Friday, March 29, 2013

Cryptodira - The Four Quarters

The Four Quarters cover art
Album: The Four Quarters
Genre: Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. Asphyxiate
2. Anonymous
3. Victim Complex
4. Amenity

Download/Support (251kbps)
Preview: Anonymous

I uploaded their newer EP the other day that came out this year. It got the most views of anything I uploaded, so I figured I'd throw their first EP from January of last year since you guys liked it. Great band. They're from my area, and they're super hard working. Please, please, please, buy their EP digitally for some money, or buy a shirt, or order a hard copy of the EP.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Calm Before - Drift to Me

Drift to Me cover art
The Calm Before
Album: Drift to Me
Genre: Melodic Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Barricade
2. Half Awake
3. Rest (Feat. Dan of Real Friends)
4. Burden (Feat. Jackson Greene)

Download/Support (276kbps)

Cool melodic hardcore. Nothing super original, but I really enjoy this. The song Rest has guest vocals from a singer of a pop punk band I really enjoy called Real Friends, which I thought was cool. Check them out.

Vamora - Skylines EP (2013)

   Artist: Vamora
Album: Skylines
Genre: Progressive Metal/Groove Metal/Ambient

1. Avernus
2. Pandora
3. Skylines
4. Clarity
5. Pieces
6. Skylines 2.0
7. Skylines [Slo-Mo Version]
8. Ambient Imbalance [Demo]

Awesome groovey prog metal with outstanding ambient soundscapes. If you enjoy the Anup Sastry record, you also enjoy this.

Godless Crusade – Dawn of the Last Day (2007)

Godless Crusade
Album:  Dawn of the Last Day
Genre:  Blackened/Technical Deathcore/Melodeath

Track Listing:
1. My Fellow of Solitude
2. First Ray of the Last Sun
3. Indulgence
4. Extinction
5. Cinder of Your Wings
6. Love Lost
7. The Question
8. Blood Red Moon
9. This Night Will Last Forever

Support:  iTunes ($7.99)
Preview:  “Indulgence”

Are you hurting for The Black Dahlia Murder to put out another record like “Unhallowed” or “Nocturnal”, or even new At The Throne of Judgment?!  WELL, HERE YOU GO.  So much melody, so many technical & catchy riffs channeled into such an evil package!  It is SUCH a shame these guys broke up, god damn.  They could’ve been huge.  This album is a classic, can’t believe I forgot about them!  \m/

Nervecide – Impermanence (2013)

Album:  Impermanence
Genre:  Technical Death Metal/ Deathcore/ Grindcore/ Industrial

Track Listing:
1. of subterranean rapture
2. fractal flood
3. flashover
4. fracturing impulse
5. impermanence pt. 1
6. impermanence pt. 2
7. the omnivore
8. introvert autopsy
9. the thirst that never subsides
10. infinito

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp / Zippy
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “the omnivore”

This is one of the most interesting mixes of genres I’ve heard recently.  At times, these guys shred like Rings of Saturn…at times, they just go ham like Suffocation or Aborted…at times, they actually sprinkle in some slams a la Ingested, and then there’s also some industrial elements mixed in there too…which, usually I can’t stand, but these guys have so much else going on that it makes them palatable!  I STRONGLY recommend picking this one up.  Plus, they’re Italian (!!!), and they only have 82 likes on Facebook…CHANNEL YOUR INNER HIPSTER.

The Stratagem – The Stratagem (2013)

The Stratagem
Album:  The Stratagem
Genre:  Technical Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Animosity
2. Eradication
3. Manifestation
4. Interlude
5. Annihilation
6. Utopia

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp / Zippy
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

YES!  Definitely my best post in a week or so :) These guys sound like sort of a combination between Micawber’s flat-out savage heaviness and So This Is Suffering’s shreddy grooves.  So good!  All fans of deathcore definitely need to check this out.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Witch of the Waste – All Other Voices (2013)

Witch of the Waste
Album:  All Other Voices
Genre:  Technical Deathcore/Grindcore

Track Listing:
1. High-Tech (For Heretics)
2. Candlejack
3. War-Time Tic-Tacs
4. Taking the Penguin for a Walk
5. Landing Planes in Hurricanes
6. Nothing Cute Ever Scuttles

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

Damn this is angry.  Murky, kinda semi-sludgy production that gives the record a crusty feel at times, and even some Dark Sermon-esque riffs, but it actually sounds a little like Trailer Park Massacre as well \m/  Some interesting metalcore elements even thrown in there for good measure…I don’t really know how to describe it I guess!

