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posted a review of Marduk - Frontschwein. 3 months ago
With this, their thirteenth full-length, Marduk redefine Black Metal and take it in an entirely unpredicted direction... nah, not really. Instead the swedes launch another all-out bambardment of militaristic belligerence in an attempt to recreate the ... See full review
posted a review of Morag Tong - Through Clouded Time. 9 months ago
Sludgey Doom that's nice 'n' slow and as heavy as an anchor strapped to an anvil that's tied to a millstone.
If you're a fan of real doom metal, then get this EP.
submitted With The Dead - Love From With The Dead. about 1 year ago
submitted Second Grave - Antithesis. about 1 year ago
submitted Church Of Lies - No Gods... No Manners. about 1 year ago
submitted Witch Charmer - Euphoric Curse. about 1 year ago
submitted Watcher's Guard - Watcher's Guard. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Second Grave - Second Grave. about 1 year ago
32 minutes of brilliant female-fronted trad doom by a band who really understand the genre. Vocalist / guitarist Krista Van Guilder is a veteran of the scene, being an ex-member of Warhorse and has really turned in a superb vocal performance this time ... See full review
submitted Second Grave - Second Grave. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Prophets Of Saturn - Retronauts. about 1 year ago
Entertaining and well-done heavy psych / doom from Leicester's Prophets of Saturn. Plenty of fuzzed-up, down-tuned Electric Wizard worship, albeit with better vocals (not Jus Osborne's greatest strength, singing). At times becomes somewhat hypnotic, as ... See full review
posted a review of Aythis - The Illusion And The Twin. about 1 year ago
Hauntingly ethereal as if heard on the wind from the depths of the winter forests. Minimalist, yet beautifully atmospheric.
posted a review of Ogre (3) - Plague Of The Planet. about 1 year ago
It takes some balls to make a metal concept album, especially when it consists of just one 37 minute track with an environmentalist message (and giant robots), but these guys have made a record that is not just one of my favourite stoner metal albums, ... See full review
posted a review of The Wounded Kings - Consolamentum. about 1 year ago
Excellent album of heavy, slow-paced "true" doom with perfectly-suited female vocals. No uptempo NWOBHM-style tracks, just pure unrelenting snail-like heaviness. Along with Windhand and Blood Ceremony, way out in front in the female-fronted doom scene. ... See full review
posted a review of The Temple (4) - As Once Was. about 1 year ago
Promising ep of sorrowful doom from Greece's The Temple. The band are obviously influenced by Warning (as evidenced from their accomplished cover of Footprints) without becoming a sound-alike. The huge riffs and mournful vocals promise much for the ... See full review
posted a review of Condenados - The Tree Of Death. about 1 year ago
Epic doom from Chile, channelling the true masters of the genre, bands such as Solstice, Isole and early Candlemass. Gargantuan riffs, sorrowful vocals and great songwriting combine in a doom cataclysm that left me begging for more after the all too ... See full review
posted a review of Dea Marica - Ritual Of The Banished. about 1 year ago
Dea Marica deliver 5 tracks of emotionally-charged doom heavily influenced by bands like Warning. For me, this is exactly what real doom should sound like, mournful and bereft.
posted a review of Bedemon - Child Of Darkness: From The Original Master Tapes. about 1 year ago
This album exudes exactly the vibe that a huge amount of modern metal bands are striving for - pulled off (seemingly) effortlessly by one of doom's pioneer bands. It's a pity it can't be bottled for those who just don't get it. OK, the audio quality is ... See full review
posted a review of Winter (2) - Into Darkness. about 1 year ago
For me, Winter's one and only full-length passes all the tests of a truly classic album - it seems to reveal something new on every listen and still feels fresh almost thirty years after it's initial release. Although I've always considered it a really ... See full review
posted a review of SubRosa (3) - More Constant Than The Gods. about 1 year ago
With this, their third full-length release, Subrosa have put out an album of half a dozen towering megaliths of sound that really capture the essence of what Doom is all about. This is no hackneyed rip-off of all the great bands that have proceeded them, ... See full review
posted a review of Bell Witch - Four Phantoms. about 1 year ago
A masterclass in contemporary Funeral Doom - crushing, suffocating riffs relieved by heavenly, ethereal moments of beauty.
posted a review of Year of the Cobra - ...In The Shadows Below. about 1 year ago
I've been a big fan of this Seattle-based doom duo since hearing their debut ep in 2015. Comprising bassist / vocalist Amy Tung and drummer Jon Barrysmith, Year of the Cobra are a unique voice in the world of doom. Of course they are influenced by the ... See full review
posted a review of Monolithe - Monolithe III. about 1 year ago
This single 52 minute track album is an impressive piece of doom metal engineering. Like an aircraft carrier or a long-range bomber, the size is impressive, but also, in common with those huge military behemoths, every part is necessary and it contains ... See full review
posted a review of Ahab (4) - The Call Of The Wretched Sea. about 1 year ago
This album exudes an almost palpable atmosphere of utter hopelessness, born from the realisation of an inevitable demise at the hands of a mighty and overwhelming nemesis. The riffs are titanic and claustrophobic, crushingly slow and heavy, like being ... See full review
posted a review of Monolord - Vænir. about 1 year ago
A hefty dose of swedish "true" doom that is as understated as it is intense. The six tracks are driven by a super-solid rhythm section, on which the disembodied vocals and sometimes crushing, sometimes airy, guitar work of Thomas Jäger are hung. To sound ... See full review
posted a review of Slomatics - Estron. about 1 year ago
Thundering and threatening doom metal that has a real menacing sound to it that is sadly lacking in the genre. This is the first Slomatics album I've heard and, for me, a real surprise and a genuine doom masterpiece.
posted a review of Valkyrie (3) - Shadows. about 1 year ago
Decent enough album of stoner-influenced heavy metal / hard rock. The execution is extremely competent with some nice lead breaks. However, there isn't really anything here that we haven't heard dozens of times before.
posted a review of Electric Priestess - Electric Priestess. about 1 year ago
Although this debut release from Grimsby's Electric Priestess undoubtedly fits into the stoner / doom category, they do something a little different with the genre, utilising influences from bands like The Stooges and Television, rather than the oh-so ... See full review
submitted Year of the Cobra - ...In The Shadows Below. over 2 years ago
submitted Cardinal Wyrm - Cast Away Souls. over 2 years ago
submitted Winterfylleth - The Dark Hereafter. over 2 years ago
submitted Stilla (2) - Skuggflock. over 2 years ago
submitted Blackout (37) - Blackout. over 2 years ago
submitted Slomatics - Future Echo Returns. over 2 years ago