Album review: Incantation – “Profane Nexus”

Posted in Reviews on August 19th, 2017 by Matthew Lowery
Incantation

Profane Nexus is yet another superb offering from one of the most consistent bands in death metal. Rather than seeking to reinvent the wheel, Incantation have been focusing on polishing and refining their genre-defining sound and honing their song-writing chops. Recent years have seen a surge in bands inspired by Incantation‘s cavernous, morbid approach to doom-drenched death metal, but Profane Nexus proves that Incantation are still the reigning kings, as they return with a vengeance. Read more »

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Live review: Chelsea Wolfe / True Widow / King Woman (17/04/2017)

Posted in Live reviews on April 19th, 2017 by Matthew Lowery
Chelsea Wolfe

I’ve wanted to see Chelsea Wolfe live for a long time. I’ve been a fan of her music for a couple of years now, and when she performed in Leeds last year I incomprehensibly decided I wasn’t able to make it. Well, when this fantastic lineup was announced for a short UK tour with a stop in Manchester’s excellent venue Gorilla, I was determined to rectify my mistake. Touring with fellow American acts True Widow and King Woman, the bands all play gripping, dark music that overlaps and diverges in different respects; but as a tour lineup, this is one of the most gripping and cohesive I’ve ever witnessed.  Read more »

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Dead Congregation – “Sombre Doom”

Posted in Reviews on November 1st, 2016 by Matthew Lowery

Dead Congregation prove that it’s not necessarily about doing something first, it’s about doing it better than anyone else out there. There’s nothing ground-breaking or innovative about their music, but when a new release by them makes its way into the world, you’d better be paying attention.

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