Spelljammer are a Swedish doom metal band and this is their second album.
Spelljammer play a form of doom that incorporates elements of stoner metal, sludge, and psychedelic/progressive rock into its makeup. This is then shaped into 43 minutes of satisfying and enjoyable doom, nay, DOOOOM, that really hits the spot. Continue reading “Spelljammer – Abyssal Trip (Review)”
This is the latest EP from Feral Light, a black metal band from the US.
I really liked 202o’s Life Vapor, so felt compelled to listen to what Ceremonial Tower had to Continue reading “Feral Light – Ceremonial Tower (Review)”
Kjeld are a black metal band from the Netherlands and this is their second album.
Kjeld’s debut album Skym saw the light of day back in 2015, and apart from their split with Wederganger in 2016, (which was then rereleased as an EP in 2018), we’ve had nothing new from them since. So, when Ôfstân appeared on my radar, I knew Continue reading “Kjeld – Ôfstân (Review)”
Thronehammer are an international doom metal band and this is their second album.
This is a big album full of big songs. Across 75 minutes the band indulge their love for true doom metal, played with crushing heaviness and epic intensity. Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Obelyskkh, Lucifer’s Chalice, Uncoffined, Winds of Genocide, and Continue reading “Thronehammer – Incantation Rites (Review)”
Inhuman are a Belgian symphonic metal band and this is their debut album.
Inhuman mix together symphonic metal’s epic flamboyance with death metal’s bark and bite. The end result is an album that’s heavier and more aggressive than the norm for many bands who play in this arena, and all the better for it. Continue reading “Inhuman – Inhuman (Review)”
This is the debut album from German black metallers MNHG.
I confess that anything with the black ‘n’ roll tag I usually let pass me by, but after a brief sampling of the material here I felt compelled to dive deeper, and here we are.
So, what did I find upon entering MNHG’s world? ALL OF THE RIFFS!!! Continue reading “MNHG – Mundare (Review)”
Culted are an international blackened doom band and this is their third album.
It has been many years since 2014’s Oblique to All Paths, although we were gifted with an EP in 2019 – Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer for Union & Emptiness. Nous contains 64 minutes of new, apocalyptic material, which Continue reading “Culted – Nous (Review)”
This is the second album from Hungarian post-black metal band Hænesy.
Having followed Hænesy from their debut album Katruzsa in 2018 to their 2019 split with Moondweller, I was keen to hear some new material from the band. Enter Garabontzia, which contains 44 minutes of the stuff. Continue reading “Hænesy – Garabontzia (Review)”
This is debut album from Australian one-man doom/noise band Sow Discord.
Across this album the artist behind Sow Discord fuses industrial and noise influences into a doom-fuelled 45 minutes of dark apocalyptic atmospherics. He does this very capably, with a keen ear for texture and malevolent mood. He’s Continue reading “Sow Discord – Quiet Earth (Review)”
This is the debut album from French post-black metallers Jours Pâles.
Jours Pâles have an interesting and in some ways non-standard sound. Not because they’re especially avant-garde or experimental, but because of the way that they combine a few different ingredients from different musical brews into something of their own making. Continue reading “Jours Pâles – Éclosion (Review)”