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A long time coming, Vestige Of Virtue's debut has matured into a bittersweet poignancy that has a sound entirely its own.
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Classic revisited

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Classic Sabbath-inspired Doom act with an epic feel to it that is mainly brought by the haunting vocals....
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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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2014-10-13 : Narrow House official video release
The Midwife To Sorrows now streaming online.
2014-10-13 : New album from Adfail
'Is It A Game...' out today on BadMoodMan Records
2014-10-06 : New Mael Mórdha vocalist announced debut at the Siege Of Limerick in October
2014-10-06 : New abum from Septic Mind
'Rab' released today through Solitude Productions
2014-09-30 : Mist sign to Soulseller Records
...4-track EP due this winter
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Lowly Sun Dies (EP)
    Acid Dream rock out like Motorhead on Mogadon...
 cdimgHypnotic Voodoo Demo
    Not quite what you might anticipate from the name, Hashbreath's energetic demo shows potential.

To Sleep Beyond The Earth
    Clouds Taste Satanic carry on the torch of Traditional Doom, with a balance between minimal, intelligent songwriting and pristine sonic treatment.
 cdimgSluagh (EP)
    Sluagh debut with an interesting and listenable Doom-metal release.
cdimgSadhak (Demo)
    Despite its simplicity, the style of Sadhak is surprisingly hard to grasp, which makes for an interesting and promising debut demo.
 cdimgWires Of Woe, Ways Of Waste
    The Cold View's sophomore is about as slow, tortuous, deliberate and unrelenting an album as any out there.
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2014-10-19 : Hell Muñeco (Traditional Doom)
2014-10-19 : Presumption (Stoner/Doom)
2014-10-19 : Hypnochron (Stoner/Doom)
2014-10-19 : Lonesome October (Atmospheric Doom)
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2014-10-19 : Interview with Lonesome October
Quick introductory interview.
2014-10-19 : Interview with Hypnochron
Quick introductory interview.
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