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Stunning as in a powerfully affecting piece of art, and simultaneously in the sense of getting hit in the head by a blunt object.
So it turns out that the signature sound of Satanic Doowop is much like Amy Winehouse singing Dusty Springfield songs with lyrics by Madonna and King Diamond in a sex-positive Satanism collaboration… and they’ve absolutely nailed it.
Juddering-misty-fog black metal riffing is solidly where Sordide’s new record is rooted but there’s also an impressive technical expertise.
Stickiest and solidest document of austere experimental post-extremity.
A relentless flight into the heart of a storm.
A heavy, incredibly dense whole, the forces under which it was forged and formed are scarcely imaginable.
Like a mad geologist’s spare room, this short record is crammed full of all kinds of species of metal and rock, cramped together in a powerful, multifaceted lump of heaviness.
‘Reverse of Rebirth In Universe’ feels like something of a boundary marker, prompting us to look into the next years, no, centuries, of Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO!
A new delivery of locally-trademarked version of fast and atmospheric black metal, galloping hooves drum kick and epic trance-riffs, which tend to be complex attacks on simple memorable structures.
Eight tracks of mumbling candy doom, exuberant depressive songs of wailing sweetness.
Some context for this review: I wasn’t vastly familiar with either performer here. I’d not really listened to much Current 93 until a week before the gig, and until a couple of months ago I’d never knowingly heard a Nurse With Wound album. . . though …
A fantastically ambitious, powerful, yet mysterious and understated performance, far beyond the excellent Konoyo album. . .
Grabs you like a demonic robot trying to making a cocktail out of your shredded brain.
Like the beautiful monochrome cover image, this is a striking vision of black metal architecture.
A great split by two Dutch masters of serious, experimental and intense black metal.
New full-length Mineral Bearing Veins mixes Irish folkloric spoken word, noisy ambience, field recordings, harsh chaos and black metal in a dense and unique brew.
From a duo of drums and guitar this is powerful sound which compels rigorous intellectual commitment, physical-material-sonic engagement, exuberant enjoyment and radical freedom.
New album of blissfully desert-scorched jams from Yawning Man that comes over as an effortless joy to hear.
The Oregon transcendental doomsters Yob return with their raw, heart-filled record named ‘Our Raw Heart’.
Great split from two distinctive bands from the extreme underground on opposite sides of the world.
A solid record from a band who have carved out a distinctive space in dealing with harsh and difficult subject matter with bright and quirky aplomb.