Friday, May 31, 2013

Polygraphist - Misnomer (2013)

Artist: Polygraphist
Album: Misnomer
Genre: Mathcore/Progressive Deathcore

1. Misnomer
2. An Genius
3. In Triplicate
4. Waterman Butterfly Projection
5. Widdershins
6. Solipsism
7. French Canadian Machines
8. Stepped On Moustache
9. Fortunately, I Keep My Feathers Numbered...
10. Swarm Pt. II
11. Knock's Boxes
12. Lichtenberg Scars

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Fortunately, I Keep My Feathers Numbered...

This is the vocal version of the 2012 release of Misnomer. Groovy and chaotic Deathcore with fucked up vocals.   

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Illusionless - Rulers of the Sane (2013)

Artist: Illusionless
Album: Rulers Of The Sane
Genre: Progressive/Melodic Death Metal

1. Intro: Pathways
2. The Human Failure
3. Bloodtrail
4. Process Of Insanity

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Rulers of The Sane

Very groovy and haunting Prog Death Metal. The atmosphere and the vocals reminds me a bit of Be´lakor, what is an awesome fact.   

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Incinerated Divinity – Incinerated Divinity (2013)

Incinerated Divinity
Album:  Incinerated Divinity
Genre:  Technical Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Ascension Of Flesh
2. Virulent Soul’s Delight
3. Tormented Ecstacy
4. Subliminal Infestation
5. Mechanically Separated
6. Sanctity Defiled

By far the best technical death metal upload in a while, especially considering that tech death is really my first love and there’s been precious little of it thrown up here lately.  Straight-up tech death for fans of Hideous Divinity, Desecravity, Decrepit Birth, Arkaik…and you get the idea.  Shred.

Samudra – Reformation (2012)

Album:  Reformation
Genre:  Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. I
2. Beginnings:  Put To Sleep
3. Elegance:  The Wavering Light
4. Beauty:  To Become The Sunset
5. Time:  The Inner Workings Of Autumn’s Murder
6. Amnesia:  Anatomy Of A Breakdown
7. Samudra:  A Gathering Of Waters
8. Lifeless:  Left In The Wake
9. Parasomnia
10. X
11. Revelation:  Perceived Existence

Download (VBR v0):  Zippy / Bandcamp
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

For fans of In Search Of Sight.  Pretty interesting musically, but the cleans are questionable.  There’s an instrumental version as well (HERE) for those who’re intrigued as I am.

The Ulex - Old Giant (2013)

Artist: The Ulex
Album: Old Giant
Genre: Progressive/Experimental/Groove/Electronic

1. Beluga (feat. Justin Gosnell of Vestascension)
2. Mezzanine (feat. Keshav Dahr of Skyharbor )
3. Ashes (feat. Bart Hennephof of Textures)
4. Fingernail Eclipse (feat. Daniel de Jongh ofTextures)
5. Brother (feat. Paul Antonio Ortiz of Chimp Spanner and David Maxim Micic of Destiny Potatoe)

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Teaser

Very nice side project by Uri Dijk, the keyboard player of Textures. Similar to The Algorithm, but straighter. Every track except the fourth is featured by Bjorn van der Ploeg (Trip Trigger, Ethereal). Check this out

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kiwi - 1333 EP (2013)

Artist: Kiwi
Album: 1333 EP
Genre: Post Metal/Groove Metal/Math Metal/Sludge
No Facebook :(

1. Leaving Titan
 2. Cocoon
 3. Counterculture
 4. Hoag's Object
 5. 1333

Download (via Bandcamp)

THIS IS FUCKING BRILLIANT. Ultra heavy and A LOT of beautiful atmosphere in here. The vocals fits perfect with the whole instrumentalization. A amazing mixture between Deftones, Isis, Cult Of Luna and Hypno5e.
Thanks to bappz for sharing this ;)

Overdark – Overdark (2013)

Album:  Overdark
Genre:  Deathcore/Groove/Djent

Track Listing:
1. Prelude
2. Pitch White
3. In A Giant’s Grasp
4. Insanity
5. Hammerfight

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

If you dug Glass Realms, Reflections, or Bermuda, you’ll dig these beefy grooves as well.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Deathisodes - Destructive Patterns Of Creation (2012)

