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We Lost The Sea – Triumph and Disaster (Bird’s Robe Records)

Instrumental albums are not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m fine with them. This band’s music is described as “cinematic”. I would be disappointed if it wasn’t as without the obstacle of vocals, good instrumental music should explore scenes and… Continue Reading →

Noorvik – Omission (Tonzonen Records)

If anyone ever mentions German instrumental bands, Long Distance Calling comes into my mind. Noorvik is a new one on me. “Omission” is their second album. We’re led to expect “dynamic arcs of suspense with progressive song structures … an… Continue Reading →

Cortege – Capricorn (S/R)

In the spirit of full transparency, I have copied and pasted two sentences that I think probably do a better job than I will in 500 or so words, at describing what I have just listened to on this latest… Continue Reading →

Pyramido – Fem (The Sign Records)

Fem – Swedish for 5, is the Malmo quintet’s 5th album. High fives all round! These chaps mix dreamy shoegaze atmospheres with uplifting doom and tortured sludge vocals. So far up my alley I need a proctologist to extract it! First… Continue Reading →

Cult of Luna – A Dawn to Fear (Metal Blade)

There was a time when a new Cult of Luna release was as certain as the turning of the tide or the changing of the seasons; a steady biennial cycle of albums and tours grew to feel comfortable for fans,… Continue Reading →

PSOTY – Sunless (Candlelight Records)

Formally known as Pet Slimmers Of the Year, the far pithier PSOTY return from a lengthy sabbatical with this their second full length release and follow up to 2014’s ‘Fragments Of Uniforms. I already like them though hailing, as they… Continue Reading →

Pelican – Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord)

Pelican’s (the birds) are part of the Pelecanidae family and look and sound unorthodox and odd. Swooping into the water filling up their mouths like feathery flying whales as they gorge on the fishy treats lurking beneath the waves. The… Continue Reading →

Cave In – Final Transmission (Hydra Head)

Cave In are one of those bands that have managed to divide and confound opinion over the course of their almost 25 years existence as a band from both positive and negative perspectives. With feet in numerous camps from a… Continue Reading →

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