Satan’s Satyrs – Don’t Deliver Us (2015)

Author: Goldensundown

Band: Satan’s Satyrs

Album: Don’t Deliver Us

Label: Bad Omen Records

Satan’s Satyrs were a band that came to my attention while reading through an issue of Iron Fist (#8) early last year and was instantly taken in by the fuzzed out combination of 60’s/70’s garage rock, early punk and trad doom thrown in with the pulp-y aesthetics of 60’s biker films and occultism of the debut, Wild Beyond Belief! The sophomore effort, Die Screaming, expanded the sound more and drew in interesting inclusions of carnival-esque sounds, surf rock and an overall less raw sounding but good experience and their third album, Don’t Deliver Us, furthers the ambitious sound expansions of the previous release. Continue reading

Tusmørke & Spectral Haze – Elektriske Skrekkøgler og Forhistoriske Fremtidsfabler (2015)

Author: Jan Jakobsen

Band: Tusmørke & Spectral Haze

Album: Tusmørke Vs Spectral Haze – Elektriske Skrekkøgler og Forhistoriske Fremtidsfabler

Label: Duplicate Records

With an album titled as weird as Elektriske Skrekkøgler og Forhistoriske Fremtidsfabler, roughly translated to “Electric Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Future Fables”, you know you are in for a treat. This split consists of two of Norway’s best progressive and spacey rock outfits of the 2010’s. Tusmørke is 70’s progressive rock made in 2015 in every sense; they got the Jethro Tull flutes, the Yes esque-vocals and the general weirdness of King Crimson. They have already released two critically acclaimed full-lengths and their live shows are notoriously experimental, performing mainly unreleased material. The other half of this split is space rockers Spectral Haze. Their music is a cosmic journey through space and time, heavy Sleep influence mixed in with a drugged out atmosphere. Relax, eat some mushrooms and travel throughout outer space together with Spectral Haze. Continue reading

Barbarian Fist – The Whorelord Cometh (2015)

Author: Goldensundown

Band: Barbarian Fist

Release: The Whorelord Cometh

Label: Independent

Any Doom band that opens an album up with a sample of the famous “What is best in life?” quote from Conan and calls themselves Barbarian Fist comes with the expectation of crushing, heavy doom. Luckily Barbarian Fist cater towards this expectation on The Whorelord Cometh; a 4 song/40 minute affair of stoner rock and doom. Continue reading