Album Review: Battalions – Forever Marching Backwards (APF Records)

Battalions, belligerent champions of the UK DIY underground scene are back with a meaty, confrontational new album entitled Forever Marching Backwards which is released by APF Records on November 30th 2018.

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Album Review: Barbarian Hermit – Solitude and Savagery (APF Records)

Hailing from Manchester, UK, sludgy doom band Barbarian Hermit are scheduled to release their debut album Solitude and Savagery on November 16th 2018 via APF Records. Solitude and Savagery is the follow up to the band’s 2016 self titled EP.

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Album Review: Lord – Desperation Finds Hunger In All Men (Heavy Hound Records)

Lord returns with their fifth and final album, Desperation Finds Hunger in all Men out on August 24th 2018 on digital platforms, as well as a digipack CD-R edition via Heavy Hound Records.

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Album Review: Lurk – Fringe (Transcending Obscurity Records)

Wistful and mysterious, Lurk play music that is just as interesting and multi-faceted as their cover artwork. Blending elements of doom, black and death metal into their astounding sludge template, the Finnish band is taking their sound in ways hitherto unheard. Their new album, Fringe will be released on August 5th 2018 via Transcending Obscurity Records.

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Album Review: Red Swamp – Desertdrive (Hunnia Records)

Hungarian stoner-sludge metal bandits Red Swamp might be familiar to anyone keeping a keen eye on the eastern european underground scene, their recent second LP, titled “Desertdrive” was released this year on 4/20 (a number any self-respecting listener of the genre should be familiar with)!

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Album Review: Kielkropf – Ignorance Is Bliss (Sludgelord Records)

Kielkropf was formed by Fink (Rainer Fink) and Schmidi (Thomas Schmied) who decided to form a band in the style of sludge and doom metal, while incorporating influences from different styles of metal, blues, and rock. On July 6th 2018 they will release their 2nd album, Ignorance Is Bliss via Sludgelord Records.

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