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Yob – Our Raw Heart (Relapse)

Early last year Yob’s Mike Scheidt was hospitalised for a lengthy period, following an attack of diverticulitis – a condition that affects the large intestine. Mike was left fighting for his life and the future of Yob suddenly became incredibly… Continue Reading →

The Prophecy – Origins (Ascension Music)

The Prophecy eh, nobody foretold their return. Well I was surprised at any rate until I luckily found their new album Origins nestling in my junk folder among all the others needy for review. Naturally I grabbed it straight away… Continue Reading →

40 Watt Sun – Wider Than The Sky (Radiance Records)

Warning left a gaping hole in the UK’s doom scene when they disbanded, so when Patrick Walker reignited his career with 40 Watt Sun, ‘The Inside Room’ was met with fervent appreciation, as the 2011 debut followed the same emotionally… Continue Reading →

The Temple – Forevermourn (I Hate)

Candlemass, Solstice, Warning, Isole, Mirror Of Deception, Scald, Reverend Bizarre. When you see those bands cited as influences not only do you know the band has great taste, but also that they are drinking from the source and that you… Continue Reading →

40 Watt Sun, The Diamond Family Archive – London St. Pancras Old Church 4/9/15

40 Watt Sun recently completed work on their follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed ‘The Inside Room’ and have been touring rigorously to showcase the new material (despite keeping a title, artwork and release date tightly under wraps). Old Empire brought… Continue Reading →

Latitude Egress – To Take Up The Cross (Art Of Propaganda)

This would appear to be the work of just the one necromancer known as Niklas or Nerrath to his acolytes. Latitude Egress is the new name given to an old project entitled Licht Erlischt who released two albums via Black… Continue Reading →

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore)

You know there’s something truly special about a band when they have universal appeal; when Pallbearer released ‘Sorrow and Extinction’ back in 2012 they captured the hearts of not just doom aficionados, but music lovers the world over. ‘Sorrow and… Continue Reading →

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