Tag: Doom

Happy Anneke-Versary: Mandylion Turns 25

Even during the humblest of beginnings, there are signs of emerging greatness. The Gathering’s beginnings were indeed quite humble. Founded by brothers Hans (drums) and René (guitars) Rutten along with vocalist buddy Bart Smits in

Self Hypnosis ‒ Contagion of Despair Review

Contagion of Despair, the first full length from the UK’s Self Hypnosis, is a huge, sprawling album in more ways than one. Most obviously, it pushes 80 minutes in length, which would seem very long

Incantation – Sect Of Vile Divinities Review

Let’s play a game: Write down the first five words or short phrases that come to mind when you think about Incantation, and I’ll see if I can guess the words you picked. Ready? First

Cover art by Jeremy Hush

Valkyrie – Fear Review

Not sure what happened for the boys in Valkyrie since 2015, but it’s pretty clear that, at some point, the blue sky gave way to gray clouds. Judging by the song titles and lyrics on

Unruly – Unruly Review

As a proud citizen of Aotearoa New Zealand, let me remind you that NZ’s tourist-poster image is mostly smoke and mirrors. Sure, we’re a relaxed, friendly, and socially liberal bunch down here, and we’ve got

Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations Review

There might have been a situation in high school where you liked jam bands. Don’t worry about it, we aren’t going to out you to the heavy metal police, the scenester militia, or even the

Vassafor – To The Death Review

To the Death is the latest pitch-black, all-enveloping masterwork from Aotearoa New Zealand colossus Vassafor. The band’s third full-length is a mammoth work of esoteric artistry, which paints nightmarish scenes while imperious black and death

Pale Divine – Consequence Of Time Review

I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night a lot lately. All the stuff going on in the world. It’s sometimes hard to figure out what to do with myself in the sleepless