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Witchthroat Serpent – Swallow The Venom (Svart)

Witchthroat Serpent – Swallow The Venom (Svart)

If anyone were to ask where they associated the genre of Doom with, I imagine the answers would range from the industrial North of England, run down urban US cities, or maybe the dark heart of Sweden. Few, myself included, would think of La Ville.. Read More
Silent Stream of Godless Elegy – Smutnice (Redblack )

Silent Stream of Godless Elegy – Smutnice (Redblack )

I’ve got a long history with Silent Stream of Godless Elegy, having first come across a single MP3 of theirs from a now long-defunct music trial site, (it was perfectly legit!), and was blown away by how great they were. For those not in the.. Read More
Mansion -  First Death Of The Lutheran (I Hate)

Mansion – First Death Of The Lutheran (I Hate)

Seems an age since I reviewed anything on I Hate, so this was a nice change. Maybe I’ve been shying away from doom recently as it becomes a never ending morass of stagnating seventies retreads. Or maybe I’ve been too happy…no, no that can’t be.. Read More
Lord of Solitude / Thronehammer – Vampire Bites Split (Church Within)

Lord of Solitude / Thronehammer – Vampire Bites Split (Church Within)

Church Within Records started a project of releasing a series of split EPs, starting with “The Church Within Vol. 1: Vampire Bites”, which features Lord Of Solitude from New Zealand and Thronehammer from the UK and Germany. The entire series will be released on 10”.. Read More
Pale Divine - S/T (Shadow Kingdom Records)

Pale Divine – S/T (Shadow Kingdom Records)

Veteran doom crew Pale Divine break a six year silence with this new, self titled LP. The Pennsylvania based band continue to remain true to their classic doom roots and the genre picking up where 2012’s “Painted Windows Black” left off. While having existed for.. Read More
Yarn Of The Wicked – Lore * Anne (Pagan Records)

Yarn Of The Wicked – Lore * Anne (Pagan Records)

I absolutely had to review this before hearing a single note as this Polish band featuring members of Sauron and Misanthropic Rage have conceptually tackled a subject very close to my heart. Lore Fournier and Anne de Boissy are two far from innocent convent school.. Read More
Vanishing Kids – Heavy Dreamer (Svart Records)

Vanishing Kids – Heavy Dreamer (Svart Records)

Ever imagined what it would sound like if Windhand jammed with Chelsea Wolfe? Vanishing Kids’ “Heavy Dreaming” might just be your answer. Founded by Nikki Drohomyreky and Jason Hartman (Jex Thoth) in 2000, the band from Wisconsin, USA, now contains four members and released four.. Read More
Black Oath – Behold the Abyss (High Roller Records)

Black Oath – Behold the Abyss (High Roller Records)

When I saw the blurb for this in the pile at Ave Noctum towers, (a huge obsidian castle, forever shrouded in fog and under perpetual moonlight – just outside Tooting Bec), I knew that I had to give it a listen. Doom with influences of.. Read More
The Tempter – Turpis Rex (Dissonance)

The Tempter – Turpis Rex (Dissonance)

The Tempter is a project of Alex Wank (Pungent Stench) formed with Tarpiu in the beginning of 2008 to let demons out and anger in. Written after a brief hiatus following Pungent Stench coming to an end, the results are heavy, slow, quite doomy and.. Read More
Lost Tribes Of The Moon – S/T (S/R)

Lost Tribes Of The Moon – S/T (S/R)

These days, it’s not uncommon for bands to start taking inspiration and influences from the decades which helped create, diversify and cement rock and metal as genres. Many of the doom bands dip into the proto-metal and blues laden classic rock sounds to augment their.. Read More
Alunah – Amber & Gold (S/R)

Alunah – Amber & Gold (S/R)

“Not now Dumbo, can’t you see I’m busy?” Okay, what the feck is that buffoon Spenny typing now, I may well hear you ask? Simply put, I was addressing the elephant in the room regarding the new vocalist for Alunah (dear Editor, feel free to.. Read More
Rituals of the Dead Hand – Blood Oath (Dunkelheit Produktionen)

Rituals of the Dead Hand – Blood Oath (Dunkelheit Produktionen)

Metal , especially Extreme Metal has mined the caverns of folklore for decades. Whether it be Norse or Pagan , Hopkins or Crowley there is plenty in history to provide a muse for musicians with a penchant for darkness and daring do.  Belgium’s Rituals of the.. Read More