PS:  When the free Bandcamp downloads run out, you can get the zippyshare file HERE.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Transitions - Encryption (2013)

Artist: Transitions
Album: Encryption
Genre: Djent/Math Metal/Progressive Metalcore

1. Dead Space
2. The Isolation Effect
3. In Light Of Day
4. Encryption

Download (via Bandcamp)

If you like shredding and grooving, than this is for you!   

Cryptodira - Recursions EP

Recursions cover art

Album: Recursions EP
Genre: Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Birth of a King
2. Either Fly or Fall Faster
3. On Sleepwalking
4. Allies to Ignorance (Feat. Andrew Herman of Johnny Booth)
5. The Affirmation

Download/Support (Bandcamp) (282kbps)
Preview: Allies to Ignorance

Really cool prog band. Very hard working. You can buy the EP digitally for 'name your price', or you can buy the hard copy for $5, and they have shirts for $12. Help them out. These guys are awesome.

Contagion - Lockdown EP

Lockdown EP pt1 cover art

Album: Lockdown EP
Genre: Deathcore/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Lockdown
3. Parasitic Breeding

Download/Support (273kbps)
Preview: Parasitic Breeding

Lockdown EP part 1. Part 2 coming in hopefully the summer. Stupid heavy. Free songs. Give it a chance. Pretty hard hitting stuff.

Wreckage - Forked Tongue EP

Forked Tongue cover art

Album: Forked Tongue EP
Genre: Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Creep Creep
2. Chin Check
3. Frozen
4. Nine Pound Hammer

Download/Support (320kbps)
Preview: Creep Creep

Really cool hardcore band out of the Long Island area. This band kills it. Free songs.

Villains - Extortion EP

EXTORTION cover art

Album: Extortion EP
Genre: Metal/Groove

Track Listing:
1. Extortion
2. Falsifier
3. Voice of Reason
4. Direction to Servants (Feat. Austin from The Calm Before)

Download/Support (320kbps)
Preview: Falsifier 

Another groove/angry band from the IL area. I love these bands. They always kill it. Songs are free on their Bandcamp. Throw them a couple bucks though, they deserve. I bump this regularly. You should too. New music coming out sometime soon, I believe.
For fans of: Barrier, Sworn In (sort of), Kingmaker (once again, sort of)

They All Float - Hartford (Single) (2013)

Hartford cover art

They All Float
Album: Hartford (Single)
Genre: Metalcore/Melodic Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Hartford

Download/Support (250kbps)
Preview: Hartford

Some good melodic hardcore type stuff, coming from Long Island. Lyrics are cool, songs are free, and the kids are great. What's not to like? This is my first post on the site as a new uploader. Expect some cool stuff.

Aaron Charles – Our Little Secret (2013)

Aaron Charles
Album:  Our Little Secret
Genre:  Deathcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Revelation
2. Our Little Secret
3. Glowing One
4. Alexander’s Arms
5. Letter to the West
6. Purity (Interlude)
7. Lamplight
8. If Red Dies
9. Wasteland

Support:  Bandcamp ($10)
Preview:  “If Red Dies”

If you’d like a mixture of old As Blood Runs Black-esque melody, and insane highs like So This Is Suffering… Aaron Charles has treats!

Evidence The Lost – To The Fallen Creators (2013)

Evidence The Lost
Album:  To The Fallen Creators
Genre:  Deathcore/Melodic Deathcore

Track Listing:
1.Borrowed Time
2. The arrangement on memory detention
3. The day of reckoning
4. Ruthless Authority
5. Devouring the discrepancy

Some nice grooves!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bone Dance - Snakecharmers EP (2010)

Bone Dance
Album: Snakecharmers EP
Genre: Hardcore/Crust/Sludge

1. Dirge
2. Devil's Arithmetic
3. Birds Singing (Wolves Licking Blood)

Download (320)
Support/Preview: Bandcamp

This is some awesome hardcore right here. It's similar to bands like Botch, Gaza and other sick, evil hardcore. They came out with a full-length album in 2012 that kicks a huge amount of ass which is also on their bandcamp for a measly 5 dollars so support these guys, because they deserve it 100%!

