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OHHMS – Exist (Holy Roar)

OHHMS – Exist (Holy Roar)

‘Exist’, the second album from Kent’s favourite sludge band, OHHMS, is another heavy duty lesson in animal rights and pacifism. OHHMS take a slightly different approach to the preachy, condescending PETA activist mentality you’d expect from most bands covering this subject matter. Yes, the lyrical.. Read More
The Ocean Collective - Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Metal Blade / Pelagic Records)

The Ocean Collective – Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic (Metal Blade / Pelagic Records)

This is one of those releases you could write a treatise about (not that such releases are abundant). Its scope is so ambitious, it borders on megalomania. But that’s fine with me. Who has ever achieved anything significant by setting themselves small goals? Maybe someday.. Read More
Earth Ship - Resonant Sun (Pelagic)

Earth Ship – Resonant Sun (Pelagic)

For the last few weeks, I’ve been mostly listening to music wallowing in misery, sickness and despair. Predominantly post metal and some experimental stuff. It agreed with me, but like someone eating the same meal every day for days on end, I got tired of.. Read More
The Crotals – Horde (Tenacity)

The Crotals – Horde (Tenacity)

An interesting fact, well to me anyway, that I discovered about The Crotals is that instead of using a bass they use a baritone guitar. This fits quite nicely as the Swiss band’s music of preference, judging by this album, is of a dark sludgy.. Read More
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