Tag: Doom metal

Oct 27

Draconian – SOVRAN (2015)

Draconian is one of the few bands that had keep their musical style constant since they formed back in 1994. The gothic /doom metal scene had its peak in the late 90’s and slowly started to decrease and transform in the early 2000’s. The whole concept of the beauty & the beast vocals changed for …

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Apr 02

The Unplanned Path: A Conversation with Greg Mackintosh of Vallenfyre

I was introduced to Vallenfyre in 2011 during the press days previous to the release of their début album, A Fragile King. The band was founded by vocalist Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) as a grief response to his dad passing in 2009, the album itself is full of doom melodies with really heavy and intense riffs, and …

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May 15

Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich & Dave Chandler of Saint Vitus checked in with The Age Of Metal

Hypnotic, and highly stimulating are the best words to describe last Friday’s show of Saint Vitus at Club Red here in Tempe, AZ, as the band is currently on the road performing the iconic album Born Too Late in its entire.  Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Apr 28

Lord Mantis – Death Mask (2014)

Lord Mantis is a band that breaks barriers in metal. Their signature deep sound is haunting; it encompasses an eerie beauty that is captivating for any listener. Their newest release Death Mask is no different. With this album, Lord Mantis discovered a new realm of their morbid sound, one that is surrounded by a somber …

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Apr 14

Tryptikon – Melana Chasmata (2014)

Melana Chasmata cover art

When Thomas Gabriel Fischer and his time with the legendary Celtic Frost ended and he formed Tryptikon, there was no doubt the project would exude brilliance. The debut effort, Eparistera Daimones, was released to unanimous acclaim and further cemented Fischer in the pantheon of the metal elite. Four years later, Tryptikon return with the highly …

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Feb 18

Grand Magus – Triumph And Power (2014)

This is the 7th Grand Magus’ studio album, following their masterpiece The Hunt. After fourteen years of activity, Grand Magus’ sound and style has come from rock’n roll to a more epic sound, experiencing interesting changes in Christoffersson’s vocals which is totally connected to the band’s evolution through the years. Use Facebook to Comment on …

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Oct 17

Secrets Of The Sky talked to The Age Of Metal

Last Friday we went down to the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, AZ to see the Secrets Of The Sky & In The Silence tour, a doom/progressive metal action packed show, that so far is one of the best I’ve seen at that venue. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Jul 09

Coffins – The Fleshland (2013)

Filthy and disdainful, those are two words that come to mind when The Fleshland LP opens itself up and begins to lay waste before you even know what hit you. Coffins, who have been together for over a decade, are putting out consistently punishing albums that are reminiscent of Hellhammer meets Autopsy with a dash …

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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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Jun 21

Author and Punisher – Women and Children (2013)

Author and Punisher is a one man project from a man named Tristan Shone. Except unlike many of your other one-man projects that rely on real instruments or a laptop, this one is a bit different. You see, Mr. Shone makes his own instruments. Here’s a video to show you what I mean, because I …

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Jun 06

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Mind Control (2013)

It was Pablo Picasso that said, “If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes”. In the case of Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats latest release, Mind Control, it would be ideal to pull out our brains and use only our ears. This album has a funny way of getting inside …

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