Ripis – Shadow Dies in Morning Light (Review)

RipisRipis are a doom metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Well, well, what a powerful and well-written album we have here. Filled with bleak moods and despondent atmosphere, this is dark, affecting stuff. Ripis know how to write a damn good doom metal tune. Continue reading

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Ancestors – Suspended in Reflections (Review)

AncestorsAncestors are a progressive doom band from the US and this is their fourth album.

Ancestors’ music has a base of traditional doom metal, which they then build on with progressive, psychedelic, stoner, and post-rock elements. Continue reading

Lurk – Fringe (Review)

LurkThis is the third album from Finnish sludge/doom band Lurk.

Now here’s an album that’s all about texture and atmosphere. Fringe is a cross between bands such as Neurosis, Inter Arma, Sea of Bones, and labelmates Jupiterian, to name but a few. However, on Fringe the band display their own dark personality, and are firmly convincing in their own right. Continue reading

Horrorgraphy – Season of Grief (Review)

HorrorgraphyHorrorgraphy are a symphonic doom metal band from Greece and this is their debut album.

Here’s a rather unusual release, (for 2018 at least), both in form and consistency; the band is made up of three vocalists and one multi-instrumentalist, while the music is layered old-school doom metal, with a firm symphonic side and rich melodies. Continue reading