The Deathisodes
Album: Destructive Patterns Of Creation
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Faith Remains (feat. Sean Scott)
2. Blood on Empty Fields (feat. Danny Page and Steve Walker)
3. Dead Arising (feat. Amma Robinson and Benjamin Ellis)
4. Cognitive Eclipse (feat. Ben Gross)
5. Valley of the Wolves (feat. Kieran Saunders, Tim Goatham and Isak Asplund)
6. Soul Breeder (feat. Robin Evans and Jake Law)
7. Destructive Patterns of Destruction (Instrumental)

Support: Bandcamp
Preview: "Dead Arising"

One man project from Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Originally intented to be purely Instrumental Death Metal, switching to include a shit load of guests on guitar, keys & synths and vocals from bands like Typheous, Puresist, Beyond Sanity, Pravus, Aethara, to name some. Solid raging material by the hand of multi-instrumentalist Alex Loader, on the line of bands like Scar Symmetry, Soilwork and Mors Principium Est. No download link this time since it's a "name your price" album, but definitely worth to pay for it! Also expect some new tunes and plenty more insane guests from the new album "Inside The Universe Of Horror" to be released on June 21st!

Once Nothing - The Indiana Sessions (2013)

Artist: Once Nothing
Album: The Indiana Sessions
Genre: Hardcore/Metalcore

1. Darkest Days
2. Kentucky Straight
3. For Memories

Download (via Bandcamp)

Sometimes the simplest is the best.    

Chamber Of Solace - Immortal (2013)

Artist: Chamber Of Solace
Album: Immortal
Genre: Progressive Metal/Djent


01. Parent
02. Overture
03. Development
04. Liar's Amongst Us
05. Psychic Death
06. The Search for Osiris
07. Akasha
08. The Fourth Attainment
09. Initiation
10. Logos
11. Avatar of Synthesis
12. Source


Preview: Liars Amongst Us

I don´t like female vocalists in metal. They always have this "exotic" feeling, they don´t need to be good or talented. Example: Angela Gossow from  Arch Enemy is, imo, a horrible vocalists, but she´s a woman and she´s fuck it.

But Ebony Rosier fits perfect with Roma Ivakov´s outstanding groove and melodic instrumentals. So this is very great.
BTW: If you want an outstanding female vocalist, take Obscure Spinx.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

XUL - Malignance (2012)

Album: Malignance
Genre: Blackened Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Battlestorm
2. Mastication of the Putrescent Empyrean Remains
3. Porta Noctis
4. Vengeance
5. Winter's Reign
6. Hordes of Black
7. Incinerate the Earth
8. Tomb of Tyrants

Download (320kbps)
Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Hordes of Black"

I'm not gonna lie, I completely over looked this album last year. I remember seeing the album art and a Blackened Death Metal tag and just tossed it to the side, judging it by sight as if I had already listened to it. What a shitty mistake. This album is bonerific. Just plainly bonerific. Definitely check it out.

Dethrone The Sovereign - Autocracy Dismantled (2013)

Dethrone The Sovereign
Album: Autocracy Dismantled EP
Genre: Symphonic Deathcore/Progressive Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. The Manchurian Waltz
2. Catastrophobia
3. Transhuman
4. Autocracy Dismantled
5. Earthly Purgatory
6. Oblivious to Consequence

Support: Bandcamp ($6)
Preview: "Transhuman" (hyperlink)

Preordered this EP, definitely don't regret it. If there's another duckcore awards this year (Josh there better be) this will be up there with our bbys in Ovdi's Whispering on EP of the year. No download link in this post, but trust me, it's worth the mere $6 they're asking for. Fans of Lorelei and maybe Delta will dig this post. Enjoy ;)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Neberu - Extrinsic Lucidity (2013)

Single: Extrinsic Lucidity
Genre: Progressive Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Extrinsic Lucidity

Download (320kbps - Bandcamp | Zippyshare)
Support: (Bandcamp NYP)
Preview: "Extrinsic Lucidity"

Melodic and catchy progressive metalcore. What more is there to say? I'm not good with these descriptions. For fans of Erra, Shapist, Elitist.

