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Rome in Monochrome – Karma Anubis (Wintersleep Records)

Now I’m sorry but this is just incredibly frustrating – a band comes to the table with a lengthy biography, extensive details on the band members’ past activities and some bold pronouncements of blending post rock, shoegaze and doom. Sounds… Continue Reading →

Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn (Profound Lore)

Apparently this Oakland based trio take their moniker from a 1922 fantasy novel by Eric Rucker Eddison. Give it a look on the web if Norse style high fantasy is your thang. With that in mind the listener may be… Continue Reading →

Ultar – Kadath (Temple of Torturous)

Many bands have tried to propel themselves into the vast potential of post-black metal soundscapes. Many have failed – in fact most don’t even break free of the tried and tested formulas, which are now getting more than a little… Continue Reading →

An Autumn For Crippled Children – Eternal (Wickerman Recordings)

Reviewing this album is a Herculean task.  Wait don’t strop off muttering “bloody net reviews with their freebies moaning”!  This is no “ugh I have to put myself through THIS?!!” cry for pity. I really like this band. Well to… Continue Reading →

Alcest – Kodama (Prophecy)

Blackgaze is a compound noun that strikes fear in the heart of many metaller, conjuring up images of bearded hipsters with pocket watch tattoos wanting to get their emo “awn” in a more mature and serious way. Alcest are the… Continue Reading →

Fvnerals – Wounds (Golden Antenna)

When this one landed I was intrigued enough to pick it up and give it a quick play. Call me easily swayed but there is something about a band that replace their U’s with a V that adds an air… Continue Reading →

Astronoid – Air (Blood Music)

This is the first full length album of self-proclaimed dream thrash-shoegaze metal from Astronoid out of the USA and follows two previously released EP’s. Thrash and shoegaze sound like an interesting combination. The band explain this away by referring to… Continue Reading →

Slowrun – Resonance (Dunk!Records)

I had the pleasure of reviewing Slowrun’s evocative debut album “Prologue” about three years ago. Instrumental works are not everyone’s preference, but “Prologue”’s collection of progressive ambient post rock pieces did what music does so well and planted vivid images… Continue Reading →

Sylvaine – Wistful (Season of Mist)

Following on from my last review of Prag 83’s wonderfully folky ‘Metamorphoses’, we continue our stay on Planet Mellow with ‘Wistful’, the second album from female multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine. Released through Season of Mist, ‘Wistful’ is a beguiling mix of experimentation,… Continue Reading →

Dperd – V (My Kingdom)

Dperd are an enigma. In a time of internet saturation they almost don’t exist. I used a popular search engine that rhymes with floogle to research them and came up with nothing, nada . Just a suggestion that I meant… Continue Reading →

Anomalie – Refugium (Art of Propaganda)

Art of Propaganda is clearly looking to corner the market in a certain kind of emotionally-charged, angst-ridden post-black metal that Anomalie exemplifies so well. Harakiri For The Sky has been well positioned as the flagship of this windswept sound which… Continue Reading →

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