The style on Ash of the Womb is a hybrid one that takes liberally from post-metal, post-rock, shoegaze, grunge, and doom. The end result is a captivating collection of tracks with its own voice. Illudium write music that has recognisable components that you can attribute influences to, but the band exist very much on their own terms. Continue reading “Illudium – Ash of the Womb (Review)”
Ainsoph’s material is constructed from a sort of atypical blackened base that takes in elements of post-metal, post-rock, post-punk, avant-garde, progressive rock, doom, blackgaze, and jazz. It’s an eclectic mix on paper, but in execution Continue reading “Ainsoph – Ω – V (Review)”
Having considered it long and hard, I’ve decided that any form of introductory paragraph with any real substance would simply detract from the list below. As such, all I’ll say is that 2018, like every year, has given us some top quality metal releases. So have a look at my top picks for 2018, and hopefully you’ll find a new band to obsess over…
April has been an unusually strong month for metal, and I really have struggled to keep this list down to a manageable level. So much good music, so little time! Let’s have a look at what the metal world has given us this month then… Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of April 2018”
The second album from Messa is upon us. Feast for Water is an exemplary collection of songs, showing exactly how to produce dark and evocative music. Forged from doom metal’s despondent wastes, and enriched with ambient, drone, jazz, progressive, experimental, and even some black metal elements, the album is a comprehensive journey into watery landscapes filled with rich meaning and emotive atmosphere.
I highly recommend this album for anyone into quality music. Let’s find out a little more about the band below… Continue reading “Interview with Messa”
This is the follow up to 2016’s very enjoyable Belfry. This was an album that took the classic doom metal template and injected elements of ambient/drone into it, along with the band members’ own distinct personalities. Continue reading “Messa – Feast for Water (Review)”
Messa provide the listener with almost an hour of occult retro doom and dark ambience.
This is akin to a strange-yet-effective mix of Sunn O))) and Pentagram, with deliciously seductive female vocals included. Some tracks are dark ambient/drone, full of mysterious atmospheres and distorted malice, while others take Continue reading “Messa – Belfry (Review)”