Album Review

Louder, slower, darker : OBELYSKKH “The Ultimate Grace of God”

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“Over the top”. Here’s a saying that has lost most of its meaning in recent years, yet it perfectly describes what Obelyskkh delivered on “The Ultimate Grace Of...

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs “Land of Sleeper”

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs or the seven wonders of the world, the seven deadly sins, the seven days in the week, the seven dwarves? No. Let’s get right into it, “Land...

Witchthroat Serpent “Trove of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway”

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Witchthroat Serpent is one of these bands that build their brand discreetly thanks to an ever-growing and dedicated fanbase. They’re one of these obvious references that did not...

BRUIT ≤ “Apologie du Temps Perdu (Vol.1)” (Pelagic Records)

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Who has never abandoned oneself for a few moments, lying in a meadow, suspended in the slow movement of the clouds, listening to the grass in the fields? Such pause and inner...

From rock to doom: the coolest albums of 2022.

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The Heavy Chronicles team delivers a fine-tuned selection of sonic treats to fill your earholes during this festive period. There will be fuzz, there will be heavy, but most of...

ABRAMS craft an addictive heavy rock recipe with “In The Dark”.

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We didn’t expect the best release of the summer to be both such a surprise and a heart-stopper, with Abrams new album “In The Dark”. If my editor wasn’t in...

ELDER reach new heights of beauty with “Innate Passage”.

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Elder is a band you can always rely on. Whatever happens, they are there, whether it’s in your headphones, your living room, or on the top right corner of your favorite...

DEADLY VIPERS make a huge (stoner) splash with “Low City Drone”.

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Given the band name, artwork and associated label, you think you’d know what to expect from this new DEADLY VIPERS album: a ton of fuzz dripping from your earholes. This is...

KEN MODE give us a glimmer of hope with their cathartic new album “Null”.

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This September, KEN mode released their eighth album “Null”, and it’s probably my album of the year. No less. You won’t get any pitch or namedropping here,...

DEVIL’S WITCHES gets macabre and poetic with “In All Her Forms”.

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Psych, fuzz, doom and sixties worship: that’s the way Devil’s Witches made a name for themselves in 2017. And then there was this debut album, “Velvet...

CLUTCH deliver a great vintage with “Sunrise on Slaughter Beach”.

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Clutch is a grand cru classé, as we say in French. Not so much that it would age perfectly like old wine but rather that, like in any good vineyard, there are some good and...

AHASVER get more metal than metal itself with “Causa Sui”.

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How would I possibly sleep on that release? The crème de la crème from the Toulouse metal scene with members of Gorod, Psykup or Drawers: I was hyped from the get-go. And when I...

Feel the nihilism and suffering of CONAN’s “Evidence Of Immortality”.

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Do you REALLY want a review of the new Conan record? As if you did not know what to expect. Of course, it’s going to hit hard, of course, it will unbalance your internal...

MANTAR rises again on “Pain Is Forever and This Is The End”.

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Mantar is back and they lock us off with the incredible “Pain Is Forever and This Is The End”. How could it have been any different? It seems obvious now, yet...

LORD ELEPHANT raise the stoner bar high with “Cosmic Awakening”.

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Appearances can be deceiving. As I was busy waiting for live shows to resume last June, I had somewhat missed out on the summer releases ahead of us. Among them, Lord Elephant...