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Mammoth Mammoth - Mount the Mountain (Napalm Records)

Mammoth Mammoth – Mount the Mountain (Napalm Records)

If you’ve ever caught Mammoth Mammoth in the past, whether by playing their records or attending a gig, you know that they have a pretty tried and true formula, which is why you will be massively surprised by their new direction. Eschewing hard rocking riffs.. Read More
Jagged Vision - Death is this World (Fysisk Format)

Jagged Vision – Death is this World (Fysisk Format)

Well, I wasn’t really expecting this, if I’m honest. Of course, judging a CD by its cover can be a risky business at the best of times, but upon looking at the smart monochrome cover of this package, I thought to myself, “oh, this is.. Read More
Altar of Betelgeuze - Among the Ruins (Transcending Obscurity)

Altar of Betelgeuze – Among the Ruins (Transcending Obscurity)

A spot of stoner doom is the order of the day from Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze, whose second album this is after “Darkness Sustains the Silence” from 2014. This is pretty grainy stuff. Downtrodden riffs with death vocals never make for a happy scene. The.. Read More
Jackie D - The J Spot (Infected Records)

Jackie D – The J Spot (Infected Records)

OK before I start let’s just shift this here elephant out of the room; that’s a terrible cover and this day and age I’m not convinced there’s an excuse unless it’s deliberately bad. Thankfully this isn’t an art review. Sadly, and there’s no way to.. Read More
Widows – Oh Deer God  (UMC Recordings)

Widows – Oh Deer God (UMC Recordings)

One of the joys of this reviewing lark is getting sent music that you would not normally come across, bands that may support your favourite acts on a local rather than tour level that escape your radar arriving on your doormat care of a hard.. Read More
Season of Arrows – Give it to the Mountain  (Argonauta Records)

Season of Arrows – Give it to the Mountain (Argonauta Records)

Whilst not the biggest of labels out there, Argonauta Records has delivered some real treats over the last couple of years that still manage to get regular plays here at Chez Spenny, no mean feat when I look at the ever grown stacks of CDs.. Read More
HARK – Machinations (Season Of Mist)

HARK – Machinations (Season Of Mist)

Bewildering. It can be a good or a bad description. I think the last time that word fell to nicely summing up music for me was Mastodon’s ‘balance point’ album Blood Mountain; the one where their sludge based heaviness still counterbalanced their burgeoning prog urges... Read More
Vermilion Whiskey – Spirit of Tradition (10 South Productions)

Vermilion Whiskey – Spirit of Tradition (10 South Productions)

Another new act, or at least new to me, to review with South Louisiana rockers Vermilion Whiskey and the EP ‘Spirit of Tradition’, and as you might expect, the influences of the American South are there in spades. ‘Road King’ is a chugging tale of.. Read More
Desert Kingdom – S/T (Black Bow Records)

Desert Kingdom – S/T (Black Bow Records)

New band, new EP, new review to be written, so Desert Kingdom’s eponymous EP gets a spin. But hang on, have I made some sort of technological mistake ripping the album, because whilst the player says ‘You’ll Burn’, my brain is saying, “that’s Orange Goblin’s.. Read More
Dead Witches – Ouija (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Dead Witches – Ouija (Heavy Psych Sounds)

‘Ouija’ is the debut album from doom crew Dead Witches, a band formed by Electric Wizard’s Mark Greening and Psychedelic Witchcraft front-woman Virginia Monti, a band that during their short existence have had to deal with the tragic death of a band member, guitarist Greg.. Read More
The Flight of Sleipnir – Skadi (Eisenwald)

The Flight of Sleipnir – Skadi (Eisenwald)

This US band’s sixth album promises “extreme metal and polarising tension”. The essential framework, at least to start, is harsh reflective post metal recalling wildernesses and epic scenes. Large chords abound but the ferocious winds and indeed growls die down to make way for a.. Read More
The Workhorse III - Closer To Relevance  (S/R)

The Workhorse III – Closer To Relevance (S/R)

When a band bills themselves as ‘The greatest power trio in the world today’ it can be taken in three ways; One: they might be telling the truth, Two: they are very ambitious and highly driven individuals or Three: the other two ways mentioned are.. Read More