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Atavist – III : Absolution (Candlelight)

Right after I started listening to “Absolution”, I was reminded of a character from Airplane proclaiming, “Looks like I picked the wrong day to give up glue sniffing”. By way of explanation, “Absolution” is four tracks of abject misery and… Continue Reading →

Almyrkvi / The Ruins Of Beverast – Split (Ván Records)

There may only be four tracks on this split release but with an average running time of 10 minutes each there is plenty to immerse yourself in and it certainly is not lacking in substance. Both bands could be considered… Continue Reading →

Goden – Beyond Darkness (Svart)

Anyone familiar with Winter will know the impact the cult band had on doom metal. With an iciness that reflected the name, they created an apocalyptic sound with soul crushing density. Described as its spiritual successor, Goden is a project… Continue Reading →

Noctu – Gelidae Mortis Imago (Transcending Obscurity Records)

If drone and the sounds of the wind, a dripping tap and a sombre piano are what floats your boat, you’re quids in with the opener of this second album from funereal doomster Noctu from Italy. But this accounts for… Continue Reading →

Solothus – Realm Of Ash And Blood (20 Buck Spin)

Finnish doom, eh? Well doom death bordering on the funereal anyway. ‘Father Of Sickness’ crawls out of the blocks like a slightly more animated Unholy with a kind of sense of that first Paradise Lost album in the eerie and… Continue Reading →

Drown – Subaqueous (Prophecy)

“Remember, O man, that dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return.” Except for the cyclic part, the Catholic church has got it all wrong, of course. We are mostly made of water, not dust. The water, or the… Continue Reading →

Treurwilg – An End To Rumination (S/R)

A weeping willow which this Dutch act name themselves after is a good place to find oneself sitting under and ruminating and it’s hardly surprising that doom is the musical landscape for such contemplation. This quartet have released one very… Continue Reading →

Mesmur – Terrene (Solitude)

And relax… time for some funeral doom. You know the drill. Slow the metronome down to a heartbeat pace that would leave you clinically dead and hope for the best, right? Except that every time I return to this scene… Continue Reading →

Sun Of The Sleepless / Cavernous Gate – S/T Split (Prophecy)

What we have here is the meeting of two old friends with their respective projects: Sun Of The Sleepless (Schwadorf of Empyrium, The Vision Bleak and Noek) and Cavernous Gate (S.K. Of Helrunar). Does it fit together? Are they worthy… Continue Reading →

Slow – VI – Dantalion (Code666)

We had only just been ravaged by Belgium multi-instrumentalist Déhà’s latest album under the Merda Mundi moniker when Slow’s 6th opus dropped in and the two discs could not be further apart. The former play caustic black metal with anti-humanist… Continue Reading →

Esoteric – A Pyrrhic Existence (Season Of Mist)

Not a band who can actually be rushed in any way, it’s been a fairly long wait for Esoteric to deliver the follow up to 2011 album Paragon of Dissonance. Fans have been well catered for though due to plenty… Continue Reading →

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