Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Boy Will Die – Revenge (2013)

The Boy Will Die
Album:  Revenge
Genre:  Deathcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. The Gates
2. Given To Filth
3. It Has Begun
4. Bannermen
5. Bury Yours
6. Welcome To District 13

Preview:  “Bury Yours”

This is the kind of deathcore that I like to hear – less concentration on “2brootz4u” chugging, more focus on riff-writing, sort of similar to great metalcore bands like Unearth, minus the clean sections!  I’d describe their sound as a mixture of As Blood Runs Black, Ocellus, As Shadows Collapse, and some older The Faceless.  They got MY money!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Omophagia – Guilt By Nescience (2013)

Album:  Guilt By Nescience
Genre:  Death Metal/Groove Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Ultimate Beginning
2. Guilt By Nescience
3. Gain From Suffering
4. Virtual Leader
5. Action Et Reaction
6. Awakening
7. D-Generation
8. Quest For Unhappiness
9. War On Mammon

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If you were to click on the preview link, you’d hear a LOT of influence from “Organic Hallucinosis”-era Decapitated and maybe some Sepultura (?), along with some fist-pumping gallop riffs, a la older thrash bands.  Unfortunately you can’t buy this album yet, but Omophagia is definitely some KILLER death metal.

Silent Rose – Eradicate – Reinstate (2013)

Silent Rose
Album:  Eradicate-Reinstate
Genre:  Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. When Three Become One
2. Mouthful Of Sand
3. Cycle Of Madness
4. Diggity Dong
5. Would You Like Death With That
6. Newspeak
7. Step Right Up
8. Left To Kill
9. Big Green Men
10. Book Of Lies
11. Save The World, Kill A Banksta
12. Launch The Monkey
13. Bare The Water

Support:  Bandcamp ($11.99)

Interesting combination of Machinehead and Thy Art Is Murder…out of Australia, go figure.

Constructing Infinity – Stonewall (2013)

Constructing Infinity
Album:  Stonewall
Genre:  Progressive Metal/Instrumental

Track Listing:
1. The Limerent Object
2. Time Dilation
3. Reaching Forward
4. Isthmus In The Mountains
5. Collective Amnesia

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Moments of mathy chaos, along with some well-constructed melodies with kinda Polyphia-ish vibes, which is never a bad thing :)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Krokodil - He Who Greets With Fire (EP 2013)

Album: He Who Greets With Fire
Genre: Deathcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Narcoterrorism
2. Lifeless
3. Blacklisted (feat. Mike Hewat of Drag the Lake)
4. Mammon (feat. Dan Watson of Infant Annihilator)
5. Pale Orc

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Preview: "Narcoterrorism"

No way you can't stop yourself from listening this over and over, headbanging to it all. Aggressive, catchy, groovy stuff, give it a listen RIGHT NOW!

Letters To The Ocean - Entropy (EP 2013)

Letters To The Ocean
Album: Entropy (EP)
Genre: Metalcore/Electronic

Track Listing:
1. Sound Awake
2. Essence
3. Deceptions
4. In Sight
5. Lost At Sea
6. Moving Forward

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Preview: "Moving Forward"

Debut EP by this guys from Alberta, Canada.

Caligula’s Horse – New Song (2013)

Caligula’s Horse
Album:  The Tide, The Thief, and the River’s End
Genre:  Progressive Metal/Alternative Rock

Track Listing:
1. Dark Hair Down

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

One of Australia's most talented bands, Caligula's Horse, just unleashed what's probably their heaviest and most progressive track to date, thus vindicating the fact that they're one of my 5 favorite bands out of Australia!  Plus, their vocalist is wayyyyy too good!  For fans of Coheed and Cambria, Periphery, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Cynic - The Official Page, Vanisher, Deftones, and so many more.  I can’t wait to hear their full length on October 1st :)

“With a modern and individual approach to music that channels the raw honesty of classic rock and the skill of progressive metal into a voice at once energetic, grand and forthright, CALIGULA’S HORSE offers devotees of all strains of powerful and progressive music something new and unique.”

