Doom Metal Reviews

Famyne EP Artwork
Famyne – ‘Famyne’ (Self Titled) E.P (, )
4th November 2015 -

Canterbury doom band, Famyne’s first, and self-titled EP is far from the retro tendencies that inevitably spring to mind when talking about doom. All three tracks might exhibit strong 70’s and 80’s elements, you’d have to be deaf to not hear Black Sabbath in the menacing build-up of opening track ‘Enter the Sloth’ but this old-school riffing is paired with… Read More »

Hang the Bastard - 'Sex in the Seventh Circle'
Hang the Bastard – ‘Sex in the Seventh Circle’ (, )
14th September 2014 -

Needless to say, over the time they have been performing as a band under the banner of Hang the Bastard, their name alone was enough for people to take notice. Usually in such manners, the musical output lets this attention down… But, what can be said in words alone that will give this absolute monster of an album the justified… Read More »

Triptykon Melana Chasmata Album Artwork
Triptykon – Melana Chasmata (, )
11th June 2014 -

Tom G Warrior has always been at the forefront of progress; constantly creating challenging, boundary altering music. After the unfortunate demise of Celtic Frost his latest project, Triptykon arose from the ashes with the monolithically heavy ‘Eparistera Daimones.’ One of, if not the most heavy albums of recording history (and I don’t say that lightly) Eparistera also maintained a sense… Read More »

Mount Salem - Endless Album Cover
Mount Salem – Endless (, )
11th March 2014 -

Having been signed by Metal Blade Records, Chicago’s Mount Salem are about to release an extended version of their 2013 E.P. The band only formed in 2012, yet album Endless is very mature. Bringing together a mix of torture driven souls, metal riffs and chilly elegant gothic glamour. With haunting melodies, angst infused lyrics and echoing guitar, this is the… Read More »