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Age Of The Wolf – Ouroboric Trances (Aural Music)

Let’s be frank here if I were to say Stoner, Sludge, Doom Metal what would your first thoughts be aside from naming checking 100 or so bands in this genre? Brown notes? Grimy basement venues with a bunch of other… Continue Reading →

Novarupta – Disillusioned Fire (Suicide Records)

An interesting fact that I picked up while checking out the background to this album was that Novarupta’s instigator contributed to Terra Tenebrosa’s excellent album “The Reverses”. As some people decide to take up running or learn a language for… Continue Reading →

Black Smoke – Holy Reptilian Mother (Heavision)

Sludge is a delightfully simple sub genre. For me it requires two things a devastating, rib rattling, ground shaking musical backdrop and harsh larynx shredding vocals. Wroclaw’s Black Smoke got the memo and have delivered on their debut – Holy… Continue Reading →

11 Paranoias – Asterismal (Ritual Productions)

11 Paranoias don’t do things on a small scale, it is full on mind-fuckery across every level of their releases. From the artwork to the music to their approach to bringing it all together, the experimental noise/psych/doom three-piece have returned… Continue Reading →

Eremit – Carrier of Weight (Transcending Obscurity)

Transcending Obscurity records is the home for German Sludge/Doom duo Eremit’s debut, Carrier of Weight. Damn is there some weight held within. 68 mins of metal spread haphazardly over just three tracks. This is not doom for the light hearted or… Continue Reading →

Hipoxia – Rvinae Ira, Creans Rvina Eo Tempore Est – Monvmentvm ab Khaos II (The Way Of The Hermit)

Blimey that’s a mouthful of a title and we haven’t even heard part 1. Luckily that does not seem to have mattered for the task at hand and first impressions of this Spanish group have been more than favourable. No… Continue Reading →

Bellrope – You Must relax (Exile On Mainstream)

Aaaaaargh! Sometimes you need a little petrol thrown on a fire. Bellrope who rose from the ashes of Black Shape of Nexus (yeah I stole that from the PR blurb –fight me!) are dropping their debut “You Must Relax”. They… Continue Reading →

Oldd Wvrms – Codex Tenebris (Cursed Monk Records)

Forming in 2014 Belgian quartet Oldd Wvrms have bashed out two E.P.s and two full length collections in their short life. Their third “Codex Tenebres” is thunderous fist of darkly atmospheric instrumentals that draw from sludge, doom, post rock and… Continue Reading →

Finis Omnivm – Cercle (S/R)

Bands that are seen as genre-defying naturally tend to stick in our minds. For me as a complete genre Nazi I strangely adore when bands defy being put into a box because it gives me as a reviewer so much… Continue Reading →

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