Review by Sinmara
This gig promised to be something quite special – SKAN from Texas, SHRINES from the UK, SATURNALIA TEMPLE from Sweden and CULT OF FIRE from the Czech Republic – an illustrious concoction of black/death/doom. They definitely did not disappoint (well, mostly).
Here’s another highlight of this year’s excellent gig list in London – The mighty Cult Of Fire (UK Exclusive!) and Saturnalia Temple grace our little city this Saturday the 12th of September in the rather intimate Boston Music Rooms in Tufnell Park.
We will cover the gigs with a review and photos.
Info and Tickets here:
Napalm Records, 2015
9/10 – Jamie Cansdale
“All at once there came a low, muttered growl, stealing across the land; and immediately the crying was quenched in its sullen thunder.” And thus it is within the pages of William Hope Hodgson’s 1907 nautical tale of horror and survival that we find the perfect description for Ahab’s fourth album. The Boats of the Glen Carrig is as frightening a work of musical splendour as its source material, the archaic sea tale of the passengers and crew of the “Glen Carrig” who survive the fears and terrors of many a lost world. Featuring an array of monsters, of which none more horrific than the weed-men, the album cuts into the narrative and fixates on the horrors our seafarers face. The extent of its fascination with the weed-men and devil-fish can be seen on its gloriously colourful artwork adding to our fear of the deep.
Apologies for the bad picture, I didn’t take my DSLR with me to the gig.
I was very much looking forward to seeing this band live, since their last output Disintegration: Psalms of Veneration for the Nefarious Elite was one of my favourite albums of last year.