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Pa Vesh En – Pyrefication (Iron Bonehead)

The opening track ‘…In The Ghostly Haze’ from this Belarusian band rolls into a bleak life like Skepticism meeting Nortt on a last frostbitten walk through the woods; crushingly downbeat, but like frost it forces open cracks you might not… Continue Reading →

Fading Bliss – Journeys In Solitude (Malpermesita Records)

With titles like the above it would be a fairly safe bet that we would be in funeral doom territory with this Belgian group, and indeed that is the case. Four tracks and around forty five minutes: Ocean, Mountain, A… Continue Reading →

Vin de Tria Mix – Palimpsests (Hypnotic Dirge)

We last heard from this strangely entitled Ukrainian lot when they dropped debut album ‘Once Hidden From Sight’ back in 2013. It didn’t go down remarkably well and so this one was approached with a certain amount of trepidation especially… Continue Reading →

Coltsblood – Ascending Into Shimmering Darkness (Candlelight)

There is clearly something afoot in the Coltsblood camp, just from looking at the cover of this long awaited follow up to 2014’s Into The Unfathomable Abyss. That debut was a remarkable tomb of blackened sludge and Celtic Frost dragged… Continue Reading →

Tyranny – Aeons in Tectonic Interment (Dark Descent)

Is that low rumbling vocal the final warning of a doomed earth tearing itself apart? Or maybe it’s just Tyranny returned from a decade long recording hiatus to put the icing on the cake in what is fast turning out… Continue Reading →

Skepticism – Ordeal (Svart)

Much like the music they play Finnish funeral doomsters Skepticism don’t do things fast. Their last album Alloy was seven years ago and actual shows are hardly a regular occurrence. This perhaps means that combining the two is a bit… Continue Reading →

Oktor – Another Dimension Of Pain (Solitude)

Poland, musically a land of extremity, be it ‘Hate’ filled, church burning black death or absolute unforgiving grinding carnage. When it comes to doom and certainly that which is of the funeral orientated style it probably is not a country… Continue Reading →

Profetus – As All Seasons Die (Svart)

Thergothon. Skepticism. Tyranny. All reasons why the mere description ‘Finnish funeral doom’ had me clamouring to hear this album. Profetus do not disappoint. Their style is utterly, crushingly leaden, yet at the same time delicate and airy, with penetrating church-organ-like… Continue Reading →

Restless Oblivion – Sands of Time (Solitude)

I’ve been a long-time fan of Solitude Productions approach to business, clearly sticking to what they know and trying to give wider exposure to the bands they put their weight behind. I’ve discovered many excellent artists within the doom spectrum… Continue Reading →

Wijlen Wij – Coronachs Of The Ω (Solitude Productions)

The first few moments of opening song ‘Boreas’ make you think that with Wijlen Wij you’re in for some serious Skepticism worship as the organ swells with the riff and fills the room. But then the clean vocals come in… Continue Reading →

Everlasting- The March of Time (Solitude)

Another Russian funeral doom album from the ever-reliable Solitude Productions, Everlasting’s album cover and title had me expecting something in the vein of Skepticism/Thergothon. This proved to be largely true, with empyreal, church-organ-like synths enveloping each of the album’s four… Continue Reading →

Vin De Mia Trix – Once Hidden From Sight (Hypnotic Dirge / Solitude )

 Funeral doom from the Ukraine here and this debut sports a nice cover if you shell out for the CD rather than the free download on their bandcamp page. ‘A Study In Scarlet’ is the first song and it begins… Continue Reading →

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