doom metal Tag Archive

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...

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...

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....

SLEEP “The Sciences” (Third Man Records 2018)

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Stoner rock’s absolute icons SLEEP caught everyone off-guard on 4/20 by releasing their first album in 20 years, The Sciences, without any promo or exclusive...

‘Till The Livin’ End: DESERTFEST LONDON 2018 Review – Day 1

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DESERTFEST LONDON, much like the music it showcases, is a formula. Every year you pack the same bag, hop on the same train or flight, see all those friendly and familiar faces...

From rock to doom: the 30 coolest albums of 2017.

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We may be a bit late to the year-end list festival – slow and steady THC as always – yet it’s no less a resounding testimony of the incredible 2017 vintage we’re proudly...

Interview with UFOMAMMUT: “Jamming is the real secret.”

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Twenty years of crafting their sound with mind-crushing riffs and bewitching meanderings have led Italian trio UFOMAMMUT to stand at the forefront of the actual stoner/doom scene....

UFOMAMMUT “8” (Neurot Recordings 2017)

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In the constant search of perfection and improvement of their songcraft, UFOMAMMUT have pushed their creative process one step further. Without reinventing their own sound,...

OBELYSKKH “The Providence” (Exile On Mainstream 2017)

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German doom… How to put aside all my preconceptions about this scene and listen to a band objectively? The crushing, psychedelic and ethereal atmospheres created...

PALLBEARER “Heartless” (Profound Lore 2017)

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In 2017 for one single band, any band, and lesser yet for a relatively new band, to occupy territory that’s most easily qualified as their own signature sound is no mean...