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Posts tagged "Gothic"
The Eden House – Songs For The Broken Ones (Jungle)

The Eden House – Songs For The Broken Ones (Jungle)

We are used to reviewing the good, the bad and the downright ugly around these parts but sometimes it’s nice to get something that is simply drop dead gorgeous and beautiful and that is exactly where The Eden House fit in. It’s been a while.. Read More
Foscor – Les Irreals Visions (Season of Mist)

Foscor – Les Irreals Visions (Season of Mist)

Foscor have been around as a band since 1997 but it was their last album “Those Horrors Wither” (2014) which captured my attention and made my top 10 for that year thanks to its dark and shadowy intrigue. I was immediately reminded of the atmospheric.. Read More
Ides of Gemini – Women (Rise Above)

Ides of Gemini – Women (Rise Above)

The follow up to 2014’s ‘Old World New Wave’ sees many changes in the Ides of Gemini camp. The trio are now a four-piece – with vocalist Sera Timms and guitarist Jason Bennett now joined by drummer Scott Batiste (of Saviours) and bassist Adam Murray.. Read More
Inferno - Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution) (W.T.C. Productions)

Inferno – Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution) (W.T.C. Productions)

This album has one of those titles that I look at and think “load of old cobblers.” I mean some bands do really pile on the mystical pseudo claptrap don’t they? I want to be able to listen to music without having to spend 20.. Read More
Alunah – Solennial (Svart)

Alunah – Solennial (Svart)

For over a decade now, Alunah has remained one of the UK’s consistently finest purveyors of superb Doom, albeit having had assorted labels such as the very niche “female fronted occult rock” tag that was beloved of so many reviewers. Regardless of how you choose.. Read More
Pyogenesis - A Kingdom To Disappear (AFM)

Pyogenesis – A Kingdom To Disappear (AFM)

Pyogenesis are back with the second in what has been revealed to be a Victorian-era themed trilogy of albums which begun in 2015 with “A Century In The Curse Of Time” which was a hard hitting and melodic slice of metal from a band who.. Read More
Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn (Profound Lore)

Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn (Profound Lore)

Apparently this Oakland based trio take their moniker from a 1922 fantasy novel by Eric Rucker Eddison. Give it a look on the web if Norse style high fantasy is your thang. With that in mind the listener may be expecting dragons to be chased.. Read More
Grizzlyman – S/T – Third I Rex

Grizzlyman – S/T – Third I Rex

A smoking bearded skull with fucked up teeth and tusks. The cover is Ronseal baby.  This Swedish three piece offer three songs on this EP and in the 15 minutes they have the listener is gonna get bludgeoned! The three tracks are inspired by “Shardik”.. Read More
Devilment - II: The Mephisto Waltzes (Nuclear Blast)

Devilment – II: The Mephisto Waltzes (Nuclear Blast)

When their debut came out 2 years ago I watched the videos that were released, but neglected to go out and grab the album as I wasn’t really too sure I would want to. If it’s anything like their latest release, more the fool am.. Read More
King Dude – Sex (Ván Records)

King Dude – Sex (Ván Records)

There should be a law within the world of music journalism, whereby any review written as a track by track analysis means the author is punished via a beating with a bag of oranges. However, there are some albums that really do require that attention.. Read More
Kuolemanlaakso - M. Laakso – Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes (Svart)

Kuolemanlaakso – M. Laakso – Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes (Svart)

This third album by Kuolemanlaakso is far more of a solo effort than the previous ones, as other than drums and bass by Tiera and Usva respectively, Laakso takes care of vocals, guitar and keyboard duties here. Granted there are also some guest musicians in.. Read More
Bloody Hammers – Lovely Sort of Death (Napalm)

Bloody Hammers – Lovely Sort of Death (Napalm)

Since they first appeared on the scene, Transylvania’s own Bloody Hammers have been producing a consistently excellent series of some of the finest records you could hope to find, firstly on SoulSeller Records before being signed to the ever growing stable of excellence that makes.. Read More