Fem could easily be described as one of the heaviest albums ever released! Think of funk dragging its feet. Or Arnold Schwarzenegger's lunchbox. With Pyramido you won't get the usual hackneyed "congregating-at-a-sacrificial-altar- doing-bonghits-with-satan-while-worshipping-riffs-and-watching-vintage-biker-flicks" patter that is commonly hinted at when describing this kind of music. What you will get though is honest, soulful, yet aggressive and..
If you‘ve been thinking the only common thing between Sweden and epic doom metal was Candlemass, then you have been wrong for at least since 2015, when Sorcerer’s official full-length debut was released. Being from the same school of melodic, epic doom with great expressive vocals, Sorcerer released their first two demos in 1989 and..
Formed in December 2020, Blood Lightning brings together the talents of vocalist Jim Healey (We’re All Gonna Die), guitarist Doug Sherman (GOZU), bassist Bob Maloney (Worshipper) and drummer J.R. Roach (Sam Black Church). Their style is heavily influenced by early Sabbath, with equal doses of classic Eighties heavy metal and some southern rock added over...
When I see the “doom metal” tag, it’s always frustrating to find out it’s not exactly the definition of doom I expect. Often, what’s coming out of the speakers is fuzz, stoner, psychedelic, noise, death etc. Of course, perceptions of a genre are more or less subjective and doom has its own myriad of sub-genres,..
Peaceville have announced the release of Darkthrone's 'Goatlord: Original' on 10th February. 'Goatlord' was the title of what was to originally be Darkthrone's second album, however, Darkthrone's focus shifted towards black metal and a more primitive style of composition & so the album was shelved, while work commenced on what was to be the Norwegian black..
Last November, doom titans Candlemass returned with Sweet Evil Sun, which is not only among the best releases in the genre this year, but happens to be the second consecutive (and third overall) album with original vocalist Johan Längquist. Was it a difficult task to follow the Grammy-nominated The Door To Doom? We called Long-time..
New album set for release on 16 July through Nuclear Blast records, with a video of Darker Thoughts released now. Remember, remember, the Fifth Of November? Last autumn, British metal legends PARADISE LOST exorcised the demons and ghosts of a dreary dry spell without concerts and thrilled the world with their stunning livestream "At The..
PEACEVILLE TO RELEASE CANDLEMASS GREEN VALLEY (LIVE) ON 7TH MAY 2021THE SWEDISH DOOM METAL GODS PERFORM THEIR CLASSIC TRACKS DURING LOCKDOWN. INCLUDES 'WELL OF SOULS', 'BEWITCHED' & MORE After over 35 years of existence, Candlemass still stand tall as true heavy metal greats & kings of doom, in the footsteps of their influences, Black Sabbath. The band is..
Finland regularly tops the list of the happiest place in the world to live in. That may well be merited but in warmer climes we tend to look on such claims with mistrust, and the musically minded amongst us might also point out the Scandinavian habit of churning out bleak and melancholy music. And, as..
There aren’t many rock bands around today that can put on a show this good. The first thing that struck me about this album was the title. Quite a few albums are entitled “An Evening With [artist name]” but typical examples are “An Evening With John Denver” or “An Evening With Diana Ross” which tend..