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Interview - Thou

Interview – Thou

2018 is the summer of Thou; having released their last full length ‘Heathen’ back in 2014, their musical output over the last four years has been sporadic with only the occasional compilation or split to tide listeners over. The Baton Rouge five piece are more.. Read More
MANTAR – The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze (Nuclear Blast)

MANTAR – The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze (Nuclear Blast)

‘Death by Burning’, ‘Ode to the Flame’, ‘The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze’ – it would appear Germany’s newest power duo, MANTAR, are pyromaniacs; however, if an obsession with fire is what helps them to keep releasing such enormous sounding albums then keep the fire.. Read More
Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections (Pelagic Records)

Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections (Pelagic Records)

Ancestors have always been an interesting band to follow. Between 2008 and 2012, the band released three full-length albums, an EP and a split with Graveyard, increasingly refining their sludge metal and moving more into progressive territories. Live they were also a force to be.. Read More
Black Tusk – TCBT (Season Of Mist)

Black Tusk – TCBT (Season Of Mist)

Savannah – Georgia. Home to Baroness , Kylesa and of course Black Tusk. A humid and tropical place no wonder a band emerged from the city and claimed Swamp Metal as its oeuvre. Black Tusk, like Baroness, were struck by tragedy in recent years, losing.. Read More
Arcticcircle- Where Ice Meets Ocean (S/R)

Arcticcircle- Where Ice Meets Ocean (S/R)

As I have no doubt ranted about in the past I simply cannot abide imaginative genres. I understand that bands must develop, change style, create new sounds and so forth but claiming a sound as a new genre via one album or release is simply.. Read More
Lurk – Fringe (Transcending Obscurity)

Lurk – Fringe (Transcending Obscurity)

To be considered genre-defying is probably the greatest accolade for any artist, I have talked about uniqueness in my reviews before and how although it may seem obvious to say it’s always the solitary bands that stick with us. In an age where you can.. 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
VOR – Depravador (Third I Rex)

VOR – Depravador (Third I Rex)

Vor? What is it good for? Quite a lot actually! A lot of the time when a release purporting to be “sludge” hits my inbox or doormat I am dismayed. Usually folks are so busy with the big riffs and low ends that they forget.. Read More
Demetra Sine Die – Post Glacial Rebound (Third I Rex)

Demetra Sine Die – Post Glacial Rebound (Third I Rex)

With the album title in front of me I expected Demetra Sine Die to be one of those gazing bands, all nice harmonies and looking out over a shimmering plateau of ice. Yeah I suppose there’s a little bit of that from these Italians who.. Read More
Blacklab - Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0 (New Heavy Sounds)

Blacklab – Under The Strawberry Moon 2.0 (New Heavy Sounds)

I was pleased to see this crop up in the review lists as a friend had highlighted the name Blacklab a while back and for once it has lodged in my tiny brain. Blacklab are a guitar/vocals and drum duo from Osaka and the 2.0.. Read More