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Posts tagged "High On Fire"
Blacklab - Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0 (New Heavy Sounds)

Blacklab – Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0 (New Heavy Sounds)

I was pleased to see this crop up in the review lists as a friend had highlighted the name Blacklab a while back and for once it has lodged in my tiny brain. Blacklab are a guitar/vocals and drum duo from Osaka and the 2.0.. Read More
Interview - Twelve Boar

Interview – Twelve Boar

Ladies and gents, many in the world of metal, particularly the extreme side of things that Ave Noctum regularly feature, can sometimes be seen from the outside world (and pretentious insiders too!) as “grimm”, “kvlt”, and total strangers to the idea of anything that is.. Read More
Lâmina – Lilith (Raging Planet)

Lâmina – Lilith (Raging Planet)

Some debut albums are by simple virtue of being the first release by the band tentative, formative, maybe a little unsure. That cannot be said in any way of ‘Lilith’ by Portugal’s Lâmina. Points were instantly won when I opened the strangely shaped envelope that.. Read More
Dö - Astral: Death/Birth (S/R)

Dö – Astral: Death/Birth (S/R)

There are some folks who actually read my reviews I’m told, and if you are one of those rare types, you may well have heard me praising the works of Deaf Hank, Big Dog, and Joe E. Deliverance, three individuals who when they come together.. Read More
Obelyskkh - The Providence (Exile On Mainstream)

Obelyskkh – The Providence (Exile On Mainstream)

German underground doom metal is a good thing. There’s an irresistible passion and zeal to be found with their primal, entrancing riffs that in a way, give it a unique identity. These qualities can also be found here in Obelyskkh. Whilst rooted in the traditional.. Read More
Desert Kingdom – S/T (Black Bow Records)

Desert Kingdom – S/T (Black Bow Records)

New band, new EP, new review to be written, so Desert Kingdom’s eponymous EP gets a spin. But hang on, have I made some sort of technological mistake ripping the album, because whilst the player says ‘You’ll Burn’, my brain is saying, “that’s Orange Goblin’s.. Read More
Red Fang - Only Ghosts (Relapse)

Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Relapse)

I first became aware of Red Fang back in around 2010 when I came across the self titled debut via a friends recommendation. They grabbed my interest immediately, carrying off that vibe of doing something new with an old school sludgy attitude that boomed somewhat.. Read More
Earth Ship - Hollowed (Napalm)

Earth Ship – Hollowed (Napalm)

Berlin’s Earth Ship are a band that crosses genres. Depending on your state of mind when you press play, you’ll hear something different each and every time. Firing out two parts doom and one part southern metal, Earth Ship have managed to muster an album.. Read More
Dö – Tuho – S/R

Dö – Tuho – S/R

2015 saw me, and the world at large, introduced to Dö, a stoner doom trio hailing from darkest Finland with their rather excellent EP ‘Den’ (see Ave Noctum passim). Well, a year has gone by, there has been an apparently more than amicable line up.. Read More
Black Cobra – Imperium Simulacra  (Season Of Mist)

Black Cobra – Imperium Simulacra (Season Of Mist)

Was it really a whole five years since Bay Area two piece Black Cobra launched the slab of rage that is ‘Invernal’? Flipping over the CD case and having a quick look tells me that it is. Well, by not exactly hurrying to produce the.. Read More
Overcharger - All That We Had (Finisterian Dead End)

Overcharger – All That We Had (Finisterian Dead End)

Who’d have thought that a cracking southern metal sound could come from Bordeaux? I certainly didn’t, but Overcharger, the southern groove metal band with big riffs, big grooves and a dirty raw sleaze vibe prove it can. The four piece have been active since 2010.. Read More
Damnation Festival – Leeds University 7/11/15

Damnation Festival – Leeds University 7/11/15

A quick meet up with friends who would not be seen again all day in the sprawl of four stages, a mass of people and 27 bands and it’s time to go charging around and trying to watch and cover as many of them as.. Read More