Lord of Confusion – Evil Mystery (Review)

Lord of Confusion - Evil MysteryThis is the debut album from Lord of Confusion, a Portuguese doom metal band.

Evil Mystery contains 45 minutes of psychedelic doom, replete with macabre keyboards and funereal dirges aplenty. This is one for fans of Electric Wizard, Dead Witches, and Windhand. Continue reading “Lord of Confusion – Evil Mystery (Review)”

Assumption – Hadean Tides (Review)

Assumption - Hadean TidesThis is the second album from Italian death/doom band Assumption.

Following on from 2014’s The Three Appearances and 2018’s AbsconditusHadean Tides contains 56 minutes of new material from Assumption. Continue reading “Assumption – Hadean Tides (Review)”

MWWB – The Harvest (Review)

MWWB - The HarvestFormerly known as Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, MWWB are a Welsh doom metal band and this is their fourth album.

I do enjoy MWWB’s work, (Y Proffwyd Dwyll, the band’s split with Slomatics, and Yn Ol I Annwn are all highly recommended), so was pleased when The Harvest manifested itself to me. Continue reading “MWWB – The Harvest (Review)”

Wasteland Coven/Nothing Is Real – Turmoil – Split (Review)

Wasteland Coven Nothing Is Real - Turmoil - SplitWasteland Coven and Nothing Is Real are both doom metal bands from the US, and they have teamed up for this split.

We’ve met Wasteland Coven previously on their very good debut EP Ruined. On this split they offer up three new tracks lasting 19 minutes. Continue reading “Wasteland Coven/Nothing Is Real – Turmoil – Split (Review)”

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)”