ALBUM REVIEW: Khanate – Clean Hands Go Foul – Capture and Release


Having reemerged from its dank void of horror to release To Be Cruel in 2023, deconstructed-avant-doom entity Khanate continues to be pulled piece-by-piece from the mud, as the band’s third and fourth records — 2005’s Capture & Release and 2009’s Clean Hands Go Foul (Sacred Bones Records) — get shined and buffed for physical reissues. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Convocation – No Dawn For The Caliginous Night


Winter is undeniably creeping forward as the nights draw longer and the cold ever sharper. Even aside from this, happenings feel ultimately bleak and the world is increasingly grief-stricken as a result. Perhaps suitably, Convocation makes a welcome return; a band that conjures that sense of foreboding and misery, if in a general sense rather than at specific events.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mizmor – Prosaic


 

Prosaic (Profound Lore Records) is the latest release from the impressive solo Black Metal project, Mizmor. Hailing from the US Pacific Northwest and recorded in multi-instrumentalist A.L.N’s home studio in Portland Oregon, the record follows last year’s Wilts End EP, and Long-Players Cairn in 2019 and Yodh in 2016, which also received a live release following a rare performance recorded at the prestigious 2018 Roadburn Festival.

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ALBUM REVIEW: AHAB – The Coral Tombs


 

There are vocalists who scream, sing, and grunt. And then there’s Daniel Droste.

The Ahab frontman and mainstay has, since 2004, imbued into doom metal a unique, untouchable style of singing which surpasses anything else heard to date. It’s matter-of-fact, informative and in a class of its own.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Necroplanet – Negative Space


 

It is always impressive to me when people from already awesome projects can create another interesting and vital branch on their musical tree. That is what Mike Snow (Seas Of Winter, Apricitas) and Aki McCullough (mighty Dreamwell) have accomplished with the awe-inspiring Necroplanet release Negative Space (self-released). Only Author & Punisher‘s latest comes to mind as something close to capturing the gigantic scope of dirgy and semi-industrialized emotion on display here. Cosmic funeral doom that isn’t for the faint of heart and which will soon become a minor addiction you will want to spin alone in the dark after a long day. It makes total sense that it is a concept record about isolation and emptiness.

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EP REVIEW: Primitive Man – Insurmountable


The three-man deathsludge machine, known simply as Primitive Man, has dropped four new blistering tracks in the form of an EP entitled Insurmountable (Closed Casket Activities). Mixing funeral doom, black metal, and harsh noise elements, this powerhouse from Denver, Colorado is one of the most abrasive, yet satisfying bands out there. After thirty-eight minutes, any first listeners will certainly start working on the rest of the group’s discography.Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Lesser Glow – “Toba”


Ghost Cult has been long time fans of Boston’s Lesser Glow, a band you need to know in 2020. The band melds a Funeral Doom dirges, with a Death Metal bands’ mastery of their instruments, and the dynamics of post-Rock. They will release their next full-length album later this month, Nullity, via the great Pelagic Records label on May 29th. Ghost Cult is proud to bring you their new single, ‘Toba’, which is harrowing, sorrowful, beautiful, and heroic sounding, all at once. Jam out to this apocalyptic track right now! Continue reading


AHAB to Release New Live Album, “Live Prey” Coming Soon


Funeral Doom band AHAB will unleash a new live album Live Prey, their first, due out this out June 26, 2020 via Napalm Records. The album was recorded live via at Death Row Fest 2017 in Jena, Germany. Pre-Orders are coming soon. You can watch the trailer right now! Continue reading