Lares - Towards Nothingness

Lares – Towards Nothingness (album)

Release date: 26th June 2020||Genre: black/doom metal||Label: Argonauta Records Thinks kick off pretty in Towards Nothingness, the new album from Berlin’s Lares, before we descend into a kind of blackened psyche-doom. A little darker than their previous work, it’s perfectly atmospheric, incredibly spacious, and certainly a bit unusual. The ‘blackened’ part cannot be overstated here. […]

Molasses barge - A Grayer Dawn

Molasses Barge – A Grayer Dawn (album)

Release date: 10th April 2020 ||Genre: Doom||Label: Argonauta Records I mean, the name is very effective in telling you what to expect from Molasses Barge. It’s huge, fuzzy, slow guitar right off the bat. No messing. In fact, I think I actually smelled weed and whisky as soon as I pressed play. The mistake many […]

Megatherium - God

Megatherium – God (album)

Release date: 10th April 2020||Genre: Doom||Label: Argonauta Records There’s something about the combination of sunshine and sprawling doom which just hits the spot. They complement each other so well. That makes this the perfect time to dig into reviewing Megatherium‘s latest platter, God. Let immediate zoning out commence, as the throat-singing intro to opener, Generate, […]

SYCOMORE - BLOODSTONE

Sycomore – Bloodstone (album)

Release date: 31st January 2020 || Genre: Sludge metal|| Label: Argonauta Records Where to start? There’s a lot to love about Sycomore. For starters, this is a very earthy band, with not many technological frills or embellishments. The whole album is about as pure as it gets in reliance on songwriting alone. This does lend […]

Varego - I Prophetic

Varego – I Prophetic (album)

Release date: 15th February 2019 || Genre: Progressive sudge || Label: Argonauta Records This instantly smacks of Mastodon! If I didn’t know better, the first vocals, riffs, and structures would have me believe, without a doubt, that’s who I was listening to. Opener proper, The Abstract Corpse, exists precisely between the simplistic magnitude of Crack […]