Sunyata – The Great Beyond (Review)

Sunyata - The Great BeyondThis is the debut album from UK atmospheric doom metal solo act Sunyata.

The artist describes Sunyata’s music as a mix of funeral doom and modern classical. Although this serves as a decent description, it doesn’t quite do justice to the wealth of rich content that’s to be found on The Great Beyond. Continue reading “Sunyata – The Great Beyond (Review)”

Jupiterian – Protosapien (Review)

Jupiterian - ProtosapienThis is the third album from Jupiterian, a Brazilian atmospheric sludge band.

2017’s Terraforming was one of my favourite releases of 2017, so it’s great to have the band back. Protosapien gives us 36 minutes of characterful doom/sludge metal that sees Jupiterian once more producing the grimy Continue reading “Jupiterian – Protosapien (Review)”

Sinister Downfall – A Dark Shining Light (Review)

Sinister Downfall - A Dark Shining LightThis is the second album from Sinister Downfall, a one-man funeral doom band from Germany.

A Dark Shining Light contains 51 minutes downbeat, mournful music. Slow and moody, this is funeral doom that’s solemn and relentlessly engaging. Continue reading “Sinister Downfall – A Dark Shining Light (Review)”

Eremit – Desert of Ghouls (Review)

Eremit - Desert of GhoulsEremit are a doom/sludge band from Germany and this is their latest EP.

I loved 2019’s Carrier of Weight, so much that it appeared in my end of year 2019 list too. As such, when this new EP appeared – two tracks, lasting 21 minutes – I knew I had to consume it hungrily. Continue reading “Eremit – Desert of Ghouls (Review)”

Noctu – Gelidae Mortis Imago (Review)

Noctu - Gelidae Mortis ImagoThis is the second album from Italy’s one-man blackened doom band Noctu.

Gelidae Mortis Imago contains 74 minutes of atmospheric blackened funeral doom. Containing three brief atmospheric pieces as preludes to the three main monstrous songs, this album is an imposing proposition for people allergic to Continue reading “Noctu – Gelidae Mortis Imago (Review)”

Slow – VI – Dantalion (Review)

Slow - VI - DantalionSlow is a funeral doom band from Belgium and this is their sixth album.

2017’s V – Oceans was a monolithic slab of atmospheric funeral doom that I really, really enjoyed. Brought to us by the artist behind bands such as We All Die (Laughing), COAG, Merda Mundi, Cult of Erinyes, and many others, Slow has now been expanded to a duo, which seems to have inspired them to produce an absolute monster of an album – here they give us 78 minutes of content to become transfixed by. Continue reading “Slow – VI – Dantalion (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2019

It’s once more time to catch up with some of the best metal releases of the past month. Check out the albums below and let me know which one your favourite is. Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of July 2019”

Eremit – Carrier of Weight (Review)

Eremit - Carrier of WeightEremit are a doom/sludge band from Germany and this is their debut album.

As I’m sure many reviews will point out, Carrier of Weight is aptly named, as this is an album of substantial heaviness, both in the sense of sheer heaviosity and weighty atmosphere. Either way, it crushes. With only three tracks, but a total playing time of 68 minutes, Carrier of Weight is a monster of atmospheric heaviness. Continue reading “Eremit – Carrier of Weight (Review)”