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German doom absurdists, Black Shape Of Nexus, have pulled out all the stops for fourth album ‘Carrier’. The six-piece take a no holds barred approach to their music as it is, refusing to be tied down by the ‘drone/doom’ label they are so often pigeon-holed with; however, this record goes … Read More
Dutch drone/doom troupe, GGU:LL, present their brutishly heavy debut in the form of ‘Dwaling’ – a near 60 minutes of unrelenting darkness. The tempo is set right from the get-go with the agonisingly slow pace of ‘Hoon’. Walls of grating feedback create a heady sense of claustrophobia alongside slow and … Read More
A throwback to the fuzzed-out sound of the ’70s comes packaged in Electric Citizen’s ‘Higher Time’. Ominous organs lead into opener ‘Evil’ before the track descends into psychedelic mayhem that’s firing on all cylinders. Instrumentally, the guitars (courtesy of Ross Dolan) do most of the heavy lifting, with frequent changes … Read More
As their name doubtless suggests, Finland’s Tombstoned are yet another doom band worshipping at the altar of the sweet leaf and Black Sabbath. Their second, appropriately named album ‘II’ is a fuzzed out, vintage amp jaunt, paying plenty of psychedelic respects to the likes of Hawkwind. Despite the obvious feeling … Read More
Previously signed to Svart, who released their debut ‘Death By Burning’, this dynamic German duo have been snapped up by Nuclear Blast for the release of sophomore effort ‘Ode To The Flame’. Despite being signed to a major label, Mantar have retained all of their DIY ethic and rough and … Read More
Aurora Borealis, Doomentia, then doing it themselves, Finnish drone/doom quartet, Horse Latitudes, have been through the mill with all of their albums, having jumped from label to label to release each one. Here’s hoping the fourth time is the charm and they find their forever home with Ritual Productions. As … Read More
If Goatess are a band that have previously passed under your radar then it’s easy to get a flavour of their sound based purely on the fact they are fronted by Christian “Chritus” Linderson (ex-Count Raven, ex-Saint Vitus, Lord Vicar, Terra Firma, etc). The Stockholm four-piece are rocking a traditional … Read More
North Dakotan trio, Egypt, serve up yet another slab of weighty stoner rock with ‘Endless Flight’. An upbeat but comfortable plod of blues laden groove composes the opening title track, bolstered by vocalist Aaron Esterby’s gravelly vocal delivery. Egypt operate on narrow spectrum of tempos, but they make excellent use … Read More
British extreme metal four-piece, Dragged Into Sunlight, and Dutch noise musician Maurice “Mories” de Jong’s solo project, Gnaw Their Tongues, are both defined by their ability to create tense atmospheres of horror and suspense, so this partnering is seemingly a match made in Heaven (or Hell, depending on how … Read More
When we last spoke to black metal solo artist, Myrkur, it was towards the end of last year and she’d just released her self-titled debut. In that time the secret identity behind the music has created a whirlwind of controversy, while the songs themselves have divided opinion across the metal … Read More
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