Reviews

Crystalline Cosmos | The Alchemy of Ural Umbo.

The stars glisten and begin to fall in showers of crystalline light; chandeliers in the dining hall of mid-earth at midnight. Ural Umbo is the answer to your mystical prayers. To me, U.U. invokes the essence of a goddess-like, earthen love-den, just

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HORDES – HORDES EP

UK black metal act Hordes came into being after a depressingly cold, dark winter in 2011. Taking on the form of a duo initially, Dale Morris (guitar) and Jim Carroll (guitar) soon needed to complete the entity that is Hordes

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Remnants… Sarabante review

Greek d-beaters Sarabante were one of the lucky few chosen by Southern Lord around this time last year to have their album re-released by the label when they were scooping up some quality hardcore and crust acts like Alpinist, Planks

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ARTS:
Thousand Wounds of War LP
Review + Stream

Arts, simply put, play dirty manky lo-fi black metal. There are no nuances and subtleties to be dug out from the mire. Under the Arts pseudonym (and also of Ancestors, Haxan and Hallow) Mark Mark McCoy’s newest LP “Thousand Wounds

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Frozen howls from the North: Tardigrada “Widrstand” Demo

I surrender and deliver my soul to Tardigrada. They create music that pierces my body, reap my soul and elevates it to the heavens, to the side of the Norse gods. Tardigrada are a atmospheric black metal band from Switzerland

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Sordo/Chulo – Split Review

See, I’m really trying to get creative with my titles. All the other blogs I follow really have the quirky/kinda tongue-in-cheek title thing down. So, bare with me while I get better at it. I think only fans of the

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I Kissed the Grace… The Pledge of Cain review

Oozing wretched melancholia; that’s exactly what “We…Martyrs” does, the full-length album released in late 2010 by French sludged out doom merchants The Pledge of Cain. France is very much fertile ground for this breed of sonic molestation in recent years

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To Carry The Flame
Old Man Gloom:NO

Old Man Gloom’s brand of experimental sludge has been making waves since the band formed way back in 1999 with Aaron Turner – guitar/vocals – (House of Low Culture, ex-Isis) and Santos Montano on drums (Zozobra). The band soon expanded

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Ruined Families 7″ Review

Hailing from Greece, Ruined Families are ridden with nihilism, devastation and hopelessness, some of the very emotions and feelings running rampant in their homeland. As the country’s economic and social walls crumble before them it’s unsurprising that the art coming

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