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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 →

Glorior Belli – The Apostates (Season of Mist)

There’s no doubt about it – Glorior Belli’s last album Sundown: The Flock That Welcomes was a belter. It was pitched as a return to the band’s roots, and if you consider Glorior Belli’s bayou-soaked roots to be sludgy, face-melting… Continue Reading →

Desert Storm – Sentinels (APF Records)

Once upon a time I arrived in London from the Antipodes and frequented a pub known as The Unicorn and happened upon an Oxfordshire band called Desert Storm. Happy man with mind suitably blown…the end. Not quite. Where would this… Continue Reading →

Black Label Society – Grimmest Hits (Spinefarm)

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society genuinely need no introduction, so for just about as long as it takes to type that opening sentence, plus the additional line – Grimmest Hits is BLS’s tenth studio album, the opening track has… Continue Reading →

Stuck Mojo – Here Come The Infidels (Stuck Mojo Music)

Okay, before I get to the latest album, I really do need to preface the review with my own previous experiences of Stuck Mojo. I have seem the band a whole bunch of times, and have always had a bloody… Continue Reading →

Planet of Zeus – Loyal To The Pack (S/R)

Athens’ own Planet of Zeus have a reputation for big riffage and since forming in 2000 they have toured extensively including being support for the likes of Clutch and Monster Magnet. There’s no surprise then, that fourth release “Loyal To… Continue Reading →

Overcharger – All That We Had (Finisterian Dead End)

Who’d have thought that a cracking southern metal sound could come from Bordeaux? I certainly didn’t, but Overcharger, the southern groove metal band with big riffs, big grooves and a dirty raw sleaze vibe prove it can. The four piece… Continue Reading →

Weedeater – Goliathan (Season of Mist)

After signing on with Season of Mist, Sludge titans Weedeater had their entire back catalogue re-issued and one of the notable highlights was the re-issuing of the legendary “…And Justice For Y’all”, their debut album and one considered to be… Continue Reading →

The Midnight Ghost Train – Cold was the Ground (Napalm)

Topeka Kansas is the home to this trio of desert rockers. Comprising of Steve Moss on vox and guitar, Brandong Burghart on drums and Mike Boyne providing the four fat strings, these boys offer 11 dirty bluesy numbers via Napalm Records…. Continue Reading →

The Grammers – Journey (V.R. Label)

I have made occasional forays into trying to be modern, and an example of this is joining a couple of music groups on the ubiquitous Facebook. Once such group is dedicated, as its name suggests, to Stoner, Doom, and Sludge… Continue Reading →

Diablo Blvd – Follow The Deadlights (Nuclear Blast)

Diablo Blvd. (or Diablo Boulevard if you prefer) are a Belgian Metal band with comedian for a singer. It’s not that Alex Agnew’s vocals are particularly amusing or his lyrics have your side’s splitting, no, he’s an actual Comedian, a… Continue Reading →

Supertanker – Songs from the Ashes (Klonosphere)

Formed in 2007, French groove outfit Supertanker have teamed up with Klonosphere to get their first full length release out. Having released some EP’s which shown some promise, let’s see if this one measures up or if it really is… Continue Reading →

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