Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear (Metal Blade)

There was a time when a new Cult of Luna release was as certain as the turning of the tide or the changing of the seasons; a steady biennial cycle of albums and tours grew to feel comfortable for fans,… Continue Reading →

This Gift Is A Curse – A Throne of Ash (Season of Mist)

There’s something rather nasty about this latest offering from Stockholm based blackened sludge metallers This Gift Is A Curse, it’s ominous, filled with dread at every turn, but it’s all the better for it.  A Throne of Ash, their third… Continue Reading →

Pelican – Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord)

Pelican’s (the birds) are part of the Pelecanidae family and look and sound unorthodox and odd. Swooping into the water filling up their mouths like feathery flying whales as they gorge on the fishy treats lurking beneath the waves. The… Continue Reading →

Heaume Mortal – Solstices (LADLO Productions)

The trio behind French act Heaume Mortal come from a background embedded in sludge through work with bands such as Cowards, Eibon and Colossus Of Destiny who multi-instrumentalist Guillaume Morlat has all been involved in. The last album by Eibon… Continue Reading →

Downfall of Gaia – Ethic of Radical Finitude (Metal Blade)

Downfall of Gaia’s towering tremolo-soaked excursions should be enough to drown even the hardest of hearts in the band’s emotional vortex. The mix of post-black metal and cascading, sludgy breakdowns provide an excursion that feels both familiar and intriguingly unique… Continue Reading →

Milkilo – Atlas (Vox Project)

This intriguing-sounding album is in fact this French bass and drum noise duo’s first, but having been around for seven years they have been honing their ideas, touring and releasing a trio of EPs. I don’t know at what point… Continue Reading →

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