Sinthetik – Concrescence (2013)

Album:  Concrescence
Genre:  Progressive Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Beginnings
2. Cause
3. Effect
4. Lucidity
5. Surreal
6. The Transition
7. Zen
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “Cause”

Did you like Delusions of Grandeur?  You’ll love Sinthetik ;)  A lot more groovy, mmm.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ancestors Revenge – The Archaic Return (2013)

Ancestors Return
Album:  The Archaic Return
Genre:  Black-ish? Melodic Death Metal/Thrash

Track Listing:
1. Kabbalah
2. Conspirators
3. Orphans of Inheritance
4. The Ghost Galleon
5. Fakir
6. Not Like Most!
7. Conjunction of Opposites
8. Demiurgic Apprentices
9. Initiation into Nothingness
10. Waking Dream

Here it is guys…this band reminds me a LOT of The Black Dahlia Murder (“Unhallowed”/ “Nocturnal”-eras).  So much riffing, so much headbanging!  Wouldn’t surprise me at all if this wound up on my AOTY list ;)

Encircling Sea - A Forgotten Land (2012)

Encircling Sea
Album: A Forgotten Land
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal/Post Metal

1. Yearn
2. Transcend
3. Become
4. Return

Download/Support/Preview: NYP @ Bandcamp

4 songs, almost 70 MINUTES of really, REALLY atmospheric black metal. Good production (for the genre, at least), great vocals, and a surprisingly small amount of filler (except for the third song, which is an acoustic song). This is for fans of my earlier Hope Drone post, but with way more atmopsherezz.

CZAR - Old Haunts (2011)

Album: Old Haunts
Genre: Progressive Hardcore/Mathcore/Jazz

1. Elwood
2. Never Shoot the Pilot
3. Le Tenia
4. Amends
5. Clay Pigeon
6. Sluts for Satan

Download/Support/Preview: NYP @ Bandcamp

If you want to say "what the fuck is this?!" then just check CZAR. You'll find some of the weirdest stuff to come out recently. I honestly can't say who they sound like, except for that they take some influence from bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan and whoever the fuck else they want to. They're releasing a new EP pretty soon, so be on the lookout! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Anup Sastry - Ghost (2013)

Artist: Anup Sastry
Album: Ghost
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Djent/Groove Metal

1. Legend
2. Limitless
3. The Boss Level
4. Wastelands
5. Discovery
6. Skywalk
7. Ghost
8. Reflex
9. Crystal

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Crystal

FINALLY! This guy, this genius of a drummer, plays for Jeff Loomis and Intervals and is one of the most promising musicians out there. PLEASE, LISTEN TO THIS SHIT!

Glass Realms – Reflections (2013)

Glass Realms
Album:  Reflections
Genre:  Prog Deathcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. The Looking Glass
2. Inertia
3. Men As Trees Walking
4. Letting Go
5. Vipers (feat. Justin of The Great Commission)
6. Solstice
7. The Calm
8. Reflect

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp ($5)

FUCK this hits hard!  Think monstrous Substructure-esque tone and Bermuda-esque breakdowns, along with some Erra-ish groove and rhythms.  Plus…no cleans that I’ve heard, which I know a lot of you guys will appreciate.

Cavities/Pastime - Split EP (2013)

Album: Split EP
Genre: Melodic Hardcore
Facebook: Cavities / Pastime

1. Cavities - Freedom Waits
2. Cavities - Within the Wings
3. Pastime - Out of the Rocking Chair
4. Pastime - Nailed Shut

Download/Support/Preview: NYP @ Bandcamp

This is some pretty awesome melodic hardcore, more along the lines of Napoleon than bands like The Ghost Inside. I especially enjoy Cavities' music, and they say they're writing new stuff!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hope Drone - Hope Drone EP (2013)

Hope Drone - S/T EP
Genre: Atmospheric/Post Black Metal

1. Advent
2. Finite
3. Grains
4. Ash

Download/Support/Preview (320, v0, FLAC, etc):
NYP @ Bandcamp

This is a black metal release that surprised me. It's a pretty fun and unique take on the genre with really intense atmospheric riffing and DIYish production that actually sounds pretty good. If you enjoy deafheaven or Wolves in the Throne Room you will thoroughly enjoy this, but I'd also recommend this to anyone who has been trying to get into black metal but can't find any bands that don't sound like they recorded their material in a toilet.

