SOL – Where Suns Come to Die

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Cold Spring Records

9/10 – Michael Hing

In a world of seemingly fading beauty where the ugliness of industrialization rears it’s ever more permeating ugly head destroying what little of worth still exists in favour of profit and worldwide mono-culturalism. As the press release suggests, “The music reflects on a nostalgia and a feeling of disconnection to the modern world.

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MZ. 412 – Hekatomb

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Cold Spring Records

8/10 – Michael Hing

A new release from Cold Spring by the until recently defunct MZ. 412. The inventors of ‘Black Industrial’ are back with ‘Hekatomb’. I have been impressed by earlier albums such as ‘Nordik Battle Signs’ and ‘Infernal Affairs’, so this latest release has a lot to live up to.

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MOLOCH – Die Isolation

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Cold Spring

8/10 – Michael Hing

From the dark Carpathian Mountains comes Moloch. The dark ambient intro sets the tone perfectly as an intro, before descending into mid-paced sparse riffs as the album opens up properly with ‘Depressive Visionen eines sterbenden Horizonts’.

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Acid King – Middle of Nowhere, Centre of Everywhere

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Svart Records, April 2015

9.5/10 – Jamie Cansdale

It has been some ten years since San Francisco’s Acid King their most excellent third album, simply entitled III; anyone within the deepest of doom circles will tell you that this is relatively normal and never dampens the creative output. Some bands do, however, get lost in the aether and fade from existence leaving only relics of a much loved career. Acid King – who have only just released their fourth album since their inception in 1993 – have proven with Middle of Nowhere, Centre of Everywhere that they are very much alive, showing all the countless stoner bands how the ritual should be performed.

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