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King Goat – Debt of Aeons  (Aural Music)

King Goat – Debt of Aeons (Aural Music)

Since 2012 and the departure of Robert Lowe, Candlemass have only released a single EP, albeit rumours abound of new work linked to some game or the other; well, what does that have to do with new release by Brighton’s own King Goat, ‘Debt of.. Read More
Lychgate – The Contagion In Nine Steps (Blood Music)

Lychgate – The Contagion In Nine Steps (Blood Music)

It is time to crawl through the Lychgate and enter a graveyard of ghoulish and macabre sounds once more. Be prepared for the weird, wonderful and downright ghastly sounds from a portal to another world to confront you in all their grandiose glory. This is.. Read More
Spider Kitten – Concise and Sinister (S/R)

Spider Kitten – Concise and Sinister (S/R)

How the hell can you begin to describe Spider Kitten? Amongst other things they are one of the most prolific purveyors of DIY heaviness you could imagine. A constantly changing collective that rotates around the central hub of founder and only permanent member Chi Lameo,.. Read More
Godthrymm – A Grand Reclamation (Transcending Records)

Godthrymm – A Grand Reclamation (Transcending Records)

Supergroups aren’t a new idea, but are they always a good idea? A vast number of highly creative individuals crammed into one space with influences and styles running amok may sound like a recipe for success but it can potentially end in disaster. That being.. Read More
Messa - Feast for Water (Aural Music)

Messa – Feast for Water (Aural Music)

Messa are a young band from Italy, and Feast for Water is their second album. In Italian messa means mass, as in religious ceremony. The mass the band celebrates on their new album revolves around water, the element in which life began and without which.. Read More
Interview - Dautha

Interview – Dautha

Swedish doomsters Dautha set the great bell tolling with their demo almost two years ago which was at long last followed with a full release last month. Brethren of the Black Soil fulfilled expectations of an epic doom event as well as including plenty for.. Read More
Dark Buddha Rising - II (Neurot)

Dark Buddha Rising – II (Neurot)

Roadburn 2012. I made my plan for each festival day to catch my favourite bands, yet such plans always go to hell as soon as the day starts. Somehow, I managed to end up at a show of Dark Buddha Rising, an unknown band to.. Read More
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard / Slomatics - Totems (Black Bow Records)

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard / Slomatics – Totems (Black Bow Records)

Having recently shared a stage at Camden’s Underworld for The Local Fuzz gig, it’s nice timing for this collaborative effort from Wales’ Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard and Ireland’s Slomatics. Both have have been hard at it and earned themselves solid reputations for heavy, atmospheric doom.. Read More
Phantom Winter – Into Dark Science (Golden Antenna)

Phantom Winter – Into Dark Science (Golden Antenna)

People should know what to expect from Phantom Winter by now, third album in and clearly honing their skills to a jagged-sharp edge. First album Cvlt was a great bit of doom-laden sludge metal that was more sonic experience than mere album. The follow up,.. Read More
Dautha – Brethren of the Black Soil (Ván)

Dautha – Brethren of the Black Soil (Ván)

Don your priests robes, hold aloft your holy cross of evil warding and come with Dautha into times long past where unspeakable terrors lurk and the lost flame of epic 1980s doom can be found blazing on the highest peak. Yes, Dautha’s demo released in.. Read More
Hemelbestormer - A Ring of Blue Light (Ván)

Hemelbestormer – A Ring of Blue Light (Ván)

Hemelbestormer are four gentlemen from Belgium with a musical background in hardcore, doom and black metal. Their new album, A Ring of Blue Light, features instrumental post-rock with ambient, experimental and doom elements. All tracks have been named after astronomical phenomena, the last track, The.. Read More
Demon Incarnate – Key of Solomon  (FDA Records)

Demon Incarnate – Key of Solomon (FDA Records)

Well, this reviewing lark continues to be full of surprises. First surprise, the esteemed editor sends me a CD from FDA Records, a label that is pretty much intrinsically linked with the more extreme end of the market that really doesn’t get a play in.. Read More