Doom Metal Reviews

Inter Arma - Sulphur English Album Cover Artwork
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Inter Arma – Sulphur English (, , )
18th April 2019 -

Opening with the curiously titled, Bumgardener, Inter Arma’s new album Sulphur English starts out brooding and intense. The first track proper, A Waxen Sea arrives as a doomy, crushing beast with surprisingly catchy refrains comprising its middle section. The vocals are reminiscent of the very heaviest that doom metal has to offer, bordering on death metal with their ferocious, low… Read More »

Latitudes - Part Island Album Cover Artwork
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Latitudes – Part Island (, , , )
1st April 2019 -

Some people write off post-music as egregiously onanistic or pretentious. These people are of course fools who have never heard, for example, Through Silver In Blood, Kodama or Sunbather. In the world of post- music exists a rainbow of talented artists creating works of wonder with the tools handed down by previous generations of musicians. They seek to create something… Read More »

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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 »

Yob - Our Raw Heart Album Cover
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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 »