Tagged: Conan

Matthew Green Top 10 albums 2014 metal end of year list metal gigs

Matthew Green sent over his Top 10 albums of 2014 but after he commented "now i look at it, it's not the worlds most underground top 10 but it is at least honest!".  So here is his list, honest and no f**** given...

Top 10 Albums of 2014

by Matthew Green

Honourable mentions to...


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Conan Blood Eagle Review

I think it's the vocals. The vocals and the drums. The vocals, the drums and the guitar tone. But really, it's the vocals. Doom metal, like grindcore, is an inherently restrictive genre and the question is always: what distinguishes this band from another? And, on this album, Conan have found that elusive set of criteria.

The foundation stone, the building block are those astonishing dual vocals (Jon Davis/Phil Coumbe) developed since 'Horseback Battlehammer'- calling out from beyond the mountains, from below the oceans, echoing through the arctic tundra and the searing African...


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Bast spectres review

This album could only have come out in the here and now. With metals black, heavy and, especially DOOM melded and spliced together in such bravura fashion, Bast have created something that inches the boundaries of Metal ever further.

Vocals shriek from icy wastelands and bellow across vast plains, guitars ooze, ripple and gallop like warm tar, icicles and majestic steeds while the rhythm section is both crisp and...


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Indian From All Purity review

The Blues.  When I think of the classic description of Blues Music, I think of 'My woman left me, my truck broke down, I gambled and drank my pay away and my dog went under a car'. Now add to that list of woes 'My skin got sand-blasted off, my eye-sockets got scoured out, my woman emasculated me and I was forced to eat my dog' and that just about sums up the stomach wrenching vibe I'm channeling from this opus. This is harsh, pounding...


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Jon Davis of Conan

If someone asks me about what new bands to check out one of the first bands out of my mouth every time for the last few years has been Conan. Since my cohorts Gary and Colum introduced Conan to me i've been listening to them non stop waiting for each new release.  Their demos, splits and albums have changed my very definition of heavy.  Whilst their studio releases have been jaw droppingly heavy it's their monstrous and LOUD live shows that gets everyone talking. Earplugs are a must unless you want several days of tinnitus, which some fans seems happy to deal with.  From playing smaller shows throughout the UK they have gone on to play the likes of Damnation Festival and what is now quite the legendary performance at Roadburn Festival in 2012.  Fans from across the continent crammed into the...


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