Articles tagged doom

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: The Night Creeper (take 2)

Uncle Acid only finds pastiche, not new sounds to explore, on The Night Creeper.

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Blood and Thunder: KEN Mode’s Stab at ‘Success’

KEN Mode's latest album is surprising people, but it should have been expected all along.

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High on Fire: Luminiferous

Thunderous riffs and relentless rhythms aside, Luminiferous is truly shaped by the vastly improved vocal melodies.

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Dire Omen: Wrestling the Revelation of Futility

There’s much to like about this group’s sound, direction and weightiness, but the poor production really undercuts the meatiness of their material.

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17 Jul 2013 // 11:04 PM

Coffins: The Fleshlands

Returning after Buried Death and a seemingly endless jag of compilation appearances and vinyl splits, Coffins rises again

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12 Jul 2013 // 7:30 AM

Dead Confederate: In the Marrow

Despite an unshakeable feeling of familiarity throughout, In the Marrow is an enjoyable ride that's indicative of this still-to-surprise Georgia band.

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10 Jun 2013 // 11:02 PM

The Ocean: Pelagial

The Ocean journey to the depths of their namesake, and return with one of this year's best albums.

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5 Jun 2013 // 11:02 PM

Barn Owl: V

On their new album V, it's all about the layers. Pull enough back and you'll find the most complex Barn Owl album to date.

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17 Apr 2013 // 11:06 PM

Beastwars: Blood Becomes Fire

Blood Becomes Fire will undoubtedly be placing high on many end-of-year lists in 2013, and the 10 songs therein present unrelenting and graphic visions of ruin and despair.

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Hull: Beyond the Lightless Sky

Hull’s sophomore album is a vastly more imaginative effort, conveying a palpable sense of creative energy that with any luck should see the band getting a lot more attention.

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1 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Born Again, Again

Critically panned 28 years ago, Black Sabbath's bizarre 11th album, Born Again, has gone on to earn a cult following of its own.

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SubRosa: No Help For the Mighty Ones

The second album by this Salt Lake City band puts a seductive twist on traditional doom-metal.

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2 Nov 2010 // 9:59 PM

Nadja: Under the Jaguar Sun

Here’s to hoping Nadja pull a Radiohead and emerge jazzily, victoriously; sounding less like a two-hour Aztec sacrifice and more like Agalloch meets Orthodox, while keeping close that stylish, Canadian Aidan Baker dark flair.

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1 Sep 2010 // 10:00 PM

Planning for Burial: Leaving

Imagine Trent Reznor never had his recent final phase and we were never exposed to that post-Fragile laptop rock. Picture instead that he signed to Southern Lord, mourned New Orleans after Katrina, and wrote a bunch of great doom-drone guitar dirges.

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16 Jun 2010 // 9:57 PM

Xasthur: 2005 Demo

Two lengthy, untitled tracks offer glimpses of the brilliance of Xasthur's Subliminal Genocide, but as a stand alone release Xasthur: 2005 Demo is rather slight.

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Madvillain - “Papermill” (MP3)

How do you do? With the help of Kia and Adult Swim, Madvillain finally unleash some long-awaited new music to get excited about. According to

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Cathedral: Keep ‘em Guessing

Instead of carrying on with the same old doom metal, Cathedral mastermind Lee Dorrian decided to pull out all the stops. The result is a lavish double album that will befuddle some and enthrall many.

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Elegance Is a Shotgun

There is nothing more elegant than punching a button and watching something die.

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22 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

Mos Def and DOOM: 13 February 2010 - Chicago

Mos Def and DOOM's Chicago appearance was a colossal failure, and writer Georg Garret dissects what led to a night of bitter disappointment for fans.

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Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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