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The Ossuary – Southern Funeral (Supreme Chaos)

Forged in 2014, this impressive Italian Heavy/Doom Metal band unleash their second album through Supreme Chaos and continue to build on their impressive debut. To elaborate on that Heavy/Doom Metal tag, we’re talking Spiritual Beggars/Mushroom River Band/The Quill type territory,… Continue Reading →

The Sword – Used Future (Razor & Tie)

The Sword from Austin, Texas, have been active since 2003. So far, they have produced five studio albums and supported bands like Metallica and Lamb of God on tour. When they started out they played doom metal. However, their sound… Continue Reading →

Doom Side of the Moon – Self Titled (Mascot)

Oh boy, I asked for this one. No, literally, I did. You see, Thee Editor had posted a discussion on it, and I happened to mention that having heard it over on Youtube, I thought that this was better than… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Red Fang – Only Ghosts (Relapse)

I first became aware of Red Fang back in around 2010 when I came across the self titled debut via a friends recommendation. They grabbed my interest immediately, carrying off that vibe of doing something new with an old school… Continue Reading →

Holy Grove – S/T (Heavy Psych Sounds)

Formed in 2012, this release marks the eponymous debut album from the doom-friendly quartet from Portland, Oregon. Sounding like a mind-meld between the cauldron-staring Black Pyramid, the dynamic Blues Pills, and the fantasy riff-chucking of The Sword, Holy Grove’s self-titled… Continue Reading →

Karma To Burn – Mountain Czar (Rodeostar)

Since time immemorial man has been hitting big things with smaller things to make noise for pleasure. For twenty of those years Karma To Burn have been doing the same thing. Today, they are still rattling out their special brand… Continue Reading →

Omega Soul – Void (FDA)

Normally you wouldn’t associate Germany with stoner infused southern rock grooves, but Omega Soul are here to change that. Formed in Nürnberg in 2009, the 5 piece underwent some line up changes whilst releasing two demo’s before setting on the… Continue Reading →

Enforcer – From Beyond (Nuclear Blast)

Safe in the knowledge that Enforcer are a kick ass band and the quality of their releases seems to get better with each one recorded, I had very high hopes for their fourth effort ‘From Beyond’. It’s even better than… Continue Reading →

Rainbows Are Free – Waves Ahead of the Ocean (Guest Room Records)

Where to start the review for ‘Waves Ahead of the Ocean’, the second album by Oklahoman weirdness merchants Rainbows Are Free?  Firstly, kudos to them for the best song title I’ve come across in years in the form of opening… Continue Reading →

Inteview – Becky Cloonan

It’s a funny thing about comics, graphic novels, whatever you want to call them, but even if you don’t read them I’ll bet at least one of your friends does. Forever off mainstream until Hollywood (or HBO) comes calling once… Continue Reading →

New Keepers Of The Water Towers – The Cosmic Child (Listenable)

Having changed their name from the cumbersome ‘New Keepers’ to the far more palatable and memorable ‘New Keepers Of The Water Towers’ back in 2009, NKOTWT have been slowly but surely carving themselves a reputation in stoner/doom circles. The Swedes… Continue Reading →

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