Ulvesang – Ulvesang (Review)

UlvesangUlvesang are a Canadian neofolk band and this is their debut album.

This album is a folk release that specialises in creating beautiful soundscapes for the listener to dreamily explore.

Ulvesang approach this style coming Continue reading

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Hark – Machinations (Review)

HarkHark are a stoner/hard rock band from the UK and this is their second album.

Featuring rocking tunes, sludgy Southern vibes and progressive sensibilities, Machinations should easily appeal to fans of Baroness, Mastodon, Red Fang, Corrosion of Conformity and High on Fire. Continue reading

Nova Collective – The Further Side (Review)

Nova CollectiveNova Collective are a US/UK progressive rock band and this is their debut album.

Featuring members of Between the Buried and Me, Haken, Trioscapes and Cynic, Nova Collective’s debut album The Further Side is 48 minutes of instrumental progressive rock fusion with plenty of jazz, world and classical influences. Continue reading

Ols – Ols (Review)

OlsOls is a one-woman neofolk project from Poland. This is her debut album.

This is a release that’s spiritually inspired by atmospheric black metal in some ways, (and also features cover versions of Katatonia and Agalloch tracks), but is musically separate from the style. Essentially a neofolk release, the album also takes influence from dark ambient and alternative rock/pop in places. Continue reading

Steve Moore – The Mind’s Eye (OST)

Steve MooreSteve Moore, (Zombi man), turns his hand at creating another soundtrack. I don’t normally listen to soundtrack work, but as I like Zombi, I decided it was worth giving this one a try. I’m glad I did.

There are a lot of moods and feelings at play across the 86 minutes on this release. All of them are arguably cut-short in typical soundtrack style, leading to somewhat of a grindcore-feel, (only synth-based); there Continue reading