Mazzeri – Mazzeri (Review)

Mazzeri - MazzeriMazzeri are a French doom metal band and this is their debut album.

Mazzeri contains four tracks, with a total duration of 48 minutes. It’s a release that contains many surprises, and contains many wonders. Continue reading “Mazzeri – Mazzeri (Review)”

11Paranoias – Asterismal (Review)

11Paranoias - AsterismalThis is the fourth album from 11Paranoias, a UK sludge/doom band.

This is the follow up to 2016’s Reliquary for a Dreamed of World, which introduced me to 11Paranoias’ drugged out psychedelic existence. Continue reading “11Paranoias – Asterismal (Review)”

Lurk – Fringe (Review)

LurkThis is the third album from Finnish sludge/doom band Lurk.

Now here’s an album that’s all about texture and atmosphere. Fringe is a cross between bands such as Neurosis, Inter Arma, Sea of Bones, and labelmates Jupiterian, to name but a few. However, on Fringe the band display their own dark personality, and are firmly convincing in their own right. Continue reading “Lurk – Fringe (Review)”

Yob – Our Raw Heart (Review)

YobYob are a doom metal band from the US and this is their eighth album.

Featuring a colossal 73 minutes of music, Our Raw Heart is a marathon of emotively compelling doom metal. If you’ve enjoyed Yob’s music in the past, then get ready to experience some of the best they’ve ever offered. Continue reading “Yob – Our Raw Heart (Review)”

Morag Tong – Last Knell of Om (Review)

Morag TongMorag Tong are a UK doom band, and this is their debut album.

Here we have 48 minutes of material from exploratory doomsters Morag Tong.

Last Knell of Om is an expansive and compelling listen, riven with huge slow guitars and imbued with a keen spacial awareness. It’s Continue reading “Morag Tong – Last Knell of Om (Review)”

Assumption – Absconditus (Review)

AssumptionThis is the debut album from Italian death/doom band Assumption.

Get ready to explore the cosmos once more with Assumption. Debut EP The Three Appearances laid out the initial path, but now Absconditus takes us on the full journey. Continue reading “Assumption – Absconditus (Review)”

Bong – Thought and Existence (Review and Interview)

BongBong are a doom/drone band from the UK and this is their eighth album.

Featuring a member of 11 Paranoias, Bong are a prolific psychedelic doom/drone metal band that create sprawling, expansive songs that you can easily lose yourself in. Continue reading “Bong – Thought and Existence (Review and Interview)”

Risin Sabotage – Planet Dies (Review)

Risin SabotageRisin Sabotage are a Ukrainian stoner doom band and this is their second album.

Here we have 45 minutes of exploratory stoner doom, creating vibrant soundscapes full of all manner of enjoyable fuzzed-out vibes. Continue reading “Risin Sabotage – Planet Dies (Review)”

Palehorse/Palerider – Burial Songs (Review)

Palehorse/PaleriderThis is the debut album from US doom band Palehorse/Palerider.

This is a rich, textured release that combines psychedelic doom, post-rock, and shoegaze to create involving soundscapes. Described as doomgaze, the appellation is apt. Continue reading “Palehorse/Palerider – Burial Songs (Review)”