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All Them Witches – ATW (New West Records)

If like me, you were only vaguely aware of All Them Witches, it would be fair to expect them to be an out and out doom band from their name alone, fitting in so well as they would with such… Continue Reading →

Purple Hill Witch – Celestial Cemetery (Church Within)

Another review, and yet another band I’d never heard of, in this case Purple Hill Witch. Despite hailing from the wintery realms of Norway, they are not a new addition to that region’s pantheon of corpse paint wearing child frighteners,… Continue Reading →

Royal Thunder – Wick (Spinefarm)

Grabbing the chance to wade into Royal Thunder’s world is always a bit of a pleasure. The Atlantan quartet are right up my alley often warping the softer edges of classic rock and grunge with deft psych touches to create a… Continue Reading →

Vampyromorpha – Fiendish Tales of Doom (Trollzorn)

Rarely does a title describe so succinctly the contents of an album. Vampyromorpha (not sure about that name) eschew the current trend of reworking Sabbath numbers or trying to be the new Blue Cheer in favour of mixing Pentagram and… Continue Reading →

Jess and the Ancient Ones – Second Psychedelic Coming- The Aquarius Tapes (Svart)

Reviewing this was meant to be a groovy experience for me. I purposefully asked for it the week before I flew to the States for Thanksgiving. The plan was for Jess and the Ancient Ones to lift me onto an… Continue Reading →

Deadheads – Loadead (High Roller)

Is there something in the water in Sweden that means it produces more bands per capita than any other nation on Earth? From bouncy electronic bubblegum pop to the most demonic of corpse painted nun botherers, it sometimes feels as… Continue Reading →

Gentlemans Pistols – Hustler’s Row (Nuclear Blast)

Gentlemans Pistols is a band that I’ve been lucky enough to see live a few times, and like each album release, each time was fantastic, and each time also accompanied by a line up change, most famously bringing on board… Continue Reading →

Abbot – Between Our Past and Future Lives (Blood Rock Records)

Whilst it is a band new to me, Finland’s Abbot apparently have the best part of a shared twenty year history that encompasses stints as a covers band, punk, hardcore, metal, and acoustic folk before it all came together in… Continue Reading →

Burning Saviours – Unholy Tales From The North – Transubstans

Another review, and surprise surprise, it’s another Swedish export. Damn me, but with all the fine metal those industrious Swedes produce, how do they have time to disassemble and flat pack all that furniture they ship over to the UK… Continue Reading →

Blues Pills – S/T (Nuclear Blast)

If you’ve either followed this site, or for some unknown reason followed my mad ramblings, you’ll be well aware of the massive regard I hold for Blues Pills, having previously given glowing reviews for their EPs ‘Devil Man’ and ‘Live… Continue Reading →

Spirits Of The Dead – Rumours Of A Presence (The End)

A quick glance around reveals just how far this modern obsession for all-things retrospective has come. From the re-emergence of the flared trouser or a penchant for all things eyeball-meltingly fluorescent to our longing for the foods we grew up… Continue Reading →

Heretic – Angelcunts And Devilcocks (Soulseller)

To be philosophical for a moment (hard with that album title hanging above): The notion of ‘black n roll’ is either just the logical extension of heavy metal’s occult obsession within the rock framework, or actually pretty much the antithesis… Continue Reading →

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