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Torche – Admission (Relapse Records)

Okay, I’ll confess. Despite knowing they’d been around for a good fifteen years, and knowing that they had a solid following, I cannot honestly say I knew anything about Torche, nor their music. It’s not that anything about their reputation… Continue Reading →

Slomatics – Canyons (Black Bow)

Fifteen years is a long time in metal. It’s even longer when you play the gargantuan drawn out sludge that Belfast’s Slomatics do.  The appropriately named “Canyons” is their 6th full length release and having released a trilogy of sorts in the… 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 →

Earth Ship – Hollowed (Napalm)

Berlin’s Earth Ship are a band that crosses genres. Depending on your state of mind when you press play, you’ll hear something different each and every time. Firing out two parts doom and one part southern metal, Earth Ship have… Continue Reading →

All Them Witches – Dying Surfer Meets His Maker (New West Records)

Direct from the recording studio of a remote mountainside cabin, hand-built by the band, perched above the fake glamour of Dollywood, here comes an utterly bewitching album of luxuriantly rich sounds. It draws its inspiration from across the dusty plains,… Continue Reading →

Wildlights – S/T (Season Of Mist)

Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, here is a story of two buddies, one a drummer from Thunderlip!, one a frontman and guitarist for ASG, never quite being able to make time to write and perform together. Wildlights (formerly known as… Continue Reading →

High On Fire – Luminiferous (Century Media)

One band who undeniably create a weighty wall-of-sound, an earthy noise that explodes from fathoms below the surface, is High On Fire – they never were a band for the faint-hearted. Embedded into the driving whirlwind that is Des Kensel’s… Continue Reading →

The Great Sabatini – Dog Years (Solar Flare Records)

Spend any time listening to The Great Sabatini and you’ll realise that this Montreal-based quartet aren’t a one-trick pony. Their fans must all come hard-wired to embrace change since, like a kid on jungle juice, their music never settles. One… Continue Reading →

Baroness – Live At Maida Vale (Relapse)

Nearly a year has passed since that fateful day when the Baroness tour bus plunged 30ft off a viaduct in Bath, England. Nine folks were transported to hospital that day, all with severe injuries. Some suffered more than others and… Continue Reading →

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