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Kowloon Walled City - Grievances (Review)

This is the third album from US Sludge Metal band Kowloon Walled City.

As a fan of their previous work, this is one I was looking forward to listening to. 218 more words


Potmos Hetoimos - The Paragon Trisagion (2015)

Author: Dave

Band: Potmos Hetoimos

Album: The Paragon Trisagion

Label: Independent

I have no idea where to begin with this one. I bought this album purely out of curiosity, and had no real knowledge of the artist prior to stumbling upon their bandcamp page. 1,108 more words


Album Review: Kylesa - Exhausting Fire

Kylesa – Exhausting Fire

Phillip Cope – vocals, guitars (2001–present)
Laura Pleasants – vocals, guitars (2001–present)
Chase Rudeseal – bass (2013–present)

The latest from Kylesa, the band that keeps on giving, “Exhausting Fire” is everything but Exhausting! 567 more words

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Keeper / Sea Bastard - 777 / Astral Rebirth

Keeper and Sea Bastard are two sludge/doom metal bands from California and the United Kingdom, respectively. The 777 / Astral Rebirth split release is offered for free either band and for sale through various labels such as Dry Cough Records in Manchester and Medusa Crush Recordings in Toronto.1 As with Thou’s debut Tyrant,2 neither Keeper nor Sea Bastard utilize the rhythmic, rolling styles of southern sludge practiced by Crowbar, Kylesa, or Baroness; 777 / Astral Rebirth are two tracks of plodding, low-tempo sludge/doom that emphasize aggression and sonic force instead of atmosphere and jump-along. 246 more words


Interview: Horse Head on house shows, the Phoenix metal scene and their new EP

The guys from Phoenix sludge/doom trio Horse Head stop by the podcast to chat with Dan about house shows, Paula Abdul, and the writing and recording processes for their new EP,  76 more words


Thou - Tyrant

Thou began in 2005, in no place else than the Sludge Metal State of Louisiana. They have released a prolific amount of albums, EPs, compilations, and collaborations; and are routinely featured as a part of NPR’s “First Listening” series, which also acknowledged Heathen as one of the top metal releases of 20141. 277 more words


Review: Monolithian's The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came.

Blackened doom two-piece Monolithian have finally seen fit to drop an album that accurately showcases the band at their finest. Monolithian are a weird prospect in that their melody is entirely achieved through a bass guitar and while they sound absolutely beastly in a live setting, their recorded output tends to be a hit and miss affair in regards to capturing the size and weight of their sound. 411 more words