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R.I.P. - Street Reaper (Riding Easy Records)

R.I.P. – Street Reaper (Riding Easy Records)

“It’s early 2017, and time for more doom.” What is that a quote from, I metaphorically hear you ask? Well, it’s the opening line for my January review of R.I.P.’s first album of 2017, in fact their first album, ‘In The Wind.’ Now, without having.. Read More
Antisect – The Rising Of The Lights (Rise Above)

Antisect – The Rising Of The Lights (Rise Above)

Old crustbags never die, it just smells like it. Ah yes Antisect, the original squat the lot Anarcho punks have a hell of a history behind them which stretches right back to 1982 and has somehow resisted and existed and strived to survive through thick.. Read More
Ufomammut – 8 (Neurot)

Ufomammut – 8 (Neurot)

Welcome to the world of Ufomammut on this the occasion of their 8th full length album. Following on from Ecate in 2015 these 8 tracks see the Italian trio soundtracking the collision of space craft and giant ancient beasts as only they can.  The albums tracks.. Read More
Monolord – Rust  (Riding Easy Records)

Monolord – Rust (Riding Easy Records)

It’s impossible to keep up with all the bands coming out of Sweden, let alone across the world, with new music being sent in as well as regular shopping trips, but even I was surprised I’d not come across Monolord before. It may well be.. Read More
Kadavar – Rough Times (Nuclear Blast)

Kadavar – Rough Times (Nuclear Blast)

Let me start this review with a deep and sincere apology to the editor of the site you are reading, Ave Noctum. I’m sorry this review has taken so long to arrive, but damn, I’ve just been so simply busy just enjoying this superlative album.. Read More
Mekigah - Autexousious (Aesthetic Death)

Mekigah – Autexousious (Aesthetic Death)

There’s some solid stuff coming out on label Aesthetic Death whether it’s the sludgy, blackened doom of Ketch or the equally highly recommended quirky black metal of Lashblood. Indeed, it’s a label that’s becoming known for its appreciation of the avant-garde. That in itself is.. Read More
Monarch - Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Monarch – Never Forever (Profound Lore)

Monarch sets new lows when it comes to depressive, harrowing doom. Often only sparsely populated with what you might dismissively call music and more often bordering on ambient ‘noise’, this is a band that is intense, emotionally testing but clearly rewarding for those willing to.. Read More
With The Dead - Love From With the Dead (Rise Above)

With The Dead – Love From With the Dead (Rise Above)

With The Dead’s self titled debut in 2015 was greeted with much acclaim. Having been the culmination of efforts from ex-Cathedral front man Lee Dorrian and former Electric Wizard members Tim Bagshaw and Mark Greening, the album was a lesson in crusty doom. Now the.. Read More
The Prophecy – Origins (Ascension Music)

The Prophecy – Origins (Ascension Music)

The Prophecy eh, nobody foretold their return. Well I was surprised at any rate until I luckily found their new album Origins nestling in my junk folder among all the others needy for review. Naturally I grabbed it straight away as the Halifax doom crew.. Read More
Hands of Thieves - Feasting on Dark Intentions (Hellthrasher Productions)

Hands of Thieves – Feasting on Dark Intentions (Hellthrasher Productions)

Four tracks, ranging from the five and a half minute mark, all the way to over twelve minutes. A logo that’s incredibly illegible, white on black with a noose motif hanging on it. Released on Hellthrasher Productions. Can you imagine what it sounds like yet?.. Read More
Argus - From Fields Of Fire (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Argus – From Fields Of Fire (Cruz Del Sur Music)

Having thoroughly enjoyed the Adruini/Balich album from earlier this year I felt happily honour-bound to cover the new release from vocalist Butch Balich’s main band Argus. With a voice as utterly and intrinsically “Metal” as Balich’s, with a band possessing heaviness to match, Argus always.. Read More
Mindkult – Lucifer’s Dream (Transcending Obscurity)

Mindkult – Lucifer’s Dream (Transcending Obscurity)

“Doom, Stoner and Shoegaze” are the descriptions that accompany this album. I would add in a healthy dose of Garage Rock and Goth too. There is a distinct air of fuzz about the guitars that underpin this album with a delightful swish of a black.. Read More