Blastcore from Poland (Suffering Mind) and powerviolence from Wisconsin, USA (Lifes) - 7" split
7" collaboration EP (not a split) between two of Italy's heaviest sludge/doom bands: Abaton from Forli' and Viscera/// from Cremona.
Released by Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Bare Teeth Records, L'é Tütt Folklor Records, Drown Within Records, Unquiet Records, Dio Drone, Hypershape Records.
Post Metal band from Ukraine.
Blackened Sludge from Finland vs Stoner Doom from Russia
Radien began its descent early 2014. The band draws creativity from the depths of the world and the mind, balancing between crushing heaviness and ethereal atmospheres. This Helsinki-based band from Finland vows in the name of serious amplifier worship and offer their blackened sludge with intensity and integrity.
Filthy Sludge Metal from Perugia, Italy.
FFOO: Eyehategod, Buzzov-en
FFO: Unearthly Trance, Mantar, Coffinworm
Arising from the cold depths of the Basque Seas emerges KEZIAH; an omnipotent creature with sludge coursing through its veins.
This unrelenting beast channels the swaying, down-tuned riffs and hypnotic, swirling drumming patterns synonymous with the tormented aspects of sludge/post-metal with their latest, aptly titled, release 'The Unknown'.
In just under 40 minutes, images of the world being swallowed in cold, empty oceans will play out as the soundtrack perpetrates your consciousness with molasses-thick progressions and harrowing vocal delivery that'll shake the most sturdy of souls. Nods to Mouth Of The Architect and Cult Of Luna are present whilst retaining originality.
The french duo comes back with a new album, Modern Rituals, plunging deeper into the urban blend of noise and sludge already settled on their previous release, Ville Morgue.
This new record expresses all their skepticism and unease towards a society where sarcasm and mediocrity became criterias of appreciation if not values to be defended at all cost. A society that constantly and repeatedly broadcasts its own decay, drowning masses in a sea of ignorance and ready-made reflections.
Modern Rituals marks on a new step in Carne’s methodical research of more darkness, loudness and sombre psychedelism.