ALBUM REVIEW: Eye – Dark Light


Eye is the new project of MWWB (formerly Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard) frontwoman Jessica Ball and Dark Light marks its debut following MWWB’s 2022 album The Harvest. Joining Ball in her latest venture are keyboardist Jonny and Drummer Gid Goundrey (Gulp/Ghostlawns/Martin Carr). Continue reading


INTERVIEW Anatoly Pakhalenko of Nytt Land on “Torem” and The Philosophy of Ancient Shamanic Culture


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Anatoly Pakhalenko, one-half of the Siberian Husband and Wife duo NYTT Land! The Dark-Folk music group has been rising on the strength of their original music and their inventive covers. Anatoly discussed the origin of the project, their recent album Torem (Napalm Records), the training and experiences he and his wife Natalia went through that shaped their music, and what the future holds for them. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Nytt Land – Torem


Nytt Land rip the balls off a Siberian tiger (no wild animals were injured for the purposes of this review) with the adventurously ambient, spirited and spiritual Torem (Napalm Records). Elemental, wild and ancient. Throat singing, Finno-Ugric languages. The kind of old-world wisdom the new world craves.

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Conny Ochs Shares a New Single and Video for “Hickhack” – New All-German Sung Album Incoming


 

German singer/songwriter has dropped a new single and video for the song “Hickhack.” The selection is the new preview of the artist’s impending German-sung Wahn Und Sinn LP and poetry book, nearing release through Exile On Mainstream on October 13th, 2023.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Baroness – Stone


 

Since the music of Baroness has been unlike any other band to me, and more akin to a spiritual experience since I first got into them in 2007, I set the mood for myself before listening. I turned the lights down low, cracked the window open to get a nice breeze going, and heard the sound of large late summer raindrops filling my ears. The city’s heartbeat in the deep background was the only other sound besides my breathing. I just stared at the new album artwork for five straight minutes. At peace for a change, in the still and calm of myself, and by chance, present in the city of my birth for a few days, I hit play on the promo and then let the first notes hit me.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Drott – Troll


 

On Troll (By Norse Music) Drott draws from Scandinavian folklore to create a soundtrack for the listener to inhabit a dank, murky forest, with the eponymous troll close enough that you can smell it, delivered via dark, slightly campy electronic rock soundscapes that would feel totally in place in a (not too scary) fantasy/ horror movie. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Dorthia Cottrell – Death Folk Country


 

There is a rich tradition of Doom musicians releasing stripped-back acoustic affairs as the likes of Scott Weinrich, Tony Reed, and Mike Scheidt can attest to. Windhand‘s Dorthia Cottrell is no exception and Death Folk Country (Relapse Records) marks her second solo effort to date following a self-titled debut in 2015.

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