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Sunn O))) – Life Metal (Southern Lord)

Sonic titans Sunn O))) return with their ninth full length album (the first of two due to be released this year) and the first album they’ve produced with Anderson and O’Malley as sole composers since the release of 2015’s ‘Kannon’… Continue Reading →

Of Spire & Throne – Penance (Aesthetic Death)

Ah, Edinburgh’s own and one of the finest progressive sludge/doom bands about Of Spire & Throne return. Three years after their crushing and harrowing debut Sanctum In The Light, Penance drops as an early Yule present and leaves a huge… Continue Reading →

Gateway – Boundless Torture (Pulverised)

Ok I had never heard Gateway before this, a one man band from Belgian Robin Van Oyen, but it had sat on the review list for a week so I thought “Hey, give it a go.. bit of doom death,… Continue Reading →

Nightmarer – Cacophony Of Terror (Season Of Mist)

What do you get if you cross a member of Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Skies with one of The Ocean and an ex from War From A Harlots mouth? Nope there’s no punch-line here just a trio with… Continue Reading →

Legion of Andromeda – Iron Scorn (At War With False Noise / Unholy Anarchy)

Ting, ting, ting, dum, dum, dum, plod plod, plod, growl, growl, growl, thump, thump, thump, judder, judder, judder, gibber, gibber, gibber and repeat for 45 minutes and there ladies and gentlemen you have it, welcome to Legion Of Andromeda. I… Continue Reading →

Osoka – Osoka (Slow Burn Records)

Little of it seems to reach our Western senses, but there really is a veritable hotbed of doom and drone down in the remote and impossibly vast country of Russia. Maybe it’s the humidity of the cities or the often… Continue Reading →

Welter In Thy Blood – Todestrieb (Dusktone)

Welter In Thy Blood are a trio who apparently hail from sunny-side-up Los Angeles. Jeez they must hate it there. Umm… Where to start? Well they are kind of my nightmare review because there is either so much or so… Continue Reading →

Cough / Windhand – Reflection Of The Negative (Relapse)

I’d just had a lousy cold and then an upset stomach so when I was passed a split that thee Ed. described as “Cough and Wind” I was understandably unenthusiastic about reliving my experiences. Thankfully though it is just a… Continue Reading →

Malasangre – Lux Deerit Soli (I, Voidhanger)

 Malasangre: take a foundation of extreme doom like, say, Khanate, layer thickly with sludge and sprinkle a little black metal and almost inaudible ominous keyboards on top. Let it seethe for half and hour or so and serve. Nigella it… Continue Reading →

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