Lycus – Chasms (2016)


Author: Crono

Artist: Lycus

Album: Chasms

Label: Relapse Records



Fans of funeral doom rejoice! Lycus is back to grace us with another epic chapter in their Book of Doom. For those that do not know, Lycus is a Californian funeral doom band with only one previous LP, although they ramped up with a couple of demos. However, their lack of history should not discourage you, because Tempest was hailed as one of the ultimate funeral doom albums of 2013 and caught the attention of many considering it was a debut. Three years later and the next album has finally dropped, reserved for the beginning of 2016 rather than late 2015. Continue reading

Bell Witch – Four Phantoms (2015)

Bell Witch - Four Phantoms

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