Reviews

No escape from darkness – Reviewing Iceland’s Logn

LOGN: adjective 1. without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea. 2. not windy or stormy: a calm day. 3. free from excitement or passion; tranquil: a calm face; a calm manner. From Reykjavík, Iceland, arrives one of

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ENABLER – All Hail the Void
Review

Enabler’s sophomore release All Hail The Void should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the band as an upping of the ante for the Hardcore/Metal crossover genre.  Given the band’s collection of previous efforts including Trap Them,

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FALSE/Barghest Split Review…
FALSE Tour News

Both bands made heads turn last year with vinyl releases from Wisconsin-based Gilead Media, and the label is wasting no time nurturing their talents with this highly-anticipated split. While the groups have had short careers and a limited number of

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Rejoice The End… From Ashes Rise 7″ review

So, From Ashes Rise are back. That’s a good thing for the most part. It’s a return after nine years, which is marked by this two track 7” that has been released by (you guessed it folks) Southern Lord. That’s

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The Seal Upon The Tomb
The Howling Wind – Of Babalon

The Howling Wind are as eerie and terrifying as their name suggests. Pushing for the truest and most desperately raw sound they can whilst holding on to tight melodies and deliciously sinister beats, The Howling Wind revel in menacing tones

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Reverence to Stone…
Samothrace album review

In recent years doom metal has been in an incredible state of good health and the last 12 months or so have been testament to this with the likes of Esoteric and Ahab all releasing superb records and on the

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DEATHSPELL OMEGA
Drought Review + Stream

The French Black Metal institution DEATHSPELL OMEGA is a league of its own. Although the attribution to the genre is undoubted, there is no band that is able express its musical visions like DSO does. And it’s not just the

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Coming Out From the Decks and Into the Pit: Deathface “From Beneath” EP

In my absolute devotion to music as the focal point of my life, I find myself wandering through the infinite cellars and ballrooms of sound’s mansion with little regard to decorum and dogma. With that in mind, it’s safe to

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MISERY Miséricordes [Review]

“Miséricordes” is a long, exhausting walk through barren darkness. With disturbing rawness and stunning mastery, frenchman Thomas Bel, acting under the pseudonym MISERY, floods the shadowy regions of the ambient sound space. Between dark ambient soundscapes, field recordings and relics

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Agalloch… Faustian Echoes EP
Review.Stream + More

In the past two years, Agalloch have reached the top of their melancholy, genre-bending game. Their debut for Profound Lore was universally heralded as one of the best albums of 2010 and they have been touring relentlessly since its release.

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