Bismuth – The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef (Review)

Bismuth - The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier ReefThis is the second album from UK doom/drone band Bismuth.

Ever since first hearing The Eternal Marshes I’ve been a fan of what Bismuth do. Over the years they’ve continued to develop their bass-drum-synth-low-end-heavy-doom-assault-on-the-senses approach to music. Every release essentially sees them rising to new heights of both extremity and nuance, and this has now culminated in this new colossal album. Continue reading “Bismuth – The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef (Review)”

Witherfall – A Prelude to Sorrow (Review)

Witherfall - A Prelude to SorrowThis is the second album from Witherfall, a progressive/melodic metal band from the US.

Featuring members and ex-members of various notable bands, including Iced Earth, this is 57 minutes of polished, dark heavy metal that’s a blend of exotic power metal, rich melodic metal, and progressive metal exploratory worldbuilding. Continue reading “Witherfall – A Prelude to Sorrow (Review)”

Clawing – Labour (Review)

Clawing - LabourThis is the latest album from US drone/noise band Clawing

I like Clawing. I mean, in the way that I like getting my eyes scratched out. This is a deeply unpleasant band producing deeply unpleasant music. As I’m sure I’ve stated previously, this is not normally my kind of thing. Noise/drone Continue reading “Clawing – Labour (Review)”

Cancer – Shadow Gripped (Review)

Cancer - Shadow GrippedThis is the sixth album from Cancer, a UK death metal band.

This is Cancer’s first album in 13 years, and their first to feature their original lineup in 23 years. Lasting 44 minutes, Cancer’s newest album contains old-school death metal, with plenty of brutality and viciousness. Continue reading “Cancer – Shadow Gripped (Review)”

The Atrocity Exhibit – Extinction Solution (Review)

The Atrocity Exhibit - Extinction SolutionThis is the third album from UK grinders The Atrocity Exhibit.

Just when you think you’ll never hear any more from this highly enjoyable grindcore wrecking crew, (their last release came out in 2013), we get a brand new album containing 19 tracks; 23 minutes of material to enjoy. Continue reading “The Atrocity Exhibit – Extinction Solution (Review)”