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The Riven – S/T (The Sign Records)

As Metal and Hard Rock continues to evolve, with so many genres pushed and explored over so many years, stretching and expanding in that everlasting search for originality, sometimes I get a pleasant surprise when music totally rooted in the… Continue Reading →

Lost Tribes Of The Moon – S/T (S/R)

These days, it’s not uncommon for bands to start taking inspiration and influences from the decades which helped create, diversify and cement rock and metal as genres. Many of the doom bands dip into the proto-metal and blues laden classic… Continue Reading →

Legend Of The Seagullmen – S/T (Dine Alone Records)

What happens when you stick a guy from Mastodon, a guy from Tool, a film animator/director and a couple of other talented musicians together? Now before you treat this as some poor effort at humour, it’s actually a legitimate question!… Continue Reading →

Fu Manchu – Clone Of the Universe (At The Dojo)

Pioneering fuzz enthusiasts Fu Manchu, one of the pillars of the stoner rock and desert rock genres are back once more with album number 12; “Clone Of The Universe”. The long awaited and highly anticipated follow up to 2014’s ‘Gigantoid’… Continue Reading →

Solar Sons – Retrograde Motion (S/R)

Ladies and gents who may be reading this, let me advise you that if you are a fan of hard rock or metal, there is precious little reason to visit the former industrial powerhouse and now excluded candidate for European… Continue Reading →

HARK – Machinations (Season Of Mist)

Bewildering. It can be a good or a bad description. I think the last time that word fell to nicely summing up music for me was Mastodon’s ‘balance point’ album Blood Mountain; the one where their sludge based heaviness still… Continue Reading →

Kairon; Irse! – Ruination (Svart)

Ever wondered what it might sound like to be catching up on your old Simon & Garfunkel/ Stone Roses / Mercury Rev records, having a warm breeze blowing in your face, while sitting on a carousel going slightly too fast?… Continue Reading →

Mithras – On Strange Loops (Galactic Records)

Leon Macey is well known in the UK Death Metal scene. A champion of this diverse and strong community through his various musical projects and his media work, he is also the brainchild and sole surviving member of Mithras, the… Continue Reading →

Darkrypt – Delirious Excursion (Transcending Obscurity)

Debut death metal from Mumbai here. Always glad to be reminded that this is a global family, it also has a couple of guest slots from visiting uncles Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, all the rest.) and Nitin Rajan (Primitiv)… Continue Reading →

Mos Generator – Abyssinia (Listenable)

Having dragged myself kicking and screaming into the twenty first century with an online social media footprint, the ubiquitous Facebook was kind enough to remind me that just over a year ago I was sweating in a packed out converted… Continue Reading →

Katatonia – The Fall Of Hearts (Peaceville)

I have followed Sweden’s Katatonia religiously for over two decades and they have given me some of the most brilliant memories within music during that time either with landmark releases or just awe inspiring live performances whether electric or acoustic…. Continue Reading →

Gorod – A Maze Of Recycled Creeds (Listenable)

When I read that French 5 piece, Gorod are often described as jazz / death metal I thought ‘oh ffs’. I mean I hate jazz, to me it sounds like all the musicians are trying to race each other to… Continue Reading →

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