Coltsblood/Un- Split (Review)

un coltsblood - splitColtsblood and Un are both doom bands and have teamed up for this split release. The former are from the UK and the latter the US.

I’n unfamiliar with Coltsblood’s work prior to this split, but I certainly intend to rectify this after listening to Snows of the Winter Realm. Continue reading

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Monolithe – From Equinox to Solstice – Live at Beltane (Review)

monolithe - from equinox to solstice - live at beltaneMonolithe are a French doom metal band and this is a live recording of a private show on May 6th, 2018 at les Feux de Beltane in Brittany, France.

I’m not really one for live albums, (although I certainly do enjoy them from time to time), but I’m a big Monolithe fan, so decided this was one definitely worth checking out. Continue reading

Pissboiler – Att Med Kniv Ta En Kristens Liv (Review)

Pissboiler

Pissboiler are a Swedish doom band, and this is their latest EP.

I won’t deny that I’ve been really looking forward to hearing this one. Ever since I was subjected to the sheer aural horror of 2017’s In the Lair of Lucid Nightmares, I’ve craved more of Pissboiler’s filth and disease to swamp myself in. Well, Continue reading

Skullcrush – Visions of the Firestorm Eclipse (Review)

SkullcrushThis is an EP from Skullcrush, a death metal band from the US.

Containing a mixture of different gruesome ingredients, you can hear Suffocation, Bolt Thrower, and even a touch of old Amorphis in Skullcrush’s sound. Across the 22 minutes on this EP the band combine these influences and more into a ghastly blend of grim, dirty death metal. Continue reading

Self-Hatred – Hlubiny (Review)

Self-HatredSelf-Hatred are from the Czech Republic and this is their second album. They play death/doom metal.

Hlubiny is the follow up to 2016’s very enjoyable Theia, which I really liked for its contemporary take on the death/doom style. On Hlubiny the band have continued to develop and refine their sound, resulting in 42 minutes of material that sees them at their towering, monolithic best. Continue reading

Eye of Solitude – Slaves to Solitude (Review)

Eye of SolitudeEye of Solitude are a funeral doom band from the UK and this is their fifth album.

I always get very excited when I get to hear some new Eye of Solitude material. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, check out Sui Caedere, Canto III, Dear Insanity, their split with Faal, split with Marche Funèbre, and, of course, this latest 52-minute opus. Continue reading