Into the Heat – Out of the Shade UK & EU Tour – The Ocean/LLNN/Playgrounded – Manchester Club Academy, 03/09/22 (Live Review)

Into the Heat - Out of the Shade UK & EU Tour - The Ocean LLNN Playgrounded

Although I managed to see The Ocean’s livestream show and I enjoyed it very much, I’ve been looking forward to catching them in the flesh once again. So here we are, back in Manchester, back with The Ocean, (and friends). Continue reading “Into the Heat – Out of the Shade UK & EU Tour – The Ocean/LLNN/Playgrounded – Manchester Club Academy, 03/09/22 (Live Review)”

Morbid Evils – Supernaturals (Review)

Morbid Evils - SupernaturalsThis is the third album from Morbid Evils, a Finnish doom band.

Featuring a member of Rotten SoundSupernaturals contains four tracks, with a total duration of 40 minutes. The promo blurb mentions bands like Primitive Man, Jupiterian, 71TONMAN, Thou, Conan, Grief, and Warcrab, and this certainly sets the scene for the output of Morbid Evils quite well. Continue reading “Morbid Evils – Supernaturals (Review)”

Opium Lord/Under – Split (Review)

Opium Lord Under - SplitOpium Lord and Under are both sludge metal bands from the UK and this is a split release from them.

Opium Lord, (who feature an ex-member of Sealclubber), deliver one song – Sherpa – lasting almost 6 minutes. Continue reading “Opium Lord/Under – Split (Review)”

Infinity Ritual – Infinity Ritual (Review)

Infinity Ritual - Infinity RitualThis is the debut EP from New Zealand metal band Infinity Ritual.

Infinity Ritual play a groovy metallic brand of doom and stoner, and this EP features four tracks of material with a total duration of 23 minutes. Continue reading “Infinity Ritual – Infinity Ritual (Review)”

False Gods – Neurotopia (Review)

False Gods - NeurotopiaFalse Gods are a doom/sludge metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Neurotopia contains eight tracks, (seven originals and a doomified Integrity cover), for a total of 50 minutes of material. False Gods play a compelling brand of doom and sludge metal that also benefits from elements of hardcore. Continue reading “False Gods – Neurotopia (Review)”

Northless – A Path Beyond Grief (Review)

Northless - A Path Beyond GriefNorthless are a sludge/doom band from the US and this is their fourth album.

I last caught up with Northless on their 2016 split with Primitive Man, so A Path Beyond Grief seemed an opportune time to check out the band once more. Continue reading “Northless – A Path Beyond Grief (Review)”

Grave Lines – Communion (Review)

Grave Lines - CommunionThis is the third album from UK doom/sludge metallers Grave Lines.

Featuring the guitarist from Dead Witches/Sea Bastard, Grave Lines play an interesting and immersive form of doom. Weaving together doom metal and sludge into a tapestry that also includes Gothic, ambient drone, post-punk, and experimental elements, Communion contains 44 minutes of music that’s highly compelling. Continue reading “Grave Lines – Communion (Review)”