Dargonomel – Varkulama (2013)

Album:  Varkulama
Genre:  Blackened Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Leviathan Retributive
2. From The Void This Is Beyond
3. Varkulama
4. Discrowned
5. Eternal Dilemma
6. Way Into The Transcendence
7. Ave Incanus
8. Under The Bleeding Sign
9. Never Dying
10. Adventum Execratum
11. Let The Beast Out

Preview:  “Varkulama”

The preview song definitely isn't the best song on the album.  This is much better blackened death metal than my previous post, and like I said, there’s been WAY too little of it on the site.  And only 97 likes on Facebook!  While the music isn’t nearly as brutal, some of the riffs have kind of an Egyptian vibe a LITTLE like Nile, but also a lot like the *other* Eyeless that I posted forever and a day ago (who are criminally underrated, and happen to have released one of my favorite 5+ minute songs ever, you can listen to it HERE).  Plus, they’re Russian and the album art is pretty damn gnarly.

Minions – Soulmirror (2013)

Album:  Soulmirror
Genre:  Blackened Death Metal/Thrash/Groove

Track Listing:
1. Lucifuge Rofocale
2. Anarchy Of The Mind
3. Dark Belief
4. A Blasphemous Hymn
5. Unborn Thought (Feat. Mike Wead of King Diamond)
6. Mind Reaper
7. All That Remains
8. Congregation
9. Lucifuge Rofocale Ii
10. Edge Of Normality (Feat. Fredrik G)
11. Fall Into Oblivion
12. Lucifuge Rofocale Iii
13. Living Carcass
14. Sacrifice

Preview:  “Mind Reaper”

This site doesn’t have nearly enough blackened death metal on it.  Let’s fix that situation, shall we?  Here’s some blackened death done right.  Soul-searing heaviness, and some almost thrash-like grooves thrown in there as well.  If you remember when I posted the groove band Eyeless, or you're a fan of bands like Hatesphere with a touch of black metal influence, Minions will please your senses.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Catharsus – Origin (2010)

Album:  Origin
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Panegyrized
2. The Infidel Spell
3. The Bridle River
4. Of Anthropic Means
5. Metamorphite

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

Fans of early The Black Dahlia Murder, Knights Of The Abyss, A Sleepless Malice, or As Blood Runs Black will bang ‘dey heads.  Their newer stuff is a lot better.

P.S. guys:  Sorry for the relative lack of new uploads recently guys, I've been working like a madman on our very FIRST DuckCore compilation!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monotheist – Genesis of Perdition (2013)

Album:  Genesis of Perdition
Genre:  Progressive Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Genesis Of Perdition (Prelude)
2. Subzero
3. Elegy Of The Sleepwalkers
4. Feeding On Pestilence
5. Altar Of Vanity
6. The Great Awakening

Support:  Bandcamp ($6)

Outstanding American progressive death metal from (where else?) Florida!  Plenty of black metal atmosphere to wrap your head around, and their vocalist is actually JJ Polachek from Ovid’s Withering & 7 Horns 7 Eyes (plenty of that gloomy 7H7E sound in there too), so you know the growls are going to be insane.  Buy it if you can bbys, otherwise this album is just so good I’m posting the streaming link on here!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Nexilva – The Trials Of Mankind (2010)

Album:  The Trials of Mankind
Genre:  Technical Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. In Purgatory
2. Aegri Somnia
3. Stillborn
4. The Trials Of Mankind
5. Dark Fissure
6. In Hell We Stand
7. Black Sea Of Trees
8. Secret Of Aokigahara
9. Price For Existence
10. Through The Cocytus

Preview:  “Stillborn”

One of the UK’s best deathcore bands – take Shame Of Kali and mix it with The Seraphim Veil and you’ll get this album.  They changed a *LOT* for their new full length album, coming soon (preview HERE), moving more towards an atmospheric/symphonic deathcore style like Make Them Suffer, but this album is a little more heavy and straight-up.  It was on my most-played list in 2010 :)  Unfortunately only 160kbps copies of this album are available – even the band themselves don’t have better quality.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rising Alpha - In The Sands He Sleep (2013)

   Artist: Rising Alpha
Album: in The Sands He Sleep
Genre: Progressive Deathcore
no Facebook :(

01. In The Sands He Sleeps
02. Desire Is The Only Reason
03. I Haven't Asked For
04. I Wanna Kill This SillyGeek
05. When My Days Are Over


No preview :(

Hmm, very nice band from Belarus, but i didn´t find any facebook link or so...mysterious. Whatever, awesome tunes, check this out.

