Tag Archives: Doom Metal

Gig review: PARADISE LOST – Electric Ballroom, London, 3 November 2017

PARADISE LOST – Electric Ballroom, London, 3 November 2017

The Electric Ballroom is a great venue. Too long since my last visit. And too long since I last caught live these esteemed architects of gothic metal, Paradise Lost. What a splendid night of re-acquaintance all round. But first, American … Continue reading

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Album review: KATATONIA – The Fall Of Hearts

The Best of 2016 - Progressive

Peaceville [Release date: 20.05.16] There are occasions aren’t there when only a quietly muttered ‘wow’ really does justice to whatever you’re experiencing at the time? There was a moment halfway through track 6, ‘Residual’, that I thought ‘I’m in the … Continue reading

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Album review: VALLENFYRE – Splinters

VALLENFYRE – Splinters

Century Media – Out Now. The death of a loved one can be a devastating experience and there is no ‘right’ way of dealing with it. While some find solace in isolation, others do so in expression. Greg Mackintosh, guitarist … Continue reading

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Album review: COLTSBLOOD – Into The Unfathomable Abyss

Coltsblood - Into The Unfathomable Abyss

Candlelight – Out Now. Coming up with a fresh and unique musical proposition in this day and age is quite a challenging undertaking but nothing seems to be able to stop young bands like the Doom/Sludge Metal trio Coltsblood from … Continue reading

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Album review: IN THE SILENCE – A Dream Gone Mad

Sensory [Release date 27.01.14] An interesting new band. In The Silence, hailing from Sacremento, California, have released their first full-length album of dark, doom, prog crossover material. ‘A Dream Gone Mad’ is an album of two halves in many ways. … Continue reading

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Album review: AGE OF TAURUS – Desperate Souls Of Tortured Times

Rise Above – Out Now. London has long been the breeding ground of all-things Metal in the UK, but it is specifically its Doom Metal community which seems to have been more active in terms of output these last few … Continue reading

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Album review: MOSS – Horrible Night

Rise Above – Out Now. The Bass guitar and Doom Metal are two concepts that seem to go hand-in-hand and are inter-connected to such an extent that one simply can’t imagine the one without the other. Well, the Southampton-based trio … Continue reading

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Album review: CATHEDRAL – The Last Spire

Rise Above – Release Date 29/4/2013. The first time that the possibility of London-based Doomsters Cathedral calling it a day was on the cards was back in 2010, from the very mouth of the band’s legendary frontman Lee Dorian. During … Continue reading

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Interview: BOBBY LIEBLING (Pentagram) – January 2012

When I first interviewed Bobby Liebling, the frontman of the legendary Doom Metal outfit Pentagram, back in 2011 I thought that this would be a one-off experience but the Gods seem to be favouring us all recently. Following another classic … Continue reading

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Interview: BOBBY LIEBLING (Pentagram) – April 2011

Pentagram - Last Rites

Not many bands can claim to have had a career spanning for well over forty years and still consider to be an underground outfit, but the Virginia-based Doom Metal legends Pentegram almost certainly belong to that category. Having spent many … Continue reading

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