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Hammerhands – Model Citizen (S/R)

Not sure what they’re gargling in Ontario these days? From first track until last, the vocals ocellate from screamo, shouted barking to gargled, tar thick growling that sounds like a dying victim of a great white shark attack trying to… Continue Reading →

Torche – Admission (Relapse Records)

Okay, I’ll confess. Despite knowing they’d been around for a good fifteen years, and knowing that they had a solid following, I cannot honestly say I knew anything about Torche, nor their music. It’s not that anything about their reputation… Continue Reading →

High Fighter – Champain (Argonauta)

Hamburg based stoner-doom-sludge outfit High Fighter are back once again and ready to bring the filth this summer. With their first album, “Scars & Crosses” considered to be a success with how it blended fuzz-laden riffs with exotic flair, schizophrenic… Continue Reading →

Morass of Molasses – The Ties That Bind (Wasted State Records)

I was really excited to receive this from Ave Noctum HQ, principally because I had seen the band live at the Stoner V Doom festival earlier in the year, and found them to be one of the stand out bands… Continue Reading →

Kludde – In de Kwelm (Consouling Sounds)

It’s always worth keeping a close eye on the furtive black metal scenes of countries such as Belgium and Holland; there is no escaping the fact they put much of what is going on in the UK underground to shame…. Continue Reading →

Slomatics – Canyons (Black Bow)

Fifteen years is a long time in metal. It’s even longer when you play the gargantuan drawn out sludge that Belfast’s Slomatics do.  The appropriately named “Canyons” is their 6th full length release and having released a trilogy of sorts in the… Continue Reading →

This Gift Is A Curse – A Throne of Ash (Season of Mist)

There’s something rather nasty about this latest offering from Stockholm based blackened sludge metallers This Gift Is A Curse, it’s ominous, filled with dread at every turn, but it’s all the better for it.  A Throne of Ash, their third… Continue Reading →

Nibiru – Salbrox (Ritual Productions)

This is a less of a music album, rather a magick ritual in seven parts. Nibiru are three mystical artists from Turin who perform “Ritual Psychedelic Sludge”. Their muse is Enochian a language recorded by 16th Century English occultist John Dee… Continue Reading →

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 →

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