The Anvil, Bournemouth

In The Hils

Piss and blast! I missed first band on, The Victorian Whore Dogs and because I’ve seen them before and know how good they are, so to say I was gutted is an understatement. The second band were Victus, it was their second show and on a couple of tracks the nerves showed. Still their crunchy doom wasn’t too bad and once they get a few more gigs under their belt, I can see them doing well.

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Pensevor really bring the doom and deliver a spellbinding set with tall frontman Mark Jennings commanding the room and his unique vocals of spoken words laced with painfilled howls were a revelation. Guitar down-tuned and a bowl trembling bass topped off with a thudding beat made my night. One to watch.

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Conjuror. Fuck. Ing. Hell. These guys were excellent, doom black metal that kicked you right in the nut sack, like a demented 70’s football hooligan…then proceeded to kick again…and again until you were just a quivering wreck, dribbling in the corner. Excellent stuff.

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This was the IN THE HILLS album launch and the local lads show just what an accomplished act they have become since their inception three years ago. I have to say I always enjoy an ITH show, the awesome sound of brains being turned to syrup by excessive volume is always a joy to behold! The new album is just as heavy and a couple of tracks were aired this evening proved that Sludge Doom delivered with intent is not going away any time soon.

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Words and photos: Dan O’Gara

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