Tag: Ambient

Desiderii Marginis – Seven Sorrows Review

The goal of Desiderii Marginis — fronted by sole brainchild, Johan Levin — has always been firmly rooted within the drifty, dark-ambient realm, but Levin has always added loads of strummed acoustics, crescendoing strings, and

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Earth – Hibernaculum Review

Long-running drone pioneers Earth capitalize on the critically lauded Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method as well as provide a supersize appetizer for their forthcoming album, The Bee Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull, with the CD/DVD combo Hibernaculum. The

Jesu – Conqueror Review

Ian Chainey’s take: Metalgaze? So, that’s what we’re calling this now? Okay, sure, Justin Broadrick’s recent riffs are comparable to a slowed down “Only Shallow” being played through Type O Negative‘s amps. I get that.

Raison D’être – Reflections From The Time Of Opening Review

Originally written by Patrick Dawson (ray-zohnn DET-ruh) A basic, essential purpose; a reason to exist. Despite my growing affection for the strange little corner of the musical world known as dark ambience I must admit

OM – Variations On A Theme

Originally written by Drew Ailes Who knew you could achieve such a full sound with only bass and drums? Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius did, presumably through their work with the immense and highly respected

Jesu – Jesu Review

Originally written by Andy Smyth If you are a fan of the Hydrahead label, then Jesu is a must own. Yet another Neurosis / ISIS style band, you can even compare them to Godflesh, especially since this

Sunn O))) – White2 Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance Holy Shit! Where, am I!? Damn, it’s fucking dark in here! Jesus Christ, what the hell happened! Alright, relax, compose yourself. What is the last thing you remember doing? Okay,