Nadir – The Sixth Extinction (Review)

NadirNadir are a sludge/death metal band from Hungary and this is their sixth album.

The Sixth Extinction features 33 minutes of sludgy death metal. Think of a cross between Crowbar and Bolt Thrower and you’ll not be too far off from where Nadir operate. There’s also a touch of Obituary, Coffins, Incantation, and High on Fire here and there. Continue reading


Sixes – Methistopheles (Review)

SixesSixes are a doom/sludge band from the US and this is their debut album.

You know that you can never, ever have enough filthy, ugly doom, right? I mean, it’s just not possible.

Enter Sixes.

Methistopheles is a colossal 62 minutes of feedback, Earth-shaking distortion, apocalyptic melodies, and throat-destroying vocals. And boy does it grab you and not let go until the bitter end. Continue reading


Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Review)

IlsaThis is the fifth album from US sludge metal band Ilsa.

Ilsa are well-known around these parts for being prime suppliers of dirty, heavy, riff-driven kicking metallic sludge. 2015’s The Felon Claw and 2012’s Intoxicantations in particular were both huge, crushing records which still get regular rotation from yours truly. Continue reading


Interview with Beldam

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Baldam’s second album Pasung is a monstrous sludge metal beast that gets even better the louder you play it. It’s crushing, devastating stuff. It also has a core of well-written music at its dark heart, obscured by waves of thick grimy distortion and evil vocals. If you’re a fan of heavy, filthy music then this is one that you need to check out as a priority.

Founder Grahm Reynolds lets us into the world of Beldam, what makes the band tick and how energised he is at the moment… Continue reading


Empress – Reminiscence (Review)

EmpressThis is the debut EP from Canadian doom band Empress.

Although classed as an EP, there’s still 29 minutes of material here to sink your teeth into.

I’ll say it straight away – Reminiscence is a massively enjoyable release. Continue reading


Gurt – Skullossus (Review)

GurtThis is the second album from UK sludge metal band Gurt.

This is heavy sludge metal, full of crushing groove and caustic vocals. Influenced by the Eyehategod school of thuggery, (but not limited to it), Skullossus is 40 minutes of romping sludge belligerence. Continue reading


No Funeral – Mankind Is Carrion, Fit for Nothing (Review)

No FuneralThis is the latest EP from US sludge metal band No Funeral.

Having been introduced to No Funeral through their very enjoyable split with Livid, I’m pleased to now have this new EP to get to know them a bit more. Continue reading


Escape Is Not Freedom/Dusk Village – Split (Review)

Escape Is Not FreedomEscape Is Not Freedom and Dusk Village are both alternative/sludge metal bands, and they have teamed up with each other on this split.

Escape Is Not Freedom, (who we know from their 2015 album The Truants), start us off with two tracks, which last just under 10 minutes in total. Continue reading


Neige Morte – TRINNNT (Review)

Neige MorteNeige Morte are a French post-black metal band and this is their third album.

2014’s Bicephaale stood out with its unusual delivery and incorporation of non-black metal sub-genres. As such, when TRINNNT was unleashed, I knew I had to expose myself to the ravages of the band’s virulent plagues once more. Continue reading