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Bison b.c.: Dark Ages
4 out of 5 skulls

Bison b.c.
Dark Ages

Progression is a natural by-product of maturation. Now, whether that progression is a benefit or detractor to a band’s success (and fan base) is an […]

Kongh: Shadows of the Shapeless
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Shadows of the Shapeless

I sat in a vegetative state for a good long while after first hearing Kongh‘s Shadows of the Shapeless. For 57 plus minutes I sat […]

Droids Attack: Must Destroy
4 out of 5 skulls

Droids Attack
Must Destroy

This three piece blues/doom outfit from Madison, Wisconsin dig arcade games, robots and rock n’ fuckin’ roll. Droids Attack‘ third album Must Destroy is filled […]

These Are They: Who Linger
4 out of 5 skulls

These Are They
Who Linger

Comprised of current and past members of Novebers Doom, Chicago’s These Are They let loose with one hell of a debut album. Who Linger straddles […]

Black Breath: Razor to Oblivion
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Black Breath
Razor to Oblivion

Like the wretched, bastard offspring of Metallica, Discharge and Bathory bashed over the head with sludge and doom, Seattle’s Black Breath debut EP Razor to […]

Shrinebuilder: s/t
4.5 out of 5 skulls


When word spread about the formation of Shrinbuilder earlier this year, I’m pretty sure every fan of doom and metal in general faded into instant, […]

Cormorant: Metazoa
4 out of 5 skulls


Looking at the biography for Bay Area’s Cormorant, there’s no way in Hell that I would have expected this kind of music to come from […]

Iron Age: The Sleeping Eye
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Iron Age
The Sleeping Eye

Combining sludgy guitar tones with thrash inspired NYHC, Texas’ Iron Age drop a mighty bomb on the unsuspecting world with The Sleeping Eye. Leaning more […]

Dark Castle: Spirited Migration
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Dark Castle
Spirited Migration

I don’t normally think of heavy, oppressive doom-psyche when I think of sunny Florida — oranges and bikinis, perhaps, but not desolation. The duo comprising […]

Battlefields: Thresholds of Imbalance
4 out of 5 skulls

Thresholds of Imbalance

Bleak atmosphere and heavy, doom filled guitars fill the air with feelings of desolation and despair, leaving you cold and weary after the full hour […]