4 songs. 35 minutes. Despair.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Subscale - The Last Submission (2013)

   Artist: Subscale
Album: The Last Submission
Genre: Math Metal/Progressive Metal/Industrial Metal

1. Interception
2. Fictional Constructs
3. Antecedent
4. Method And Manner
5. Pull The Threads
6. Realization
7. Outreach
8. The Verdict
9. The Last Submission
10. Endgame

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Antecedent

Very groovy and melodic shit. Nice vocal melodies and electronic samples. FFO: Sybreed, Mnemic

Holz - Shizu (2013)

   Artist: Holz
Album: Shizu
Genre: Instrumental/Progressive Rock/Ambient/Post Rock

1. Sun Lite
 2. Allegro
 3. Cm6
 4. Up
 5. Interlude
 6. Film
 7. Travels
 8. Stomp
 9. Bridge
 10. Meso

Download (via Bandcamp - pay-what-you-want)

Preview: Up

So nice and relaxed. Holz aka Harry Holzhauer from the Netherlands dropped this awesome tune. A litte more post rockish version of Plini/Halcyon, Sithu Aye or Cloudkicker.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Silent Difference - Belial (2012)

Silent Difference
Album: Belial
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Location: Japan
Band's Website

Track Listing:
1. Tossed One
2. Regulated Suicide Dogma
3. Diabolic Filth
4. Virtual Image Of Decay
5. Left Behind
6. Riverside View
7. Ashes Poured Into Seven Insult, Smile Just Like Vomiting
8. Crimson Dust
9. Belial
10. Vengeance From Dark -Unplugged Version-

Download (VBR)
Support: Website ($10)
Preview: "Vengeance From The Dark -Unplugged Version-" "Belial" "Crimson Dust"

Well this band is different.. The vocals are a bit odd, but the cleans are really strong (Check out Crimson Dust). I really enjoy the guitar and the arrangement of the songs. It sounds a bit like Dir En Grey and just a warning *This is in Japanese*. Also the song names are very poorly translated from Japanese.

Delusions of Grandeur – Efficacy (2013)

Delusions of Grandeur
Album:  Efficacy
Genre:  Progressive Deathcore/Mathcore

Track Listing:
1. Noname
2. Humdinger
3. Quantum
4. Dan
5. Hibernation
6. The Pretty Song
7. Skyride

Support:  Bandcamp ($2)
Preview:  “Noname”

Holy crap this is SO HEAVY.  Haven’t gotten my head pummeled in like this since hearing Delta’s “Voyager” EP for the first time!  These guys have a much more technical and experimental flair to them than Delta though, who are more of a straight-up in-your-face brand of prog/atmospheric deathcore…these guys bring the atmosphere, but they also bring some trippy Danza-style mathy riffs to the party.  Chip in a couple bucks if you can bbys, they more than deserve it!

Dormant Ordeal – It Rains, It Pours (2013)

Dormant Ordeal
Album:  It Rains, It Pours
Genre:  Death Metal/Tech Death

Track Listing:
1. Depopulation of Io
2. Cypress Mourning
3. The Stepfather
4. The Sinless
5. Your Mother-Slave
6. Unimagined, Unwritten, Unseen
7. Dememorization
8. Days That Didn’t Make It
9. The Animal
10. Man From the Water
11. Here Be Lions
12. Depopulation of Earth

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

Freaking PHENOMENAL death metal right here!  This is how it’s done…plus, the band was cool enough to drop the album for “Name Your Price”.  Throw them a couple bucks if you guys can, “It Rains, It Pours” is definitely worth it!  Some elements from just straight-up death metal with some simplistic yet punishing riffs a la Konkeror, but definite influence from bands like Behemoth.

