Articles tagged doom metal

Swallow the Sun: Songs from the North

Songs from the North can be credited for its ambition, even as its ambition undercuts the uniqueness of its composite parts.

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Crippled Black Phoenix - “Spider Island” (audio) (premiere)

The adventurous UK band is back with a new lineup, a new record label, and a stunning new track.

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Kauan - “Sorni Nai” (video) (premiere)

A tale of a doomed hiking trip, sung in Finnish by a Russian band living in the Ukraine. Trust us, it works.

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Amorphis: Under the Red Cloud

Amorphis in 2015 are doing a great job keeping themselves from getting bored, but only fleetingly succeed in turning that internal drive into external enthusiasm.

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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: The Night Creeper

Because of a lack of movement and variation from track to track, The Night Crawler sounds terminally one dimensional.

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26 Aug 2015 // 12:00 PM

Sweat Lodge: Talismana

The Sword aren't the only Austin band capable of kicking up a little 4:20-friendly riffology

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11 Aug 2015 // 1:30 AM

Chelsea Wolfe: Abyss

Although Abyss is most unnerving in its quieter moments, the album is Wolfe’s most well-paced and effective release to date.

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Serial Hawk - “Desolate” (audio) (premiere)

Underneath the brute force of the Seattle band's new track is a welcome level of introspection, thematically and musically.

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Demon Eye: Tempora Infernalia

The North Carolina outfit unleashes a furious, heavy record, but don't let that fool you into thinking this is a one-trick pony.

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3 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Goatsnake: Black Age Blues

Sunn O))) guitarist Greg Anderson has revived his old band, and it's a balm to anyone who fears that all the good power chord progressions have already been written.

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Blood and Thunder: Anathema Falls and Rises at Roadburn 2015

For a moment, Anathema looked like they would close out the 2015 Roadburn Festival on a completely flat note. Then they pulled off a comeback for the ages.

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16 Sep 2013 // 2:05 AM

Windhand: Soma

The Doom Metal version of the summer blockbuster is here!

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13 Jun 2013 // 10:06 PM

Black Sabbath: 13

Thirty-five years after its last Ozzy Osbourne-fronted album, Black Sabbath return with 13. With career re-energising producer Rick Rubin on board, and Sabbath promising a return to its roots, expectations are understandably high. Best prepare to be disappointed.

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Five Reasons to Mourn: RIP Cathedral

Some fans may prefer the slow-baked emotional trouncing of the band's early years, while others may prefer the fuzz and buzz of its rockier mid-era riots. Either way, Cathedral was a hugely influential band then, and will remain so long into the future. Here are five formidable (and ear-splitting) reasons to mourn Cathedral's passing.

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20 May 2013 // 10:03 PM

Cathedral: The Last Spire

Patron saints of doom bid farewell to their stony parishioners with their riff heavy swan song.

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Cough / Windhand: Reflection of the Negative

This is the music that the Grim Reaper listens to as he pulls Bong rips through sludgy black water!

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10 May 2011 // 6:15 AM

Olde Growth: Olde Growth

This young two-piece doom metal group has plenty of potential and skill, and if they can pinpoint a single goal for their music, they will certainly do well within their genre.

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Kids have been going bananas over Sunn 0))) for a few years now, when they’re not getting all worked up over the new High on

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Cathedral: The Guessing Game

Cathedral's first double album splits the extremes of their sound onto each disc. The contrast shows listeners exactly what makes the band so unique.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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