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Album Review: In The Company Of Serpents – Lux

First off, I did not see Lux coming. Secondly, why have all the clocks stopped? That’s right folks, its time to tune low and play slow. Opener and likewise gravitational suckerpunch, ‘The Fool’s Journey’ brings to mind images of Thulsa Doom jamming to this in his cave. Brethren, don those robes and nod in silent contemplation as the riff vibrates through you, and prepare for the sludge journey. Here, no lives matter. What you want is of absolute irrelevance. Succumb! ‘The Chasm At The Mouth Of It All’ reminds us that the Wild West wasn’t all cowboys and “injuns.” It […]

Album Review: Bizarrekult – Vi Overlevde

Sixteen years after its initial formation, it’s BIZARREKULT that I’m trusting to give me a break, however short, from this ambient / instrumental mode I’ve been in of late. Having never heard a note of its music, I’m putting a lot of faith in a band who’s only now releasing its debut full-length. And thus… Of course an intro, of course of the ambient sort I’d just mentioned trying to get a respite from, but still different enough from what I’ve been hearing that I’m not perturbed. Mercifully, ‘For 1000 Ar Siden’ arrives, the first thing leaping out of the […]

New GRIEF COLLECTOR single out now, featuring legendary vocalist Robert Lowe

The new GRIEF COLLECTOR single ‘Wintersick’, taken from the upcoming album En Delirium is out now on all streaming platforms. Doom-laden Metal for fans of Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus and Crypt Sermon, the debut album will be released in June on Petrichor Listen to ‘Wintersick’ here:Spotify Youtube Bandcamp GRIEF COLLECTOR was formed by (ex-)members of Signs Of Rain (current Guitar/bassist Matt Johnson), Among The Serpents (current Drummer Brad Miller) and Candlemass/Solitude Aeturnus (Robert Lowe). Their aim was to combine Doom, some Sludge and feelings of sorrow and tragedy into a musical mix that could stand the test of time. This resulted […]