Splice – Mythological Deviance (2013)

Album:  Mythological Deviance
Genre:  Technical Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Fangs of the Viper
3. The Infernal Kali
4. When the Moon’s Blood Colors the Sand
5. Perversion in Pompeii
6. Under the Sign of Celestial Legends
7. Necromantic Druid
8. Uku Pacha Rising
9. Amazonia River of Blood
10. Zhong Zui King of Ghosts
11. The Soul of Ayer’s Rock

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

Any fans of Syn:Drom, Soreption, or Trigger the Bloodshed out there?! :)  You’ll dig the shit out of this…groovy tech death <3

Dormant Ordeal - It Rains, It Pours

Artist: Dormant Ordeal
Album: It Rains, It Pours
Genre: Death Metal
Country: Poland

Track List:

1. Depopulation Of Io
2. Cypress Mourning
3. The Stepfather
4. The Sinless
5. Your Mother-Slave
6. Unimagined, Unwritten, Unseen
7. Dememorization
8. Days That Didn't Make It
9. The Animal
10. Man From The Water
11. Here Be Lions
12. Depopulation Of Earth


Preview: Your Mother-Slave

This is an independent release by Dormant Ordeals and I gotta say, beautiful recording quality for a DIY approach. Some good straight up Death Metal without all the frills, just crushing riffs and beautiful execution , song to song. Poland seems to be popping in the Death Metal arena and these guys have quite the potential to shine with the greats. Vocals left me kinda wanting more but I can hear how they want to sound and it works great with what they do. There is a little prog thrown in this album along with an underlining of technical solos and drums which help break out of the sometimes boring sound of straight DM bands. Overall great album and one worthy of your attention!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gortal - Deamonolith (2012)

Artist: Gortal
Album: Deamonlith
Genre: Death Metal
Country: Poland

Track List:

1. D.F.C.
2. Crimens Sollicitationis
3. Doombringer
4. Deliver Into Suffering
5. Deamonolith
6. Dreaming of Being Dead
7. Supernal Refuse
8. Cult of The Cloth
9. I Come In Peace

Preview: Crimens Sollicitationis

Pagan Records Webstore
(Ships physical CD to the states for about $16, not bad)

A Polish metal band deriving a lot of influence off old Deicide, Morbid Angel and Immolation, Gortal does this style of DM perfectly. Really great modern twist and technicality mixed with that good old early 90's death metal gives way to an amazing sound which they nail on the head. They perform such punishing heaviness the likes I haven't really heard from any recent DM band, giving them big ups on the scene. Gortal stands as a very powerful force in the genre and are proving they will have a fruitful future with the dedication you can clearly hear in their music. Some crazy intense riffing coupled with amazing lead guitar only gets better with the precise drums and with how crisp the recording is, you can feel the aggression. Vocals couldn't fit their style any better with those great lows and matching highs, shits awesome. I'd say these guys are gods of newer straight up DM.

Kleos - Dying Prayer (2013)

Artist: Kleos
Album: Dying Prayer
Genre: Progressive Melodic Death Metal
Country: USA

Track List:

1. Get Your Ass To Mars
2. Reconcile
3. Accidental Incidents
4. Endless Nightmare
5. Take to the Sky
6. War of Ideals
7. Losing Control
8. All Heroes Die
9. Dying Prayer


Preview: Reconcile

Ok for this version of Duckcore I will only be providing bandcamp links and if the albums free, a download. If you dont wanna buy what I post, well use torrents or getmetal. I cant stop ya, nor am I saying its wrong. I just dont want duckcore being shut down again

So to start off my first post, I decided to showcase these beasts. Kleos is just how I like my Proggy Death Metal, fast hard hitting and amazing guitar work that at certain moments, gives a very soothing feel while ripping your face off at the same time. These guys also throw in a good dose of melodic structure that seems to be the backing of their style and its done very well. Oh and them damn amazing solos are fucking tight as shit! The vocals are spot on for this style of DM and the lyrics are pretty fucking sweet. If you dig this shit, help these dudes out! They deserve it.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Beyond... – II (2013)

Album:  II
Genre:  Deathcore/Russia

Track Listing:
1. Inscrutable Russian Jibberish (923palkmsdplkm Under The Scythe)
2. Inscrutable Russian Jibberish (New Version)
3. Sic (Slipknot cover)
4. Recipe For Hate (Clawfiger cover)

If any of you guys miss Taking Your Last Chance…I found something that might soothe your ills.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Stygian Ascent – Memories (2013)

Stygian Ascent
Album:  Memories
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Darkest Part of Me
2. Northern Light
3. Hatred Is My Right
4. The 23rd Psalm
5. Memories

