Tagged: Album Reviews

Ore – Belatedly

Ore

Ore is a ‘tuba doom’ album. Which sounds ludicrous, and thankfully the label doesn’t nearly do it justice – half an intimate, solo meditation on loss from sole member Sam Underwood, playing tuba and accompanying himself with such lo-fi things as drumming on Ikea shelves, half a series of frequently surprising collaborations with a variety of different instrumentalists, Belatedly is a tricky record to categorise. But whatever you want to call it it’s a gem of a record.

Full review at Echoes & Dust.

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Ghold – Stoic

Ghold

For Ghold’s first release on London record store Crypt of the Wizard’s label the doom/sludge-meisters retired to a church with a stripped back set up for a more experimental recording session. The results aren’t entirely consistent but have some fine moments.

Full review at Echoes & Dust.

Khost – Governance

Khost

The new Godflesh album and to a certain extent the latest collaboration between The Body & Full of Hell suggest that there’s a surprising amount of life left in the idea of industrial metal in this foul year of our lord 2017. But the darkest and most disturbing, not to mention best, example of this has been somewhat less heralded. Step forward Khost.

 

Full review at Echoes & Dust.