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Posts tagged "Sisters Of Mercy"
Fotocrime – Always Night (Golden Antenna)

Fotocrime – Always Night (Golden Antenna)

I have to echo a colleague’s recent review and ponder the question of whether “Goth” is looked on as a musical swear word these days? Take Fotocrime for example. They have no problem admitting it is “Always Night” but there is no mention of the.. Read More
Cursed Moon – Rites Of Darkness (Hells Headbangers)

Cursed Moon – Rites Of Darkness (Hells Headbangers)

I’ll start off by saying – I like this album. I am not sure if I like it for the same reasons that Sal Hellraiser wants me to. This is good fun Goth. He is marketing it as Deathwave but for me this is pure.. Read More
Interview - Bloody Hammers

Interview – Bloody Hammers

They’re creepy and they’re kooky mysterious and spooky. Nope let’s not go down that route even if their world is a little on the strange and horrific side. Bloody Hammers consist of Anders Magna and Devallia who pass their time making dark, gothic doom music,.. Read More
The Black Capes – All These Monsters (Dark Tunes)

The Black Capes – All These Monsters (Dark Tunes)

I used to DJ a few goth clubs back in the day, most of them had a strict “No Metal” policy, so it was always fun to see what I could get away with on the playlists in the midst of all the drama and.. Read More
Bethlehem – S/T (Prophecy Productions)

Bethlehem – S/T (Prophecy Productions)

Starting out as a black/doom metal band in 1991 in Germany, 25 years on and many many more line-up changes later, bassist/guitarist Jürgen Bartsch is the only remaining founding member, with long time drummer Wolz retaking his 12 year post after a 5 year absence... Read More
The Membranes – Inner Space / Outer Space (Louder Than War)

The Membranes – Inner Space / Outer Space (Louder Than War)

On reviewing The Membranes supporting Killing Joke I mentioned need to explore the band further and founding member John Robb also of Goldblade and the person behind excellent website and magazine Louder The War was quick to heed my call. Pitching last studio album Dark.. Read More
Kuolemanlaakso - M. Laakso – Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes (Svart)

Kuolemanlaakso – M. Laakso – Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes (Svart)

This third album by Kuolemanlaakso is far more of a solo effort than the previous ones, as other than drums and bass by Tiera and Usva respectively, Laakso takes care of vocals, guitar and keyboard duties here. Granted there are also some guest musicians in.. Read More
Bloody Hammers – Lovely Sort of Death (Napalm)

Bloody Hammers – Lovely Sort of Death (Napalm)

Since they first appeared on the scene, Transylvania’s own Bloody Hammers have been producing a consistently excellent series of some of the finest records you could hope to find, firstly on SoulSeller Records before being signed to the ever growing stable of excellence that makes.. Read More
The 69 Eyes - Universal Monsters (Nuclear Blast)

The 69 Eyes – Universal Monsters (Nuclear Blast)

Formed back in the tail end of the 80’s, Finish ‘Goth ‘n Rollers’ The 69 Eyes have gained quite a cult following over the years. Mixing the moodiness and atmosphere of dark and gothic with the raw energy and approach of rock and roll, it.. Read More
Ande – Licht (S/R)

Ande – Licht (S/R)

Ande is actually a chap called Jim from Belgium. He used to be in a garage rock band called Whocares but obviously not enough people did as it appears they played their last gig at the end of 2014. After a break he started anew,.. Read More
Deep Black – Nails (Van)

Deep Black – Nails (Van)

When the band are called Deep Black and the opening track is called “Nephillim” you make certain presumptions. My Merciful Release tattoo starts to itch and I can taste the acrid sweetness of snakebite and black at the back of my tongue.  I prepare to.. Read More
Publicist UK – Forgive Yourself (Relapse)

Publicist UK – Forgive Yourself (Relapse)

When an album comes through for review that states “Recommended if you like… Joy Division”, it’s certain to draw my interest. In the case of Publicist UK (the UK part being a particular curse bestowed upon acts of a more…ahem…”gothic” nature), the comparison is mainly.. Read More