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New Light Choir – Torchlight (Svart Records)

Many things came into my head while I was listening to this album, which is a good thing, but I cannot accept the claim that New Light Choir “are devoid of the trappings of retro worship”. I’d agree that “retro… Continue Reading →

King Heavy – Guardian Demons (Cruz Del Sur Music)

This is the third release from traditional doom band King Heavy featuring Luce Vee, singer of Hooded Priest and ex-Procession bassist Daniel Saa, based out of Chile. There’s a mix of Trouble and Reverend Bizarre as the PR material suggests,… Continue Reading →

Slaughterday – Abattoir (FDA Records)

Man I love a bit of Slaughterday. This German band are super consistent in their output and I had the pleasure of reviewing their last EP 2014s “Ravenous” and this is a nifty little follow up to 2016’s  full length… Continue Reading →

Interview – Dautha

Swedish doomsters Dautha set the great bell tolling with their demo almost two years ago which was at long last followed with a full release last month. Brethren of the Black Soil fulfilled expectations of an epic doom event as… Continue Reading →

Vampyromorpha – Fiendish Tales of Doom (Trollzorn)

Rarely does a title describe so succinctly the contents of an album. Vampyromorpha (not sure about that name) eschew the current trend of reworking Sabbath numbers or trying to be the new Blue Cheer in favour of mixing Pentagram and… Continue Reading →

Atala – Shaman’s Path of the Serpent (S/R)

Out of the heat and dust of San Bernardino rumbles the trio entitled “Atala”.  Atala is either a 7th Century monk or an Italian make of bicycle. What is more likely in my mind is these lads take their moniker from… Continue Reading →

Dogbane – When Karma Comes Calling (Heaven & Hell Records)

This is a second album by a US band labelled as NWOBHM (?!) and Doom. When I first spun this, I can see where this comes from, it’s more like British traditional metal (to give a more recent reference look… Continue Reading →

Interview – The Order of Israfel

Doom metal seems to get better and better these days and so it shouldn’t be a surprise when the genre casually throws up a band like The Order of Israfel totally out of the blue. Well, not quite out of… Continue Reading →

Hang the Bastard – Sex in the Seventh Circle (Century Media)

Harrow- Middlesex. Home of a posh school where many of the country’s elite have been churned out to pollute or improve our society for centuries. It is also the home of the delightfully monickered Hang the Bastard. These West London… Continue Reading →

Interview – Serpent Venom

Recently released and recently blown many pairs of speakers, ‘Of Things Seen & Unseen’ is a real game changer for London based doom outfit Serpent Venom. I feel especially motivated by the genuine urgency of this release having been a… Continue Reading →

Serpent Venom – Of Things Seen & Unseen (Church Within)

This UK doom band is one that I have followed since their very first live show. This release is their second full length album and we have a slight change in personnel for this recording, a line-up that has been… Continue Reading →

Blackfinger – Blackfinger (The Church Within)

Righto, let’s get the history out of the way. Eric Wagner IS the voice of Trouble. Don’t get me wrong, I bought and enjoyed last year’s offering from that band, ‘The Distortion Field’, and if I’d had a top twenty… Continue Reading →

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