Soraya´s Fallacy - Ages In Ashes (2013)

   Artist: Soraya´s Fallacy
Album: Ages In Ashes
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Groove

1. Intro 01:04
 2. Ages In Ashes
 3. Bloodfeud
 4. Essence Of Fear
 5. Divisions
 6. Paid Out In Flesh
 7. The Fifth Horseman

Download (viaBandcamp)

Preview: Essence Of Fear

Nice sense for melodies, intelligent songwriting. Worth to check it out!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Walking Across Jupiter - Scent (2013)

Walking Across Jupiter
Album: Scent
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Djent

Track Listing:
3. Right to Life
4. Action-Reaction
5. I Feel Your Breath
6. Observable Universe
7. Thrown Into Storm
8. Samum
9. The Truth Was Revealed

Download (320kbps)
Support: Bandcamp ($1)
Preview: "Right to Life

One man band from St. Petersburgh, Russia. Really cool atmospheric catchy tunes, full of different emotions expressed on each of the tracks on album. A must get for fans of instrumental stuff.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Red Seas Fire – Exposition (2013)

Red Seas Fire
Album:  Exposition
Genre:  Djent/Progressive/Math Metal

Track Listing:
1. Fortress
2. Turner & Hooch
3. Of Motion
4. A Life We Used To Know

Download (320kbps):  Website / Zippy
Support:  Website (Paypal)
Preview:  "Turner & Hooch"

Easily one of the most talented bands to come out of the djent movement, and they just dropped what was essentially a surprise EP on the metal world – even people who aren’t gigantic fans of djent should at least give this one a chance (you never know, after all!).  This EP will supposedly be the first of a trilogy of releases that’ll make up their full debut album “Mise En Scene”.

Additionally, not only is Pete Graves of RSF essentially spearheading the rapidly-growing movement against “fake likes” on Facebook, but their old guitarist Nolly now plays bass for Periphery :)  These guys are markedly heavier than the new Periphery album though…at least their old EP was!  You can find and download that one HERE (preview the track “Epinephrine”).

PS:  I’ll add a preview link when one becomes available.

The Residence – Of This Earth (2013)

The Residence
Album:  Of This Earth
Genre:  Djent/Groove/Prog Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Like Wolves
2. Meters
3. This Is All I Have (feat. Lauren Babic)
4. Jarrs (feat. Carl Ross)

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp /Zippy
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “Like Wolves”

Hard-hitting grooves for fans of Pathogenic, Delta, Bermuda, Emissary, and Wolves!

PS:  I know we’ve been posting a lot of prog/djent lately, I try to mix it up when I can – find me some good FREE death metal and I’ll post it :)

Fonthill – Moirai (2013)

Album:  Moirai
Genre:  Tech/Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Unfolding
2. Guidestones
3. Agartha
4. Beacons
5. Delphian
6. Form
7. Extrapolation
8. Solitude
9. Incarnate
10. Formless

Preview:  “Formless”

Kinda lacking in production, but there’s been a definite dearth of death metal on this site lately – let’s rectify that situation, shall we?  Fans of Xenocide, Boreworm, The Black Dahlia Murder, and My Darkest Side will definitely get into this – a fair deal of rhythmic shredding and a semi-galactic feel.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Omega Man – Rebirth (2013)

The Omega Man
Album:  Rebirth
Genre:  Experimental Metal(core)/Math/Jazz Fusion

Track Listing:
1. The Rise of Apollo:  Ascension
2. The Rise of Apollo:  Descension
3. The Progenitor’s Debate
4. Rebirth

Support:  Bandcamp ($4)

All you prog nuts will love this.  Highly enjoyable, spacey-feeling, ethereal progressive/experimental metal with an on-your-toes element a la The Odious & Between The Buried and Me, strutting, funky jazz sections, and some –core-ish breakdowns grooves.  The ten-minute long first track is a journey to say the least, especially those last two minutes -- dat bassline!  Plus, they only have 365 likes on facebook…straighten that out, and support them by purchasing the album if you can <3

Monday, May 13, 2013

Narraka - Iconoclasts (2013)

Iconoclasts (single)

1. Iconoclasts (single)

 Preview: Iconoclasts
 Core is making a comeback.
So. Damn. Heavy.
Try not to bang your head repeatedly on your keyboard.

