Season Of Mist, August 2014
8/10 – Review by Jabawock.
For those yet unfamiliar with Blood of Kingu, this band is often regarded as the spiritual successor of the mighty Hate Forest. Hailing from Ukraine, this band harbors the same lineup as Roman Saenko’s main band Drudkh, with the exception of the drummer. Released at the end of August on Season of Mist, Dark Star (for short) is their third opus since the foundation of the band in 2005.
7.5/10 – review by Jamie Cansdale
It is no secret that the Devil has been associated with rock music since the very beginning – this influence can be tracked back even further to the days of Robert Johnson and the Cross Road Blues. Time and time again we see the mark of the beast appear in a vast array of material to the point where a whole genre of music dedicated to nothing but the ways of Satan was born. His presence is still felt towards the end of 2014.
8.5/10 – review by Jamie Cansdale
The world of doom metal is becoming shrouded by a wall of fuzz. It’s a very thick wall of fuzz. The sounds of old are creeping back into the collective consciousness like a plague; and just like a plague what ensues is a long walk to the metaphorical gallows, crawling like dying men to meet our makers. The music of Lucifer’s Fall is that exact crawl. It is the sound we hear upon taking that Death March (see what I did there?), the sound heard at the sight of the funeral pyre for those who die A Sinner’s Fate. I do not apologise for that one either.
There’s something for you if you don’t know what to do on NYE: Dead Congregation and Zom are playing at the Water Rats in London – Zom with their new album Flesh Assimilation and Dead Congregation will tear us a new earhole presenting their new album Promulgation Of The Fall.
Supporting are London’s Necrosadistic Goat Torture, after quite a long abstinence from the live scene.
The Church Within Records – October 2014
4/10 – review by Jessie Rodgers
It takes a masterpiece of a song to justify being an hour long, comprising an entire album – or else it risks being called “pretentious”. It has to be truly epic, taking the listener on an emotional journey, if it is to avoid losing the listener’s interest.