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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Seer – Prologue (2014)

The Seer
Album:  Prologue
Genre:  Extreme Symphonic/Progressive Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Principium
2. The Fall
3. Deviant
4. Pariah
5. Embrace Pestilence
6. Condemnation
7. Timeless
8. Eternal Cataclysm
9. Abhorrence
10. The Plague
11. Wasteland

Support:  Bandcamp ($10)

Not too shabby for my first post in over a month, huh?  This is EASILY one of the best albums of the entire year, and they’re from (where else?) Australia!  I’ve been waiting years for a full length from these guys, and it does NOT disappoint.

They’re kind of like Shade Empire but with muuuuuuch more extreme death metal influences.  Fucking outstanding.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Prominence - Objective Truth (2014)

Artist: Prominence
Album: Objective Truth
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Djent
1. TAB
2. Woebegone
3. Ambivalence
4. Retake
5. Inevitable Misery
Really good stuff!!!
little hint: Compilation^^

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Devastating Truth - Visionaries (2014)

Artist: A Devastating Truth
Album: Visionaries
Genre: Melodic Deathcore/Groove

1. Obscure Forces
2. Barriers
3. Supression
4. Mirrors;Encounters (feat. Keith Dick)

Okay, this is really, really, REALLY good. Very riff-orientated and groovy Deathcore, reminds me a lot of Knights Of The Abyss or Through The Eyes Of The Dead!

By The Thousand - By The Thousand (2014)

Artist: By The Thousand
Album: By The Thousand
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Groove

1. Cotyledon
2. Theopany
3. Inculcate
4. R-Complex
5. Redesign

Very cool "Australian-sounding" Prog Metalcore. Nothing new here, but very solid!

Spiral - Cloud Kingdoms (2014)

Cloud Kingdoms cover art

Album: Cloud Kingdoms
Genre: Post/Progressive Rock

Track Listing:
1. Golden Afternoon
2. Black Dwarf
3. Cloud Kingdoms
4. Malleus Maleficarum
5. Chasing Tails
6. Moscow
7. Sweet And Sour
8. Eris
9. Raw
10. Knives And Affection
11. Maybe We Could Become Giants

Bandcamp (21 PLN) (It's about $7)
Preview: "Sweet And Sour"

This album covers so much ground. It moves flawlessly from chill Tycho-esque electronic elements, to beautifully atmospheric post rock sections, to prog-y 7 string riffage. This is fronted, all the while, by one of the most amazing female voices I've heard in a long while. This will be on my album of the year list, and if you skip over this post I just don't know what is wrong with you.

Save Us From The Archon - Thereafter (2014)

Thereafter cover art

Save Us From The Archon
Album: Thereafter
Genre: Instrumental/Progressive/Math/Music

Track Listing:
1. I. You don't recall our house near the ocean;
2. swallowed by the waves, unable to sleep when
3. eventually, unconsciously
4. you know everything ends, and everyone leaves.
5. (elapse)
6. II. Only that house in my conscience
7. stays under the tides,
8. awake and regretful,
9. informed of the reality left there in the after.

Bandcamp ($5)
Support (Bigcartel)
Preview: "you know everything ends, and everyone leaves."

This album completely lives up to the amazing level of musicianship I anticipated it holding. This is sheer beauty and perfection in music.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Distant Signals - Resonance (2014)

Resonance cover art

Distant Signals
Album: Resonance
Genre: Progressive Metal/Instrumental

Track Listing:
1. Breakfast Toast
2. Motion
3. Julia
4. Resonance

Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Breakfast Toast" (Full ep stream)

Some very pretty, atmospheric instrumental stuff right here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Miroist - Curve (2014)

Artist: Miroist
Album: Curve
Genre: Djent/Progressive/Instrumentral/Ambient

1. Hope For A Long Free Mean Path
2. Lumen Suum Reiecta
3. 29%
4. It Seemed So Distant
5. The Closing Of Your Eye
6. Are We Leaden Yet
7. And Symmetry Has Finally Broken Us
8. There Is Still Time
9. An Arcsecond Among Pioneer's
10. ... It Always Was

Download: Bandcamp(NYP)
Support: Bandcamp

This is a really really good instrumental piece. So many feels, great guitar, killer ambient feels, everything about this is awesome. It's free on bandcamp, but it's worth so much more, I highly recommend this if your into the prog/djent scene.


