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Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin – Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore)

Sometimes the right album comes along at the right time. It hits the spot, massaging all the right places in your psyche. An aural salve to the cuts and grazes of the real world. Stygian Bough Volume 1 has been… Continue Reading →

Atavist – III : Absolution (Candlelight)

Right after I started listening to “Absolution”, I was reminded of a character from Airplane proclaiming, “Looks like I picked the wrong day to give up glue sniffing”. By way of explanation, “Absolution” is four tracks of abject misery and… Continue Reading →

Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic)

Most people’s first encounter with Canada’s Vile Creature was 2018 release ‘Cast of Static and Smoke’, a tale of apocalyptic robots trying to escape the end of the world. The unhurried tempo and gritty musical textures combined with the heart… Continue Reading →

-(16)- Dream Squasher (Relapse Records)

Despite having a name that’s a copy editor’s worst nightmare (no, these reviews are not copy edited and all grammatical errors, trite phrases, oft repeated tropes and typos are purely down to the writer here), 16 have been around since… Continue Reading →

Lesser Glow – Nullity (Pelagic Records)

On paper, Boston, MA. originated band Lesser Grow with this their second full length album following on from 2018’s Ruined, should absolute tick all the boxes I have, for falling absolute head over heels in love with every riff, snare… Continue Reading →

Mountaineer – Bloodletting (Lifeforce)

OK let’s take this from the top or summit. Sherpa Tenzing, Edmund Hilary, Sly Stallone, Brian Blessed – sorry guys you have been usurped there is a new mountaineer in my life. Oakland, California is not an area known for… Continue Reading →

Ashtar – Kaikuja (Eisenwald)

An album cover is always a good starting point to get acquainted with a band, I find. At least it should be. As mentioned before, I like it when album cover art and music fit well together. In fact, this… Continue Reading →

Desert Storm – Omens (APF Records)

Oxford sludge metallers Desert Storm have been consistently releasing solid albums and building a name for themselves on the metal circuit for well over a decade; laying waste to many a gig venue across the UK and Europe.  Previous releases,… Continue Reading →

Barishi – Old Smoke (Season of Mist)

Old Smoke makes me think of Texas barbeques. Right country, wrong place. Progressive metal band Barishi are from New England. The band’s 2016 album “Blood from the Lion’s Mouth” was impressive and made my top 20 for the year on… Continue Reading →

Demonic Death Judge – The Trail (Suicide Records)

The stoner and sludge scene spreads its wings far and wide. Finnish riff lords, Demonic Death Judge have released their fourth long player, “The Trail”. Since their formation in 2009, they’ve had a steady stream of albums, EP’s and split… Continue Reading →

The Ditch and the Delta – S/T (Prosthetic Records)

With a name like The Ditch and the Delta my expectation was to hear the blues; born from Mississippi, paying homage to the great blues artists while swigging from a bottle of moonshine.  That expectation was rather misguided, as the… Continue Reading →

Telepathy – Burn Embrace (Svart Records)

It seems like only yesterday that post rock quartet Telepathy had released their debut EP ‘Fracture’ and were supporting the likes of Latitudes at small pub venues. Fast forward nine years and the band are now on their third full-length… Continue Reading →

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