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

Megalith Levitation – Acid Doom Rites (Review)

Megalith Levitation - Acid Doom RitesThis is the debut album from Megalith Levitation, a Russian stoner/doom band.

There’s only four songs on this album, but with a total duration of 77 minutes, Acid Doom Rites is a whopper. Continue reading

Cloud Rat – Pollinator/Do Not Let Me Off the Cliff (Review)

Cloud Rat - Pollinator Do Not Let Me Off the CliffThis is the fourth album from Cloud Rat, a grindcore band from the US.

In my humble opinion Cloud Rat are one of the most forward-thinking, talented, and innovative grindcore bands out there, although simply labelling them grindcore is misleading and constricting, as their work frequently features so much more than your standard grindcore fare. Releases such as Qliphoth, and their various splits demonstrate this amply. Continue reading

Mizmor (מזמור) – Cairn (Review)

Mizmor - CairnThis is the third album from US solo blackened doom band Mizmor, or מזמור.

Providing a lethal concoction of black metal, funeral doom, and drone across 57 minutes, this album is a harrowing and affecting journey into lost faith and existential crisis. It’s powerful, and an album that is clearly special upon even the first listen; repeated visits merely reinforce how exceptional it is. Continue reading

Heathe – On the Tombstones; the Symbols Engraved (Review)

Heathe - On the Tombstones; the Symbols EngravedThis is the debut album from Heathe, a blackened doom/drone project from Denmark.

Apparently created by a core of one person who was then aided and abetted by multiple others, this band have crafted here a single 38-minute track named On the Tombstones. It has apparently been recorded live, with a structure enhanced by improvisation in places, which is probably why the music feels so vibrant, albeit in a bleak, nihilistic ways. Continue reading