Tag Archives: Doom Metal

Gas Axe – “GAS AXE” EP Review

Gas Axe - Gas AxeGas Axe – Gas Axe
Genre: Doom Metal/Sludge/Death Metal

Label: Unsigned

South Wales is an extremely frustrating place to live if you’re a metal fan whose appetite isn’t easily fulfilled by the likes of Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon or Lamb Of God. If you’re someone who prefers to dabble in the filth and grime of doom metal, black metal, drone, death metal, grindcore, etc. then South Wales can be a soul-destroying place at times… Your standard local metal band usually consists of a group of bored teens or 20-somethings who aspire to be the next Killswitch Engage, and while it’s better to have some sort of metal scene than no scene at all, you’re still hungry for something more… Continue reading

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Melvins [Endless Residency] Live Review (The Exchange, Bristol. 21/5/13 & 22/5/13)

Melvins. What can you say about them… one of thee most important bands in rock music? Yes, and that is about all you can really say. When the Melvins announced that they’d be playing their Endless Residency themed nights in Bristol, I knew that there was no way I could possibly miss them. NO WAY. Continue reading

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Top 10… Anticipated Songs To Hear On the Melvins ‘Endless Residency’ Dates.

I’m a big Melvins fan. It’s no secret: they are without a doubt one of my favourite bands, and so when they announced they were doing four dates of their Endless Residency (two in London, two in Bristol) themed performances, there was no way I was going to miss it.

So on the 21st/22nd of May (two days from now), I’ll be witnessing Melvins plough through some of their classic releases in their entirety: on the  21st they will be playing Houdini, Lysol and Eggnog; and on the 22nd Stoner Witch and Bullhead. So what better way to channel my extreme excitement about it than to make a list of the songs that I’m most looking forward to hearing over the two nights at The Exchange in Bristol.

If you’re not familiar with Melvins, this is probably a good time/way to get into them too. Continue reading

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Bongripper Interview and Live Review!

So, in late April, I was given the awesome opportunity to go the Bristol date of the Bongripper/Conan/Humanfly UK tour, and to chat with the guys with Bongripper. It’s another highlight in this whole music reviewing thing so far, I still can’t comprehend it. Anyways, if you want to check some of the Bongripper/Conan/Humanfly stuff on the MetalRecusants site, click this way.

BONGRIPPER INTERVIEW

BONGRIPPER/CONAN/HUMANFLY/WAR WOLF LIVE REVIEW

Another MetalRecusants member got some nice shots at the Manchester gig, worth looking up!

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My Record Store Day 2013.

So once again on the rise of Record Store Day, I had another blast looking, buying and talking at my favourite (and only, ha!) local record shop, Tangled Parrot (you can visit their online store here). This was my third one (’10, ’12 and this year) but it’s my first since collecting vinyl and so this time around, the special releases interested me a whole lot more than ever before (I’d only buy CDs and watch performances in the previous ones). So, here it is, my swag report… yeah…  Continue reading

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Conan/Bongripper Split Review…

… is here. It’s probably pretty easy to guess how I felt about it.

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Hammerfest V!

So, last month, I went to my first Hammerfest festival up in North Wales at the Hafan y Môr Holiday Park. I went up there with the Eyesore Merch team to review the event and to carry out some interviews, and they’re all finally up!

HAMMERFEST V Review

WINTERFYLLETH Interview

SERPENT VENOM Interview

DYSCARNATE Interview

It was a pretty awesome experience and discovered some new bands that I just loved – could easily see myself going again.

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Pig Destroyer – “MASS & VOLUME” EP Review

Pig Destroyer - Mass & VolumePig Destroyer – Mass & Volume
Genre: Doom Metal/Sludge

Label: Relapse Records

Pig Destroyer is a band known for its love of extremes and for most people it’s their grindcore material that first comes to mind – but it’s no secret that Pig Destroyer has dabbled in its fair share of doom and drone in the past. Continue reading

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