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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 →

Décembre Noir – Autumn Kings (Lifeforce)

Autumn is upon us. Rain is pouring from grey skies, leaves are falling from the trees and there is a need for somber, heavy music. Décembre Noir provide for this with their third album “Autumn Kings”, bringing us some joyfully… Continue Reading →

Barishi – Blood from the Lion’s Mouth (Season of Mist)

Barishi as a band were completely new to me before I listened to this album, their second full release. In case you’re like me and didn’t know about them, they’re from the USA, and describe their style as “gritty progressive… Continue Reading →

Nachtterror / Altars Of Grief – Of Ash And Dying Light (Hypnotic Dirge)

This split showcases two Canadian bands, both have certain similarities and are particularly bonded in blood by the talents of guitarist Saint Wikk aka Erik Laboissiere who is guitarist and backing vocalist in both. There are plenty of differences between… Continue Reading →

Daylight Dies – The Candlelight Years (Candlelight)

Considering they formed way back in 1996 it was a surprise to realise that Carolinians Daylight Dies have only released four albums over their extensive career. Obviously they are a band to take their sweet time at things. This re-issue… Continue Reading →

Atten Ash – The Hourglass (Hypnotic Dirge)

This debut album from North Carolina outfit Atten Ash originally was released independently in 2012. Now it gets some proper attention via Hypnotic Dirge records and well it should considering this band comprises of Barre Gambling of Daylight Dies along with… Continue Reading →

Towers of Flesh – Antithetical Conjuration (Candlelight)

The title of this album suggested that there was sophisticated intrigue or it was too clever for its own good. I missed the band’s first work, “The Perpetual Paradox”, so the only clues were going to be in the listening…. Continue Reading →

October Tide – Tunnel of No Light (Pulverised Records)

Early Katatonia. For those of us ‘of a certain vintage’ (i.e. the wrong side of 30), this is an expression that generally tends to bring a whimsical, comforting sense of nostalgia to mind, echoing reminiscence of pastel-hued, obscure misery metal…. Continue Reading →

Hanging Garden – At Every Door (Lifeforce Records)

For this album, the third from Finland’s Hanging Garden, we are invited to imagine a mix of Cult of Luna, Sisters of Mercy, Daylight Dies, Ghost Brigade and The Cure. With all these possibilities, it follows that this album is… Continue Reading →

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