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Lost In Kiev – Persona (Pelagic Records)

Parisians, Lost In Kiev, return with this their third full length effort that see’s the band step off their well-trodden path of long form epic stanzas of alt/math rock mini operas and segue into shorter more direct songs. It feels… Continue Reading →

Massa – Walls (S/R)

Four years ago a trio in Rotterdam formed a heavy sludge rock band. This band Massa recognises influences in the likes of the Melvins, Yob, Mogwai and Godspeed. The word “cinematic” is affixed to their work. The scene is set…. Continue Reading →

Collapse Under the Empire – The Fallen Ones (Finaltune Records)

We are gently led into an epic soundscape. This is the duo’s sixth album of electronic post rock. The mere title “The Fallen Ones” suggests gloom and melancholy but whilst the title track has a sultry air, the progression is… Continue Reading →

Mono – Requiem for Hell (Pelagic Records)

Japanese post rock quartet mark their 17th anniversary with the release of 9th studio album ‘Requiem for Hell’. Heavily influenced by experimental rock and shoegaze, Mono are best known for their incorporation of contemporary classical music, noise and minimalism in… Continue Reading →

WeaksaW – The Wretched Of the Earth (Lifeforce)

Formed in Montpellier, France back in 2008 and influenced by bands ranging from Behemoth to The Deftones to Origin to Mogwai(?!), WeaksaW have a very different sound. With a very djent-heavy technical approach to metal, the five piece already have… Continue Reading →

Morodh – The World of Retribution (Witching Hour)

Originally started as a one man Black Metal project, Morodh was the brainchild of guitarist Ragnaar. He is joined on this debut full length journey into Depressive Black Metal by drummer Andreas, bassist Anthart and  Astaroth on vocals. For anyone… Continue Reading →

Australasia – Sin4tr4 (Golden Morning Sounds)

Are you a glass half empty or half full sort of person? If half empty you might think that at 22 minutes long you are missing half an album here along with something else rather important. Ah yes vocals? If… Continue Reading →

An Autumn for Crippled Children – Only the Ocean Knows (Aeturnitas Tenebrarum Musicae Fundimentam)

So the highly regarded Dutch three-piece return with their third album in two years and even a cursory listen reveals that it very much appears that this whole ‘post Black Metal’ thing is alive and well. Indeed, it really does… Continue Reading →

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