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Altar Of Betelgeuze - Among The Ruins
22.02.2017 | Grungy Stoner Doom
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I rather enjoyed Darkness Sustains The Silence's excellent mixing of doom, trad, death and stoner riffs to create an album that I continue to enjoy years later. Now they're back, tossing a fistful of grunge into the mix. Among The Ruins has a lot of the swell things I enjoyed so much topped off with an Alice In Chains vibe. Maybe a little less harsh, but (insert Alice In Betelgeuze joke here)'s Among The Ruins is a very enjoyable album.
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Kassad - Faces Turn Away
14.02.2017 | Black Metal
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Raging torrent of black metal vaguely in the vein of Darkspace. Five unrelenting tracks combining breakneck pace, tragic harmonies, shrieked but buried vocals before the bottom drops out into more ambient territory. Maybe the aftermath of being sucked through the black hole? Another "One time at Bandcamp..." find.
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Various Artists - 5 Years Of Doom And Dark Sounds
28.11.2016 | Various Artists, various genres
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A great comp, mixing in some of my fave Discos Macarras artists (Tort, Santo Rostro), newer faves (Rosy Finch) and new tunes (well, to me) altogether. Love what DM has been putting out and this is a great starting point to check out their stable.
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BitterCOld

Wowzerz! It is as if Church Of Misery distilled mid-90s Cathedral down to my favorite bits, only with better vocals, to lay down one swell album.
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Apothecary, Marcel Hubregtse, Nefarious, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor, BloodTears
Abske Fides - O Sol Fulmina A Terra
19.10.2016 | Funeral Doom / Death Doom
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It seems this bundle of Brazilian funeral/death-doom joy, released 6/6/16, flew under a lot of radars. O Sol is a miasma of negativity from the concrete jungle of Sao Paolo, which has a lot more going on to keep it more interesting than the atypical glacial-beat, four minutes to complete a riff funeral doom. Give it a listen now and toss me an "obrigado" later.
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Susan, Nefarious, Marcel Hubregtse, Darkside Momo, Mr. Doctor
Spaceking - The Piper At The Gates Of Stone
29.09.2016 | instrumental psychedelic stoner post
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Spaceking's Piper At The Gates Of Stoned is instrumental stoner-post with psychedelic/trippy effects tossed in for fun. Spaceking are possibly best enjoyed with Spacegrass.

Whenever it feels right
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Ivor, Introspekrieg, Marcel Hubregtse, BloodTears
Wo Fat - Midnight Cometh
22.08.2016 | stonerdoomsludge
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Discussing this with Pippin, he described as "If Orange Goblin and Tool had a psychedelic doom baby". What he said. bandcamp cometh

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Abattoir, Apothecary, Introspekrieg, BloodTears
Ewïg Frost - No Dice
18.07.2016 | punk speedmetal

Hooray! loved the "High Octane Anarchy" of Ewig Frost's EP and now they are back with another Motorhead worship punked-up speed metal Atomic Release. 13 songs, 30 minutes of ugly, gritty, rip-roaring Black Mountain Madness. Get yer smash on!
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Abattoir
Barús - Barús
29.06.2016 | Progressive Death Metal
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The self-titled EP by Frenchies Barús is fantastique. Four separate tracks of slightly proggy death with vision, each with their own unique feel and vibe. Listened to this more than a dozen times now over three months, each time enjoying it while hating myself for not pounding out a review saying how much I enjoy it. Thus ends my confession. Hold not my sins against the band. Check it out.
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Nefarious
Slabdragger - Rise Of The Dawncrusher
06.05.2016 | Sludge + Doom
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Ok, with a name like Slabdragger and an album titled Rise Of The Dawncrusher one might expect riffs. You would not be disappointed. From slow, powerful doomy riffs and clean singing to Indian-like shrieking, Slabdragger beat you about the head and neck with riffs, riffs and more riffs. Viva La Bandcamp.
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Droids Attack - Sci-Fi Or DIe
06.03.2016 | Stoner Thrash

"Look sire, droids!" -

Fuck that rolling trash can and prissy fembot from the space wars movies. These droids carry an armament that would make an imperial destroyer blush. Riff heavy stoner rock heavy on the heavy. If that description and the fact their facebook page sports the motto "death to false stoner thrash" sound like your thing, these are the droids you are looking for.
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Ivor, Apothecary, Deadsoulman, Darkside Momo
Magrudergrind - II
14.02.2016 | grind
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I don't know who this Magruder guy is, but he is one *angry* muthatrucka and he sure can grind. Play and smash stuff.
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Apothecary, Mr. Doctor, Abattoir
Motörhead - Orgasmatron
30.12.2015 | lemmy metal

Year was 1990. Buddy and I rented a car near the Navy Base. It had a tape deck, so we stopped by a music store and he bought this tape. Over the course of our weekend Rent-A-Wreck adventures, he altered the lyrics of the title track to "I am the one, <insert bitter's real name here> son, the outstretched gaping hand...my image is of agony, my servants rape the land."

This beer's for you, Lemmy. (with a toast to Worsham, should he ever randomly stumble on this site.)

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ScreamingSteelUS, psykometal, Mr. Doctor, Deadsoulman, BloodTears, Apothecary, Darkside Momo, Fat & Sassy!, D.T. Metal, Introspekrieg, Marcel Hubregtse, Daniell, wormdrink414, Jason W., Abattoir
Pombagira - Flesh Throne Press
10.11.2015 | stoner doom
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Extended, reverb-laden stoner doom jams that just blissfully go on and on. Really enjoyable album late at night.

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Chaos Moon - Amissum
27.09.2015 | black
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Chaos Moon return with a swell four track. Two atmospheric black tracks before they close out on a harsh note. Yippee.
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Apothecary