Our latest album review variety episode where we dissect some frigid black metal, murky death-doom, progressive sludge, and Dark Souls-inspired black metal.
POUND’s style is a caustic amalgam of doom, grindcore, d-beat, djent, mathcore, sludge, and a smattering of other genre textures. While this blend of sounds on the surface may sound like a trainwreck, the duo effortlessly weaves the core essence of each genre into a rather novel tone.
Advent Varic is the soundscape to catastrophe; gloom, an ever-present and sobering effect.
Tårn delivers on so many fronts: it’s groovy, it’s heavy, and it’s catchy, a winning combo. Though Ruff Majik has never been as heavy as to be labeled a doom metal act, with each album they grow darker and more brooding and their sound here is a far cry from the stoner rock sounds heard on their debut, The Bear.
Sulphur English is utterly sullen and crushing, yet simultaneously intoxicating, triumphant, and revitalizing. It latches onto an ancient strand of DNA residing in each of us. And it strives to ignite a smoldering flame to illuminate an ancient path we have strayed.
Magic Circle invoke the gods of doom metal on their latest release.
This album is just filled with so many great moments and while the writing manages to respect the time-honoured tradition of Candlemass’s well-known sound, the band really brings something new to the table with this release.