Support:  Bandcamp ($6.30)

It always makes my life better when I find a great new melodic death metal band…and Stygian Ascent DEFINITELY fit that description.  Plus, even though it’s only five songs, there’s about half an hour of music here.  Long songs that combine elements from Be’Lakor and Mors Principium Est <3

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Save Us From The Archon – Some Things We Carry, Always (2013)

Save Us From The Archon
Album:  Some Things We Carry, Always
Genre:  Prog/Experimental Metal/Instrumental/ Beauty

Track Listing:
1. if you understood me, the roots would have grown
2. you’ve drifted so far (an expanse behind)
3. brightness will bloom from the seeds that you’ve sown
4. days lengthen without sunlight (if only in my mind)
5. someday you’ll remember;  I carried you, always

Support:  Bandcamp ($2)

One of the best instrumental bands out there, having a uniquely creative sound like none I’ve heard elsewhere.  SUFTA are actually the only instrumental group to ever make an album of the year list of mine, last year (which, by the way, was a tough-as-hell year for all albums, let alone instrumentals).  Even though they gave me permission to post this, please, please chip $2 to these guys for writing music that just makes you feel good, for a change <3

Monday, March 11, 2013

Stories – Void (2013)

Album:  Void
Genre:  Progressive Deathcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. The Divide
2. Clairvoyance
3. A Power Concealed
4. Masks
5. Enter the Void

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

Finally!  Thank you once again, Australia.  Thank you.  This is so fucking heavy.

Mycelia – NOVA (2013)

Album:  NOVA
Genre:  Technical/Progressive Metalcore/Extreme Metal

Track Listing:
1. Shmashmortion
2. Ectoparasite
3. Dopamine
4. C.O.R.P.
5. The Timemasheen
6. Event Horizon
7. The Golden Ratio:  Prologue
8. The Golden Ratio:  Interlude
9. The Golden Ratio:  Epilogue

YES!!  If this isn’t in my top 10-15 full lengths of the year at the end of the year, you have my permission to punch me in the face for forgetting.  I asked for the band's permission to post this album, because, frankly, they’re one of the most criminally underrated/unknown bands out there right now.

To give you an idea of what they sound like…take The HAARP Machine, eliminate some of the clean singing and Arabic instrumentation, add assloads of groove to their wildly technical riffs, and you have Mycelia.  BUY IT, GET IT, SHARE IT, WHATEVER.  JUST SUPPORT.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Replacire – The Human Burden (2012)

Album:  The Human Burden
Genre:  Technical/Progressive Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Mask of Weary Eyes
2. The Human Burden
3. Along the Frame
4. Pure Will
5. Corridors of Resolution
6. Price to Pass
7. Slow Cuts Inside A Throat
8. Circles

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp / Zippyshare
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

Fucking awesome – these guys love crazy picking patterns.  How have I not heard of Replacire yet again???  Sounds SORT of like what I would imagine happening if The Odious went tech death \m/  Either way, this album will be getting a lot of play on my iPod for the foreseeable future.

Wide Eyes – The Unreleased EP (2013)

Wide Eyes
Album:  The Unreleased EP
Genre:  Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. A New Beginning
2. Doors of Perception
3. Sentinel
4. Auriga
5. The Ocean Sky

Support:  Bandcamp ($1)

Without question, one of the better instrumental projects out there.  Every song sounds tight, crisp, upbeat, and just flat-out beautiful.  Gets me tapping my feet/banging my head every time.  Spend the $1 it takes to buy this album guys <3

Also, apparently they're working on another full-length -- hopefully this one contains 234 songs like the last one haha

Skyfall – Convenient God (2013)

Album:  Convenient God
Genre:  Technical/Blackened Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Идол
2. Avoid Hell
3. De Profundis Domine
4. Hell On Earth
5. Ball Of Insanity
6. Azazel
7. Seal Of Time
8. Unnamed
9. Ode To Human
10. Their Will Is Torn
11. Convenient God
12. Reign Of Twilight

Now this is what I’m talkin about.  Widow the Sea meets Behemoth, anyone?  A little Ad Patres mixed in there too!

