My Silent Wake – There Was Death (2018) – Review

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Once desolation and doom in metal takes your fancy, you probably need to look no further than My Silent Wake. Former works like Damnatio Memoriae were already right up there with the likes of My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost. Or with a dramatically less meaty version of outfits like Loathfinder.

Yet, the band’s gothically tainted, painfully bleak and bare bone approach to Doom Death Metal always allowed them to carve out their own niche in this genre.

Then again – never shy of experiments – Ian Arkley launched himself into Invitiation to Imperfection in 2017. A [...] Click to raid more!

Et Moriemur – Ex Nihilo In Nihilum (2014 / 2016) – Review

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Sometimes records sit in the review pipe for no good reason for a very long time. And get passed over time and time again, just to be rediscovered more by accident than by design. This so happened with the Dying Ones from the Czech Republic.

In 2014 Et Moriemur unleashed a pretty underrated Doom Metal album called Ex Nihilo In Nihilum. Just to get a re-issue very late in 2016 by Minotauro Records.

So, why feature this album on the blog now, so very long after the fact?

First, because they are good at what they do. There is … [...] Click to raid more!

Tethra – Like Crows For The Earth (2017) – Review

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Ah, yes! The early signs of the year point towards a more abundant reappearance of Progressive and Doom Metal in 2017. Even if 2016 in itself was not bad already. And – looking at the RMR pipeline – there is already an inkling of many such delights.

We are not necessarily talking about the known bands only, but also a plethora of relatively unknown gigs. That is good news, as these genres are in need of bands with new ideas coming on board.

The Italian band Tethra with their sophomore full-length offering Like Crows For The Earth comes along with an interesting style package. 

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Vanha – Within the Mist of Sorrow (2016) – Review

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2016 was a pretty good year for all things doom, methinks. RockmusicRaider just released a review on the US band Khemmis and their kind of progressive and melodious doomy self. And – wham – here we go again. 

The fearless RMR scout team just unearthed a tasty morsel of a similar ilk from very late in 2016. But mostly delivered in best, growly Doom Death Metal fashion – with clear vocals and croaks expertly mixed. And the team here thought that the slowly chugging beat of My Dying Bride could not be bested.

But the Swedish act Vanha with their début Within the Mist of [...] Click to raid more!