Articles by Gary Davidson
If you can listen to these three drone tracks and feel nothing, then one of us needs to go to a neurologist.
The addition of Norwegian producer Lasse Marhaug takes Woods dark folk to a new level and Birthmarks really deserves all the plaudits it receives.
A stunning twist in style from Staghorn adds post-metal to its post-rock base to enhance the despair and hope of the dystopian concept running through the back catalogue.
How do you top the release of a second EP and opening the final day of Arctangent? You get yourselves on a nationwide tour supporting one of the most popular bands in the UK right now. 2020 looks like it will blow its predecessor out of the water for S …
The Osedax remains one of the best bands at carrying out a marriage of different flavours from post-metal, sludge to black metal.
If you ever wondered what it would sound like for hardcore kids to play black metal then Mourir is perfect for you.
Leeched add a terrifying atmosphere to an already brutal metallic hardcore base which haunts you long after the album finishes.
A top release of 2019 mixing doom tinged sludge and influences of some familiar Belgium musical masters.
Atmospheric black metal that embraces nature, shining a slowly dying light on a blistering and bleak landscape.
Devastatingly unique, incredibly hard to describe but ultimately some very special atmospheric post-hardcore/black-metal which keeps on giving with every listen.
After producing the finest UK sludge and doom this year I just worry if Torpor will ever get its ball back as it has well and truly smashed it out of the park.
A furious blend of political black metal and flicks of folk leaves me in no doubt that there really isn’t a band that does it better. A vital band with an important release for our troubled times.
Another stunning release by Cult of Luna that doesn’t quite get out of the shadow of its previous two releases.
An absolutely staggering album which tackles massive modern day issues with humility, honesty and lots of cracking songs.
Some great post-rock.metal which can be heavy without feeling thin or limited of ideas
A great mix of blackened hardcore and post-metal sensibilities creates an album packed with brutality which has longevity.
More massive post-rock./metal from the genres most prolific masters.
Another solid album of catchy doom rock from a truly unique band with a few darker twists on album number five.
This sludged up post-everything tour de force is a high point not only for the band but for all those who engage.
Cave In dawn the spacesuits once more and go on a new spacial journey whilst dealing with the loss of a brother.
Losing their vocalist and focal point seemed like it may have been the end, but Ba’al have come back stronger and darker and made the transition seem so simple.