Album Reviews

LA MUERTE “La Muerte” (Mottow Soundz 2018)

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For once, here’s a fucking great release coming from a band reunion — far from the usual boring collection of songs that inevitably leads to a reunion tour, with no...

EARTH SHIP “Resonant Sun” (Pelagic Records 2018)

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Germany’s most underrated sludgers EARTH SHIP recently released their fifth album within a decade. ‘Resonant Sun’ was released on Pelagic Records – the...

CONAN ” Existential Void Guardian” (Napalm Records 2018)

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Throughout twelve years of career, Jon Davies and CONAN rarely let the audience breathe, relentlessly releasing full-lengths, EPs, live and split records. It’s...

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats “Wasteland” (Rise Above Records 2018)

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In 2011, the underground scene got carried away when one of the best 70s Sabbath-infused heavy records saw the light. With “Blood Lust”, Kevin Starrs aka UNCLE...

YOB “Our Raw Heart” (Relapse Records 2018)

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I tend to say that YOB are to Doom what Amenra are to Post-hardcore, as very few bands manage to be as stirring and cathartic as the latter. However, pigeonholing two bands...

HIGH ON FIRE “Electric Messiah” (eOne 2018)

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Future President Matt Pike hasn’t kicked off campaigning yet, but he’s already standing on all fronts. New Sleep album was released just six months ago – accompanied...

HANGMAN’S CHAIR “Banlieue Triste” (MusicFearSatan / Spinefarm 2018)

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The recent reissue of HANGMAN’S CHAIR‘s latest album through Spinefarm Records was a good excuse to get back to this fifth full-length from the Paris foursome....

SPACESLUG “Eye The Tide” (Oak Island Records 2018)

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Beginnings are always so fragile… We are in the year 10 018. The universe we know is ruled by Emperor Padishah Sabbath IV. In this day and age, the most valued ressource in...

Not your average review: ORANGE GOBLIN “The Wolf Bites Back” (Candlelight Records 2018)

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This isn’t an album review. There are some people that you wish you had met, and some other you only encountered in your dreams, where the dead are well and truly alive…...

MANTAR “The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze” (Nuclear Blast 2018)

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MANTAR : in Turkish, it means “mushroom”. Well, it doesn’t sound too heavy. A strange monicker for the prolific and rather intriguing German duo – who released...