Country of Origin: USA
Black metal shrieks lead the unstoppable charge, a wicked amalgamation of sludge, doom and ferocity. War Elephant is a beast to be reckoned with and one that certainly cannot be ignored.
Country of Origin: Sweden
Ockultist pound out sludgey, dirgey, groove infested doom that goes nowhere fast but yet manages to hold the listener’s attention with heavy chopping riffs and a menacing low growl vocal attack. Stoner rock elements are few and far between though add a little something to break up the lazy groove distortion.
Overall an intriguing album that though doesn’t require and/or incite the listener to get up and move though does invoke a dense atmosphere that is pleasing to the ears that many doom fans, of the more extreme variety, will appreciate.
Country of Origin: Australia
With influence spanning the arena from the likes of Kyuss, Hawkwind and Black Sabbath this is a release that’s very hard not to fall under the spell of.
Label: Bleak Art Records
Country of Origin: Canada
Seriously this is an album that has to be experienced to be respected, a standout in the atmospheric black genre sporting enough presence that it can also be enjoyed by a much larger audience within the extreme metal spectrum outside of the more ‘traditional black’ fan.