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Album Review: Boris – W

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In July 2020, Tokyo experimental metal trio Boris released ‘NO’, their fastest, loudest, heaviest album for several years, one that eschewed the drone metal elements of much of their recent material and re-embraced the hardcore punk influences of their early work. The album was hard, fast, and unsubtle, made for rip-roaring countryside driving music, and …

Richard Wileman’s 2020 album, ‘Arcana’ was a melodic yet unnerving gothic treat, with a Hammer Horror, Wicker Man vibe. This new offering continues in a similar vein, a collaboration with Matt Baber of Sanguine Hum. They had previously worked together in 2011, on a track (Mondo Profondo 1) for Wileman’s earlier incarnation, Karda Estra. This …

Heavy doom metal masters Khemmis have released their fourth full length studio album, ‘Deceiver’, via Nuclear Blast Recordswhich has been nearly three years in the making. With a title that reflects the internal struggles that many of us battle in our daily lives, Deceiver is a ferociously honest and appetisingly raw piece of musical artistry. …

Brighton metalcorers Bleed Again have now unleashed their sophomore album, ‘Resurgence’ as they now embark on a new era complete with a solidified line-up.  In true style for these guys, first track ‘Prevail’, explodes with a monstrous riff and superb screaming vocals. What a way to start the album off. An album of blistering guitar …

Norwich metal band Apollo Stands have released another album of their unique brand of British metal that takes influences from a wide range of genres. The huge cinematic opening that is first track ‘Void’ sets the album up nicely as something different from the usual mould of metal acts. The track leads into ‘Insolarous’ which …

The children of musical parents have a mixed blessing when it comes to career springboards; some find the understanding and support (and potentially the genetic passing on of whatever ‘talent’ actually is) a huge help. Others, it seems, find a famous parent a millstone that’s difficult to escape from. For Steve Conte, and brother John, …

Kulk’s new album ‘We Spare Nothing’ comes a year after the release of their dense and fuzzed out debut ‘here lies kulk’ and sees the band elevating their monolithic brand of doom and sludge. The album is available through Hominid Sounds on vinyl and digital. The band comments: “It’s a journey, we felt like a …

After the French-Irish quartet Molybaron recently landed a deal with InsideOut Music / Sony Music Entertainment, and have re-released their album The Mutiny. Singer Gary Kelly says: “We’re absolutely delighted to have joined forces with the awesome team at Inside Out Music / Sony Music. Every kid who picks up a guitar dreams of joining a big …

The Barcelona-based psych-rock quartet, The Zephyr Bones have released their second album, Neon Body via La Castanya. The album was produced by Brian Silva and Santi Garcia, and sees the band exploring ideas centered around love, self-affirmation, loss, and hope. Musically, it finds the group tapping into their “beach wave” sound. Shimmering electrics start with first track ‘So High’. The softly sung vocals …