Tag: Doom

In Crust We Trust: 2020 EPs and Reissues

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to part two of In Crust We Trust‘s end-of-year soirée, which features my favorite EPs and reissues from 2020. I won’t repeat the lengthy introduction I wrote for the first part

Grayceon – Mothers Weavers Vultures Review

Because they belong to San Francisco’s diverse and recombinant music scene, Grayceon is hardly alone in making genre-agnostic but undeniably progressive heavy metal. They are, however, almost singularly adept at summoning big, unguarded emotions with

Cardinal Wyrm – Devotionals Review

[Cover artwork by Kim Holm] If you’re lucky enough to have tremendous knee pain, back pain or other similar joint pain, then it also means you’re old enough to remember the 1990s. (I don’t want

Possessed Steel – Aedris Review

[Cover artwork by Tamara Comas] Toronto, Ontario’s Possessed Steel spends precisely zero minutes and zip seconds attempting any sort of subterfuge regarding what’s on tap with their debut full-length, Aedris. And just in case you’re

Counting Hours ‒ The Will Review

The Will is the debut record from Finland’s Counting Hours, and in the interest of getting straight to the point, here’s the point: this record is unabashedly, lovingly, even aggressively 90s in style. Such a

REZN – Chaotic Divine Review

[Artwork by Allyson Medeiros] So you have probably noticed that everything is terrible right now. Not End Times bad, and maybe The End wouldn’t be the worst, because at least then we’d all be dead.

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