Cetacean – Breach | Submerge

Front-Cover-FINAL_122815_1400X1400Cetacean is a band from Los Angeles, California, that came to being in 2015 under the direction of David Sais, with members from well-established bands, such as Black Sheep Wall and Horse the Band, and other musicians. The result is a progressive blackened doom sextet and a 35-minute EP called Breach | Submerge, which was released on January 29th on CD, and will see a vinyl release on March 27th. The designation of EP for a piece longer than half an hour is quite unusual, but understandable given the lengthy nature of doom music, where slow and atmospheric riffs … Read more

Soulmass – Despairing Fates


Souls-themed blackened doom metal band Soulmass delivers us, through their indiegogo campaign, their new album, otherwise due October 31st, entitled Despairing Fates. The album is full of great riffs and deep vocals, along with a sense of loss and despair in its oppressing atmosphere.

Bryan and Brett, the two men of the band, wrote lyrics based on the ever more sad and melancholic stories found throughout the games Demon’s Souls, and Dark Souls I and II. This kind of music really is the best to support such lyrical content and emotions, the weight of the … Read more

ΛΗΘΗ – Λήθη 12’ LP

1371442_354040028063554_1307325624_nIf lethe is equivalent to oblivion and concealment , this Greek trio’s matching name has to be making no use of self-reference, in fact quite the opposite. Same goes for the music included on ΛΗΘΗ’s first full-length 12’ LP, which appears as a tool of disenchantment and awakening. Ten tracks inspired by futilities such as daily life’s horror, religion, love, despair and the fear in which mankind is helplessly doomed to, seem like a violent watercourse, drowning everyone into its caustic, subversive depths.

Diving into the album, we come across a chaotic and ardent aggregation that crushes them ignorant lees, … Read more