doom metal Archive

Thorr-Axe

Channeling the undeniable fury conjured by the likes of Black Sabbath, Sleep, Bathory, and Venom among others, Indiana doom metal trio, Thorr-Axe, are a self-described “raiding party comprised of three guys with a mutual love of heavy music.” Further, they’re fascinated with dragons, wizards, frost giants, and Vikings…as well as what happens when those Vikings [&hellip

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Sektarism – Le Son des Stigmates

5 years of self sacrifice and struggle has yielded this expansive sonic 3 song EP that is something that combines the bombastic and raw , drawn out, psychedelic black doom of Burning Witch and The Body, with the unique and growing death rock black metal like Hateful Abandon and Wreck and Reference. There’s only three [&hellip

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Godhunter

Godhunter just released a five song EP a few months ago titled ‘Wolves’. Tell us about this release! – We recorded the EP back in September of 2011 up in Phoenix with Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recordings. He’s recorded a lot of bands that we love, like Misery Index, Exhumed and Phobia, along with [&hellip

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Soluthus – Ritual of the Horned Skull

Soluthus contacted me a while back about a potential review for their EP, Ritual of the Horned Skull, and it’s been in my “commonly played” pile for weeks and now I can finally get the damn review done. Soluthus are yet another underground doom death metal band to emerge from the frozen depths of the [&hellip

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Methra – Methra

Tucson sludgesters Methra return with 5 tracks of thick-as-a-brick misanthropy on this self-titled EP. Although the album offers little in terms of cover art and liner notes, the four piece makes up for this slight with clear production and menacing atmosphere to please fans of bluesy dirges everywhere. The most prominent feature of this release [&hellip

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The Wounded Kings – In the Chapel of the Black Hand

After two solid supernatural/occultic/epic/prog doom masterpieces that’ll steal your soul from the first dirge-y note, comes the third Wounded Kings full length In the Chapel of the Black Hand. Apparently in the last year since The Shadow Over Atlantis, much of the original band went their separate ways to pursue other bands/directions/life responsibilities, but Steve [&hellip

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Thorr-Axe – Wall of Spears

“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women…” – Conan, when asked what is best in life by the Mongol general. It’s probably a pretty safe assumption that most doom-oriented bands throughout the vast history of heavy music could somehow claim some sort of appreciation, if [&hellip

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Black Oath – The 3rd Aeon

Classic Italian horror/funeral doom metal in the occult traditions of Paul Chain, Zess, Malombra, L’Imperro Dele Ombre, Arpia, THC Witchfield (Thomas Hand Chase), etc., but with their own take on the style that is very metal, very doom, and heavier than a death sentence to be drawn out long and painfully. Expect the sounds and [&hellip

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Earth – A Bureaucratic Desire For Extra-Capsular Extraction

When guitarist Dylan Carlson formed Earth in Olympia, Washington in the midst of Seattle’s exploding grunge scene in 1989, the band would go on to be the pioneers of a sound known to many as drone doom. Derivative of more traditional doom metal and taking their name from Black Sabbath‘s original moniker, Earth delivers an [&hellip

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Sleepbringer – Compendium

Drenched in a lethal sentiment of hopeless gloom and despair, the new full-length from five-headed doom machine Sleepbringer lets loose eight thunder-hoofed hymns of imminent destruction. Where fellow Indianapolis doom brigades The Gates of Slumber and Apostle of Solitude tend to conjure a vibe rooted in more traditional doom aesthetic with a metallic coating (at [&hellip

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