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Posts tagged "Psyche"
Mansion -  First Death Of The Lutheran (I Hate)

Mansion – First Death Of The Lutheran (I Hate)

Seems an age since I reviewed anything on I Hate, so this was a nice change. Maybe I’ve been shying away from doom recently as it becomes a never ending morass of stagnating seventies retreads. Or maybe I’ve been too happy…no, no that can’t be.. Read More
Nachtmystium - Resilient (Prophecy)

Nachtmystium – Resilient (Prophecy)

It’s been a long and fucked up ride for U.S. black metal experimentalists Nachtmystium… A band whose “Black Meddle” has won critical acclaim, but whose leader has courted controversy and divided opinion. But no matter on how you feel about Blake Judd, here, it’s all.. Read More
Vanishing Kids – Heavy Dreamer (Svart Records)

Vanishing Kids – Heavy Dreamer (Svart Records)

Ever imagined what it would sound like if Windhand jammed with Chelsea Wolfe? Vanishing Kids’ “Heavy Dreaming” might just be your answer. Founded by Nikki Drohomyreky and Jason Hartman (Jex Thoth) in 2000, the band from Wisconsin, USA, now contains four members and released four.. Read More
Sigh – Heir To Despair (Candlelight)

Sigh – Heir To Despair (Candlelight)

Anybody fancy a slice of fruitcake, best grab a jug of saké to wash it down with as this is an album that is going to be hard to digest even by arch nutters Sigh’s standards. The band never exactly started off normal and were.. Read More
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Wasteland  (Rise Above Records)

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Wasteland (Rise Above Records)

I’ve been glad to say I’ve been following Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats (hereafter to be abbreviated to Uncle Acid; no disrespect to The Deadbeats, but it’s quite a long band name) since the early days. I won’t pretend to own one of the original.. Read More
Windhand – Eternal Return (Relapse)

Windhand – Eternal Return (Relapse)

Since the release of 2015’s ‘Grief’s Infernal Flower’, Virginian doom metal outfit Windhand have endured more than their fair share of upheaval; parting ways with one half of their founding guitar duo, Asechiah Bogdan, leaving Garrett Morris to carry the riffs solo, aided by bassist.. Read More
Massa – Walls (S/R)

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. The opener “Shiva” is like.. Read More
All Them Witches – ATW  (New West Records)

All Them Witches – ATW (New West Records)

If like me, you were only vaguely aware of All Them Witches, it would be fair to expect them to be an out and out doom band from their name alone, fitting in so well as they would with such sorceress based acts as Witchsorrow,.. Read More
Nagaarum – Apples (Aesthetic Death)

Nagaarum – Apples (Aesthetic Death)

The whole concept of this is unusual. This album is a tribute to three scientists – Halley, Hooke and Newton, hence the “Apples” presumably and their relevance of the discovery of gravity. It is explained further that these scientists operated in a framework of philosophical.. Read More
Superfjord – All Will Be Golden (Svart)

Superfjord – All Will Be Golden (Svart)

On the face of it, this looked very hippy trippy with references to ayahuasca-inspired music, Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and Spiritualized. So I prepared for a spaced-out experience. I thought Mike Oldfield had taken over when I first started listening to the opener “Cut.. Read More
Second Sun - Eländes Elände (Gaphals)

Second Sun – Eländes Elände (Gaphals)

Sat as I am by a keyboard connected to an electronic system undreamed of in my youth that gives me access to all the information in the world I’m likely to need, and being in a position that I’m unlikely to be recognised by any.. Read More
Svin – Virgin Cuts (Mom Eat Dad Records)

Svin – Virgin Cuts (Mom Eat Dad Records)

There’s experimental and there’s experimental. I read that “Virgin Cuts”, the band’s fifth album, “leads the listener into a sonic loophole between noise-infested rock, droney landscapes, new age minimalism and dusty afro-tripping”. Sure enough, although each of these strange pieces has identity, the common theme.. Read More