2015’s Endless Serpents was a good start to the Hellhookah tale, and now, five years later, we have the next chapter. The Curse gives us eight new tracks and 38 minutes of material to enjoy. Continue reading
Based on the classic sound of doom in the vein of Black Sabbath and Pentagram, and then updated with modern influences from the realms of sludge and stoner, Rites contains 45 minutes of satisfying doom metal. Continue reading
So, Kirk Windstein, he of Crowbar fame, owner of one of the most distinctive and recognisable voices in metal, and all-round legend, has a solo album? Well, this qualifies for an must-listen or ten. Continue reading
This release contains three songs and an outro; 14 minutes of infectious, high quality heavy metal. Continue reading
Monolord are a doom metal band from Sweden and this is their fourth album.
Mixing doom, stoner, rock, and sludge into 47 minutes of satisfying Black Sabbath/Electric Wizard-esque worship, No Comfort is an enjoyable example of how to deliver a well-worn style with enough personality to be worthwhile. Continue reading
Despite Windhand being one of the higher profile examples of this type of music, their split with Satan’s Satyrs was my first exposure to them. As such, it’s great to hear what they’re capable of with a full album’s worth of material to play with. Continue reading
Just look at that album cover. What the fuck’s going on there? Crazy.
Anyway, the music of Black Helium can be roughly summed up as Continue reading
Huntsmen mix doom, stoner, and progressive American metal into their textured post-metal melting pot, resulting in 41 minutes of engaging material. Continue reading
Windhand play doom metal, and very nice it is too. On this release they give us 20 minutes of material that’s split into two tracks. Continue reading