Endless - The Seventh Revelation (2013)

Endless (Spain)
The Seventh Revelation
Technical/Brutal Death Metal

1. Intro
2. The Extinction Of The Specie
3. Dying
4. Abyss Of Mediocrity
5. Sewn In Lies
6. In Natural
7. Immortality Of Soul
8. Nocturno
9. Misanthropy
10. The Girl In The Corner
11. Haunted (Nalisea cover)

Tease yourself

A blazingly fast and brutal display of extreme metal.
For fans of Katalepsy, Cryptopsy, etc.

The Rise of Brutality - The Procession of the Hatred

The Rise of Brutality
Album: The Procession of the Hatred
Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. The Beginning
2. Behaving like a slut
3. My hatred
4. Change your dreams
5. 13-02-09
6. This is my moment
7. Coward
8. Alone in darkness
9. Lies and hopes
10. Sweet hearth

Download 320 kbps
Support: Bandcamp
Preview: "My hatred"

Breakdown and blastbeat full deathcore for fans of Whitechapel, As Blood Runs Black, Carnifex...just BRUTAL

Prophet - Bottom Feeder EP (2013)

Album: Bottom Feeder EP
Genre: Deathcore Beatdown

Track Listing:
1. Degenerate
3. Ruin
4. Filth
5. Bottom Feeder
6. Deadweight

Download (320 kbps)

Powerful screams in the voice of Bo King, mixed with the slamming brutal instrumentals and dirty distorted riffs. Some deep fury and malice expressed on the lyrics. If you're into Demolisher and King Conquer, this is a 'must check' album.

My Darkest Side – Voices From Room Zero (2012)

My Darkest Side
Album:  Voices From Room Zero
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal/Thrash

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Chalice Of Scorn
3. Innocents’ Revenge
4. Cursed Mask Of Punishment
5. Voices From Room Zero
6. Hibernation Of Primordial Instinct
7. The Will Of Seth
8. The Bringer Of Lies
9. My Sixth Sense

This is the time of the day when I ask you if a band for fans of The Broken Result (one of my favorite posts ever on Duckcore, actually), The Black Dahlia Murder, Knights of the Abyss, At The Throne Of Judgement, Trakooma, The Unconscious Mind, and At The Gates sounds like something you’d be into?  Because…yeah.  Italy kills it.

Neil Melvilla - The New Era (2013)

   Artist: Neil Melville
Album: The New Era
Genre: Progressive Death Metal/Instrumental Progressive Metal

01. The New Era
02. Esoteric Minds
03. Apparent Motion
04. Antikythera Mechanism
05. Ionosphere
06. Lunar Conspiracies
07. Introspect
08. Sky Experiment
09. Purify The Form


Preview: Lunar Conspiracies

Very great listening. Spacey and epic atmosphere with intelligent songwriting and catchy riffs. Check this out.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Extirpate - Monument of Greed (2012)

Album: Monument of Greed (Demo)
Genre: Blackened Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Modern God Hallucination
2. Apocalyptic Bloodbath
3. Return of the Annunaki

Download: (320kbps)
Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Return of the Annunaki"

First of all, this is a demo for an upcoming full length. The full length will feature these 3 songs along others. People who dig The Black Dahlia Murder (Who the fuck doesn't?) will dig these guys. The song Return of the Annunaki is sexy as fuck. I definitely expect the full length (when it comes out) to get a shit ton of plays.

