Tag: Doom

Candlemass – The Pendulum Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Evidently the sessions that created last year’s The Door to Doom didn’t just lead to the best Candlemass record in over a decade – and the first with

10s Essentials – Volume Three

Greetings and felicitations, children of technology! Not much has really happened in the weeks that have passed since Volume 1 and Volume 2 dropped, right? RIGHT?? We soldier forward, we denizens of the heavy metal

Kult Of The Wizard – Gold Review

It’s hard to believe that heavy metal was invented 50 years ago, but it’s not at all hard to believe that Black Sabbath would continue to influence and inspire bands today. Sabbath always sounded best

Temple Of Void – The World That Was Review

When Temple Of Void released Of Terror And The Supernatural back in 2014, they had their sights set. The album sounded like proper death / doom ought to sound: not just slow death metal or

My Dying Bride – The Ghost of Orion Review

[Cover artwork: Eliran Kantor] Spoiler alert: My Dying Bride has never put out a bad album, and My Dying Bride continues to never put out a bad album. What constitutes a classic, great, or merely

Dead Kosmonaut – Gravitas Review

Sweden’s Dead Kosmonaut is pretty clearly still feeling out their place in the heavy metal pantheon. On debut full length Expect Nothing and last year’s standout Rekviem EP, they’ve played a mix of smooth trad,

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Goblinsmoker – A Throne in Haze, A World Ablaze Review

Deep in the forest at the edge of the clearing, near the overgrown ruins of the Toad King’s ancestral palace, a letter lies on the ground, splashed with blood and caked in mud. It is

Worm – Gloomlord Review

A few preliminaries: before note one of Worm’s Gloomlord plays, it is recommended that the canny listener pause a moment and wonder at its tremendous title and cover art. Are you a gloomlord? Am I?