Neutraliser – Capsule Bowed Space (Review)

Neutraliser - Capsule Bowed SpaceNeutraliser are a drone project from the UK and this is their debut album.

Featuring a member of 11Paranoias and Bong, Capsule Bowed Space is a single 79-minute track of experimental drone soundscapes. Continue reading “Neutraliser – Capsule Bowed Space (Review)”

Shaam Larein – Sticka en Kniv I Världen (Review)

Shaam Larein - Sticka en Kniv I VärldenThis is the second album from Shaam Larein, a Swedish rock band.

Sticka en Kniv I Världen contains 39 minutes of idiosyncratic heavy rock. Mixing together elements of Gothic, doom, avant-garde, and post-punk, this offers a distinguished work for the listener to be mesmerised by. Continue reading “Shaam Larein – Sticka en Kniv I Världen (Review)”

Elder – Innate Passage (Review)

Elder - Innate PassageThis is the sixth album from US progressive rock band Elder.

Innate Passage contains 54 minutes of psychedelic progressive rock. Elder take the listener on a journey into sound, one which offers a vivid and intricate experience. Continue reading “Elder – Innate Passage (Review)”

Mord’A’Stigmata – Like Ants and Snakes (Review)

Mord'A'Stigmata - Like Ants and SnakesMord’A’Stigmata are an avant-garde rock band from Poland and this is their sixth album.

Dreams of Quiet Places was a highlight of 2019 for me, so it’s with great anticipation that I turned to Like Ants and Snakes. I also thoroughly enjoyed 2013’s Ansia and 2017’s Hope, so Mord’A’Stigmata are a band with a great track record of strong album. Has their new one lived up to my lofty expectations? Continue reading “Mord’A’Stigmata – Like Ants and Snakes (Review)”

Hoaxed – Two Shadows (Review)

Hoaxed - Two ShadowsThis is the debut album from US rock band Hoaxed.

Two Shadows offers the discerning listener 28 minutes of characterful dark rock. Comprised of a few different influences from a range of styles, Hoaxed are charismatic and idiosyncratic. Elements of Gothic, melodic, alternative, and folk rock are Continue reading “Hoaxed – Two Shadows (Review)”

Avatarium – Death, Where Is Your Sting (Review)

Avatarium - Death, Where Is Your StingThis is the fifth album from Swedish dark rock band Avatarium.

Both 2017’s Hurricanes and Halos and 2019’s The Fire I Long For were very enjoyable records, showing good progression from one to the next that simply saw the band improving and diversifying. So what next for Avatarium? Continue reading “Avatarium – Death, Where Is Your Sting (Review)”

Ritual Dictates – No Great Loss (Review)

Ritual Dictates - No Great LossThis is the second album from Canadian metallers Ritual Dictates.

Featuring current and ex-members of 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation, this is an atypical album that probably doesn’t sound like you’re expecting it to. It certainly took me by surprise, in a very pleasant way. Continue reading “Ritual Dictates – No Great Loss (Review)”

Sumerlands – Dreamkiller (Review)

Sumerlands - DreamkillerThis is the second album from US heavy metallers Sumerlands.

Featuring a member of Vestal Claret, Dreamkiller contains 35 minutes of traditional heavy metal and AOR songwriting smarts. Continue reading “Sumerlands – Dreamkiller (Review)”