This is blues-inflected doom, taking a dirty stoner influence and spreading it far and wide with a low and heavy sludgy doom coating. Continue reading
Extinguish the Sun describe their music with reference to bands such as Mastodon, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, and Every Time I Die, and I have to say that sets the scene for their music pretty well. Continue reading
Here we have an earthy, gritty band that trade in stoner riffs with some nice doom and blues elements.
The guitars are Continue reading
One of the original NWOBHM bands that formed way back in the late 70s, Diamond Head need little introduction to most people, although probably few have actually heard their music directly. Always poised for success, it has nevertheless Continue reading
Messa provide the listener with almost an hour of occult retro doom and dark ambience.
This is akin to a strange-yet-effective mix of Sunn O))) and Pentagram, with deliciously seductive female vocals included. Some tracks are dark ambient/drone, full of mysterious atmospheres and distorted malice, while others take Continue reading
There’s a quality level of musicianship on Cycles of Mobeum, and this Continue reading
Time for some doom!
This UK band is relatively unknown, but on the strength of this release hopefully that will change. This is blues-y doom with plenty of feeling. The singer has a very good voice that fits perfectly with the blues-y feel of the music on display here and is extremely enjoyable. I am listening to this in the car at the moment and it is one of those releases that even though you know is good; it just gets better the more you explore it.
The songwriting here is of a high standard, and something that you could be reasonably expected to hear from a band on their second or third album, and not just their first EP. This bodes very well for their next release and I look forward to it immensely!
Favourite track? Probably Unknown Mistress.
I hope there are good things in the future for this band, as they deserve the recognition and respect afforded similar (-ish) UK doom veterans such as the wonderful Electric Wizard.
A very enjoyable release that should reside happily in anyone’s collection. Good songs and good jams? Get it now!
Don’t take my word for it – have a listen…