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High On Fire -  Electric Messiah (eOne)

High On Fire – Electric Messiah (eOne)

To release one monster of an album in 2018 is no mean feat.  To do so with the wait of expectation from a rabid fanbase weighing like a concrete albatross is truly magnificent. For Matt Pike to follow up Sleeps’ “The Sciences” with a new High.. Read More
Weed Demon – Astrological Passages  (Electric Valley Records)

Weed Demon – Astrological Passages (Electric Valley Records)

“Hey you! Does your driveway suffer from damaging foliage growth? Is your lawn marred by unsightly dandelions? Well worry no more, and see them off with Ohio’s own Weed Demon. A single application of of their patented ‘Astrological Passages’ brand sludge will obliterate unwanted plants,.. Read More
The Evil - Evil (Osmose)

The Evil – Evil (Osmose)

2018 has been a big year for all things doom. Sleep, Orange Goblin, Boss Keloid, King Goat, YOB and Ghost have all released some big albums which touch on all aspects of this riff laden monster of a genre. The Evil, a four piece from.. Read More
Interview - Twelve Boar

Interview – Twelve Boar

Ladies and gents, many in the world of metal, particularly the extreme side of things that Ave Noctum regularly feature, can sometimes be seen from the outside world (and pretentious insiders too!) as “grimm”, “kvlt”, and total strangers to the idea of anything that is.. Read More
Greyfell - Horsepower (Argonauta Records)

Greyfell – Horsepower (Argonauta Records)

Greyfell is a relatively new band from Rouen (France), who released their first album, “I Got the Silver” in 2015. I have to admit that I missed that release, so I’m happy to get a new chance with the second one, which is called “Horsepower”... Read More
Domkraft - The End Of Electricity (Magnetic Eye)

Domkraft – The End Of Electricity (Magnetic Eye)

Swedish three piece outfit, Domkraft follow up last year’s self titled EP with this full length effort drawing on reliable influences like Neurosis, Sleep and Black Sabbath. They’ve gone in search of raw groove and psychedelia with bassist and vocalist, Martin Wegeland being a believer.. Read More
Zaum – Eidolon (I Hate Records)

Zaum – Eidolon (I Hate Records)

If ever there was an open goal for a doom metal band in terms of musical and cultural thematics, this is it. The sound and spirit of the ancient East – long the imagined home of the tripped-out fan of all kinds of heaviness and.. Read More
Neurosis – Fires Within Fires (Neurot)

Neurosis – Fires Within Fires (Neurot)

Pioneers of the modern day, progressive, post-sludge sound, Neurosis have been going at it for 30 years now, and have more than proved their worth in that time; now when they put out another record it’s not just a release, it’s an event. ‘Fires Within.. Read More
Arctic - S/T (Outer Battery)

Arctic – S/T (Outer Battery)

Californian stoner riff worshippers, Arctic have just landed their self-titled debut after a number of years touring. Taking their cue from classic names such as Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Sleep and Jimi Hendrix, they’ve served up a slab of fuzz laden, effects drenched, head banging.. Read More
Atala – Shaman’s Path of the Serpent (S/R)

Atala – Shaman’s Path of the Serpent (S/R)

Out of the heat and dust of San Bernardino rumbles the trio entitled “Atala”.  Atala is either a 7th Century monk or an Italian make of bicycle. What is more likely in my mind is these lads take their moniker from “Atala, ou Les Amours de.. Read More
Boss Keloid - Herb Your Enthusiasm (Black Bow Records)

Boss Keloid – Herb Your Enthusiasm (Black Bow Records)

There is something about the North West of England which tends to spawn some musical powerhouses. Recently, we’ve had no end to fierce death metal bands but with the ascension of bands like Pist who bring swagger, confidence and sleaze with raw riffs, Conan, one.. Read More
Deadsmoke – S/T (Heavy Psyche)

Deadsmoke – S/T (Heavy Psyche)

Italian doom metal outfit Deadsmoke are a phenomenally heavy trio who blend the harshness of sludge with the low end worship of doom. With a sound described as ‘so downtuned and low it shakes the earth to its core’, the trio cite bands like Sleep,.. Read More