DeadAlive - Reconstruction EP (2013)

Album: Reconstruction EP
Genre: Djent/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Mullet King
3. Turn Your Back
4. Gnarbone
5. Yucky Charms
6. Thunder

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Support: Bandcamp ($7)
Preview: "Mullet King"

Hooky and catchy, punch-packed djent/deathcore. Blast your speakers and jump/smash all over the place with this as your soundtrack

i built the sky - i built the sky (2012)

   Artist: i built the sky
Album: i built the sky
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal

1. Nebulosus
 2. Noctilucent
 3. Mammatus
 4. Opacus
 5. Fractus
 6. Cumulonimbus
 7. Vertebratus
 8. Stratus
 9. Nacreous
 10. Cirrus

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Stratus

This is the essence of musical  beauty. In the way of great artists like Plini, Sithu Aye or Gru, i built the sky makes music for the music. Thanks for this.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Battleship - Resurrection (2013)

Album: Resurrection
Genre: Technical Deathcore

1. Alpha
2. The Immortals
3. Lightworker
4. I Am Paragon
5. Sons Of Thunder
6. Via Dolorosa
7. Resurrection
8. Omega

Download Download 128kbps
Support: (Bandcamp $5 CAD)
Preview: "Lightworker"

New album and already on an indefinite hiatus...WHAT THE F...?
This canadians bring us some serious energetic groovy/techy deathcore

The Storm Picturesque – Arrival (2013)

The Storm Picturesque
Album:  Arrival
Genre:  Progressive Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Arrival
2. By Design
3. Observing Polarities
4. Sentinel
5. Gallows
6. Ghost
7. Tracing Lines
8. Projections
9. Written In The Stars
10. Halflight
11. Departure

Support:  Bigcartel
Preview:  “By Design”

Australia!  Outstanding grooves, lyrics, atmosphere, just pretty much everything you ask for from a prog metalcore/deathcore album.  It feels like I’ve been waiting for “Arrival” to…uh…arrive, forever, and here it is.  I hope you enjoy this monster as I do!

Insurgence - Under Open Skies (2013)

Album: Under Open Skies 
Genre: Progressive Metalcore
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Track Listing:
01. Foreword
02. Adam’s Eden
03. Exchanges
04. Forked Tongue (Feat. Robin Adams)
05. Bystanders
06. The Rise And Fall Of Nothing At All
07. Minor Transmission (Instrumental)
08. Where The Fault Lies
09. Obsidian

Download (Via Official Site)
Preview: "Exchanges"

Crunchy riffs and some savage drumming, probably one of the best upcoming albums, maybe of any type of metal around. Definitely one of the year's essentials.

Amoura – Limitless (2013)

Album:  Limitless
Genre:  Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Parseltongue
2. Exhale
3. Motion
4. Sin
5. Serenity

Support:  Bandcamp ($3)
Preview:  “Motion”

You guys remember how a while ago I was really into Fit For A King’s new album “Creation/Destruction”?  Well…this is definitely the same concept.  REALLY hard-hitting metalcore.  Amoura does what they do very well!  If you like the jams, please *LIKE* them on Facebook and support them by spending the $3 for the album :)

Black Tongue - Falsifier (EP Review)

Black Tongue
Album: Falsifier EP
Genre: Deathcore/Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. H.C.H.C.
2. Fauxhammer
3. A Pale Procession
4. Ire Upon he Earth
5. Falsifier
6. Voices

Download (320kbps) | Support | Preview: (Free stream of full EP)


So you think your band tunes low? Think again. 
Say hello to Black Tongue, a side project from Aaron Kitcher and Eddie Pickard of Infant Annihilator, the UK's heaviest online phenomenon. As is to be expected, this 6 track offering is bowel-crushingly heavy. Gone, however, is Pickard's sweeps and Kitcher's stupidly fast blasts; Black Tongue is all about ominous, slow brutality. Take a generous helping of death metal and deathcore, a sprinkling of hardcore and slow it right the fuck down, and what you'll be left with will be damn near what Falsifier sounds like.

I can't stress this enough. This is a HEAVY EP. The drums are slow and punishing, the guitars filthy and sinister, the bass is earthshaking and the vocals are powerful. I've seen some reviews scattered about the Internet that his vocals don't suit the sound of this band, and I wholeheartedly disagree. His powerful, hardcore-esque vocals suit the downtempo heaviness of the EP, and it's a surprise when he summons forth some of the most evil sounding gutturals this side of Bozeman. I instantly thought of the Whitechapel powerhouse when Teyen came in on H.C.H.C, and that's a high compliment.  See: A Pale Procession. 

