The arrival of Persekutor at Blues Funeral Recordings marks something of a sidestep for the label. Often associated with stoner and classic doom metal sounds, the signing of this band brings them an unashamed metal outfit whose stock sounds mix black metal growling with the fearless chug of the slower end of groove metal, fused with the retro feel of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
Two years on from their devastating ‘The Head Which Becomes The Skull’ Californian doomsters Daxma (pronounced Dahk-ma) unleash a career best with the ‘Ruins Upon Ruins’ EP. Their first release for Blues Funeral Records, it might look like a stop-gap since it features just two songs but the reality is somewhat different. Each of the featured pieces stretches beyond ten minutes (one even fills a full quarter of an hour), meaning that, combined, the two riff laden offerings actually have a running time that’s almost as long as various rock LPs from the late 60s.