State of Serenity - Foundations (2013)

Foundations cover art

State Of Serenity
Album: Foundations
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Instrumental

Track Listing:
1. Set In Motion
2. Foundations (Ft. Tim Henson)
3. Outlands
4. Eternal Gate

Bandcamp (£3)
Preview: Foundations (Ft. Tim Henson)

Have some progressive metalcore without a bunch of djenting going on everywhere. This EP is very progressive and has beautiful melodies everywhere. Plus Tim Henson (Polyphia) slays on the preview track. Give it a go!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Intraneum - Perfection (2014)

Artist: Intraneum
Album: Perfection
Genre: Technical Deathcore

1. Prelude
2. Perfection
3. Complex Kind
4. Meltdown

Very surprising stuff! Some awesome catchy riffs and great ideas in there, very promising and young band from Poland!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Feather Of Ma'at - The Feather Of Ma'at (2014)

Artist: The Feather Of Ma'at
Album: The Feather Of Ma'at
Genre: Arabic/Djent/Progressive/Instrumental

1. Ma'at
2. Lunaria Solaris
3. Gorlath of the Hammadas
4. Luxor
5. Theme of the Lost Sun
6. Ma'at pt.2
7. The Rainbow Orb
8. The Halo Gem
9. The Philosopher Stone
10. S-Pheroza
11. Supra Space

Support: Bandcamp($9.72)

So this little gem is awesome. Killer Arabic, tones, great feels, just all around put together very well. This is a one man band from germany with only 27 likes on Facebook. I know it's kind of expensive, but it's worth every penny. Give it a like on Facebook, download it, and enjoy. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rex - Demo (2012)

Album: Demo
Genre: Beatdown

Track Listing:
1. Outbreak
2. In Pursuit
3. Dolemite
4. Counterfeit
5. Collapse

Preview: "In Pursuit"

Pissed and in your face about it. Break something.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Point Blank - Life Crisis (2014)

Life Crisis cover art

Point Blank
Album: Life Crisis
Genre: Hardcore/Kill

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. True Talk
3. Cold Embers
4. Perdition
5. Drown
6. Life Crisis
7. Lie Of Perception

Bandcamp (NYP)

Saw this band live yesterday (see preview video) (the preview video is live, if you want to hear recordings go to the Bandcamp link) and they changed my perception of hard as fuck. Get ignorant.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Aghost - Odyssey (2014)

Artist: Aghost
Album: Odyssey
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Djent

1. Alignments
2. Susurrus
3. Obscure Summit
4. Celestial
5. Solitude
6. Mosaic
7. Corroboration
8. Oneiroi
Solid stuff from Germany, The vocals aren´t that good, but some nice ideas.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Psygnosis - Human Be[ing] (2014)

Artist: Psygnosis
Album Human Be[ing]
Genre: Progressive Death Metal/Post Metal/Experimental

1. Phrase 6
2. Resurrection
3. Lost in Oblivion
4. SilƎnt
5. SilƎnt part.2 
6. Δrowning
7. Hurricane 
One of the best records I heard this year! Such a highly intelligent songwriting, awesome vocals. France did it again, dropping awesome bands with amazing records. And this has a free download option, so what are you waiting for guys. Download and listen to this masterpiece or donate that band some bucks, they deserve it!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cosmic Resurgency - Valley Of Slaughter EP (2014)

Cosmic Resurgency
Album: Valley Of Slaughter EP
Genre: Technical Death Metal/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Spheres Of Consciousness
2. Feeding The Herd
3. Final Burial Ground
4. Disfigured Obelisk
5. The Illuminated
6. Interplanetary Harvest
7. Genetic Delusion

Support: Bandcamp (NYP)

Sweet mother of br00tality! Insane blastbeats in every track! "The theme for the name involves revivals of cosmic and galactic elements/warfare, including black holes, aliens, planetary content, and outer space in general. "

Orion - Yugen (2014)

ORION Yugen Cover

Album: Yugen
Genre: Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. Naut
2. Ocean Pt. 1
3. Ocean Pt. 2
4. Legion
5. Illusions
6. Reconstruct

