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Rigor Sardonicous: Vallis Ex Umbra De Mortuus
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Rigor Sardonicous
Vallis Ex Umbra De Mortuus

With Vallis Ex Umbra De Mortuus, Rigor Sardonicous deliver some of the most soul crushing, death obsessed funeral doom of the year.

Sourvein: Ghetto Angel
4 out of 5 skulls

Ghetto Angel

I can safely say that anything these dudes put out in the future is going to be just plain nasty. If this EP is any indication, be prepared for more sludgy, drug-fueled mayhem than you can shake a femur at.

Tooth: Animality
3.5 out of 5 skulls


Durham, NC based Tooth's debut EP appropriately titled Animality really is a wild combination of beastly sounds. Mixing sludgy metal, with driving rock beats and a bit of a stoner feel, this quintet fills the 4 tracks on this disc with plenty of raw, chugging energy.

Sculptured: Embodiement
4.5 out of 5 skulls


Sculptured's collective individuals combine on Embodiment for one hell of a doomy and trippy ride through progressive guitar work, thundering drums and otherworldly keyboard work.

Virgin Black: Requiem Fortissimo
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Virgin Black
Requiem Fortissimo

Feelings of finality, soul-crushing solitude and desolation permeate the air with Virgin Black's latest release fueled with doom heavy riffs, orchestral arrangements and layered vocals.

Electric Wizard: Witchcult Today
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Electric Wizard
Witchcult Today

Combining crusty bass rhythms, colossal doom riffs, calculated drumming and Oborn's vocal delivery, Electric Wizard has produced one masterpiece of a heavy album.

Sol: Let There Be A Massacre
4 out of 5 skulls

Let There Be A Massacre

Combining epic instrumentation with some of the thickest doom riffs around, the one man black death machine Emil Brahe has dropped a bomb on with his Van Records debut Let There Be A Massacre.

Colosseum: Chapter I Delirium
3 out of 5 skulls

Chapter I Delirium

Not to be confused with the 1970’s British progressive outfit, this Finland based band of the same name produces some ultra heavy, apocalyptic funeral doom. […]

Black Cobra: Feather and Stone
4 out of 5 skulls

Black Cobra
Feather and Stone

Black Cobra’s Feather and Stone features the tandem doom merchants of Jason Landrian (guitar/vocals) and Rafael Martinez (drums). How two dudes from Los Angeles, California […]

Xasthur: Defective Epitaph
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Defective Epitaph

Malefic, the one man ball of hate and blackened apathy, has returned with another dark, doom flooded masterpiece. What astounds me more than the fact […]