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Crucible Of The Vampire – Ian Ross McNamee (Screenbound) Review and Competition

Scroll down for competition. British horror films definitely need support and encouragement although sometimes it can be a difficult task. I am more of an age to appreciate the old guard such as Peter Walker and Norman J Warren and… Continue Reading →

Mansion – First Death Of The Lutheran (I Hate)

Seems an age since I reviewed anything on I Hate, so this was a nice change. Maybe I’ve been shying away from doom recently as it becomes a never ending morass of stagnating seventies retreads. Or maybe I’ve been too… Continue Reading →

Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse (Lukas Feigelfeld) + OST MMMD (Antifrost)

Hagazussa – A Heathens Curse is a new film by Austrian director Lukas Feigelfeld. It came to my attention somewhat randomly as the soundtrack by MMMD (Mohammad) was sent in for review. I had never heard of director or musicians… Continue Reading →

Spiral Skies – Blues For A Dying Planet (AOP Records)

It’s been 3 years, but finally following the success of their debut EP “A Queendom To Come”, Swedish Retro-rockers Spiral Skies present their first full-length album. It was certainly well worth the wait as it is a veritable cornucopia of… Continue Reading →

Bell – Tidecaller (High Roller)

Bell are a four piece from Gothenburg who play classic Doom Metal. Think Candlemass and St Vitus with a little bit of Witchcraft thrown in.  Plenty of groove here in the 9 tracks on offer. “Secret Mountain” kicks things off… Continue Reading →

Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead Of Love (Hells Headbangers)

Slithering and oozing out of Poland circa 2004, the strange and sinister Cultes Des Ghoules impressed with their first two albums Häxan (2008) and Henbane (2013). The latter was described as “dramatic horror fuelled black metal from a band who… Continue Reading →

The Doomsday Kingdom – Never Machine (Nuclear Blast)

Leif Edling has been a very busy chap recently. As Candlemass fans hope for new material other than just an EP from the new Leven-fronted Candlemass Mk XVIII (or something like…), Edling has busied himself with Avatarium – culminating in… Continue Reading →

Pelander – Time (Nuclear Blast)

If you are unfamiliar with Pelander, that’s nothing to be worried about, seeing as it is the first release by Magnus Pelander, Witchcraft mainstay, under his own moniker, and a definite change from his normal doom tinged heavy rock releases…. Continue Reading →

Beastmaker – Lusus Naturae (Rise Above)

Beastmaker  are from Fresno California but from the opening toll of an ominous bell you just know that they really wanna be from the West midlands 40 years ago.  Lusus Naturae is Latin for freak nature. This is not freakish… Continue Reading →

Greenleaf – Rise Above The Meadow (Napalm)

There’s the moment that the big fat riff to opener ‘A Million Fireflies ‘ clubs you in the face like an over -friendly grizzly bear with a sound so impossibly perfect stoner, that you just want to lie back and… Continue Reading →

Witchcraft – Nucleus (Nuclear Blast)

If you’re not familiar with Sweden’s own Witchcraft, you’d not need to be a modern day Sherlock Holmes to guess from their name there might well be a hint of Doom about their sound. Looking at my own music collection,… Continue Reading →

Jess and the Ancient Ones – Second Psychedelic Coming- The Aquarius Tapes (Svart)

Reviewing this was meant to be a groovy experience for me. I purposefully asked for it the week before I flew to the States for Thanksgiving. The plan was for Jess and the Ancient Ones to lift me onto an… Continue Reading →

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