Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Moss - Sub Templum

Moss are from the UK and play slow tortuous doom with some of the evilest howls I've ever heard. The vocalist sounds like he's being burned at the stake. Fans of Sunn 0)) and Burning Witch should check this band out if you haven't already. This is their second LP and it was released by Rise Above Records. I think this green/black splatter is a second press limited to 300 copies.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hooded Menace - Never Cross The Dead

Hooded Menace are a Doomy Death Metal band from Finland and this is their second album. They're influenced by bands like Winter, Cathedral and Candlemass and the lyrics are mostly horror themed. Whenever I play this record I end up in a hypnotic lounge room headbang, it just sucks you in. The logo and cover art is fucking awesome too. I managed to score the black and red splatter vinyl which was limited to 100 copies. Doomentia Records seem to be sold out of this already but you might be able to find one somewhere else if you're quick.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Swallowed - Swallowed Cassette

This is the cassette version of Swallowed's first EP. The 7" is sold out but I have a copy on it's way. For me this is a huge step up from their demos, it's heaps doomier than before and the vocals are evil as hell. You can listen to the whole EP on their myspace and the tape is still available from Emptiness Productions.  I highly recommend everyone give it a listen.

Swallowed - Epitaph Of Nauseation

Swallowed are a Doomy Death Metal band from Finland and this is their second demo. Autopsy seem to have been a major influence on them which isn't a bad thing at all and they cover "In The Grip Of Winter" at the end of the tape. You can download the bands first two demos from their website here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Prisonbitch - Tour Tape

I managed to see Prisonbitch on their recent Perth tour and thought they were pretty sick. They're from Radelaide and play heavy doom laden hardcore that my ears are still ringing from. Grabbed one of these tapes while I was there, that they dubbed up for the occasion. Looks like they have a full length coming out early next year so keep an eye out for that and go see them play if you get the chance.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Autopsy - Mental Funeral

Here's another Peaceville Records reissue, Autopsy's 2nd full length on 180 gram red vinyl. I'm not a huge fan of straight up Death Metal but Mental Funeral has enough of a Doom crossover to please my eardrums. This one's been getting a lot of play in my car this year and every time I listen to it I like it more and more. If you enjoyed Black Breath's latest then I would recommend giving this a spin, it's an absolute classic.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Darkthrone - Panzerfaust

Peaceville Records have just reissued Darkthrone's 5th album Panzerfaust on 180 gram vinyl. They seem to have skipped Transilvanian Hunger as part of this reissue series and will continue releasing the later albums from Moonfrog Productions after this. Hopefully Transilvanian Hunger gets this treatment soon. The best part is a piece written by Fenriz about the making of the album which is printed on the inner sleeve. The dude's a legend. I must have got in quick with this as I scored number 16 of 2000.