Tag Archives: Sludge

Demonic Death Judge blaze a new trail of blistering sludge

When it comes to music, Finland is most commonly associated with Death and Black Metal but lurking amongst its underbelly is an oozing pool of sludge, produced by Demonic Death Judge who return on March 27th with their new album “The Trail” via Suicide Records. Don’t be fooled by the cover work picturing a beautiful Scandinavian landscape and the album’s ...

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Weed Demon are ready to stamp you out with Crater Maker

Columbus, Ohio based Sludge and Stoner Doom dealers Weed Demon have released their sophomore album, ‘”Crater Maker” a six-track release that follows up 2017’s debut effort Astrological Passages. It has to be admitted that on the first play through the opening two tracks, both instrumentals, ‘Atmospheric Drag’ and ‘Birthquake’ didn’t immediately grab my attention, they are a little drawn out ...

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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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Conjurer

Interview: Dan Nightingale and Conor Marshall of Conjurer

There’re some sounds that feel like they’ve been in slumber for thousands of years, that are only now starting to stir; biding its time until the hour of reprisal draws near as it slowly claws from the dirt. Conjurer have unearthed a monstrosity in all its gruesome glory that they’ve titled Mire. A tapestry of filth it’s nothing short of ...

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Poseidon – Prologue

Poseidon; Proper noun, Greek mythology, the God of the sea, water, earthquakes, and horses, son of Cronus and Rhea and brother of Zeus. He is often depicted with a trident in hand. Any band willing to take on a name with that describes such a thing really needs to be something huge and special. Thankfully, these guys are. Their debut ...

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Review: Wren – Auburn Rule

London outfit Wren have finally released upon the Earth their debut full length release ‘Auburn Rule’. At just five tracks long, the post-metal/sludge band have followed up on their explosive EP ‘Host’ from last year and those before with the same attitude and dark styling that has created the forever growing buzz around them. Auburn Rule plays through with a ...

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Review: Crawl – This Sad Cadav’r

Texas sludge/noise metal group Crawl bring us their latest opus, This Sad Cadv’r. This Sad Cadav’r is made up of three tracks, each simply titled ‘I’, ‘II’ and ‘III’. Maybe because it doesn’t need to go any further –  the songs easily speak for themselves. This EP is dark, dank and depraved. It is roughly 30 minutes of heavy, slow, ...

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Vokonis – The Sunken Djinn

When you find a label new to you, and they seem to have been behind every release of the year you love so far, you seem to set a higher level of expectation. Ripple music have been behind the releases from White Light Cemetery, Steak, Mothership, Palerider and many more, but recently was the time of Vokonis. I’d already heard ...

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The Darkhorse – The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep

Review: The Darkhorse – The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep

Back in 2014, I was having a blast at Bloodstock as I always do, a 3-day hangover usually started by a night of serious liver abuse in Brewdog Birmingham the day before hand, and reliably topped up during the festival. The weekend would never work out well though if it wasn’t thanks to the regular cups of tea over at ...

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Review: Slomatics – Future Echo Returns

If you are not a fan of slow, heavy, soul destroying doom, then just stop reading, go away now and find something light and fluffy for your weak mind! For those that love music with no hope, no care, and no compromises, then come on in! We have something for you! Slomatics are more than likely a band people know ...

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