Review: Kurokuma/Under – Split 7″

Given the unofficial, romantic pet name ‘Kurokunder’, this split release sees two of the brightest sparks in the UK underground doom/sludge scene unite under the power of the riff, with each band managing to push themselves into new terrain across one track each. Right from the off it is clear that this far from your…

Review: Health – Death Magic

Combining the melodic sensibilities of the new romantic 80s synthpop movement with a harsh, industrial edge and an underlying, unavoidable darkness, listening to the third album from LA’s noise rock standard-bearers Health is something akin to being at a cybergoth disco where everyone is raving to the beat whilst somehow maintaining a thoroughly dejected aura…