Tag: Doom

Pale Divine – Pale Divine Review

In terms of what’s currently in vogue, no branch of metal has wandered further from its roots than doom. As an illustration to that point, if one were to poll a random group of metal

Evoken – Hypnagogia Review

New Jersey’s Evoken has been one of metal’s great purveyors of misery for over 20 years now, and within the already extremely specific niche of funeral doom has maintained a bit of a micro-niche by

Madder Mortem – Marrow Review

Album titles are usually a crapshoot, an afterthought, a nothing. Do you think Necro Zombie Pus Slurper spent more than ten seconds debating whether to call their latest album Dawn of the Dead Necro-Morts or

An Interview With Monte Mccleery Of UN: The Pacific Northwest, Cancer, And Edgar Allan Poe

Residing in the Pacific Northwest, doom is hardly an outlier in the emotional terrain of music. Seattle, Washington’s UN has drawn from their landscape, the gray skies and their own profound experiences with life’s terminal

Fórn – Rites Of Despair Review

These days it’s safe to admit publicly that things aren’t going well. It’s not uncommon to take your personal demise to social media and let the world know just how under-appreciated you feel. And why

Owl – Nights In Distortion

Over the course of a couple full lengths and several EPs, Germany’s Owl has delivered a blend of synth-heavy ambient and dark, morose doom/death, never twice bringing the same mix or balance of the band’s

Furze – The Presence… Review

I had trouble sleeping the other night. I woke up in that barely pre-dawn window where it’s getting light enough that you know you probably won’t be able to get back to sleep, but still

W.A.I.L. – Wisdom Through Agony Into Illumination And Lunacy Vol. II Review

Three years, perhaps more. That’s how long it’s been since my copy of W.A.I.L. Vol. II arrived from a far away place—a place I had never been but had always wanted to go. There’s something