Photos: Daniel Kirby Going into hibernation is tricky business for any musical band, no matter how creative or innovative their sound might be. The hardest part about it is the manner in which they return. What usually occurs is a simple rehashing of old ideas, trying to capture a magic
The current Finnish extreme music scene is filled with forward thinking and innovative acts. From iconoclastic surrealistic black metal act Oranssi Pazuzu, dark doom spiritualists Dark Buddha Rising, psychedelic explorers PH to ethereal rockers Horte. And there appears to be a true sense of comradery in the scene, with bands
Text by Spyros and Photos by Abi Ghoulson This tour could not be more timely. Endon recently released the successor to the seminal Through The Mirror, taking an old-school punk detour with Boy Meets Girl. Baptists cemented their name in the current punk/crust pantheon with Beacon Of Faith, while Sumac
In recent years there has been a number of bands trying to redefine the boundaries of extreme music. Death metal acts will usually dive more into the orthodoxy of the genre, while hardcore acts usually travel back to the genre’s origin point to find its core aggressive attributes. But then
Monarch has been one of the most extreme metal acts to spawn in the doom metal scene of the ‘00s. This French band produced a disgusting brew of doom/sludge/drone, forging their sound in the teachings of some of the more interesting heavy acts around the globe. The nihilistic view of
Automaton is an excellent psychedelic doom band with post-metal leanings from Athens, Greece. Even though they have been around for a while, their output has been sparse, having so far released a very strong debut record in Echoes of Mount Ida, followed by an even more impressive collaboration with Dr.