Violence From Within – Idiocracy (2013)

Violence From Within
Album:  Idiocracy
Genre:  Deathcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Impossible Reality
2. Futile Belief
3. Modern Sins of Humanity
4. Virtue or Dishonor
5. The Umbilical Regeneration
6. Cruelty vs. Compassion
7. Fanatic Sufficiency
8. Absolution
9. Decadent Stupidity
10. The Human Problems

At times these guys sound a LOT like Catch The Sun :) The top youtube comment pretty much nails it on the head:  melodic, heavy, with flourishes of technicality and savage grooviness (similar to Irukandji) where they go from 0 to 60 faster than you can start banging your head.  Can’t really think of another comparison off the top of my head at this point

Born of Singularity – The Beginning of Devastation (2013)

Born of Singularity
Album:  The Beginning of Devastation
Genre:  Deathcore/Groove
Facebook (N/A)

Track Listing:
1. Do Not Wait From Heaven Help
2. Day of Bloody Revenge
3. On Your Grave Sin
4. Doors To The Universe
5. I’m Gonna Break Your Face
6. Death Is Not The End

Big, lumbering Russian deathcore that sounds like sort of a combination between Depths and Silence.  You slow, punishing deathcore kids should enjoy it.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Holod - Civilization (2013)

   Artist: Holod
Album: Civilization
Genre: Djent/Math Metal/Progressive Metalcore

1. Пролог
2. Обречённые жить
3. Фрактал
4. Изгнание Салли
5. Клон
6. Атлантида
7. Псы
8. Майя
9. Искажение
10. Нибиру
11. Миссия
12. Путь Андромеды
13. Индиго
14. Эпилог


Preview: Atlantis

Thanks Russia, for a funny and cool band like Holod.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Voice of Contention - Worlds Apart 

Voice of Contention
Album: Worlds Apart
Genre: Melodic/Hardcore/Atmospheric

Track Listing:
1. Emptiness
2. The Loss
3 Hopes And Dreams
4. Worlds Apart
5. Something Greater

Mediafire (320kbps)
Preview: The Loss (Lyric Video)

This is a awesome EP with brutal breakdowns combined with melodic and atmospheric parts. Do yourself a favour and check it out! For fans of Volumes, For the Fallen Dreams, Misery Signals etc.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Xenobiotic – Wraith (2013)

Album:  Wraith
Genre:  Technical Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. A Drink To Our Annihilation
2. Gaia
3. Nether
4. Wraith

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “Wraith”

Australia’s answer to The Vile Impurity?  Same kind of jams, and even though TVI is definitely better, these guys rule hard too.  Either way, I’m all over this EP.  Shipped a couple bucks their way…you should too!  Plus, the art is pretty fucking gnarly.

Day In Day Out - Forgotten Youth

   Artist: Day In Day Out
Album: Forgotten Youth
Genre: Progressive Hardcore

1. Bulldog 02:45
2. Forgotten Youth 03:50
3. Through Everything 03:27
4. Initia Nova (ft. Thomas Hirst of Creations) 03:46
 5. No Conclusions (ft. Jake DeZerga of My Iron Heart) 06:30

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Through Everything

Mindblowing shit! Passionate and progressive Hardcore in the mood of Misery Signals, It Prevails and With Life In Mind. Give yourself a hug and check this out.

A -New Reign - Restoration EP (2013)

   Artist: A New Reign
Album: Restoration
Genre: Progressive Deathcore/Progressive Death Metal

1. Endeavor
2. The Golden Image
3. Wisdom Begins in Wonder
4. Foundation
5. Empty Vessels
6. Tabernacle
7. Restoration


Preview: Foundation

Atmosphere and shred attacks. Nothing more needed for a good prog deathcore release.

Epitome Of The Weak - A New Shore (2013)

   Artist: Epitome Of The Weak
Album: A New Shore
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Djent

1. To Those Who Wait
2. Moments Lost
3. Never Forget
4. This Dying Breath
5. This Dying Breath (Acoustic)


Preview: To Those Who Wait

Very powerful and emotional output. The vocals are amazing.

Zeal - Skies (2013)

   Artist: Zeal
Album: Skies
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Post Metal

1. Breathe
2. Monuments
3. Foundation
4. Savior
5. Lighthouse


Preview: Monuments

NICE! A more prog/djent version of atmospheric bands like Devil Sold His Soul or Rinoa. I´m a big fan of this kind of music. Zeal from Poland nail´d it.