This is blues-inflected doom, taking a dirty stoner influence and spreading it far and wide with a low and heavy sludgy doom coating. Continue reading
I found myself drawn to this album quite naturally. The band name, their logo, the album cover, it all said to me quite clearly “Listen to me, you will like me…”. Seeing that the band were on Rising Nemesis Records sealed the deal, so I pressed play and prepared myself for… Continue reading
The Sixth Extinction features 33 minutes of sludgy death metal. Think of a cross between Crowbar and Bolt Thrower and you’ll not be too far off from where Nadir operate. There’s also a touch of Obituary, Coffins, Incantation, and High on Fire here and there. Continue reading
The ugly, underground death metal onslaught of Bestial Hymns of Perversion is a gruesome and wondrous thing to behold. Brutal and raw, yet still with masses of macabre atmosphere, this is death metal for lovers of darkness and apocalyptic barbarity. For something as singularly nasty as this, I just had to find out more… Continue reading
Apostle of Solitude are one of the world’s premier doom metal bands. Don’t just take my word for it, of course; check out their latest stunner of an album From Gold to Ash. This is a well-rounded and multifaceted album, one which just seems to get better and better the more you get to know it. I’m listening to it again as I type these words, and it really is the band’s best work to date.
The band’s founder Chuck Brown was nice enough to share a few words about their latest release… Continue reading
Taking influence from the classic second wave sound and injecting it not only with a savage, feral character, but a nuanced, nature-inspired atmospheric one too, this release is 30 minutes of unforgiving raw black metal. Continue reading
Llamas de Gloria Primera contains 39 minutes of enjoyably raw second wave-influenced black metal. Continue reading
Ahhh, funeral doom. You’ll never leave me, right? No matter what happens, I’ll always have you to turn to in times of loss and hopelessness? Right?
This is pagan black metal that takes elements of Viking and folk metal into its blackened embrace. Hearty and full of obvious passion, this is an enjoyable listen for anyone that likes underground black metal with a medieval flavour. Continue reading
This is a compilation double album that brings together various rare, cover, bonus, compilation, and split release tracks all in one place. Stretching back as far as 2004, this album boasts 31 songs and has a total duration of 94 minutes. Continue reading