Tag: Sludge metal

Jun 29

Church Of Misery – Thy Kingdom Scum (2013)

Hailing from the great city of Tokyo Japan, long time Doom artist Church Of Misery unleash their latest slab of Doom/Sludge madness. Their 4th studio release in 12 years,  Thy Kingdom Scum on Rise Above Records/Metal Blade Records. A veritable wall of sound, big strong pounding drums, massive fuzz guitars, spacey/feedback guitar leads that border on …

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May 11

Howl – Bloodlines (2013)

You know, Howl is a great band. Full of Hell was actually a pretty good doom record, and I can only imagine how that translated live. However, their search for the almighty riff has taken quite a different turn this time around. There’s definitely less stoner metal here and more headbanging. It’s as if they …

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Apr 23

Interview with Sharlee D’Angelo of Spiritual Beggars

Talk about Spiritual Beggars is talking about a band that has championed their way into the stoner/sludge metal scene, and had made a name for themselves during the last 20 years. Their background includes members of Arch Enemy, and ex members of Firewind and Opeth. With that kind of musical experience the results are just astonishing. Use Facebook …

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Oct 16

Southwest Terror Fest Featured Band: Rise of the Willing

The Southwest Terror Fest is a two-day festival covering the best of Arizona’s metal scene with some of the best bands from the underground playing in an intimate setting over two days in Tucson, AZ. The Age of Metal is partnering with the folks from The Southwest Terror Fest to give you a primer of …

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Oct 15

Southwest Terror Fest Featured Band: Methra

The Southwest Terror Fest is a two-day festival covering the best of Arizona’s metal scene with some of the best bands from the underground playing in an intimate setting over two days in Tucson, AZ. The Age of Metal is partnering with the folks from The Southwest Terror Fest to give you a primer of …

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Oct 03

Southwest Terror Fest Featured Band: North

The Southwest Terror Fest is a two-day festival covering the best of Arizona’s metal scene with some of the best bands from the underground playing in an intimate setting over two days in Tucson, AZ. The Age of Metal is partnering with the folks from The Southwest Terror Fest to give you a primer of …

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Aug 31

Eagle Twin – The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale (2012)

It’s funny: Eagle Twin is a totally new band to me. I’d heard of them, but never listened to them until their new album, The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale was delivered to me. Last I heard, they were on tour with Gaza, so I expected something along those lines. I didn’t get that. This …

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Jul 24

The Age of Metal speaks with Brian Patton of EYEHATEGOD

Back in 1988 a few guys from New Orléans got together to make what is now known as EYEHATEGOD. They have throughout the years became a powerhouse in the New Orléans metal scene. EYEHATEGOD’s sound can only be described as a very sludgey kind of metal with heavy detuned guitars, coupled with bluesy riffs, tons …

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May 05

Bereft – Leichenhaus (2012)

Supergroups are a risky proposition. Sure, hearing a bunch of your favorite people from all of your favorite bands getting together may sound like a great idea, but usually that idea falls far short of expectations when music gets released. This is further compounded when the music they write sounds nothing like the bands they …

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Oct 01

Mastodon – The Hunter (2011)

Mastodon chose to take an interesting route with The Hunter: after releasing three successful, highly conceptual albums, making a more standard album as they did could have ostracized many fans or simply not have worked very well for them. Coming up with a successor to their last release Crack the Skye, an album of absolutely …

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