Doom Metal Reviews

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Swallow The Sun – When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light (, , , )
14th February 2019 -

Swallow The Sun’s new album, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light is a remarkable album for many reasons. It is inspired by and was conceived in the aftermath of Swallow The Sun’s main creative force, guitarist Juha Raivio, having his partner of many years (and bandmate in Trees Of Eternity) Aleah Starbridge pass away from cancer. With this… Read More »

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Puppy – The GOAT (, , , )
24th January 2019 -

Calling your debut album The GOAT is a bold move, but bold has been a good way to describe Puppy over the last few years. They have been building up a reputation of being one of the most unique bands in Britain right now. Over two EP’s they’ve mixed doom, groove metal and all kinds of alternative rock together to create something mind… Read More »

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Yob – Our Raw Heart (, )
31st December 2018 -

Isolation is treasured by some, and a deep seated fear for others. After battling with a near fatal intestinal infection, frontman and mastermind of spiritual doom legends, Yob, Mike Scheidt found himself long confined to a hospital bed. It makes sense then that desperation and isolation are the two key flavours laced throughout the latest Yob offering, Our Raw Heart…. Read More »

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Battalions – Forever Marching Backwards (, )
6th December 2018 -

On February 13th 1970, the world experienced true evil in music. By creating lumbering, doomy music based around the tri-tone – infamously known as the Devil’s chord – Black Sabbath’s self titled debut carved a new niche in music. Heavy metal was born. This template has remained prescient in the world of heavy music and countless bands have drawn inspiration… Read More »

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URNE – The Mountain of Gold (, , , , , )
28th August 2018 -

Hang the Bastard’s demise was the premature demise of another great British band far too soon. Thankfully, from the ashes rises something new and URNE’s debut EP is a wonderful return for a group of musicians that have been absurdly overlooked over the past few years. Combining the duo at the heart of Chapters, and bassist and live guitarist of… Read More »