Download (NYP >1 Euro)
Preview: "Ocean Pt. 1"

This is the good kind of prog. It reminds me a lot of The Contortionist, Last Chance To Reason, and things of that nature. Great atmosphere, great grooves, and an overall great listen.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Zelichant - Presence Unknown (2014)

Album: Presence Unknown
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Stay Away
2. Evil In Darkness
3. Presence Unknown
4. City In Madness
5. Borderline Mentality
6. Keepers of the Truth

Support: (Bandcamp, $4)

My mexican buddies from Zelichant finally uploaded their debut EP to bandcamp! Powerful riffs filled with melodic arrangements and blasting drums. For fans of: In Flames, Hypocrisy, At the Gates (old school melodeath), even some Obsidian in the mix.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sleepwalker - Vivid Dreamer (2014)

Artist: Sleepwalker
Album:Vivid Dreamer
Genre: Metalcore/Post-Hardcore/Metal

1. Desolate
2. Hopeless Wanderer
3. Forgive, Forget
4. This One Fleeting Thought
5. The End.

Download: Bandcamp(NYP)

Ok so I haven't posted in a while, my bad haha. This has pretty much everything you could want, and the music is written by Sean Hall, and Beyond Our Eyes, so there's tons of feels in this. It's free on bandcamp, if you like it, pick it up..

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thessa - Exile (2014)

Artist: Thessa
Album: Exile
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Djent

1. Blackout
2. Memories Fade As Fortune Presents Itselfs
3. On The Edge
4. Interlude I: Biomechanical
5. Constellations
6. Nascent
7. Perpetual Cycle
8. The One
9. Interlude II: Lost
10. Open Your Eyes
11. Eternal
12. Ending: Everything Ends
13. Stardust (Bonus)
One of the most talented guys on that sector, awesome composition.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Christian Culak - The Internal Movement Echoes (2014)

Christian Culak
Album: The Internal Movement Echoes
Genre: Instrumental/Progressive Metal/Djent

Track Listing:
1. I
2. II
3. III
4. IV
5. V
6. VI
7. VII
9. IX
10. X
11. XI
12. XII

Support: (Bandcamp, $6)

I honestly can't come up with a better description than Christian's! Prepare your body for an awesome prog experience!

"The Internal Movement Echoes is a single 42 minute composition separated into 12 movements. It is based on a concept of time being internal by the perception of the individual. There are many themes within the instrumental of the music that involve variations of time concepts such as time repeating itself the non-linear concept of time, as well as the forward  progression that we use time to measure our existence and events throughout history".

Friday, March 14, 2014

Noah - Sorry For The Weather (2014)

Sorry For The Weather cover art

Album: Sorry For The Weather
Genre: Melodic Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Down+A; All Day
2. Watch Out For My Roots
3. Rex
4. Specific Ocean
5. Our Mutual Friend
6. Showdown In Pallet Town

Bandcamp ($6)
Preview: "Watch Out For My Roots"

This album hugely reminds me of Bring Me Solace, save the fancy fretwork. Give it a spin!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Varials - Recollection EP (2014)

Artist: Varials
Album: Recollection
Genre: Deathcore/Downtempo

1. Recollection
2. Deceive
3. Trapped
4. Deadbeat
5. Overthinker
6. Sadist
Fans of Barrier or similar stuff should give this a spin!

Terraform - Dream|Construct (2014)

Artist: Terraform
Album: Dream|Construct
Genre: Djent/Progressive Metalcore

1. Induction
2. Ascending Steps
3. Sleep Season
4. Reason Defined
5. Into The Void

Very solid and well-written stuff, but I don´t understand the hype behind this band. Whatever, fans of bands like Auras, Volumes, Entities and so one should definitely check this out.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shivers - Shivers (2014)

Artist: Shivers
Album: Shivers
Genre: Beatdown/Deathcore/Metal

Track Listing:
1. Shivers
2. Spawn Of Whores(ft. Devin Sockwell of Feign)
3. Asphyxia
4. Boundless Dusk(ft. Jordan LeGore of xKINGx)
5. Silhouette
Download: Bandcamp(NYP) 
What can I can say, super punishing beatdown from the Russia. Everything about this is angry, super angry haha. Pick it up, and enjoy..