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 “Morag Tong – Last Knell of Om (Review)”

Eagle Twin – The Thundering Heard (Songs of Hoof and Horn) (Review)

Eagle TwinThis is the third album from US stoner/sludge/doom band Eagle Twin.

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 “Eagle Twin – The Thundering Heard (Songs of Hoof and Horn) (Review)”

Zaraza – Spasms of Rebirth (Review)

ZarazaZaraza are a doom/sludge band from Ecuador. This is their third album.

Zaraza play experimental industrial-tinged doom/sludge metal. Slow, dreary, and utterly without hope. Continue reading “Zaraza – Spasms of Rebirth (Review)”

Canyon of the Skull – The Desert Winter (Review)

Canyon of the SkullCanyon of the Skull are an instrumental doom band from the US and this is their second album.

The Desert Winter contains one single track that lasts a whopping 37 minutes. Continue reading “Canyon of the Skull – The Desert Winter (Review)”

Chrome Ghost – Reflection Pool (Review)

Chrome GhostChrome Ghost are a doom metal band from the US and this is their latest EP.

This is sludgy doom metal that has heart. It’s heavy music that doesn’t skimp on the emotive qualities that make sludge so compelling. Continue reading “Chrome Ghost – Reflection Pool (Review)”

Dormansland – After Humanity (Review)

DormanslandThis is the debut album from Dormansland, a solo act from the UK.

Mixing doom, drone, shoegaze and industrial elements into its near-hour long playing time, After Humanity is a reflective and atmospheric work that’s not afraid to put the boot in when it needs to.

The songs on this release gain traction in the mind of the listener the more they are experienced, and are a combination of emotive, subtle affairs, with harsher industrial-edged themes.  Continue reading “Dormansland – After Humanity (Review)”