Sunn O))) - Terrestrials [Collaboration]

Psychedelic Drone/Electronic 24.03.2014

Two of the most challenging bands in the past decade combine in what can only be described as a natural choice of partners. This is exactly what you'd expect from such a collaboration: the dreamy, psychedelic ambiance that Ulver have been digging into lately, but applied in the heavy, monolithic style that Sunn O))) have come to employ. Dark and haunting, but also warm, uplifting, and beautiful, somehow all at the same time.

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Nadja - Queller

Ambient Drone 03.03.2014

Four tracks, slightly over 40 minutes long. In this case, that means that we're dealing with some master crafters of pure, drony goodness. If you're familiar with Nadja and the ten thousand releases that make up their discography, you know the dilly by now: slow, monontonous doom, but also with a hidden sense of dreamlike melody that hints at many great things lurking beneath, and muddled vocals that create even more of an otherworldly vibe. More structured and heavier than their previous Flipper effort, but still unquestionably within their style.

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Wijlen Wij - Coronachs Of The Ω

Epic Funeral Doom 17.02.2014

The sophomore release from this potent Belgian trio is a stimulating journey through four heaping slabs of funeral doom. However, this certainly isn't evil and soul-crushing in the traditional understanding of the style. With Wijlen Wij, clean vocals, suprisingly good melodies and grooves, and even a few audio samples combine to form some of the most upbeat and overall interesting funeral doom I've heard in quite awhile. Opener "Boreas" is nothing short of amazing.

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Hexis - Abalam

Filthy Blackened Hardcore 30.01.2014

Recommended for fans of Lord Mantis and Indian, Hexis are pretty much the sonic equivalent of jumping into a septic tank. Proceed with caution.

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Ea - A Etilla

Epic Funeral Doom 14.01.2014

Returning in full force with the band's distinct signature, A Etilla is a massive journey through a single slab of sorrowful doom landscapes. Builds up great in its pacing, and strikes an excellent balance between dark melodies and an entrancing ambient touch.

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Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence

Stoner death metal 01.01.2014

Start your year off on a good note with the debut from this interesting Finnish group. Harsh and death doom-ish at points, but also has a surprisingly groovy edge to it, with clean vocals that sound as if they could easily fit in your typical desert stoner band.

Check out a few tracks on their Bandcamp, "The Spiral Of Decay" in particular.

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Domovoyd - Oh Sensibility

Psychedelic Stoner Metal 04.12.2013

Catchy grooves and trippy landscapes galore, the first full release from this Finnish four piece is definitely one of the better stoner efforts of 2013, as well as one of the best debuts. Has a very "lazy floating" type of feeling at many points, creating an atmosphere that's quite easy to fall back and get lost in. If that and the fantastic album art don't win you over, I don't know what will.

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In The Company Of Serpents - Of The Flock

Melodic Sludge/Doom 14.11.2013

The sophomore release from this two piece Colorado outfit. Of The Flock is chalk full of groovy, hard-hitting sludge, at some points darkly melodic and atmospheric in its delivery, helping to give the band a higher dimension of personality that certainly makes them more intriguing than many of their contemporaries.

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Rudra - RTA

Hindu death/thrash 18.10.2013

The seventh volume in a saga of quality extreme metal from Singapore. Cloaked in a layer of obvious Asian musical influences sure to interest fans of bands like Nile and Melechesh.
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Mörkö - Itsensänimeävä

Blackened Doom 26.09.2013

The recent Finnish trend for the bizarre and psychedelic continues. All that's good in the worlds of black, doom, and mindfuck compiled into 35 minutes of gloomy chaos.
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