Posts Tagged ‘doom’
Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from CVLT Nation: Despite being together as a band for nearly thirteen years, the UK-based MOSS are only now on the cusp of releasing their third full length. That’s not to say that this trio have been resting on their laurels, heck no, most years since their inception have seen a split, or a demo or an EP released into the wild – although it has been pretty quiet on the MOSS front for a few years now.
Luckily, that time was spent writing and recording Horrible Night, an album that has been a long time coming – both for fans and for MOSS themselves. You get the sense that this is what the band has been striving for and damn, do they hit the mark. Olly Pearson’s vocals are cut from the Ozzy Osbourne cloth this time around, which is certainly not a bad thing and the clean (albeit hazy) lilt that’s employed here adds a new depth to the occult vibrations that thrum so steadily and heatedly throughout the record.
‘Horrible Nights’ begins the record with downbeat guitar (Dominic Finbow) inflections that rasp and breathe with a deliciously “traditional” sound. Laden with veiled smoke, MOSS conjure images of ritual and sacrifice with naught but one guitar and a set of drums (Chris Chantler) and along with Pearson’s vocal lines they create weight and tangible riffs that spill off your speakers with processional magnificence.
The occasional fuzzy scream splits the otherwise rhythmic style of ‘Horrible Nights’ which in turn gives the track a little more flavour to go along with the dank atmosphere that creeps in and out of the record as a whole.
Continue reading: MOSS – Horrible Night Review « CVLT Nation
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Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: You know those moments when you’re in a rush to get somewhere on time? Or you know you have a minute to get to your bus stop to catch your bus to work but you still have to put your shoes on and brush ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Angry Metal Guy: Images of powerful and positive female sexuality are quite frankly underrepresented in aggressive music, which is why the definition of British occult doom metal band Pombagira is so exciting. The Pomba Gira are entities, associated with several Brazillian religions, who are the embodiments of ...read more
Posted on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Praise for Magic Circle’s S/T from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: These guys have been getting a ton of hype lately, not to mention some controversy, and not necessarily because of their music, although that has something to do with it. These modern doomlords have a classic sound not that far ...read more
Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
As an appetizer for their upcoming album, The Mouths Of Madness, San Francisco-based Doom rockers Orchid will release the Wizard Of War EP on 10″ vinyl, February 22nd via Nuclear Blast. A lyric video for ‘Wizard Of War’ can be seen below: ‘Wizard Of War’ will also appear on the ...read more
Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013
As an appetizer for their upcoming album, The Mouths Of Madness, San Francisco-based doom rockers Orchid will release the Wizard Of War EP on 10″ vinyl, February 22 via Nuclear Blast. The EP will contain the following tracks: 01. Wizard Of War 02. Demon”s Eyes 03. Albatros ‘Wizard Of War’ ...read more
Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013
Stormcrow, the new EP from Indianapolis doomsters The Gates of Slumber will be released on January 29 via Scion Audio/Visual, (a.k.a. Scion A/V), the in-house record label and lifestyle marketing division of the Scion marque produced by Toyota Motor Corporation for the North American market. The CD was recorded by ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Five years after the oppressive and bleak A Disease For The Ages, Irish death / doom metal band Mourning Beloveth returns with its new album, Formless, on February 22 via Grau Music. The CD will be released as a double-CD and double-LP. In related news: Mourning Beloveth will perform its 2002 ...read more
Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Who’s To Blame?, the new video from U.S. East Coast doom metallers Hour of 13 , can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Waterbury, Connecticut with director Eric Schrader. Continue reading: BLABBERMOUTH.NET – HOUR OF 13: ‘Who’s To Blame?’ Video Released
Posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: With all the doom metal also-rans that are lining up to bore the casual listener these days, you’d think that someone would have a crack at recapturing the spirit of Hellhound Records. Bar Pallbearer, who do a half decent Revelation impression, there really is ...read more