Song Premiere: Ceremented – Altars of Waste

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Author: Goldensundown

Band: Ceremented

Song: Altars of Waste

Genre: Death/Doom Metal

Label: Independent


Alright guys, my wish came true and Ceremented are dropping new material this year and we’ve got a premiere of a track, Altars of Waste, from an upcoming demo streaming at Decibel’s site next Tuesday and its fucking filthy, check it out! Continue reading

Hooded Menace – Darkness Drips Forth (2015)


Author: Goldensundown

Band: Hooded Menace

Album: Darkness Drips Forth

Label: Relapse Records


Hooded Menace are a Finnish 4 piece, sitting firmly in the horror infused death/doom region of metal, using the crushing atmosphere and unearthly sounds of the genre fusion to evoke images of the undead, curses and other classic horror iconography. Darkness Drips Forth is the 4th studio album – and 14th piece of material – that Hooded Menace have dropped and with this release they have taken their horror infused sound and slowed it down further, spreading 40 minutes of crushing death/doom over 4 long tracks, and damn does it work out. Continue reading

Wooden Stake – A Feast of Virgin Souls (2015)

Reviewer: Goldensundown

Band: Wooden Stake

Album: A Feast of Virgin Souls

Label: Razorback Recordings

Horror themed death/doom metal tends to be a style I’ve got a bit of love for; take horror, something I’ve got quite a hankering for, and throw it in with crushing, drawn out and doomy death metal – bands like Druid Lord, Hooded Menace and the psychedelic tinged Acid Witch are all pretty staple bands in that regard. That leads us to Wooden Stake, one of the many projects of co-owner of Razorback Recordings, Vanessa Nocera, with A Feast of Virgin Souls as the duo’s (including William Wardlaw on drums and guitars) sophomore studio release. As a fan of another of Vanessa’s death/doom projects, the now defunct Skeletal Spectre, I was keen to dive into A Feast… with the intention of finding a good foothold to get into Wooden Stake, but given this album I’m a bit unconvinced. Continue reading

Bell Witch – Four Phantoms (2015)

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Artist: Bell Witch

Album: Four Phantoms

Label: Profound Lore Records

Reviewer: Arvind

Bell Witch’s latest offering, Four Phantoms, wastes no time making itself known. Where 2012’s Longing was melancholic and languorous in its introduction and relied upon waves of intestine-rattling bass to set its tone, Four Phantoms takes a scant 45 seconds to introduce a wrenching melody. Continue reading