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Insound review
08.07.14

One you’re caught in the trancelike monoliths they call songs, time becomes irrelevant and they simply crush,” said Kerrang about UK monolithic doomers Coltsblood. Ending 2013 on...

NME review
16.06.14

Tokyo musician Boris ventures into heavy metal with mixed results

The Quietus review
25.06.14

When the first snippet of Boris' 19th record surfaced earlier this year, it seemed to be a much more overtly melodic, even anthemic statement of desired accessibility than what...

Insound review
17.06.14

Boris has always demolished expectations of what a band can do musically and aesthetically. In keeping with that tradition, they again flip the script for the band’s first...

Insound review
10.06.14

Bloody Hammers, the band revolving around the charismatic mastermind Anders Manga, release their third album Under Satan's Sun which follows once more the dark paths populated by...

Insound review
10.06.14

Distant Satellites is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012's studio release Weather Systems and Universal , the stunning concert film directed by Lasse Hoile.

The Quietus review
19.06.14

Think of Liverpool's contribution to music and you could reel off the names of dozens of alumni who have ploughed the fields of pop culture so industriously that the subsequent...

Insound review
03.06.14

Veteran Demigodz frontman and Army of the Pharaohs core member, Apathy, releases his 4th official full length solo effort. Connecticut Casual is an album that reveals a hidden...

Spotinews recomendation
01.06.14

Morning. Are you in the mood for some sludge metal? If yes, this new album by Crowbar is a must listen. Enjoy! (US version here.) Crowbar – Symmetry In BlackFiled under: 2014...

Punk News review
17.07.14

Yes, it's that same Crowbar. The one that rose to prominence after appearing on Beavis and Butthead in the early/mid '90s. The New Orleans-based band has been churning out their...

Insound review
02.06.14

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Crowbar with the release of .

Insound review
20.05.14

After scoring a Juno (Canadian Grammy) nomination for their acclaimed 2012 sophomore release and Prosthetic debut "Blacklands," San Francisco heavy metal cultists Castle are set...

Insound review
13.05.14

With their new album looming on the horizon, the group is poised to add another masterpiece to their impeccable repertoire. If Marrow of the Spirit was the apocalyptic unraveling...

Insound review
29.04.14

Miami rock juggernaut FLOOR returns with Oblation , their first new album in over 10 years! The follow up to their ground-breaking, cult classic, self-titled album Oblation...

Punk News review
30.04.14

For years, the narrative went like this: After toiling in relative obscurity with his underrated pop-metal band, Floor, Steve Brooks finally broke through to a larger audience by...

Spotinews recomendation
30.04.14

Good morning. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by doom/sludge metal band Floor. Read some reviews and enjoy! Floor – OblationFiled under: 2014, Metal

Alt Press review
29.04.14

Insound review
01.04.14

This is for those with hard heads, black lungs, and scarred hearts. It’s for the dreamers who construct darts on loose-leaf and those revolting against corporate life and casual...

Spotinews recomendation
27.03.14

Hi again. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Thou. Genre: doom metal/shoegaze. Enjoy! Thou – HeathenFiled under: 2014, Metal, Rock

The Quietus review
03.04.14

Thou have doom metal's steadiest hands. Their new record, Heathen, is a half hour longer than its predecessor, 2010's already exhausting Summit, and plays like a double album – if...

Insound review
18.03.14

Four years after the release of their first album, Coffinworm returns with a followup that levels its predecessor— called by acclaimed producer / engineer Sanford Parker...

Spotinews recomendation
14.03.14

Morning. Today we go for a different mood with the dynamic new album by post-metal band Dirge. Enjoy! Dirge – HyperionFiled under: 2014, Metal

Insound review
11.03.14

The U.K.'s CONAN follow the ideals of their namesake and continue their path without compromises. Their second album Blood Eagle is a Doom/Drone/Stoner Metal monument filled with...

Clash review
13.03.14

Incredible, neighbour-bothering metal from Liverpool…

The Line of Best Fit review
06.02.14

They may be subsidising their debut LP with a lot of previously-heard material, but when it's material as good as this, who gives a flying damn?

NME review
17.02.14

The Kettering revivalists' debut is the full psych package - minus the drugs

Under The Radar review
12.02.14

Dig out your suede jacket and dust off your Beatle boots: Temples and their debut album Sun Structures are dragging the jingly-jangly psychedelic pop sound into 2014, and you need...

Clash review
12.02.14

The sound of ‘60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day...

Spotinews recomendation
11.02.14

Howdy folks. The fine debut album by Temples was added to Spotify today (for me). Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! (One review here.) (US version here.) Temples – Sun...

The Quietus review
10.02.14

A first glance at Temples suggest that they are something that's hardly ground-breaking in the grand history of pop music. The quartet's look harks back to a time when you could...

The Quietus review
05.02.14

Scorn by Primitive ManAlways, with rock, in the bleak midwinter, I return to metal. Music shorn of hope. The only type of rock I really care about anymore. Guitars with a purpose...

Insound review
21.01.14

" Oblique to All Paths is the culmination of Culted's collective experience over the past five years. As artists and musicians, we're acting as interpreters of our environment, if...

Spotinews recomendation
18.12.13

Evening. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by Kauan. Genre: doom metal/post-rock. Enjoy! (Note: There will be a couple of more updates. Then I will take a break...

The Quietus review
04.11.13

"I do not literally mean everything I say in my songs. Most of it is irony. I'm singing the opposite." See, I like this quote from Ben Wallers, vocalist for The Devil, offered in...

The Quietus review
23.10.13

Now here's a welcome surprise – after a protracted, are-they-still-going-or-what type break from the public eye, it's the return of Bristol ur-rock titans Gonga with their third...

Spotinews recomendation
19.10.13

Hi. The new album by post-metal band Pelican was recently added to Spotify. Read this review and enjoy! (US version here.) Pelican – Forever Becoming Filed under: 2013, Metal

Insound review
15.10.13

Black Moth are four super talented individuals, Harriet Bevan - vocals, Jim Swainston - guitar, Dave Vachon - bass, and Dom McCready, battering the crap out of his drums. Formed 2...

Punk News review
09.10.13

Jesse "Pretty Boy" Thorson has a back catalogue that already proves he can write a great tune. Catchy melodies, awesome lyrics, and a whiskey-soaked throat that belts them out as...

Insound review
08.10.13

Reissue of their long out-of-print debut album, mastered by Billy Anderson. Members also active in Hessian, Oathbreaker, Syndrome, CHVE, and Kingdom/Caan.

Spotinews recomendation
02.10.13

Hello again. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by Swedish doom/sludge metal band Pyramido. Enjoy! Pyramido – Saga Filed under: 2013, Metal

Spotinews recomendation
18.09.13

Hi. The new album by doom/stoner metal band Windhand was very recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Windhand – Soma Filed under: 2013, Metal

Insound review
17.09.13

A Storm of Light unleash their long-anticipated new studio offering, Nations to Flames . Centered around the apex of human failure, the album bears witness to the fall of all...

Insound review
13.08.13

Castle’s debut MMG project Gasface is an album that gets in your face and won’t leave you alone. Always clever with his rhymes and beats, Castle breaks new ground by leaving room...

Spotinews recomendation
01.08.13

Hello there. The latest album by Mouth of the Architect was added to Spotify some weeks back. Genre: sludge/post-metal. Enjoy! Mouth of the Architect – Dawning Filed under: 2013...

Insound review
09.07.13

Led by former Trouble bassist Ron Holzner and featuring the classically trained and critically-claimed violin work of Rachel Barton Pine, Earthen Grave combines elements of doom...