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Thuum – Through Smoke, Comes Fire (S/R)

Thuum – Through Smoke, Comes Fire (S/R)

This “southern doom crew” are straight outta Dorset and have no doubt shattered the senses of tranquil holiday goers and retirees from Bournemouth when they crank up their amps. It’s not only the blue rinse wrinkle brigade whose attention they have caught either, getting the.. Read More
The Atlas Moth – Coma Noir (Prosthetic Records)

The Atlas Moth – Coma Noir (Prosthetic Records)

The Atlas Moth. I had heard of the band before, but somehow, I’ve managed to fully ignore their music so far, even though the band is making the type of music that usually sparks my interest. Hailing from Chicago in the USA, The Atlas Moth.. Read More
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals - Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue (Season Of Mist)

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue (Season Of Mist)

Phil Anselmo could never be accused of lying idle. From angry young man in front of Pantera to genre defining Southern sludge masters, Down and alongside projects like Superjoint Ritual, his attention turned to a new wrecking crew: his very own Philip H. Anselmo &.. Read More
Thaw – Grains (Agonia Records)

Thaw – Grains (Agonia Records)

Polish quintet Thaw offer up 5 slabs of experimental Blackened noise with “Grains” the follow up to 2014’s “Earth Ground”.  If you can imagine the sonic equivalent to the polar ice caps melting  – a wall of freezing death oozing from a crack in an unforgiving blue.. Read More
Ubiquity – Forever/Denied (Third I Rex)

Ubiquity – Forever/Denied (Third I Rex)

I downloaded this Italian band’s debut “Quiet In Hopelessness” released in 2017, available as a free download just in case you were wondering, to check out the bands progression but it appears they have overhauled their sound from a purely screamo based style into something.. Read More
Row Of Ashes - Let The Long Night Fade (Third I Rex)

Row Of Ashes – Let The Long Night Fade (Third I Rex)

“…the sonic equivalent of helplessly watching a storm develop, destroy everything around you, and finally, assessing the devastation once it has passed.” So reads the press blurb that accompanies ‘Let The Long Night Fade’, the debut album from London band Row Of Ashes. It’s a.. Read More
Dead Woman’s Ditch – Seo Mere Saetan (Third I Rex)

Dead Woman’s Ditch – Seo Mere Saetan (Third I Rex)

When I first saw the moniker of this band my heart sank. “Another example of violent misogyny in the world of extreme music “ Ironic as I was wearing a Lunatic Hooker tee at the time. I could not be more wrong and this 6.. Read More
Watchcries - Wraith (Holy Roar / Headless Guru)

Watchcries – Wraith (Holy Roar / Headless Guru)

Watchcries are the new kid on the block; the four members came together last year from previous bands including Torpor and War Wolf, whose own brands of sludge had earned each a reputation for in-your-face metal. I first caught them at their live debut early.. Read More
Ghold – Stoic (Crypt Of The Wizard)

Ghold – Stoic (Crypt Of The Wizard)

One thing I learnt while reading up on this album is that there is a heavy metal store called Crypt of the Wizard in East London. Having spent hours and hours in record shops in my life, and picking up many gems of pleasure from.. Read More
Forgotten Tomb – We Owe You Nothing (Agonia)

Forgotten Tomb – We Owe You Nothing (Agonia)

A bit of Winter Depression from Italy’s finest miserablists, although it is fair to say they have gone down a bit more of a hateful route of late. Proving that there is a method to Forgotten Tomb’s madness ‘We Owe You Nothing’ their 9th album.. Read More
Iron Monkey - 9-13 (Relapse Records)

Iron Monkey – 9-13 (Relapse Records)

So, this is one of those releases. You know the kind I mean. When you’ve been a big fan of a band, and then, from out of nowhere, you realise that the band are coming back after a long time. What is the feeling? Is.. Read More