Cult of Occult – Ruin (Review)

Cult of Occult - RuinThis is the latest EP from French sludge doom band Cult of Occult.

Ruin contains a single 22-minute eponymous track; a nightmarish monster of prodigious proportions. Not only that, but there’s also a bonus track in the form of a remix of the title track, which itself lasts 19 minutes. Overall, this release boasts 41 minutes of anguished blackened sludge doom. It’s nasty, but it’s also damn good. Continue reading “Cult of Occult – Ruin (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of April 2021

Another month, another truckload of top tier metal releases. 2021 just keeps on giving when it comes to music. I struggled hard to limit the below list to the ones that I did, and could easily have included more albums from what was a very packed April. Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of April 2021”

Body Void – Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth (Review)

Body Void - Bury Me Beneath This Rotting EarthThis is the third album from Body Void, a doom band from the US.

If you haven’t heard Body Void before, then you absolutely need to check out 2018’s I Live Inside a Burning House, 2019’s You Will Know the Fear You Forced upon Us, and their 2020 split with Keeper. It’s now 2021, and time for the colossal Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth to be unleashed. Continue reading “Body Void – Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth (Review)”

Bethmoora – Thresholds (Review)

Bethmoora - ThresholdsThis is the debut album from Bethmoora, a doom/sludge band from Denmark.

It’s good to hear such a malignant slab of filthy doom-fuelled hateful sludge like this now and again. It strips away pretentions and allows you to get a good long hard look at the muck and grime. Continue reading “Bethmoora – Thresholds (Review)”

Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Review)

Vile Creature - Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!Vile Creature are a Canadian doom band and this is their third album.

2018’s Cast of Static and Smoke was a notable album, both musically and as a conceptual work that was fleshed out by a short story. Vile Creature have now returned, and what they have unleashed on the world is a superlative piece of heavy art. Continue reading “Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Review)”

Body Void/Keeper – Split (Review)

Body Void Keeper - SplitBody Void and Keeper are both US doom/sludge bands, and they have teamed up to deliver this split.

Both Body Void, (I Live Inside a Burning House/You Will Know the Fear You Forced upon Us), and Keeper, (Split with Sea Bastard/The Space Between Your Teeth/Split with Old Witch), have Continue reading “Body Void/Keeper – Split (Review)”

Monthly Overview – the Best of March 2019

March proved to be this year’s strongest month for metal releases yet. I was hard-pressed to keep this list as short as it is, and any of the albums listed below are worthy of your attention. Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of March 2019”