Reviews

VHÖL – VHÖL
Review + Stream

Alright, let’s the get the introductions out of the way first. This is VHÖL, a “super-group” of sorts originally started by John Cobbett (Hammers of Misfortune, Amber Asylum) and Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros) after the incredible Ludicra called it

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DUTCHGUTS ‘Losing Sleep’ EP
Review + Stream

Montclair, one of the many New Jersey cities that dot the shadow of Manhattan, lies on the map along the train lines stretching to the south of the lower state. The city’s convenient situation near the many highway hubs of

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Gateway To The Nightside…
ANDRAMELECH / SERPENT NOIR Review

Label: Daemon Worship Prod. Neither Andramelech or Serpent Noir are new names in the world of metal music. For those familiar with each band, you know the degree of punishment that each delivers on an almost year by year basis

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Smoke & Spells… Weed Priest Self-Titled Review

Festering somewhere in Galway, stoner doom three-piece Weed Priest are a band with a self-explanatory name, it must be said. They say first impressions are everything and when Weed Priest introduce themselves at first, they make it rather clear what

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HESSIAN
Mánégarmr Review

When I listen to Mánégarmr, the latest from Belgium’s Hessian, I get pulled in by the guitars.  Ostensibly a hardcore group, their playing nonetheless crosses the line into thrash, doom, and occasionally even grind, all thanks to those aforementioned guitars. 

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RAMLORD
Crippled Minds, Sundered Wisdom Review

Ramlord give a harsh soundscape of the everyday sounds of a bitter life. All arranged into a hundred different rhythms. Cynical and sardonic they deliver the ugliness of life, with subjects from a lifeless old age, blind acceptance and the

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Moth Gatherer
A Bright Celestial Light:
Review

Debut album for the Swedes progressive/experimental post metallers and you really should not miss this one. Moth Gatherer in their debut album, A Bright Celestial Light, while stepping on the shoulders of giants of the genre such as Breach, Neurosis

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BLESSINGS – Bittervatten
Review

Band’s like Sweden’s Blessings instill a certain kind of emotion in me that I’m not sure I can accurately describe. The relatively young 3-piece blends so many different styles, all of which I like, that I find myself wondering why this hasn’t been done as

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Never-ending Blizzard – VUYVR “Eiskalt”

Vuyvr are a brand new breed of black metal band coming out of Europe, Switzerland to be more exactly. Gathering members from well known bands such as Knut, Impure Wilhelmina, Rorcal and Elizabeth such gathering could only result into something

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AGRIMONIA
Rites of Separation Review

Where have Agrimonia been? It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly three years since Host of the Winged. A band as good as this should never be absent for too long but good things come to those who wait,

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