Yatra – Death Ritual (Review)

Yatra - Death RitualYatra are a doom band from the US and this is their debut album.

Now here we have an album that’s infused with darkness; it’s almost tangible, but in a warm, smoky way. Mixing ugly doom, riff-hungry stoner, blackened sludge, and harsh drone influences into 45 minutes of material, Death Ritual showcases the dark underbelly of doom metal. Continue reading

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