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Tales From Bandcamp: Primitive and Deady by Earth


a2338655344_10Slow, plodding, methodical, droning doom is rarely associated with adjectives like relaxing, uplifting, and beautiful, yet long time trio Earth pull it off again and again as they push the boundaries of the doom genre on each album.  While their last pair of releases were a tad lackluster compared to the monumental slab of instrumental drone/doom that is known as The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull, they have just released one hell of a shattering record that soars the band to new heights.

Now with the inclusion of vocals in their still very instrumental affairs, Earth have really created their most engaging record to date.  For music this thick and viscous, I shouldn’t be so sucked in, yet I am.  I get this heavy White Album-era Beatles vibe throughout the whole thing, especially on the song ‘From the Zodiacal Light’, which really adds a unique flavor to the music.

If you are looking for some great zone-out/meditation metal this record should be right up your alley.  Give it a listen and let us know what you think.  Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!!!

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Album Review: Wolvserpent – Perigaea Antahkarana


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Release Date: September 17, 2013 Relapse Records

Tracks: 4

Length: 80 minutes, 2 CD’s

Genre:  Doom/drone/black/ambient

Previous releases: Debut album Blood Seed, 2010, Perigaea (1 hour long demo), 2012

Recommended for fans of: Wolves In The Throne Room, Locrian, Doom, drone, atmospheric black metal

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Album Review: Locrian – Return To Annihilation


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“Eternity in the midst of profound dusk, projected endlessly through this void

As a veil, as an aura, as an apparition, to awaken the world from its dream of itself”

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Release Date: June 25 2013 on Relapse Records

Tracks:  7

Length: 48 minutes

Genre: Post rock/Industrial/Black/Ambient

Previous releases: Debut full-length ‘Drenched Lands’ 2009, ‘Territories’ 2010, ‘The Crystal World’ 2010, ‘The Clearing & The Final Epoch’ 2012, ‘New Dominion’ 2012

Recommended for fans of:  Ambient, post rock, drone, industrial, experimental, atmospheric black metal

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Theme Thursday: The Halloween Playlist To Have Nightmares To


Last year I made up my ultimate Halloween playlist for metalheads looking to dress in motley, down some beer and Jager shots, and have a good time.  The songs on that list carried an up beat energy and worked well with a party atmosphere.  This year I’d like to make another playlist, but instead of focusing on having a good time, this list is going to contain music made to make the listener uncomfortable and all round f’ with their head.  The songs (if you would call some of them that) presented here would fit right at home in one of those really well done haunted hay rides, haunted house, or an abandoned insane asylum that has a few nutcases roaming the halls.  Some of the music here isn’t technically metal (or even ‘music’), but one thing it will do is scare the living daylights out of you or any unsuspecting visitor you play it for.  Enjoy!  Peace Love and Metal!!!

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