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Sannhet - Known Flood
18.06.2013 | Post
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Sannhet mesh shimmering Post-metal with loads of periphery noises, static, while occasionally foraying into black metal territory to add oommph.
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!J.O.O.E.!, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor
Evoke Thy Lords - Drunken Tales
23.05.2013 | stoner doom

"This one time, in doombandcamp, Evoke Thy Lords stuck a flute in their... mix." A great stoner doom jam with the added twist of near full-time Forest of Equlibrium-like flute. Perfect to chill to as the Northern Hemisphere heats up.

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!J.O.O.E.!, Susan, wormdrink414, R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor
Slayer - Decade Of Aggression
03.05.2013 | slaytanic thrash

traded a copy of Nirvana's "Bleach" for this in '91. never looked back. Adios, Jeff. gonna break out the Slayer Food Mart mug tonight and hoist a few listening to this...
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psykometal, Marcel Hubregtse, Collin, BloodTears, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor, Nefarious, wormdrink414, Daniell, Darkside Momo, Ag Fox, dismaleuphony, Fat & Sassy!
Eibon - II
24.04.2013 | Blackened Sludge

II is pretty much what I thought it would be... 40 minutes or so of ugly, foul blackened sludge. Only instead of 6-7 tracks they crafted two 20 minute double-epics, tossing in some groovy psychedelia to boot. Rawr.
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Mr. Doctor, !J.O.O.E.!, Abattoir, Daniell
Clutch - Earth Rocker
15.03.2013 | hard rock

Maryland's finest go once more unto the breach with their 7,494th studio album. Earth Rocker is a DC Sound Attack, featuring a bunch of songs heavy on crucial velocity. The Wolfman and I both kindly request you check this one out. MWHAAHHAHAHAHhAHAAHHAAHGFHGH!

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wormdrink414, Marcel Hubregtse, Introspekrieg, Mr. Doctor, !J.O.O.E.!, D.T. Metal, Ivor, R'Vannith, BloodTears

For the first time in three years everyone's favorite demonic duo are back with another platter of new wave of blackened crust punk fun. Leave the detraction to lesser men, leave no cross unturned and no beer unopened.

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wormdrink414, psykometal, Daniell, Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor, Troy Killjoy
Whales And Aurora - The Shipwreck
26.12.2012 | post-nautik
Bandcamp music player

Nautical themed psyechedicstonerdoom-infused post-metal? This worthy first release from W&A ebbs and flows like calm waters and raging seas. How do you say "Post Ahoy!" en Italiano?

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BloodTears, Abattoir, Susan
Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
25.10.2012 | folk infused black

First full length from the former primary creative influences of Negura Bunget. I had high hopes and Sol Faur and Hupogrammos don't disappoint. If you enjoyed the cosmically wonderful "OM", odds are you'll find this nearly as entrancing.

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Ag Fox, wormdrink414, Mr. Doctor, Daniell, BloodTears, Darkside Momo, Introspekrieg
Abske Fides - Abske Fides
02.10.2012 | Doom
Bandcamp music player

Beneath Brasil's beaches with topless goddesses and tropical drinks, behind the mask of Carnival, you have rampant poverty, crime, and slums. A dark side concealed under the sheen of tourist hotels and beaches. In other words, a great breeding ground for some awesome doom... enter Abske Fides.

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Ag Fox, Susan, Marcel Hubregtse, Nefarious, Dane Train, Mr. Doctor, Abattoir, BloodTears

Whiskey and beer drenched hard rawk party tunes with plenty of balls and swagger. Party on.

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Marcel Hubregtse, wormdrink414
Merrimack - The Acausal Mass
19.07.2012 | black

Take a drink. Another French black metal band, another great release. Not as wistful as Alcest, not as out there as Deathspell Aus Nord, this is closer to good old raging and dissonant black metal. A release worth looking into.
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Mr. Doctor, Marcel Hubregtse, wormdrink414, Ag Fox
Black Pyramid - Black Pyramid II
12.07.2012 | stoner doom

Black Pyramid's II is a happy trippy fun stoner doom jam record reminiscent at times of some of Cathedral's groovier, more upbeat tunes.
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Dane Train, Marcel Hubregtse, Mr. Doctor
Various Artists - Falling Down IIV
06.06.2012 | forward thinking musicians

Two disks, 20 previously unreleased tracks by 20+ artists covering huge portions of the musical landscape. Pink Floyd worship here, slowly building post rock there. Tripped out stoner doom? Check. Abrasive blackened tunes? Yep, it's in here. And one awesome collaborative effort from Year Of No Light and Mars Red Sky.

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Evadne - The Shortest Way
21.05.2012 | death doom
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What do you get when you combine a Spanish death doom outfit's long awaited sophomore release with Dan Swano? Some really good and crushing doom, that's what. Not groundbreaking, but well done and mighty enjoyable.

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Marcel Hubregtse, Ag Fox, Nefarious, Mr. Doctor
Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
26.04.2012 | doom

To steal a line from my forthcoming review:

"When is epic fail epic win?"

When it's Faal's epic "The Clouds Are Burning".

Four tracks of unforgiving doom punishment that shifts up tempos from glacial to epic swagger to full on headbanging, all while the members of the band assault you, your family and the girl you took to prom with tons of sonic cold fuzzies.

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Ag Fox, !J.O.O.E.!, Mr. Doctor, Daniell, Marcel Hubregtse, Troy Killjoy, Nefarious, DerRozzengarten, White Winter Sun, Darkside Momo, psykometal