Tag Archives: Doom

Autumn Album Rundown – Part 2

Just two weeks from now year-end lists will start coming out, particularly from the handful of print publications that would have to have finalized their lists before I even wrote this. You won’t see most of these recent releases in … Continue reading

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Noctum – Final Sacrifice

It’s no mistake that Noctum’s Final Sacrifice is released Halloween week. The album consists of a loosely coherent horror tale that perfectly fits the macabre holiday season. More bands should do this! The Metal Blade label is on a roll … Continue reading

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I Want A Wino Doll

A while back I started a thread on which rock icons would make good action figures/dolls. Certain musicians seem to represent their particular style of music with such unique style and personality, they could easily translate into cartoons or toys. … Continue reading

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Doom Goes Pop

God May Be Dead But DOOM Isn’t Doom metal has always been about as underground as you can get for a metal sub-genre. I fondly refer to it as the most long-suffering of my favorite genres, the Rodney Dangerfield of … Continue reading

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Goatess – Goatess

Goatess may be a new name, but doom fans have been anticipating this album for years. As long as they don’t expect Chritus and his Swedish bandmates to repeat what they’ve done before, they should not be disappointed with the … Continue reading

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Spirits Of The Dead – Rumours Of A Presence

How in the damn hell did I miss this band? For the past year I have been harassing bands like Fellwoods, Dead Man and Elope to put out some new music, as I’ve had an itch for more albums that … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Sound From Scratch: Author & Punisher and Wardruna Invigorate their Genres from the Bottom Up

Many people are quick on the trigger to cry fowl when they notice recognizable influences in rock artists. Were they to be employed as time-traveling originality police, they’d be arresting Elvis, the Beatles, and pretty much every artist ever who … Continue reading

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Jex Thoth – Blood Moon Rise (I Hate Records, 2013)

Jex Thoth remains just as mysterious a half dozen years since they first appeared as Totem. Despite being featured in a lengthy rave in Julian Cope’s lavishly bounded Copendium, very little real information about them is revealed other than that … Continue reading

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Pagan Altar – Judgement Of The Dead (1982)

What was originally a non-event in the 80s and 90s, the reissue of Pagan Altar’s debut album that never was, Judgement Of The Dead on the Italian Cruz Del Sur label, is a momentous occasion now that doom metal has … Continue reading

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New Album of the Week: Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum & Alter

Remember when laser light shows were a thing? The local planetarium would feature albums, often Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, where people would sit back in darkness and do some deep listening while spacing out to the laser … Continue reading

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