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 you’re getting – a haze of smoky, murky stoner doom
There’s beauty to be found in devastation, a faint glimmer of hope sparkling ever so slightly through the wreckage. It’s not always to be seen though, but often it’s there and if you venture into the largely dark world of Black Boned Angel, you could just find it. On first
Bleak, despairing, and totally taxing. Such is the world of Primitive Man’s Scorn, a devastatingly crushing and austere slab of blackened, sludgy doom. Helmed by Ethan McCarthy, vocalist of Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire and Death of Self, Primitive Man sees McCarthy pull back the reins musically
Orca Wolf Records are responsible for this split LP between California’s Amarok and Pyramido hailing from Malmö, Sweden. The doom sludge bands teaming up here is another suitable pairing for a bleak and pummelling listen, Amarok offering up one 14 minute dirge in the shape of Deserted and Pyramido have
Number One ETERNAL HELCARAXE Eternal Helcaraxe’s first full-length is deservedly one of the best records to come out of this island this year. Released by Abyss Records, Against All Odds is the Cavan black metallers’ best work to date after the To Whatever End EP and a demo in 2008.
Much like the creature that forms half of their name, Sweden’s Snailking’s debut album Samsara moves at a steady and methodical pace. No surprises then that this is a sludge ridden doom album and what’s more, one of the year’s best. With just three tracks, with some obvious influences making