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The Bloody Mallard – Realm (Onslaught Records)

The Bloody Mallard are described as a heavy psych, prog and alt-rock project, recalling the likes of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Baroness, Yob and Elder. This album starts with a monstrous 11-minute instrumental piece called “Haemoglobin”. I felt the psychedelic… Continue Reading →

Bioplan – Epipath & Ocular (Layered Reality Productions)

After wondering how an ep could have 12 tracks, I then realised that this is in fact two eps. The experienced Swedish artist who is Bioplan (sounds like a brand of yoghurt to me but I’ll get over it), released… Continue Reading →

Telepathy – Burn Embrace (Svart Records)

It seems like only yesterday that post rock quartet Telepathy had released their debut EP ‘Fracture’ and were supporting the likes of Latitudes at small pub venues. Fast forward nine years and the band are now on their third full-length… Continue Reading →

Hubris – Metempsychosis (Art As Catharsis Records)

A bit of instrumental post rock from Switzerland here. From the life and death theme of this album, which revolves around a number of Greek mythological characters, there would seem to be a progressive element. The band itself has drawn… Continue Reading →

Çub – Ouais (Atypeek Music)

More deranged nuttiness from Atypeek and actually 3 other labels who are releasing this in collaboration with them. This French lot were one that I approached with caution as their music is described as math rock which I can’t really… Continue Reading →

CB3 – Aeons (The Sign Records)

Looking at the world of hard rock and heavy metal, it is pretty much undeniable that Sweden must have more musicians per head of population than any other country in the world. Throw in their pop output, it does make… Continue Reading →

Arrakis – Technontology Vol.1 (S/R)

Greek instrumentalists Arrakis formed back in 2012 and are firm believers in tripping through the endless musical universe via the medium of music. Regularly posting demos and jams online for all to hear, this psychedelic orientated stoner-doom band consists of… Continue Reading →

Toundra – Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari (Inside Out/Superball)

The strange title of this album beat me at first and still does, but I do now know that it refers to a German silent horror film of the same name from 1920. A far cry from the days when… Continue Reading →

Mitochondrial Sun – S/T (Argonauta)

Niklas Sundin is one of the most prominent names in the Swedish Melodic Death Metal scene. A forefather and pioneer of the genre, most noted for being a member of the widely recognised and highly acclaimed Dark Tranquillity, he has… Continue Reading →

The Spacelords – Spaceflowers (Tonzonen)

Once you get past the fact that The Spacelords are second cousins twice removed from the immediate Hawkwind friends and family circle you can start looking at them in their own right. They probably get very few reviews without mention… Continue Reading →

Pray for Sound – Waves (Dunk!Records)

This is instrumental post rock band Pray for Sound’s fourth album release. Each of their albums so far has explored a different concept and mood. “Waves” is seen as an album which confronts and overcomes struggle. All music but especially… Continue Reading →

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