Raum Kingdom are a sludge/post-metal band from Ireland and this is their second album.
I haven’t caught up with Raum Kingdom since their self-titled 2014 debut EP, so I thought it was overdue that I revisited their work. Monarch contains 43 minutes of sludgy post-metal, and reveals a band that are confident and capable in their chosen genre. Continue reading “Raum Kingdom – Monarch (Review)”
This is the debut album from Natt, a Norwegian progressive/post-rock/doom band.
Natt contains just three songs, with 45 minutes of music. They’re an instrumental duo, although they’re joined on this recording by session musicians on bass and drums/percussion, (the latter from Enslaved). I’m not normally drawn to instrumental music, but one look at the strangely disturbing album artwork made me want to hear this work, and I’m so glad it did. Continue reading “Natt – Natt (Review)”
Doubtsower is a one-man Welsh doom metal band and this is his second album.
Ahh, the return of Doubtsower. 2021’s Asphyxiation of a Seasick Soul was an unexpected highlight of that year, and although I was surprised to find a new album available so soon, I’m nonetheless pleased by this unlooked for treat. Once again delivering five tracks of emotive doom metal across 49 minutes, the artist behind Doubtsower continues to produce the very definition of underground gems. Continue reading “Doubtsower – The Endless Shadow of Despicable Power (Review)”
This is the debut album from US progressive metal band This Is the Last Time.
Acclimation features four songs, with a total duration of 31 minutes. The promo blurb mentions bands such as Cloudkicker, Meshuggah, Isis, Year of No Light, In Flames, Between the Buried and Me, Gorguts, and Pelican, so this should give you some insight into the waters that Acclimation wades in. Continue reading “This Is the Last Time – Acclimation (Review)”
Gorycz are a Polish post-black metal band and this is their second album.
Gorycz feature members of Non Opus Dei, and Kamienie is a 37-minute exploration of non-standard music. Stirring together ingredients from black metal, post-rock, and sludge into a tasty post-black metal cocktail, Gorycz’s music is individual and Continue reading “Gorycz – Kamienie (Review)”
This is the second album from US post-metal band Earthrise.
Until We Rest Beneath the Winter Way is a 72-minute journey into ambitious, spacefaring post-metal territories. Taking in elements of progressive metal and rock, Earthrise craft heavy music with emotive atmosphere and engaging texture. Continue reading “Earthrise – Until We Rest Beneath the Winter Way (Review)”
This is the second album from Everest Queen, a sludge metal band from the UK.
I’ve enjoyed following Everest Queen, from their initial self-titled EP in 2016 to their debut album Dead Eden in 2019, so to have a new album appear in the wild is a fine thing. Murmurations boasts 44 minutes of new music, so let’s get stuck in. Continue reading “Everest Queen – Murmurations (Review)”
This is the debut album from French progressive metal band Ahasver.
Ahasver is made up of members of bands such as Eryn Non Dae, Drawers, and Gorod, among others. Causa Sui contains 42 minutes of music that’s a good deal more individual than most you might encounter. Continue reading “Ahasver – Causa Sui (Review)”
This is the fifth album from US progressive doom band Dreadnought.
Dreadnought play a brand of progressive doom, with black, folk, jazz, classical, and post-metal elements all embedded into it. It’s a heady mix, but the band have more than enough talent and skill to pull it off. Continue reading “Dreadnought – The Endless (Review)”
This is the third album from US post-rock band Light Creates Shadow.
Light Creates Shadow’s brand of post-rock takes the style’s build/release mechanic and blends it with progressive structuring, ethereal resplendence, intricate dynamics, and a wealth of grunge influences. Continue reading “Light Creates Shadow – Ghosts Pass Through, Running from the Body (Review)”