The talented A A Williams debut album Forever Blue is a masterclass in achingly beautiful, swooping melancholy.
Gentle but still epic, ‘Stygian Bough – Volume 1’ is not crushing so much as it is meditative. It looks to a path beyond loss, a journey to light and acceptance.
I guarantee that if you hear one of the singles on the radio it will lift your spirits for four sweet minutes.
That Which Whets The Saccharine Palate is an album that works because it feels wrong and sounds great. It’s almost ungainly, like it doesn’t quite fit in its own skin, but like any good monstrosity, that is its beauty.
A great gutturally fierce, rumbling weird death metal debut album from VoidCeremony.
It has been most thoughtfully compiled and programmed so that its strange cargo of rejects contrast and complement one another as part of a remarkable whole. Rare is the compilation that pulls this off so effectively.
If you’re looking for music that reflects the current degenerative, regressive, dangerous state of the world, then this album does that and then some.
Supergroup’s approach to contemporary death metal leaves a bitter taste.
An effective blast of muscular, chaotic hardcore dragged through the noise rock mud.
Abscess Time is exception and serves as another reminder of what makes Pyrrhon so special.
Wren have made huge leaps from its debut album and this is some stunning dark and heavy post-metal.
With his music and lyrics, this might be a perfect time for Patrick Ames.
In this cinematic quest, Sarah Lipstate takes us on a sonic journey that rides a breathtaking gauntlet of emotions but settles, ultimately, on tragedy as we reach its life-weary climax.
Vile Creature forge a new sound and showcase a bold, positive path for the future of doom metal.
Intended as an odds ‘n’ sods release for fans and completists, 10:20 nonetheless offers a strange and persuasive career overview, entry via the side door into the stunning catalogue of one of our most unique and brilliant bands.
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