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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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Highly experimental band with a powerful atmosphere. Usually the band plays very orchestral doom, but even when they don't, they still incorporate a lot of inst...
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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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2014-10-29 : 'Acid Eater' movie crowdsourcing now
Indie horror film starring Mark Greening (ex-Electric Wizard and Ramesses) is looking for support
2014-10-28 : Vestige Of Virtue CD released
'Sophia' now available for order
2014-10-27 : Re-release from Abske Fides
'Disenlightment'/'Apart From The World' EPs re-released as a single CD package through Solitude Productions
2014-10-26 : New album from Usnea
'Random Cosmic Violence' due out November 10th
2014-10-26 : New album from Encoffination
'III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)' out now on SelfMadeGod Records
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Lovecraftian Drone
    It's a difficult trick to make a Lovecraft-themed concept album that is neither pretentious nor cartoonish, but Abysmal Growls of Despair manage.
 cdimgOf Woe And Wounds
    Apostle of Solitude have really stepped up and hit their stride with this third album.
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...As We Dive Into The Dark
    Fangtooth's occult retro sophomore will reward the audience which finds it.
 cdimgRequiem For Mankind (Split with Frostland Tales)
    Stark, bleak and appropriately devoid of any polish: Forgotten Dawn and Frostland Tales show their old-school roots.
cdimgLowly 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.
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2014-10-25 : Frostland Tales (Black/Doom)
2014-10-25 : Forgotten Dawn (Black/Doom)
2014-10-19 : Hell Muņeco (Traditional Doom)
2014-10-19 : Presumption (Stoner/Doom)
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2014-10-25 : Interview with Narrow House
September's Album of the Month was Narrow House's sophomore, and very different, 'Thanathonaut'. We had a long chat with sole remaining original band member Yegor Bewitched about the way the band and album evolved.
2014-10-19 : Interview with Lonesome October
Quick introductory interview.
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