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Having set a precedent for emotive doom metal with soaring riffs and heart-rending vocals on their previous two albums, Pallbearer take a completely new direction with third full-length ‘Heartless’. Now signed to Nuclear Blast for Europe, the Little Rock four-piece have reinvented their sound, opting for a more aggressive approach … Read More
Sharing ex and current members with the likes of Conan, Black Magician, Cult Of The Head and Iron Witch, this Liverpudlian trio shot to notoriety from their very beginnings. Having existed since 2010, Coltsblood have only put out one full-length release (‘Into The Unfathomable Abyss’), using the remainder of their … Read More
Svart Records snapped up Bathsheba upon hearing their demo ‘MMXIV’ back in 2014. Since then the band have gone on to release an EP, ‘The Sleepless Gods’, and now their first full-length album, ‘Servus’. Listening to the Belgian four-piece it’s easy to see why Svart were so keen to have … Read More
Formed in 2014, from a mutual appreciation of NWOBHM and ’80s heavy metal, Lucifer’s Chalice is comprised of Iron Fist’s very own KShevil (also of Winds Of Genocide and Uncoffined) on drums, CW on rhythm guitar and vocals, SRM on lead guitar and DH on bass. Following a couple of … Read More
‘Optimist’ is the third full-length from Dutch six-piece, Gold. ‘Optimist’ seems like an ironic choice of album title, given that the opening track is called ‘You Too Must Die’. Haunting and ethereal, their stoic and deliberately paced gothic rock feels like a solemn yet beautiful march towards the grave.
Milena Eva’s … Read More
DOWNWARD FACING DOOM: THE ART OF DOOM YOGA
“Meditation is the practice of death” – not a million miles from doom metal then. But seriously what’s the link between doom metal and yoga? Can the two ever happily co-exist? It’s hard to imagine the likes of spindly old Bobby Liebling wrapping … Read More
Founded in 2015, Kremlin are one of Svart Records’ newest additions, and the Helsinki four-piece attempt to take listeners on an intergalactic cruise with their self-titled debut. Bluesy vocals accompany steady bass rhythms, heady guitar riffs and crashing percussion. The use of a variation analog circuitry provides a fuzzy, spaced … Read More
Despite claiming Black Sabbath to be their main influence, it’s difficult to see any evidence of this within Laser Dracul’s sound when the Swedish trio’s debut EP first erupts forth from the speakers. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve put on an Uncle Acid record by accident. Opening track ‘Black … Read More
Let’s set the scene: you’re visiting a friend who has invited you over for dinner. You sit at a long dining room table, laden with delicious food and it all smells amazing. Nearest to you is a bowl of mashed potato, you take some, it’s really good. You go to … Read More
Finland’s “first doom band”, Spiritus Mortis have been around for almost three decades, yet ‘The Year Is One’ is only their fourth full-length album. That’s not to suggest the band have not been forthcoming with their output; their back catalogue encompasses a series of demos and splits that would make … Read More
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