Category Archives: doom

Hallatar – “No Stars Upon The Bridge”

On paper, this album seemed like a perfect situation for me. Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen is one of my favorite vocalists ever. Also, Swallow the Sun guitarist Juha Raivio wrote all the music and he can write some really epic … Continue reading

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The Prophecy – “Origins”

It’s been a while since the last album by The Prophecy. “Salvation” was one of my favorite albums of 2013. It was the perfect combination of prog and doom. The Prophecy don’t play doom in the sense of darkness and … Continue reading

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Arduini / Balich – “Dawn of Ages”

Arduini / Balich are former Fates Warning guitarist Victor Arduini and vocalist Brian Balich of Argus. The style of their debut album is far from Arduini’s roots with Fates Warning. To be fair, he left that band a long time … Continue reading

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Spirit Adrift – “Chained To Oblivion”

It would probably be easiest for me to say that I like the debut EP from Spirit Adrift more than their debut full length “Chained To Oblivion.” I’ll see if I can figure out why! I was a big fan … Continue reading

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Turbid North – “Eyes Alive”

Disclaimer: this record is very heavy. There are guttural vocals, blast beats, and granite crushing riffs for days. Turbid North, the Texas-by-way-of- Alaska trio, will never be mistaken for Pink Floyd (although they are very assuredly influenced by them) and … Continue reading

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October Tide – “Winged Waltz”

There’s no denying the Katatonia DNA present within October Tide. However, as each band progresses, they become very different from each other. Though both share doom as the foundation of their music, October Tide have maintained death metal as their … Continue reading

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