King Witch – Shoulders of Giants (2015)

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Author: Dave

Band: King Witch

Album: Shoulders of Giants

Genre: Doom metal

Label: Unsigned/Independent

 

 

For an EP that I have enjoyed as much as this one, it sure was difficult writing this review, and I’m not sure why. Part of it may be that with only three songs, there might just not be that much to say, but I feel like that’s not the case because I’ve written far more about far less with considerably less difficulty in the past. So let me just begin the review by getting the obvious stuff out first: this is the debut release of a Scottish doom metal band, and as far as doom EPs from 2015 go, this one is by far the best one I’ve heard. Continue reading

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Zillah – Serpentine Halo (2015)

Author: Bloodshot Grub

Artist: Zillah

Album: Serpentine Halo

Label: Sea of Corruption Records

This slab of technical death metal comes to us courtesy of Edinburgh’s Zillah. They’ve been around since 2000 but prior to this have only released two full-length albums and four EPs, none of which have garnered any significant attention or acclaim. This one, however, has crossed my radar several times, prompting curiosity about what exactly it is that they’re up to. The answer is, nothing special, but still plenty enjoyable. Continue reading