EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Illimitable Dolor Offer Doom and Gloom With “Leaden Light Her Coils”

There are few, if any, labels in the metal world that can match the unique hot-streak of Indian juggernaut Transcending Obscurity Records. Every few weeks it seems, another record drops from this label that transfixes me. Australian doom merchants Illimitable Dolor and their sophomore record, Leaden Light, are the latest…

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Doomsday // November 2018

Greetings, heaviest of Heavy Bloggers! It’s that time of the month once again where we delve into the deepest of fuzzy riffs and slowest of bangers. I have to admit, I both love and hate this time of year when it comes to music. Everyone rushes to get their records…

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Release Day Roundup – 11/9/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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Skáphe – Skáphe²

Black metal has the unique trait of being a simultaneously phenomenal and abysmal genre. With an innately prolific trait and a relatively simple, consistent formulaic structure, the genre has spawned countless innovators as well as countless more bedroom warriors churning out one “Name Your Price” Bandcamp dud after another. Unfortunately,…

Lycus – Chasms

Is it possible for Lycus to be considered doom metal veterans following their sophomore album, Chasms? If their mastery in the craft of creating foreboding yet strikingly beautiful funeral doom is any count, this young band are certainly on track for advanced placement.

Maestus – Voir Dire

While retaining the listener’s interest is a prominent challenge throughout doom metal’s subgenres, this burden is much heavier for funeral doom. Whereas more traditional doom subgenres contain (relatively) shorter songs with more facets and drone doom can lean on trance-inducement as a crutch, funeral doom contains a risky combination of…