The Loom of Time – NihilReich (2016)

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Author: T.K. White

Band: The Loom of Time

Album: NihilReich

Genre: Black/Doom/Prog/Metalcore

Label: Independent

 

Wow, what an incredibly…weird…record. Aussie doomsters have some interesting interpretations of two relatively secure genres—being black metal and doom metal—yet they throw in some hyper-melodic metal into the mix alongside modern metalcore type riffs and breakdowns. I was expecting some nice, morose doom—maybe even a little on the cheesy side—and that is not at all what you get in this record.  Continue reading

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Pÿlon – A Lament (2016)

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Author: Dave

Band: Pÿlon

Album: A Lament

Genre: Epic Doom Metal

Label: Roxx Records

 

 

 

 

 

Pÿlon are not exactly a well-known band. But this recent Swiss doom metal outfit is, if nothing else, one of the most hard-working and committed bands out there. A Lament marks their seventh full-length album since forming shortly after the turn of the century. Rarely do bands even make it to seven albums, let alone accomplish that in just over a decade. But to be frank, Pÿlon’s output has rarely been consistent. Some of their earlier records boasted playing times well in excess of an hour, and their long-windedness was a turn off to many listeners. Each album always had its set strong tracks, but a lot of the other tracks failed to deliver.   Continue reading

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

Messa – Belfry (2016)

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Author: Gay For Gary Oldman

Artist: Messa

Album: Belfry (2016)

Genre: Doom Metal

Label: Aural Music

 

 

 

Right here, Italian doomsters Messa have a fantastic record which I hope to see snowball into a titan at the end of year finals. Part drone, part epic, part traditional, a hint of stoner and all fuzz, Messa master both atmosphere and melody on their debut BelfryContinue reading

The Morningside – Yellow (2016)

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Author: Crono

Artist: The Morningside

Album: Yellow

Label: BadMoodMan Music

Genre: Atmospheric Doom

 

 

Yellow is the fourth album from Russian melancholic doom metal act The Morningside. I have been following The Morningside ever since hearing their wonderful debut, The Wind, the Trees and the Shadows of the Past, a beautiful love letter to nature seen through the eyes of dour Russians.   Continue reading

Krigsgrav – Waves of Degradation (2016)

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Author: Gay For Gary Oldman

Artist: Krigsgrav

Album: Waves of Degradation

Label: Bindrune Recordings

Rating: 7/10

Krigsgrav. The name sounds like they’re from Scandinavia. They play a blend of atmospheric doomy black metal. Imagine my surprise when their Archives page tells me they’re from Texas. I suppose if Australia’s Mournful Congregation can release The June Frost, this isn’t too much of a stretch. Rooted primarily in atmospheric black metal, Krigsgrav don’t buy too heavily into the Cascadian sound of their northern neighbours, instead opting for a bleaker offering with touches of doom and folk. Continue reading

King Goat – Conduit (2016)

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Author: Gay For Gary Oldman

Artist: King Goat

Album: Conduit (2016)

Genre: Progressive Doom Metal

Label: Independent

 

Hailing from England, King Goat play what can only be described as David Draiman of Disturbed providing vocals for a new Candlemass album, released in 2014 when the band had to stand up next to other doom releases by Yob and Thou in both scope and atmosphere. Continue reading