Magus is Thou's best produced album yet and is, like Heathen, admirably ambitious in scope. However, the band's sound still isn't dynamic or enthralling enough to warrant the 75 minute runtime.
Stoner metal titan Sleep makes a hell of a comeback with The Sciences, which encompasses both the band's classic sound and influences from the members' other creative endeavors over the past 15 years.
Doom metal trio Primitive Man returns with one of the most nihilistic albums in the genre. For anyone who enjoys some pain with their pleasure.
Chelsea Wolfe's foray into the slow and heavy sounds of doom/atmospheric sludge metal is admirable and mostly successful, but does come with some growing pains.
Blackened doom metal outfit Primitive Man has shared "Commerce," an epically wretched cut from their sophomore album Caustic. Hear out the track's 12 crushing minutes above and brace for the LP's October 6 release.
Here's the second single from Chelsea Wolfe's heavy new album Hiss Spun. "Vex" has pretty much all the qualities I liked about "16 Psyche," but I especially love the grim, growled vocals lent by Aaron Turner this time. Hiss Spun is out September 22 through Sargent House.
MA stoner rock/doom metal outfit Elder impressively reinvents itself with a more progressive sound on Reflections of a Floating World.
In 2015, Chelsea Wolfe released her heaviest record to date, Abyss, and judging from "16 Psyche" here, it seems things are only going to get heavier and darker on her next record, Hiss Spun. A doom metal album recorded by Chelsea Wolfe and Kurt Ballou? That's a wet nightmare come true! Hiss Spun will drop September 22 via Sargent House.