A drawback would be the guitar tone the guys have chosen for the release. I've seen it compared to a tin of angry bees, and I have to say that it's a bit top heavy for my tastes. However it does add to the feel of filthy, underground heaviness that Black Tongue is getting known for, and it's aggressive. If they were a riff oriented band I can see it impeding on the music, but it fits into this downtempo groove nicely and sudden moments of chug (see: Ire Upon The Earth') become powerful as fuck.

The parallels between Black Tongue and Infant Annihilator are inevitable, just as Stone Sour were compared to Slipknot and Megadeth were (and still are) compared to Metallica. But these comparisons are unjust, as the two projects were destined to differ from their inception. In Kitcher's own words : 'Infant Annihilator is like Epic Meal Time. A plethora of meat hacked up and smashed into a gargantuan meal. Cooked at home with a lot of laughs, it will fill you up and be absolutely ridiculous. On the other hand, Black Tongue is like a restaurant-served prime cut medallion of the finest steak. Definitely still pure meat, but cooked with a professional eye, love and care.'

Black Tongue is a band that do nothing new, but they do it well. Their brand of brutal, death-infused hardcore has been done many times before, but it's never been as angry as this. Black Tongue mean business.


For fans of: Sworn In, Seeker, Whitechapel, Not Infant Annihilator 
Stand out moment: the unbelievable heaviness of the middle section of A Pale Procession.

Reviewed by Ben Sutherland for The DuckCore 2.0

Existem - Years Of Winter (2012)

Artist: Existem
Album: Years Of Winter
Genre: Progressive Death Metal/Post Metal/Math Metal

01. Equals
02. Slay the Giant
03. Corruption, Pt. 1: Balance
04. Corruption, Pt. 2: Ruin
05. Years of Winter
06. Solace
07. Natural State
08. Canyons
09. Ocean
10. She Speaks
11. A Message from Earth

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Slay The Giant

Why the fuck this band hasn´t gained my attention? This is absolutely awesome shit. Heavy, with great vocals and full of haunting and strong atmosphere. I´m fucking impressed.   

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Brutai – Brutai (2013)

Album:  Brutai
Genre:  Metal(core)/Riffcore/Thrash/Groove

Track Listing:
1. Flood
2. Alpha
3. Sleepers
4. Straight Silver
5. Onyx
Support:  Bandcamp ($5) / Amazon
Preview:  “Onyx”

Veddy veddy good.  Fans of Vanisher, Ocellus, Sleep Serapis Sleep, and other riffy metalcore/deathcore acts will be really into Brutai.  I never know what genre to call tunes like these – metalcore, deathcore, heavy metal, what? :|

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ForTiorI - Triton (2011)

Album: Triton
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Djent

Track Listing:
1. Freak Inside 
2. Gladiator
3. Having Fun
4. Dream Scared
5. Idols
6. A.I.
7. Nightmares in Daydreams
8. Starchild
9. Justification Invalid
10. Falcon Punch (with vocals)
11. Times Indefinite
12. Biohazard
13. Lost In
14. Scatta (Skrillex Cover)
15. Distorted (Bonus Track)
16. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprite (Skrillex Cover)

Download (320kbps)
Support: (Bandcamp, NYP)
Preview: "A.I."

Really cool instrumental project, I'm surprised I haven't heard of this before as it was released in 2011. For fans of Intervals, Anup Sastry, Periphery, A.I.(d), etc.

The Walking Dead Orchestra – Architects Of Destruction (2013)

The Walking Dead Orchestra
Album:  Architects Of Destruction
Genre:  (Brutal) Deathcore/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Swamp Fever
2. A Mandatory Bloodshed
3. Oppressive Procession
4. Burden Of The Flesh
5. Catharsis For The Fallen
6. Entombment Of A Monarch
7. Slaughtering The Weakest
8. A Way To Survive
9. Locusts

An absolute must-listen.  Some of the best, most pummeling straight-up deathcore you’ll hear this year.  That’s all I’ll say about this one – I’ll just let the music do the talking for itself.  Thanks to the band for putting it up on Mega :)

The Last Days of Mankind – Fractured (2013)

The Last Days Of Mankind
Album:  Fractured
Genre:  Prog Deathcore/Metalcore/Djent

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Nova
3. Resistance (feat. Jackson Packer of Animus Sadist)
4. Persistence (feat. Tai Khai of Hunting for Heroes)

