Chrome Ghost: The Diving Bell LP (white/blue splatter)

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Here’s a release I love so much, Chrome Ghost and their debut album, The Diving Bell. I got the cassette version of this album last year via Transylvanian Tapes and it was love at first sight. This is doom with a mixture of post-metal, drone, maybe some sludge.. A little hard for me to describe what this is about, you have to hear it yourself. Vinyl version came via Seeing red Records earlier this year (two color variations both limited to 125 pieces) and of course it was must-buy for me. Actually, I ordered that other color variation too, yesterday. Awesome album! Still available via Seeing Red Records.



Gurt: Bongs Of Praise LP (purple)

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Doomed sludge/stoner outfit from UK greeting us with their latest full-length. A few years ago I bought their previous album “Skullossus” and like that one a lot. This new one has been on quite heavy rotation lately and yes, this sounds damn good. Hidden treasure this is for sure. Limited to 50 copies on purple, 50 copies on green and 150 copies on black wax. All versions are still available via their BandCamp site. Just check this out!



 

Firebreather: Under a Blood Moon LP (red with black splatter)

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Holy sh**.. !! I picked this one from the local post office a few days ago (after paying taxes etc..). This is Firebreather, crushing doomed stoner monster, from (surprisingly) Sweden. Pure ear candy from the first track to the last one. Released by Riding Easy Records and this variation is limited to 75 copies (should have been red with black splatter but my version is more or less just red). All color variations still available from the source and if you wanna save on shipping costs you can order this evil record from Riding Easy’s EU store. Highly recommended album!!!!!!!! Easily one of the best records I have heard during this year!



 

Kannabinõid: 3 LP

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Track number 2 and 11 seconds. Within those 11 seconds, I made my mind and bought this album. Kannabinõid comes from Estonia and this sludge/stoner/doom/metal-filled album has stolen my heart & soul. This album titled “3” seems to be their second full-length and what an album it is. Limited to 200 copies and available via their BandCamp site. Just check out this monstrous beauty, I’m going after their debut one. Special thanks to the one who packed & shipped this, super secured and all corners of the record were protected individually. Pure awesomeness.



 

Eremit: Carrier Of Weight LP (boxset)

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This box set by Eremit arrived nearly 6 months ago, shame on me… that I haven’t had time for this one until now. This one is heavy, and I really mean that. The band is from Germany and this is their debut album (and if you ask me, this is freaking amazing for debut album.. or album at all). I  bought this box set (limited to 50 copies) via Transcending Obscurity and seems that they have sold out all vinyl versions by now. Recommended if you like your music super heavy & doomed. Hey, I love this.



 

Fistfull of Conan

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Cassettes, when these came available it was must-have thing to me. Got all these Conan releases on vinyl too, except one. Use to have that “Horseback Battle Hammer” on vinyl but.. sometimes when you’re short on cash you obviously end up doing things you will regret rest of your life. Anyways, if you’re missing some of these tunes you better act fast because the won’t last long:  Horseback Battle Hammer, Blood Eagle and Revengeance (Existential Void Guardian is soldout from this source..). Oh, I love cassettes.



 

Marécages: Marais Juana – Une Ode Cannabique LP (swamp green with black splatter)

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This abomination arrived last week and I have kept it hidden in the basement since that day..  Blah blah, actually it has been right beside my turntable, waiting to get some serious spinning. That day was today. This ain’t nice record at all, it’s kinda abnormity of doomed death/sludge.. something sick and I just love it! This record is intended to be played at the highest possible volume and have to admit it’s quite purifying experience. Limited to 75 copies on black splattered swamp green & 125 copies on black wax. Colored one is sold out but there’s still copies of “Abyss Black” version available from the label, From The Urn. Love it or leave it.



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Yatra: Death Ritual LP

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“There’s no sunshine when she’s gone…” Well, this record hasn’t seen the sunshine and maybe it’s better that way. Raw & dirty, doomed stoner metal with creepy vocals. Band is Yatra and their debut album follows the name “Death Ritual”. I listened this album via BandCamp few times and find it interesting enough to spent some money on it. Darkened is the road they are following and I’m walking right behind. This album is released by Grimoire Records (US) and I purchased my copy via Sludgelord (EU). Have to thank Sludgelord about their honest way to contact customers beforehand informing cover damages that occurred when they got their copies (on the picture, note that the sticker is covering one corner of the cover..). I really appreciate this kind of honesty. Yeah, been also thinking of purchasing another copy straight from the band but in the other hand, why? I got the record with minor visual damage on the cover, I can live with that. Sludgelord has sold out copies they had but if you are still interested, support the band and head to their BandCamp site. Helvete!



Absent: Towards The Void LP (green transparent)

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Wow! Here we have little heavier release. Brazilian Absent with their debut release “Towards The Void”. Psychedelic Funeral Doom as band itself describes their music on their BandCamp site. I agree even though the end of the third track goes straight to blackened metal. Brilliant! Thanks to Cursed Tongue Records for bringing this alive on vinyl format. Dark & hopeless this record surely is but that’s what makes it so beautiful. This limited version is gone from the source, Cursed Tongue Records, but there’s still “regular” version on black wax available. Highly recommended one!

“Existence is a shallow grave 
For misery is the price of our stay 
Fuck the light in cold demise 
A hole of chaos to swallow the sky 
Drown this world in nothingness”

 



Dopethrone: Transcanadian Anger LP (colored)

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Took a little while to arrive but finally it’s here (got me some extra seven-inch for compensation). What can I say, damn good record with same elements of dirt & danger as all previous albums. Love this record and it goes straight to my top 10 records of this year. There’s no band like Dopethrone and obviously some groups try to follow their filthy footsteps.. but there’s one to rule them all. Pow to the King! This colored one (Totem Cat Records exclusive) is limited to 300 copies and still available from the source (oh, and if you like your vinyl on classic black that’s also available from that very same place). Aaarrrgghhhh….


 


 

Witch Ripper: Homestead LP (Wasteland Edition)

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Yet again killer release from DHU Records and this time it’s Witch Ripper’s debut album called “Homestead”. Monstrous riff fueled album filled with crushing stoner/sludge/doom/whateveryouwannacallit metal. These vocals remind me of some band whose name I can’t get out of my blurry brain. Anyways, really like this album even though listening it numerous times on repeat makes me wanna bang my cranium against the wall. This version is DHU exclusive, limited to 90 copies and still available from the source, DHU Records. And while visiting the site, you should check out those other releases they still have available  (there’s a slight possibility that you’ll find yourself with empty wallet sooner or later).  Aaaaaaargghhhh..