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Unique, flawless and classically self-redefining, Narrow House have excelled with this release.
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Epic Doom Metal, powerful and elegant like Solstice, Atlantean Kodex build complex and grand songs upon a mid-tempo Doom showing the band's g...
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Times are tough for underground websites. (2014-03-12)
From where we're sitting, times look tough for the underground Metal scene. The music's still out there, but we're clearly not the only site that's struggling to find people to keep up with new releases, never mind having time to devote to classics that deserve revisiting. Is it simply something that's had its time, and is just slowly withering into obscurity as the last of the dedicated sites and forums and blogs fade away?

We hope not. It's a proud heritage, filled with defiantly independent spirits who form the bands, run the labels and publicise the scene. But it needs an active fanbase to nourish those things, to take an interest and participate in keeping them alive, to create some sense of community rather than lone voices howling in the wilderness.

That is why we are appealing, again, for anyone with time and talent to help. If you like Doom, and want to talk about it; if you want to support music that you love, then contact us to get involved. Not for material reward - there's little of that, to be honest - but for the satisfaction of being a part of this scene: to promote your chosen music, to discover more about it, even to make contacts and friends amongst the bands and labels - that's what being a reviewer or interviewer is really about. And if you don't feel able to write formally, why not join in on the forum instead? Share your thoughts and comments with us, ask questions or start discussions. It doesn't take much to build up a thriving group with common interests, just a little effort to get involved, stand up and be counted as a fan.

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2014-09-30 : Mist sign to Soulseller Records
...4-track EP due this winter
2014-09-29 : Vestige Of Virtue debut release on October 1st
'Sophia' out through Secret Quarters Records
2014-09-29 : New album from Helevorn
'Compassion Forlorn' out on BadMoodMan Records
2014-09-29 : New album from Amederia
'Unheard Prayers' released today through BadMoodMan Records
2014-09-29 : Human Collapse streaming video released
...cover of Anathema's 'Dusk (Dark Is Descending)'
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Revenant (EP)
    Float away into an endless, beautiful starry night with Orphans of Dusk.
 cdimgDoom Philosophy
    Sorrows Path's latest is a highly listenable modern metal record with doomy, proggy tendencies.

    Finland's Oceanwake have a debut whose attention, even to the very smallest of details, screams class. Serious class.
    A long time coming, Vestige Of Virtue's debut has matured into a bittersweet poignancy that has a sound entirely its own.
cdimgThe Longing for the Tides of Metamorphosis
    Dysphorian Breedís debut has a compositional thoughtfulness, atmosphere and very intense vocals.
 cdimgA Fire On The Sea
    Considering the five year wait for a new album, one could have expected more from UK-based melodic doomsters Unsilence.
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2014-10-01 : Mourning Pyre (Atmospheric Doom)
2014-09-27 : Vestige Of Virtue (Gothic/Doom)
2014-09-27 : Oceanwake (Death/Doom)
2014-09-27 : Human Collapse (Death/Doom)
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2014-10-01 : Interview with Mourning Pyre
Quick introductory interview.
2014-09-25 : Interview with Excruciation
Three decades in the business is a long time, even with an unforeseen break accounting for some of it. Coinciding with the release of recent album of the month [g]host, and on the eve of their 30th birthday show, we had an in-depth chat with Swiss veterans Excruciation.
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