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “Nova”


Boreworm – Black Path (2013)

Album:  Black Path
Genre:  Progressive/Technical Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Black Path
2. Xenophagia
3. Hive Conduit
4. Clandestine

Support:  Bandcamp ($5)
Preview:  “Xenophagia”

Simply phenomenal death metal that sounds like sort of a fusion of The Black Dahlia Murder, Scorned Deity, and ESPECIALLY Fallujah.  Blisteringly intense blast beats, sledgehammer-heavy breaks, and a veritable cornucopia of “Harvest Wombs”-era Fallujah-esque riffs…and that’s just to get your ears interested.  Buried beneath the shred, the soaring solos, the brutal breakdowns, and the variegated vokills, the listener will find a deeply disturbed – almost black metal – morose, barely-concealed evil lurking.  Every time I listen to this EP I’m finding something new, and I’m sure you will too.  Fans of death metal rejoice!  Spend the $5 it costs to purchase Boreworm’s “Black Path” EP – they’re trying to fund a new full length, so it’s MORE than worth it!

PS:  If you don’t believe me, check out Connor’s outstanding 10/10 review from The New Transcendence HERE.

Lost Without Direction – Directions (2013)

Lost Without Direction
Album:  Directions
Genre:  Prog Metal/ Deathcore/ Metalcore/ Math

Track Listing:
1. Unleash
2. Monster
3. Diamond
4. Dejection
5. Drowning
6. Distorted
7. We Are Burning
8. It’s About Time
9. Compass
10. Directions
11. My Conversation
12. My Poem
13. My End

Download (320kbps):  Zippy / Bandcamp
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “Diamond” / "Dejection"

God DAMN this is good!  Lost Without Direction doesn't really do anything new, but what they do, they do veeerrryyyy well.  Bouncy, groovy, hard-hitting at times, with lots of neat little ambient elements mixed in the background – plus, it sounds crisp as fff.  Fans of a slightly more fast-paced Erra with a Truth Behold groove and some Catch The Sun-esque riffage will LOVE this.  I know I’M digging the hell out of it!

Gigantic ups to Longstreth for showing me this one.

Kinetik - Heavier Elements (2013)

   Artist: Kinetik
Album: Heavier Elements
Genre: Math Metal/Groove/Atmospheric Progressive Metal

01. Static Motion
02. Obsolete Zero
03. An Occasional Pulse
04. Substance
05. Closer Than Contact
06. Straight Red
07. Out Of Body
08. Expansion
09. Visible Light
10. Non-Locality
11. Acres of Space
12. On Starless Nights

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Closer Than Contact

Fucking awesome groovy and spacey Progressive Metal, FFO: Dead For Denver, Sinthetik, Substructure

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Between The Lions - the painter. the liar. the canvas. the noose. (2013)

Artist: Between the Lions
Album:  the painter. the liar. the canvas. the noose. 
Genre: Progressive Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Symphonies 
2. Verses the Mirrors 
3. Definitions 
4. Interlude 
5. All Roads Led to Rome 
6. I Left a Legend

Download (320kbps Bandcamp - ZippyShare)
Support: (Bandcamp, NYP)
Preview: "I Left a Legend"

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Terror Eyes - Catoptrics (2012)

   Artist: Terror Eyes
Album: Catoptrics
Genre: Progressive Metal/Experimental

1. Intervallic Brethren
2. Dodecahedra
3. Catoptrics
4. Euclid
5. Self-Immolation
6. Chromatic Aberration
7. Lucid

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Preview: Chromatic Aberration

Phenomenal. This band is now active under the name "The Omega Man", I posted a new song today on Facebook. They released an EP, called "Rebirth" last month, and it´s so fucking good. Catoptrics is one of these underground jewels, such high quality, such great ideas. Download this shit and buy the new EP on Bandcamp.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Raven Autarchy - Depise (EP)

Artist: The Raven Autarchy
Album: Despise
Genre: Technical Deathcore

1. Harmony Of Contempt
2. Breeding Fallacies
3. Epistemophobia

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Epistemophobia

Unbelievable great one-man project from spain. The vocals are brutal and the riffing and the melodies kick in the nuts.