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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals - Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue (Season Of Mist)

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue (Season Of Mist)

Phil Anselmo could never be accused of lying idle. From angry young man in front of Pantera to genre defining Southern sludge masters, Down and alongside projects like Superjoint Ritual, his attention turned to a new wrecking crew: his very own Philip H. Anselmo &.. Read More
Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)

Over the years there have been bands that gain cult status in the metal and hard rock community, and some that gain commercial success, either as well as, or instead of credibility amongst the dedicated followers of the form. Corrosion of Conformity is a band.. Read More
Skaarv - S/T (Kelp Forest Records)

Skaarv – S/T (Kelp Forest Records)

Taking inspiration from the natural fury of their country’s coastline, Norway’s Skaarv have released their first full length album following on from 2015’s “Seed Of Justice” EP. The band have managed to secure some decent live support slots including Audrey Horne and Sahg so they’ve.. Read More
Vermilion Whiskey – Spirit of Tradition (10 South Productions)

Vermilion Whiskey – Spirit of Tradition (10 South Productions)

Another new act, or at least new to me, to review with South Louisiana rockers Vermilion Whiskey and the EP ‘Spirit of Tradition’, and as you might expect, the influences of the American South are there in spades. ‘Road King’ is a chugging tale of.. Read More
Bill & Phil – Songs Of Darkness And Despair (Housecore Records)

Bill & Phil – Songs Of Darkness And Despair (Housecore Records)

Well there’s a pairing. Everyone’s favourite Chardonnay enthusiast, Phil Anselmo and Bill Moseley. Actor, total horror hero and portrayer of some of the most bat-shit bad-asses in fear cinema. Seriously, watch him as Chop-Top in TCM 2 or Otis in ‘The Devils Rejects’ and tell.. Read More
Crowbar – The Serpent Only Lies (SPV)

Crowbar – The Serpent Only Lies (SPV)

Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein has been quoted in interviews, regarding the band’s 11th album, as having said he revisited the band’s earlier work in order to gain inspiration for this record. For long term fans of the band, this will be no indication of any.. Read More
The Hangman's Lament - Eye For An Eye (Thorzilla)

The Hangman’s Lament – Eye For An Eye (Thorzilla)

Dutch groove laden thrashers The Hangman’s Lament are an interesting bunch. Inspired by Norse mythology, in particular the tale of Odin hanging himself from a tree for a period of days to gain enlightenment, and using their time in previous bands to bring the lament.. Read More
Conquered Mind - Conqueror (Gegentrend Records)

Conquered Mind – Conqueror (Gegentrend Records)

Germany isn’t a country you wouldn’t normally associate with stoner rock, given how most of its successful musical exports in the metal and alternative umbrella of Music tend to lean towards thrash, heavy and traditional metal and some smatterings of industrial but Stoner rock four.. Read More
Godsleep – Thousand Sons of Sleep  (Rock Freak Records)

Godsleep – Thousand Sons of Sleep (Rock Freak Records)

It would seem that for me, Greek bands I like are somewhat akin to buses; you wait ages for one, and then three come along together. Okay, Craang, Planet of Zeus, and subject of this review, Godsleep, may have been around varying lengths of time,.. Read More
King Parrot – Dead Set (Agonia)

King Parrot – Dead Set (Agonia)

If one thing has given me a Trill in recent months it has been discovering King Parrot. A mate of mine was squawking about how entertaining their videos were and how blisteringly chaotic the accompanying music was. It knocked me off my perch I must.. Read More
Death Alley - Black Magick Boogieland (Tee Pee Records)

Death Alley – Black Magick Boogieland (Tee Pee Records)

Well, dang, here’s an album with a full-blown strut-worthy, stomp-happy boogie backline. And yet Death Alley isn’t exactly a moniker that you’d associate with such a stone cold groove is it? It turns out that Black Magick Boogieland hasn’t exactly created by a bunch of.. Read More
Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless (Metal Blade)

Goatwhore – Constricting Rage Of The Merciless (Metal Blade)

The NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) scene has been positively thriving this year, with new offerings from Down, Crowbar, Eyehategod and now Goatwhore have joined the takeover with their sixth slice of groovy filth “Constricting Rage Of The Merciless”. For those who are not familiar with.. Read More