Echtra – BardO (Review)

Echtra - BardOEchtra is a one man black metal/drone band, and this is his fourth album.

All Echtra songs clock in at 23 minutes, and BardO contains two of them. Across these sprawling tracks depth and texture is achieved through a variety of instruments that are used in conjunction with each other to create a tapestry of atmospheric darkness and light. Continue reading

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Bismuth – The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier Reef (Review)

Bismuth - The Slow Dying of the Great Barrier ReefThis is the second album from UK doom/drone band Bismuth.

Ever since first hearing The Eternal Marshes I’ve been a fan of what Bismuth do. Over the years they’ve continued to develop their bass-drum-synth-low-end-heavy-doom-assault-on-the-senses approach to music. Every release essentially sees them rising to new heights of both extremity and nuance, and this has now culminated in this new colossal album. Continue reading

Bodies on Everest – A National Day of Mourning (Review)

Bodies on EverestBodies on Everest are from the UK and this is their second album. They play noise/sludge/doom/drone.

Noise/sludge/doom/drone you say? Yep, with A National Day of Mourning Bodies on Everest combine these elements into an ugly monster of an album. Across 66 minutes of disturbed, warped material, the band bring their twisted nighmarescapes to terrifying life. Continue reading

Morag Tong – Last Knell of Om (Review)

Morag TongMorag Tong are a UK doom band, and this is their debut album.

Here we have 48 minutes of material from exploratory doomsters Morag Tong.

Last Knell of Om is an expansive and compelling listen, riven with huge slow guitars and imbued with a keen spacial awareness. It’s Continue reading