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Death Doom

Esogenesi- S/T (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Formed in 2016, this is the Milan based death / doom metal crew’s debut album and another decent release this year from Indian label Transcending Obscurity Records. Five tracks and forty minutes of sci-fi themed doomy death metal might not… Continue Reading →

God Disease – Drifting Towards Inevitable Death (F.D.A. Records)

Finnish death act God Disease are gruesomely heavy, their brand of death metal is laced with doom corruption as each sprawling behemoth track has suffocating and dense oppressiveness. Added to that you get inhuman vocals, a pulverising drum display that… Continue Reading →

Asphodelus – Stygian Dreams (Terror From Hell)

Doom Metal, arguably the oldest of all the Metal genres. If you look back even before Black Sabbath there is a wide range of Proto-Metal bands in the vein of Blue Cheer and Vanilla Fudge touching upon the beginnings of… Continue Reading →

Vanhelgd – Deimos Sanktuarium (Pulverised)

There are certain achievements that bands seem to hold in high regard, anniversaries, number of releases and so forth. Naturally this sort of egotistical self-awarding comes with a sort of uprising from fans whereby they equally appear to share the… Continue Reading →

Altars Of Grief – Iris (Hypnotic Dirge)

I do love the place name Saskatchewan and it is from that Canadian province that Altars Of Grief call home as do their record label Hypnotic Dirge. There must be a healthy amount of misery in a place that image… Continue Reading →

Gateway – Boundless Torture (Pulverised)

Ok I had never heard Gateway before this, a one man band from Belgian Robin Van Oyen, but it had sat on the review list for a week so I thought “Hey, give it a go.. bit of doom death,… Continue Reading →

Eye Of Solitude / Marche Funèbre – Split (Hypnotic Dirge)

Two well respected bands in extreme doom circles go at it together for this split release, both with one track each. Due to the genre as you would expect that does not mean a shortage of material in any respect… Continue Reading →

Et Moriemur – Epigrammata (Transcending Obscurity)

Is it always enough to try and sound the same as everyone else, can riffs ever grow tiresome. I guess the answer lies in the ears of the listener, but certainly in my experience of reviewing for a number of… Continue Reading →

Rotting Kingdom – S/T (Godz Ov War)

A bit of a quicky for y’all with this one, a three track EP from Kentucky’s Rotting Kingdom. Actually, I say “quicky”, but with the shortest of these tracks being six minutes long, and the other two weighing in at… Continue Reading →

Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Season Of Mist)

Finland’s Hooded Menace have returned with their fifth offering with a truly tongue twisting name. 2015’s “Darkness Drips Forth” contained a quartet of epic Doom Death that pricked my ears before pummelling them. I think “Elysium of Dripping Death” is… Continue Reading →

Faal – Desolate Grief (Ván Records)

When an album is called “Desolate Grief”, it’s not very hard to guess what the music will sound like. Dutch doomsters Faal have put a fitting name on their latest album, which sounds bleak and devoid of hope, while radiating… Continue Reading →

Ophis – The Dismal Circle (F.D.A. Records)

Do you know what? I really like F.D.A. Records. This is the second album I’ve had to review from them in the last two batches (the other being Arroganz – Primitiv), and like that release, Ophis are a bit on… Continue Reading →

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