Tag Archives: Doom Metal

Trouble Releases Video For Paranoia Conspiracy

Trouble: The Distortion Field

Chicago doom metal veterans Trouble have released a live video for the track Paranoia Conspiracy taken from “The Distortion Field,” which was released in July 2013. The clip, which was filmed on their show at The House of Shock in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 25, 2014, was directed and produced by David Treadway of

Metal Review: Apostle of Solitude: Of Woe and Wounds (2014)

Apostle of Solitude: Of Woe and Wounds

Indianapolis doom metal band Apostle of Solitude are back with their third release, “Of Woe and Wounds,” a depressive release of woe and despair that suits the band just perfectly. It marks the first album appearance of guitarist/vocalist Steve Janiak, also of Devil to Pay, who joined after the second record was released. With nearly

Metal Review: Alunah: Awakening the Forest (2014)

Alunah: Awakening the Forest

Birmingham, UK’s doom metal outfit Alunah have a lot to live up to being a doom metal band from the same home of the mighty Black Sabbath. Led by the hypnotic vocals of Soph Day, the four-piece set themselves apart from the typical doom metal band by their incorporation of more psychedelic elements, but that

Black Sabbath Will Release New Album and Tour Again

Black Sabbath: 13

Rumors swirled that doom metal legends and pioneers Black Sabbath had played their last show back in the summer, but the band has squashed those rumors today with frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s interview with Metal Hammer magazine where he confirmed that the band will begin working on a new album next year with a final tour

Metal Review: Megaton Leviathan: Past 21: Beyond the Arctic Cell (2014)

Megaton Leviathan: Past 21: Beyond the Arctic Cell

It appears as if there is this ever growing new sub-genre of metal entitled drone that we have to be aware of because there are a multitude of bands utilizing this type of music. What started off as a method used sparingly with Opeth and then more extensively with bands such as Agalloch and Alcest,

Metal Review: Velnias: Sovereign Nocturnal (2014)

Velnias: Sovereign Nocturnal

Eisenwald is kind enough to offer a re-release of Velnias’ debut black/doom/folk metal album, “Sovereign Nocturnal,” in a better form them it was originally released in. Containing only 3 tracks, but running over 40 minutes, “Sovereign Nocturnal” is an epic journey made by the band, and we now have a proper release of this album.

Metal Review: Vainaja: Kadotetut (2014)

Vainaja: Kadotetut

Finland’s Vainaja (Finnish for Deceased) has released their debut full-length release, “Kadotetut,” via Svart Records and it is a good one. Finland has been known to be a mecca of good music for some time now, but more recently, they are home to quite a few doom metal bands. We can now add Vainaja to

Metal Review: Mournful Congregation: Concrescence of the Sophia (2014)

Mournful Congregation Concrescence of the Sophia

Australia’s Mournful Congregation is back with a stop-gap 2-song, 30-minute EP, “Concrescence of the Sophia” bridging the gap between 2011’s “The Book of Kings” and their next full-length release. The title track, Concrescence of the Sophia, is an epic journey nearly 22 minutes, but could have just as easily been split into smaller chunks since

Metal Review: Pilgrim: II: Void Worship (2014)

Pilgrim II: Void Worship

Rhode Island is not exactly a place known for its metal output, but that does not stop doom metal band Pilgrim. After their well-received debut with 2012’s “Misery Wizard,” there have been plenty of people eagerly awaiting what the band would do next. We now know with their release of “II: Void Worship” through Metal

Metal Review: Decembre Noir: A Discouraged Believer (2014)

Decembre Noir A Discouraged Believer

With a sound reminiscent of Bloodbath, early Katatonia and a few other bands, Decembre Noir brings us their debut release, “A Discouraged Believer.” While many would say that the album is formulaic and derivative of other bands in the genre, I applaud the band for what they did lay down on the album. For every