Swedish rock and metal always has a special appeal for me, so I was thrilled to discover exciting new Gothenburg band Orochen. The band have honed a dark, atmospheric sound that has a real 2000s post-rock feel alongside folky elements with a post-metal and sludgy edge. Or, as they put it, “apocalyptic post-industrial neofolk.”
Like a fine red wine, Bristol’s BEGGAR have gotten better with age to become an exciting addition to the UK’s impressive metal scene, thanks largely to the addition of a Frenchman.
The term blackened sludge alone told us to expect something dark and dirty from Polish band Mary and the Highwalkers. But what we encountered was something beyond our wildest dreams.
Any band that provides Jamiroquai’s Deeper Underground with a doomy, sludgy ten-minute-long metal makeover gets a firm thumbs up from us – so let us introduce you to Sheffield’s Kurokuma.
If you’re on the lookout for music that might make you want to tap your foot and nod your head, then look away now. Because Hull sludge doom merchants Mastiff are only interested in “someone slamming their head into a concrete wall just by listening to it.”
Friday is here, which means the weekend is but a few hours away. Praise the Lord! And what better way to while away your last few hours at work than … Continue reading New Music Friday Round-Up: 30 November
“Big dirty riffs with horrible vocals,” this wonderful phrase sounds like the perfect Halloween listening and tells you everything you need to know about the sludgy, stoner rock sound of … Continue reading Introducing: Battalions
With a name like this, how could we possibly not name Barbarian Hermit as our New Band of the Week? And when you hear their music, which they delightfully describe … Continue reading New Band of the Week: Barbarian Hermit
London metal newcomers URNE deliver a deliciously brutal mass of thrashy, sludgy riffs cast against surprisingly melodic vocals that have us very excited about this brand new band. Formed out of … Continue reading New Band of the Week: URNE
Intense nudity and Capri Suns, stagnating water and chicken blood, witches and… mist. These wild and wonderful talking points sound like the musings of a madman, which they may very … Continue reading Introducing: St Fenton The Tainted
We’re starting 2018 as we mean to go on by making our first New Band of the Week of the year the brilliantly bleak, relentlessly heavy Leeds-based doom sludgers Hundred … Continue reading New Band of the Week: Hundred Year Old Man