doom metal Tag Archive

Getting underground with German post-doom giants BLCKWVS.

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Back in February, it was brought to my attention that a German heavy band called BLCKWVS had a new album out, and I’ve been unable to stop listening to ‘0160’...

THE LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK “Mere Mortals” (Deadlight 2019)

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Die hard LUMBERJACK FEEDBACK fans rejoice: the French outfit just released another instrumental album! If pigeonholing has ever been your thing, then “Mere Mortals”...

VIDEO PREMIERE: get swallowed into a sludge hole with BLCKWVS “0161 Bl”.

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Lay your ears on the hugest-sounding sludge band Germany has ever produced. Those faraway heirs of Neurosis and Sleep display such a cold, life-annihilating sound that you will...

From rock to doom: the coolest albums of 2018.

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♠︎ SYLVAIN GOLVET’S PICKS ♠︎ UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS “Wasteland” (Rise Above Records) While we almost started worrying for Kevin Starrs...

DESERTFEST London founder Reece Tee comes back to a game-changing festival.

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A boundless passion for the music we all love: this is what drives DESERTFEST London founder Reece Tee. Given the stoner and doom festival will be celebrating its 8th edition this...

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...