Monthly Archive:: January 2014

Indian – From All Purity (Relapse Records)

Absolutely atmospheric, disparaging, hypnotic, abrasive, melancholic, and intense, From All Purity is undoubtedly a milestone for Indian and lays waste to most others who dare to tread the same deep, murky fluids they do. With this album I feel like Indian really capture 90’s sludge (Neurosis, Crowbar) with early extreme doom (Unholy) and then blacken it [&hellip

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Howls of Ebb – Vigils of the 3rd Eye

I’ve taken a long break from writing articles. I’m often at a loss for what to say for things that I’m indifferent to (which is the majority of things that I hear). Subjects that don’t peak my interest are the most difficult subjects to write about. I could write descriptive words about boring music, but [&hellip

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Sunchariot – Warrior of the Winds (Winter Solace Productions)

Imagine a gloomy, deathlike, spectral presence that moans in a clean human tone alongside a clanky, old saloon melody that’s caught looming beneath a crackling scratchy surface recording, that suddenly erupts into a clamor of dry distortion and inhuman wailing shrieks. Well…whether you can or not, you don’t need to if you are listening to [&hellip

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Petrichorus/Eldenhor/Pagan Hammer – Split Cassette (Werewolf Promotion)

Petrichorus begins this split with three deeply atmopsheric black metal hymns, all of which are equally solid and convey a unique American folk twist to the atmospheric/pagan/folk/nature inspired artists of Northern and Eastern Europe who typically champion this style. The first of which is a downtempo, minimal, melodic piece, “Yggdrasil”, which bares a slight folk [&hellip

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The Mezmerist – The Innocent, The Forsaken, The Guilty (Shadow Kingdom Records)

U.S. cult metal phenomenon The Mezmerist have been somewhat of the lochness monster of obscure metal finds…some have heard them or of them, others may have believe in their existence (but out of hope because they did garner some pretty high praise amidst the shrouds of lore surrounding them), but others just don’t believe (never [&hellip

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