Monthly Archives: July 2014

Crumbling Ghost – I

 

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Crumbling Ghost: ‘I’
Withered Hand Records
Reviewed by Steve Earles
Ten out of Ten

We’re so inundated with so much generic music now that it’s such a pleasant surprise to come across such an original band. Honestly, they’re a hidden national treasure, one that makes you feel like shouting to the roof tops just how good they are.

It’s hard to define Crumbling Ghost’s music, which is as it should be. Some of the tracks are a hybrid of doom metal and folk music. Other tracks are incredibly good Hawkwind-style instrumentals.

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God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England’ by Jessie Childs

 

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God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England’ by Jessie Childs

Published by Bodley Head

Reviewed by Steve Earles

The Reign of Elizabeth the First is often called The Golden Age, but it was not a Golden Age for the Catholics that lived in the England she ruled, rather it was a new Dark Age. In was a reverse of the anti-Protestant persecutions of the reign of Elizabeth’s half-sister ‘Bloody Mary’, this time it would the Catholics’ turn to be martyred.

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Paramnesia – Paramnesia

 

Paramnesia – Paramnesia

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9/10

Review by Susanne Sinmara

Released on French Avantgarde black metal label Les Acteurs De L’Ombre Productions, home to acts like The Great Old Ones and Pensees Nocturnes, this is French band PARAMNESIA’S first album. It’s a heady mix of Cascadian black metal with a hint of French post-black metal/atmospheric black metal and progressive black metal. Consisting of 2 songs, both being 20 minutes long, this debut easily puts a lot of other contemporary black metal outputs behind.

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