Dvne are a progressive sludge metal band from the UK and this is their second album.
Etemen Ænka is the 67-minute follow up to 2017’s immensely enjoyable Asheran, and a release I’ve been greatly anticipating. If you’re a fan of bands such as Sorxe, Mastodon, The Ocean, Isis, Minsk, Inter Arma, and Neurosis, then Etemen Ænka is an album for you. Maybe even THE album for you. Continue reading “Dvne – Etemen Ænka (Review)”
This is the third album from Canadian post-metallers Sarin.
Here we have 33 minutes of post-metal that’s influenced by the likes of Isis, Neurosis, and Cult of Luna. Sarin’s music concentrates mainly on the heavier, crushing side of these bands, although there is texture here too. Sarin use Continue reading “Sarin – You Can’t Go Back (Review)”
This is the second album from Wills Dissolve, a progressive metal band from the US.
Wills Dissolve play a multigenre form of progressive metal that takes in a range of other styles and subgenres. Progressive black/death metal, post-metal, ambient, doom metal, and progressive rock are all included in Echoes, and all get Continue reading “Wills Dissolve – Echoes (Review)”
This is the second album from Hymn, a Norwegian doom/sludge metal band.
Hymn play a mix of doom and sludge, and Breach Us contains 38 minutes of music divided into 4 tracks. The band is made up of only two members, but you wouldn’t necessarily realise this immediately as Breach Us sounds massive. Continue reading “Hymn – Breach Us (Review)”
This is the debut album from Canadian doom band Empress.
I enjoyed 2017’s Reminiscence, with its psychedelic grooves and rolling riffs. It set out a strong opening argument for the band, which Premonition now ably capitalises on. Combining elements of doom, sludge, progressive, and post-metal into 49 minutes of expressive, mood-focused music, Premonition is a thoroughly convincing affair. Continue reading “Empress – Premonition (Review)”
Wren are a UK sludge/post-metal band and this is their second album.
2017’s Auburn Rule was a seriously good record. Now that the band have returned, we’re treated to 45 minutes of new material. Continue reading “Wren – Groundswells (Review)”
Sorxe are a post-metal/sludge band from the US and this is their third album.
Following up 2014’s Surrounded by Shadows and 2017’s Matter & Void, we now have the much-anticipated The Ark Burner. Continue reading “Sorxe – The Ark Burner (Review)”
This is the debut album from Everest Queen, a sludge metal band from the UK.
Having enjoyed 2016’s self titled debut EP it’s good to have a full length from the band now. This is progressive sludge metal, with an imposing presence and plenty of riffs. The band’s promo blurb states that this is for fans of High on Fire, Om, Mastodon, and Isis, and it’s hard to disagree. Continue reading “Everest Queen – Dead Eden (Review)”
Unhold are a sludge/post-metal band from Switzerland and this is their fifth album.
2015’s Towering lived up to its name, and was a monolithic and notable record. I said that Towering offered Continue reading “Unhold – Here Is the Blood (Review)”
This is the debut EP from UK stoner rock band Ghozer.
Here we have 21 minutes of enjoyable stoner fuzz. It’s charismatic and direct, while still boasting a decent amount of depth and atmosphere. Continue reading “Ghozer – Ghozer (Review)”