Song of Salvation contains 44 minutes of atmospheric death/doom metal. The band features two members, who are in bands such as Outer Heaven, Sumerlands, Tomb Mold, and Vestal Claret, and between them they create an immersive tapestry of slow, mood-focused doom that’s as compelling and well-realised as it is enjoyable. Continue reading “Dream Unending – Song of Salvation (Review)”
Stygian is a monster of dark funeral doom. Three tracks sprawl out over 45 minutes, promising nothing but glacial moods and barren hopelessness, and delivering. There are two colossal songs that bookend a shorter ambient piece. Continue reading “Atramentus – Stygian (Review)”
This is the second album from US death metallers Sempiternal Dusk.
Following up on 2014’s enjoyable self titled debut record, Sempiternal Dusk’s new album contains 37 minutes of doom-infused death metal. It’s rotten and foul, just how we like it. Continue reading “Sempiternal Dusk – Cenotaph of Defectuous Creation (Review)”
The phrase ‘crushing doom’ was made for a band like Onirophagus. Well, ‘crushing death/doom’ is more accurate I suppose, but it probably doesn’t matter too much. The operative word here is ‘crushing’. Continue reading “Onirophagus – Endarkenment (Illumination Through Putrefaction) (Review)”
It’s time to take stock of what the extreme metal world has given us this month. As usual, there’s been some storming releases. Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of March 2018”
Featuring members of Arrant Saudade, Towards Atlantis Lights, and Dea Marica, and with guests from many other bands, including Alunah, Mournful Congregation, and My Shameful, before you even press play it seems apparent that there’s little chance of Of Loss and Grief falling flat on its face. And, when you do finally press play, you’re Continue reading “Aphonic Threnody – Of Loss and Grief (Review)”
Featuring members of Desolate Shrine and Dark Buddha Rising, this is dark and gloomy death/doom that boasts four colossal tracks lasting 50 minutes in total. Continue reading “Convocation – Scars Across (Review)”
I like music that’s bleakly heavy, crushingly slow, and agonisingly despondent. Therefore, I like Mournful Congregation.
It seems like an age since the band’s last foray into despair that was Concrescence of the Sophia, but now they’ve finally appeared from the shadows once again to bless us with more of their monolithic funeral dirges. Continue reading “Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma (Review)”
This is dark, atmospheric doom metal that has several corrupting influences from black metal’s more atmospheric strains. Continue reading “Apotelesma – Timewrought Kings (Review)”
Offering a beguiling mixture of oppressive darkness and vivid resplendent beauty, Jupiterian weave their textured sound around a core of intensity that sees this album be as compelling as it is affecting. Continue reading “Jupiterian – Terraforming (Review)”