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Mesmur's debut is a truly excellent record that should be part of any Funeral/Death Doom lover's collection.
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Romantic Death Doom with plenty of atmosphere. The band uses both male grunts and female clean vocals. The pace of the music can vary heavily from slow to fast,...
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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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2015-03-21 : Orphans Of Dusk sign with HDR/Solitude
Debut EP to get a CD release in May
2015-03-21 : New Mythological Cold Towers album due
'Monvmenta Antiqva' out on April 6 through Nuktemeron Prod.
2015-03-16 : New Evoke Thy Lords album due
'Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms In Your Cellar!' out 23/03 on Solitude Productions
2015-03-15 : Crowbar feature now up on Radioactive Metal
20th March 'Album Autopsy' podcast to focus on the 1993 debut
2015-03-12 : New Lord Vigo video online
'Ishtar - Queen Of The Night' streaming on YouTube
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Vistas Of Hate
    Expect absolutely no comfort from Killed In Public's uncompromising Sludge/Noise assault.
 cdimgThe Isolation Splendour
    '90s Peaceville for the modern-day listener: Immensity give new life to familiar ground.

Demo (EP)
    Where Lovers Rot's debut shows a prospective talent not quite realised in execution.
    Long on raw talent and energy, rather short on polish: Spatial's debut shows potential.
    Crimson Swan's debut full-length shines like a beacon of promise amidst the pouring rainfall of the mundane.
 cdimgPerditus Et Dea
    Whispering Woods' sophomore straddles the Symphonic/Gothic Metal and Gothic/Doom borders very nicely.
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2015-03-29 : Where Lovers Rot (Gothic/Doom)
2015-03-28 : Spatial (Death/Doom)
2015-03-23 : Whispering Woods (Gothic/Doom)
2015-03-23 : Grimmage (Stoner/Doom)
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2015-03-23 : Interview with Grimmage
Quick introductory interview.
2015-03-19 : Interview with Killed In Public
Quick introductory interview.
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