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Tenebra – Gen Nero (S/R)

A new addition to the retro doom/psych movement are Italian quartet Tenebra, launching a 6 tracker under their own steam this year. It’s actually 6 tracks of a similar vibe that the band like to be viewed as a single… Continue Reading →

Planchettes – The Truth (Rise Above Records)

Planchettes are from New Orleans and play good old rock n roll. Prepare to take yourself back to the 60s, the Shadows, Chuck Berry, Duane Eddy and all that, and add a bit of skiffle and a few other things… Continue Reading →

Golden Legacy – II (S/R)

Blimey I thought I had been transported back in time to a John Peel radio session from the mid-80’s on first giving this a listen. Talk about the most girlie vocals I have heard in many a year. Sugar coated,… Continue Reading →

Blut aus Nord – Hallucinogen (Debemur Morti)

What to say, when everything has already been said? I’m a bit late reviewing this. Everybody else has already done it, it seems. It’s quite a challenge, therefore, to find something original and new to say. But I’ll certainly try…. Continue Reading →

Blackwater Holylight – Veils of Winter (Riding Easy Records)

My initial reaction on seeing this band’s name was Blackwater Park. The band’s take on their name, which I have to say carries more authority than my reaction, is that it’s about contrasts: “heavy, psychedelic, pop, shoegaze, doom, grunge, melodic… Continue Reading →

Kadavar – For The Dead Travel Fast (Nuclear Blast)

Long term followers of Ave Noctum who have had the dubious pleasure of reading my assorted inane ramblings will know that for a long time I’ve been a follower and advocate of a number of the many retro style bands… Continue Reading →

Planet of Zeus – Faith In Physics (Heavy Psyche Sounds)

Ladies and gents, it’s time for me to be utterly honest and admit my bias; as well as being more than a little impressed by the growing line up of talent being put out through Heavy Psyche Sounds, I bloody… Continue Reading →

Wizard Rifle – S/T (Svart)

The biggest surprise here is, indeed, that this whirlwind of sound is produced by only two people. Wizard Rifle, or more precisely drummer/vocalist Sam Ford and guitarist/vocalist Max Dameron, seemingly effortlessly manage to sound like a four/five-piece band. Judging from… Continue Reading →

Cherubs – Immaculada High (Relapse Records)

Relapse always got it goin’ awn!  I am not going to pretend I have heard of Cherubs who began in 1991, collapsed in 94 and rose again in 2014.  Sometimes, discovering that you have missed out can be a good thing. This… Continue Reading →

The Black Wizards – Reflections (Kozmic Artifactz / Raging Planet)

Damn this modern life for making me have to have a job to pay my bills! Why can’t I be like that Swedish chap who made the news a couple of years ago when he got state benefits to go… Continue Reading →

Here Lies Man – No Ground To Walk Upon (Ridingeasy Records)

Firmly entrenched in a 70s riff rock vibe, US based Here Lies Man offer a wholly new approach to the genre by incorporating African stylised beats to their enthralling songs which will hook you instantly with their innate catchiness. I… Continue Reading →

Sacri Monti – Waiting Room for the Magic Hour (Tee Pee)

It’s been four years since their debut, and my expectations are high for this one. The San Diego based quintet’s debut was a psychedelic master class, reminiscent of messiah’s Cream, Hendrix, Uriah Heep and so on. This one, well, they… Continue Reading →

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