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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...

Insound review
09.07.13

Coffins' Relapse debut The Fleshland has all the subtlety of Godzilla's destruction of Tokyo. After 3 full-lengths and countless underground splits and EPs, Japan's Coffins have...

Insound review
11.06.13

After a few successful demos and EPs, these Belgians are upping the ante. It's clear that Alkerdeel has progressed quite a bit since the release of Luizig . Although the familiar...

AudioCred review
07.06.13

The many praises of Temples have already been sung far and wide, from Liam Gallagher (or was it Noel? Anyway, one of the Gallaghers) to Johnny Marr. They’ve been often compared to...

Insound review
28.05.13

Since the release of their sophomore album, Blood Ceremony has worked hard to solidify their reputation as a worthy live act. Beginning with a well-received showcase at the...

Insound review
22.05.13

A Pale Horse Named Death is Sal Abruscato's band, so it's his musical fingerprint, and the band's sound and style is as distinct as his DNA. While it is true that Abruscato co...

NME review
17.05.13

Kettering crew continue their fixation with psych

AudioCred review
16.08.13

U.K. duo Temples bring the nostalgia like no other; they’re a hazy mix between the Beatles, the Byrds, and the Beach Boys (the “three B’s,” if you will). Still, their clever psych...

Punk News review
07.05.13

For a great number of heavy metal fans, the career trajectory of Linkoping, Sweden's Ghost (or Ghost B.C. if you live in North America), has been one of the most exciting things...

Insound review
30.04.13

Agrimonia was formed in 2005 in Gothenburg, Sweden. In late 2007 the first self titled album was recorded, and it was released the year after. During winter 2009/2010 the second...

NME review
15.04.13

Cambridge psych band more into Sabbath and Satan than sunshine and flowers

Spotinews recomendation
17.05.13

Morning. It’s going to be a mighty hot day where I live. Maybe the latest album by Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats can cool me down? Genre: psychedelic rock/doom metal. Enjoy! Uncle...

Spin review
20.04.13

Plus: Ghost B.C.'s Infestissumam and Purson's The Circle and the Blue Door

The Quietus review
17.04.13

 As the recordings began to circulate so too did the rumours. Some said these two mysterious volumes, Vol.1 and Blood Lust were dug up from the ruins of an old abandoned barn...