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Pijn & Conjurer – Curse These Metal Hands (Holy Roar)

Curse These Metal Hands represents a first time collaboration between two trailblazers from the UK’s nascent doom scene; Manchester’s sometime three piece Pijn and Rugby’s Conjurer.  This isn’t so much a typical split EP, instead taking members of both bands… Continue Reading →

Abhor / Abysmal Grief – Legione Occulta / Ministerium Diaboli (Iron Bonehead)

Here we have two aged and highly revered Italian cult acts uniting on 12” vinyl and digitally under Iron Bonehead’s grotty sign of the black mark. Both have been around since the early to mid 90’s and have a slew… Continue Reading →

Sarinvomit / Eggs of Gomorrh – Encomium of Depraved Instincts (Krucyator Productions)

Splits are a great way to taste bands. Like a double dipper – you get two flavours of sherbet – just the right amount of each . No time to get bored. Splits have long been the medium for punks,… Continue Reading →

Time Lurker / Cepheide – Split (Ladlo Productions)

Two French bands uniting under the split release format here. Both have been explored by this writer in the past so I kind of knew what to expect. Fast tremolo picking, raging swarms of blackness and a harrowing, hollering vocal… Continue Reading →

Cardinals Folly / Lucifer’s Fall – Split (Cruz Del Sur Music)

I’ve followed Finnish occult doom metallers Cardinals Folly since the release of their debut album “Such Power Is Dangerous!” in 2011 but they really struck a chord with the release of 2013’s “Strange Conflicts Of The Past” which was a… Continue Reading →

Ysengrin / StarGazer– D.A.V.V.N (Nuclear War Now! Productions)

NWN have a series of split releases that started in 2015 that have been thematically linked as this split represents the third in that series which follows an alchemical concept that I won’t go into here, predominantly because I have… Continue Reading →

Bâ’A / Verfallen / Hyrgal – Split (Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions)

This sonic triptych of French black metal artists all contribute two tracks to this split release which comes as a six panel digipak. All the bands are offering atmospheric black metal with only Hyrgal being familiar to me previously as… Continue Reading →

Fluisteraars / Turia – De Oord (Eisenwald)

Two black metal bands from the forested region of the Netherlands have joined together for this split. “De Oord” refers to a region where two rivers meet, in this case the Rhine and the Waal. With references to rivers and… Continue Reading →

Farsot / ColdWorld split – Toteninsel (Lupus Lounge)

This is a fascinating work. “Toteninsel” or “Island of the Dead” is the name of a painting by the Swiss Symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin. This album is based on the imagery of that painting. Farsot, who in their time have… Continue Reading →

Eye Of Solitude / Marche Funèbre – Split (Hypnotic Dirge)

Two well respected bands in extreme doom circles go at it together for this split release, both with one track each. Due to the genre as you would expect that does not mean a shortage of material in any respect… Continue Reading →

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