Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls

Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls

‘Frozen Niagara Falls’ is an astonishing album, despite its length it never drags or lulls. The end comes and you find yourself putting it back on, as captivating as it is you know you missed something. It is dense and multilayered and can be enjoyed on various levels. Consider me gripped. – By Phil Johnston

Sun & Sail Club – The Great White Dope

Sun & Sail Club – The Great White Dope

This new album ‘The Great White Dope’ by the fantasy stoner band Sun & Sail Club roars by like a cheeky, hyperactive child. – By Matt Butler

Live Review: Marriages at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London. 01/05/2015

Live Review: Marriages at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London. 01/05/2015

Sometimes, when you’ve waited so long for something you’re looking forward to so much, anticipation can ruin an experience; it can build up your expectations to a level that reality can not hope to meet. Fortunately seeing Marriages for the first time, something which I have waited over three years for, was one of those rare occasions when the reality not only met all my expectations but far exceeded them. By Dan Salter

Ape Skull – Fly Camel Fly

Ape Skull – Fly Camel Fly

Ape Skull’s ‘Fly Camel Fly’ features a lot of guitars and you will be unable to stop yourself from grinning like a loon whilst you imitate the tremendous sounds that emit forth. If you’re looking for some good time rock and roll then you can’t go far wrong with ‘Fly Camel Fly’. – By Martyn Coppack

Capac – Sea Freeze

Capac – Sea Freeze

This is an album of forward thinking boundary pushing brilliance and a debut to be proud of. By Phil Johnston

Ben Chatwin – The Sleeper Awakes

Ben Chatwin – The Sleeper Awakes

The further into the album you go the more you feel steeped in its alternate dimension. I could pick individual tracks to highlight but honestly the biggest highlight is the album itself. By Phil Johnston

Live Review: Amplifier and Black Moth – Gorilla, Manchester. April 24th, 2015.

Live Review: Amplifier and Black Moth – Gorilla, Manchester. April 24th, 2015.

Matt T.A. Smith witnessed two great live sets by home-grown prog rock vets Amplifier and Leeds’ finest stoner rock outfit Black Moth at Manchester’s Gorilla.

Northumbria – Helluland

Northumbria – Helluland

Through ‘Helluland’ Northumbria confirm their ability to produce magnificent dark drone that has the power to catch your soul and let you feel things you didn’t expect. – By Daniela Patrizi

Live Review: Jakob and Lost in the Riots, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London, Saturday 25th April

Live Review: Jakob and Lost in the Riots, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London, Saturday 25th April

Please come back to the UK quickly next time Jakob – your music is sensational. Rich Buley reports back from the New Zealand post rock behemoth’s triumphant return to the UK.

Live Review: The Gentle Storm – The Garage, London. April 23rd, 2015.

Live Review: The Gentle Storm – The Garage, London. April 23rd, 2015.

Chris McGarel saw Anneke van Giersbergen play material from The Gentle Storm and more at The Garage in London.

Jenny Lysander – Northern Folk

Jenny Lysander – Northern Folk

As a début album, Northern Folk is a minor triumph and very rarely bores. Repeated listens reveal more colour and nuance which goes to show the multiple layers at which Lysander is operating. It’s not perfect and there is room for growth but that is the case with every burgeoning folk artist and in Lysander we may just have a keeper. By Martyn Coppack

Spylacopa – Parallels

Spylacopa – Parallels

‘Parallels’ by Spylacopa is undoubtedly not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s quite demanding in its bearing. However, when you give this record a chance it will grow on you like fungus in the wet season. Heartily recommended for listeners who are into Intronaut, Tool, Isis and like-minded bands. – By Raymond Westland

Errors – Lease of Life

Errors – Lease of Life

With their fourth album, Glasgow’s Errors have tuned into the 80s and turned up their synths, resulting in a rounder, more approachable sound, but one that moves the band closer to mainstream synthppop. BY Kevin Scott

Metallic Taste Of Blood – Doctoring The Dead

Metallic Taste Of Blood – Doctoring The Dead

It’s simply mind boggling how elements from new wave, industrial, ambient, doom metal and post-metal are fused together in something that only can described as unique and hauntingly beautiful, albeit delivered with a very ragged avant-garde edge. Simply stunning! – By Raymond Westland

Bell Witch – Four Phantoms

Bell Witch – Four Phantoms

From the meticulously crafted music, to the lyrical concepts, to the beautiful cover artwork, Bell Witch have created an album that sits firmly in the upper echelons (or should that be darkest depths?) of not just funeral doom, but of metal in general. Four Phantoms is a masterpiece. – By Ross Mckendrick

Sisters Of… – The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary

Sisters Of… – The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary

Sisters Of… have indeed stepped up to the plate in a time where many claim the post-rock/metal genre is overcrowded and oversaturated. They have presented us with something that is not innovative, but is fresh and expertly crafted. I cannot ask for more. – By Mark Martins

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