Tag Archives: doom metal

Dwall

Enveloped By Norwegian Darkness – An Interview With Dwaal

The Oslo-based entity named Dwaal is undoubtedly one of the most captivating musical encounters that yours truly has had the pleasure of experiencing lately. Their richly textured and deeply unsettling mixture of doom metal, sludge, post-black metal, and oppressive ambient soundscapes is both effective and trance-inducing, and the slow, intense compositions that constitute their debut offering entitled Gospel of the ...

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The Yellow Book Of December

Picture Ann unearth The Yellow Book of December

The latest digital single by the experimental metal weirdos Picture Ann evocatively entitled ‘The Yellow Book of December‘ is out now – just in time to ruin Christmas for all of you this year – and the tune reeks of horror and all the vile things that make life worth leaving. Boasting slightly more straightforward and simple song structures and ...

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SOLSTORM

Solstorm Lay Waste To The Apollon Record Store In Bergen, Norway

The hugely skilled doom/drone metal entity that is Solstorm performed a short and concise yet hard-hitting and memorable set at the Apollon record store in the city center of Bergen, Norway. In many ways, the entire event served as a teaser of sorts in the sense that their brand new opus entitled II was releases shortly after and so we were treated ...

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Picture Ann ‘Bloodlines’ Digital Single Out Now

Picture Ann was spawned back in 2009 with the aim of composing and recording lo-fi metal/ambient/minimalistic rock music rather intuitively and on the spur of the moment. Raw, unfiltered crap, really. A long line of singles, EPs, and abums have seen the light of day since then. Following the recent release of the full-length album entitled Strange Forces, April 1 ...

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Mordor’s Dark Room

Mordor have released a music video for ‘Dark Room’ taken from their recent new album, Darkness, out on Pagan Records. The Polish doom metal pioneers have returned to active duty after a 21 year absence, and more information on this and the Darkness album can be found by clicking here. The video for ‘Dark Room’ was directed by Ra V K ...

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Crowbar

CROWBAR – To the Thunderous Beat of Impending Doom – Live in Bergen, Norway

Sludge metal stalwarts Crowbar from New Orleans recently laid siege to one of the coolest venues in Bergen, Norway, more specifically the atmospheric and darkly lit Hulen, which is an old bomb shelter located inside a rocky hill. What better place to experience the southern harbingers of gloom and misery than in such a venue, right? The turnout was slightly ...

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MORDOR

After 21 years Mordor returns to bring us Darkness… 

One of the precursors of Polish doom metal, Mordor are back after a 21-year absence with new album Darkness... Mordor formed in Częstochowa, back in 1990, two years later releasing their demo Nothing and following it the year after with full-length debut album Prayer to… Comeback album Darkness… is said to be a return to the band’s roots, and that ...

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TWILIGHT'S EMBRACE

TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE reveal Penance, with highly captivating yet utterly bleak sound and expression

The British doom metallers Twilight’s Embrace are an interesting outfit with a highly captivating yet utterly bleak sound and expression that perfectly encapsulates what gloom and melancholy are all about. Slow, bone-crushing riffs interwoven with haunting melodies and heartfelt vocals are the order of the day here. The four compositions that constitute Penance have a natural and organic flow to them ...

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Review: Warcrab – Scars of Aeons

A while back, Warcrab dropped Scars of Aeons, a 5-track master class in death metal. In a period where we have seen so many high-profile bands release some great (and not so great) albums, it is great to see the lesser known bands not only keeping up but in this case, surpass the releases of those big ones.Scars of Aeons by ...

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Review: Wicked Inquisition – Wicked Inquisition

Wicked Inquisition are a doom metal band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Formed in 2008 by Nate Towle, the band has found a common middle-ground in doom metal, incorporating a wide variety of influences into a powerful sound, primarily inspired by artists such as Black Sabbath, Budgie, Blue Öyster Cult, and Trouble. At the moment, plans are to continue writing new ...

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