Anguish

Desdemonia – Anguish Review

Desdemonia – Anguish Review

“Have you ever been in the middle of something and suddenly realized you had no idea what you were doing? Desdemonia understand the feeling, but only vaguely, after wandering off in the prime of their career. After two LPs, followed by a nine-year beer run, the Luxembourgians (I believe that’s an AMG first!) remembered to write some more surprisingly decent, albeit rusty, melodeath on 2010’s Existence. Unfortunately, that aptly titled reminder slid off the fridge and eight years passed before they finally answered their label’s phone calls.” Drift of death.

Conclave – Sins of the Elders Review

Conclave – Sins of the Elders Review

“When you think of Massachusetts, many images pop into your head immediately. Legendary sports dynasties, people with goofy accents, cities with tough-to-pronounce names, the Big Dig, the entire Kennedy clan… oh, and metalcore. Lots and lots of metalcore… and Converge. You don’t look at the Bay State and think to yourself, “Gee, I’m sure there’s quality doom metal afoot here.” Hell, I sure didn’t!” Let’s listen to doom metal as we potty!

Anguish – Mountain Review

Anguish – Mountain Review

“Sweden’s Anguish have a lot of hype going for them. Their debut, 2012’s Through the Archdemon’s Head, turned the heads of fans, critics, and foxes the world over, bludgeoning everyone with their massive mix of Candlemass, Trouble, and the *ahem* unique vocals of J. Dee. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to check that album out, but when news hit that their newest release, Mountain, would take their sound and streamline it, cutting out the fat and giving us just the meaty morsels of their maddening dinner spread, I took the opportunity to jump in…” There may or may not be some minor hype about this band, but we ignore the buzz and deal in facts. Just the facts.