Review GRIEF COLLECTOR ‘En Delirium’

Grief Collector is a band name that is certainly known by doom metal insiders. This can have various reasons, but the two most plausible ones are that one listened already to 'From Dissension to Avowal', the EP that was released in 2019. And/or you know frontman Rob Lowe from his time with bands like Candlemass,... Continue Reading →

SWALLOW THE SUN announce a live album

Live albums are booming these days and this time it is Finnish doom metallers Swallow The Sun who bring a bit of live atmosphere into our lockdown life. '20 Years of Gloom, Beauty and Despair - Live in Helsinki' is the title of the first ever live album, coming from the Jyväsykla-based doom band. "Finally... Continue Reading →

Review CROSS VAULT ‘As Strangers We Depart’

Cross Vault started their metallic undertaking in 2013 and came up with a full-length debut rather quickly. ‘Spectres of Revocable Loss’ was published in 2014, followed by a next strike called ‘The All Consuming’. With having convinced fans of doom metal about their music, the band needed a bit of extra time to work on... Continue Reading →

Review HANGING GARDEN ‘Skeleton Lake’

Hanging Garden started to grow since 2004. The Finnish band unchained the debut album ‘Inherit the Eden’ in 2007 and since then spreads the bittersweet temptation of melancholy. After having built a solid discography during all the years it is the new album ‘Skeleton Lake’ that’s waiting in the starting blocks. Hanging Garden has a... Continue Reading →

Review CANDLEMASS ‘Green Valley Live’

Also Swedish doom metal veterans Candlemass, as everybody else, couldn't play shows during 2021 and after a certain resistance to live stream shows, more and more band took the opportunity to stay connected with fans through such a digital event. Bands and fans have been a bit wary but step by step, and due to... Continue Reading →

CANDLEMASS announce ‘Green Valley (Live)’

Swedish doom metal pioneers Candlemass announce a live album called 'Green Vally (Live)'. The iconic band recorded their very first live stream show in 2020 with the following line-up: Johan Längqvist (vocalsMats Björkman (guitar)Lars Johansson (guitar)Leif Edling (bass)Jan Lindh (drums) The set preformed was a very oldschool-laden one with a focus on the first two... Continue Reading →

CD review WHEEL ‘Preserved in Time’

Wheel pt.2 - in a way. Important is not to mix up Wheel from Germany with the Finnish prog metal band, sharing the same moniker. In this review we are talking about the quartet, hailing from Dortmund, Germany and instead of progressive metal sounds it's more the slo-mo doom riffs that break ground on 'Preserved... Continue Reading →

CD review LAKE OF TEARS ‘Ominous’

Compared to the colorful cosmic trip of 'A Crimson Cosmos', the newest Lake Of Tears album appears dark and gloomy. It seems like a gigantic black hole absorbed all the colors and what remains is a cold and dark universe. It has been rather quiet about Lake Of Tears for the last ten years. 'Illwill'... Continue Reading →

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