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Posts tagged "Gothic Doom"
Malvento – Pneuma (Third I Rex)

Malvento – Pneuma (Third I Rex)

I should feel guilty for never coming across Malvento in their 20 odd years of existence but then again there are many “cult Italian” acts so shrouded in obscurity within the underground that there are no shortage of them to discover. Malvento have been around.. Read More
The Slayerking – Sanatana Dharma (Finisterian Dead End)

The Slayerking – Sanatana Dharma (Finisterian Dead End)

‘Sanatana Dharma’ is the debut album from Greek band The Slayerking, a side-project fronted by Nighfall’s Efthimis Karadimas, and featuring Kostas Kyriakopoulos on guitar and Anna Eleftherou on drums. The first thing you may notice is the CD’s cover, bearing a slight resemblance to Paradise.. Read More
Motus Tenebrae – Deathrising (My Kingdom)

Motus Tenebrae – Deathrising (My Kingdom)

While this may be my first experience of Italian doomsters Motus Tenebrae, they’ve been together since 2001, a miserabilist five piece that have released an impressive four full length albums prior to this slab of grief. Look, before we get down to the review proper,.. Read More
Draconian – Sovran (Napalm)

Draconian – Sovran (Napalm)

2015 has been a particularly strong year for fans of the gothic doom sound, not least for the fact that two of the giants of the genre have released their strongest albums in some time. In doing so both Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride.. Read More
Hanging Garden - Blackout Whiteout (Lifeforce)

Hanging Garden – Blackout Whiteout (Lifeforce)

Finland. Dark, brooding, cold, moody, grey, a little oppressive and a bit gloomy. I’m talking about their more popular brand of Metal of course – I’m sure the country is lovely – but like their Scandinavian brothers, the Finns do musical misery so bloody well!.. Read More
Restless Oblivion – Sands of Time (Solitude)

Restless Oblivion – Sands of Time (Solitude)

I’ve been a long-time fan of Solitude Productions approach to business, clearly sticking to what they know and trying to give wider exposure to the bands they put their weight behind. I’ve discovered many excellent artists within the doom spectrum through them over the past.. Read More
Lethe – When Dreams Become Nightmares (Debemur Morti)

Lethe – When Dreams Become Nightmares (Debemur Morti)

If you’re looking for seamless meeting of metal and electronica that’s just as suited to a Sunday morning as a Friday night, you may have just stumbled into the right place. When Dreams Become Nightmares is the band’s first platter and is an intriguing combination.. Read More
Rise of Avernus – L’Appel Du Vide (Code 666)

Rise of Avernus – L’Appel Du Vide (Code 666)

Australia may not be the first place you think of when you go looking for metal, but it seems to be the case that it’s quality over quantity where they are concerned. Take Rise of Avernus for example. These Sydney natives are practitioners of progressive.. Read More
Mournful Gust – For All The Sins (Bad Mood Man)

Mournful Gust – For All The Sins (Bad Mood Man)

I was initially attracted to Mournful Gust for the most childish of reasons in that they had a name that made me giggle, much like my fascination with Greek death metallers Ancient Balls. Being a fan of the Eastern European doom scene however, I was.. Read More
When Nothing Remains – Thy Dark Serenity (Solitude)

When Nothing Remains – Thy Dark Serenity (Solitude)

Johan Ericsson has what I would describe as a touch of Peter Tägtgren syndrome, in so much as he is a complete workaholic. Not satisfied with being guitarist for gothic doom heavyweights Draconian, he is also the driving force at Doom:VS and Shadowgarden. Clearly having.. Read More
Nightfall – Cassiopeia (Metal Blade)

Nightfall – Cassiopeia (Metal Blade)

Nightfall are without doubt an interesting band but with one big Achilles heel. Their gothic doom meets melodic death metal has been evolving over the past twenty years with other styles and influences in between. Too many to mention at this point but suffice to.. Read More
Aut Mori – Первая Cлеза Oсени (Bad Mood Man Music)

Aut Mori – Первая Cлеза Oсени (Bad Mood Man Music)

The beauty and the beast style of gothic doom is not an easy sound to master. Popularised by the likes of Draconian and Theatre of Tragedy (until that dingbat decided he wanted to be a robot), the key is the chemistry between the two singers... Read More