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Paul Castles

Paul Castles lives in the home of metal, Birmingham, UK, from where he writes about the extreme metal scene for a number of respected online and print journals.

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In this too often self-obsessed superficial age when the trivial and the frivolous frequently take precedence over more intimate and meaningful things, how wonderful it is that we have at least got Earth to elevate us above the slime. Dylan Carlson’s warm and emotive instrumental tones seem to connect and

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It’s been a four-year wait for this Sunn O))) release, perfectly in keeping of course with their deliberate and considered approach. The band’s co-founders Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson had a clear signal of intent with this recording, integral to which was the involvement of Steve Albini in his Electrical

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In an age of quickfire soundbites, and an almost painfully insatiable desire for the instant and the immediate, finding those prepared to invest more than an hour of their time on an entirely instrumental album is probably as challenging as climbing the Himalayas in your socks and with just a

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The new album from UK doom trio 11Paranoias is not so much an aural attack of the senses as an astrological one. Such is the trio’s fixation with the bigger picture that Asterismal develops into a truly immersive cosmic listening experience. 11Paranoias have been around for eight years and this is their fifth album

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If any UK doom releases pass through the assured hands of Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios you can rest assured it almost comes with a quality stamp embedded through its core. The latest release to emanate from the hallowed north west of England’s doom control centre is Yn Ol I Annwn,

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Dead Witches were in no mood to gamble when embarking on the recording of their new album. To ensure they captured just the right measure of Hammer Horror and goth suspense they headed to the bewitching woodlands of the New Forest in deepest Dorset, even taking additional care when booking

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