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Byzanthian Neckbeard – Minaton (S/R)

The doom beast from the Channel Islands is back once again and ready to unleash a veritable storm of bone shaking horror inspired Doom on us all. Byzanthian Neckbeard certainly don’t mess around when it comes to the heavier arts… Continue Reading →

RDS220 – Hell Is A Truth Seen Too Late (Consouling Sounds)

Naming themselves after the “Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb which is the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated” and with artwork in poppy shape with a scene of trench warfare it’s a case of lest we forget here from this group… Continue Reading →

Pyramido – Fem (The Sign Records)

Fem – Swedish for 5, is the Malmo quintet’s 5th album. High fives all round! These chaps mix dreamy shoegaze atmospheres with uplifting doom and tortured sludge vocals. So far up my alley I need a proctologist to extract it! First… Continue Reading →

Opium Lord – Vore (Sludgelord Records)

There’s something decidedly foul going on with this, the second full length from Birmingham misery merchants, Opium Lord.  Vore is thoroughly dark, unpleasant and violent; it’s a glimpse into the minds of some twisted individuals.  The album contains elements of… Continue Reading →

Gurt – Bongs Of Praise (When Planets Collide)

You know what? Gurt are just a shit load of fun. “Party doom” without a doubt. Live, they’re complete killers. The best bit though, is that they capture that vibe on record consistently which is a very important part of… Continue Reading →

Wizard Rifle – S/T (Svart)

The biggest surprise here is, indeed, that this whirlwind of sound is produced by only two people. Wizard Rifle, or more precisely drummer/vocalist Sam Ford and guitarist/vocalist Max Dameron, seemingly effortlessly manage to sound like a four/five-piece band. Judging from… Continue Reading →

Alchemical Wake – Cassiopea (Argonauta Records)

There is something about the ethos of the sludgier and doomier realms of metal that means whilst it can be complex and layered, equally it lends itself to a stripped back and minimalistic delivery. Being born from the simple guitar/bass/drums/vocals… Continue Reading →

Warcrab – Damned In Endless Night (Transcending Obscurity Records)

When Warcrab’s latest release came around for review, I put my hand up straight away as I have always had a soft spot for the Plymouth based six piece, based solely on a chance viewing of their set at Bloodstock… Continue Reading →

Swamp Coffin – Flatcap Bastard Features (S/R)

I have never heard of this three piece from Rotherham before, but I have now and I am fucking glad I have. Not only is this a fortifying ladleful of grim UK doom/sludge, but Swamp Coffin is also a fucking… Continue Reading →

Hope Drone – Void Lustre (Moment of Collapse Records)

Prior to this album, I wasn’t familiar with Hope Drone. I now know that their core style is a blend of black metal, sludge and post rock. “Void Lustre” follows an album in 2015, and an EP and single before… Continue Reading →

Uniform & The Body – Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (Sacred Bones)

Uniform and The Body’s first collaboration ‘Mental Wounds Not Healing’ was founded on a mutual appreciation of each other’s work; ‘Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back’ was written in the wake of high demand for more of the electrifying horror… Continue Reading →

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