Friday, July 26, 2013

Genocide Of Prescription – Genesis (2013)

Genocide Of Prescription
Album:  Genesis
Genre:  Technical/Brutal Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Genesis
2. Virulence
3. Immortal
4. Mitosis
5. The Nature Saves Rage
6. And Tears Like Projectiles
7. Pacification
8. Hubris Of Positron Intelligence
9. Xenophobia
10. Emissions
11. Temporal Capsule
12. Disappearance – Disappearance

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Support:  Bandcamp ($9.99)
Preview:  “Virulence”

Easily one of the best technical deathcore albums you’ll hear; some fucking balls-to-the-wall shred here!  Sounds like the wretched demon spawn of Beneath The Massacre, Wormed, and Infant Annihilator, after ingesting a cocktail of steroids, acid, and crystal meth.  Listen to the whole thing below, and buy it if you can!

ForTiorI – Chronicles (2013)

Album:  Chronicles
Genre:  Progressive Metal/Djent/Prog. Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Ancient Will
2. Crank
3. Secrets Of The Sane
4. It Lurks
5. Bare Bones
6. In My Sight
7. The Unknown
8. Sun
9. Nature’s Whisper
10. Cataclysm
11. The Aftermath
12. My Path
13. Redemption Defiled
14. Gone
15. In My Sight (Acoustic)

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Preview:  “Sun”

These guys must listen to a LOT of Periphery’s latest album.  Some pleasant grooves and oriental-sounding atmospheres here and there :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Meridian - Progression (EP 2013)

Album: Progression (EP)
Genre: Instrumental/Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. Broca's Area
2. Ridley
3. Anonymia
4. Nimbus

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Preview: "Broca's Area"

Proggy goodies for you! Really wanna listen more from this guys in the near future.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Immoralis - The Great Collapse (2013)

Album: The Great Collapse
Genre: Metalcore/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Genesis
2. The Great Collapse
3. Trudge This Lonely Road
4. This New Infection
5. Embrace The Escape
6. Shelter
7. In Solitude
8. The Process
9. The Value Of Nothing
10. A Means To An End
11. Show Me Your Heart

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "The Great Collapse"

For fans of Death of a Poet, Facing the Oracle, The Dwelling.

Stand Alone Complex – Animate (2013)

Stand Alone Complex
Album:  Animate
Genre:  Progressive Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Illusion
2. Equivalent Exchange
3. Awaken
4. Hollow Eyes

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp ($4)
Preview:  “Illusion”

Ugggghhhhh, fans of ERRA rejoice, because this is fucking awesome!  These guys record at the same studio and actually sound a LOT like Erra – obviously not on the same level, but hey, who really is?  Also for fans of Invent, Animate :)

Big ups to a couple fans of our blog for giving me the heads-up on these guys!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Empyrean - Paragon (2013)

Artist: Empyrean
Album: Paragon
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal

1. Visionary
2. Without Reproach
3. Effevescent
4. Destitution
5. Self Sacrifice

Download (via Bandcamp)

Solid stuff, nothing revolutionary, but very solid. Some Polyphia vibes, but with a darker atmosphere.

Vessels - Ghosts (EP 2012)

Album: Ghosts (EP)
Genre: Melodic Hardcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Ghosts
2. Lower Territories
3. Revival
4. Relapse
5. Face to Face
6. Distance
7. Atlantica

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Preview: "Ghosts"

Melodic hardcore as it should be done! Check them out!

Quassar - Evolution To Annihilation (EP 2013)

Album: Evolution To Annihilation (EP)
Genre: Thrash/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Genesis
2. Origin of Thought
3. Ancient Beliefs
4. First Multinational Empires
5. Relinquisition
6. The Iron Law Of Money
7. Time To Wake Up
8. Extinction Of Thought

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Preview: "Relinquisition"

Debut EP by this guys from Spain. Album tells the story of man from its origin to its extinction, through the discovery of the stars, the appearance of religion, industrialization or system changes. Some classic old-school tunes in the mix.

Black Crown Initiate – Song Of The Crippled Bull (2013)

Black Crown Initiate
Album:  Song Of The Crippled Bull
Genre:  Progressive/Atmospheric Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Stench Of The Iron Age
2. Ghosts She Sends
3. The Mountain Top
4. Song Of The Crippled Bull

Support:  Bandcamp ($3)

The preview song is fucking BRILLIANT, and I can tell you right now, none of the other songs sound like it – they each have vocals, but the title track was so good I had to include it.  If you loved the off-the-walls death metal stylings of Slice The Cake, Wretched, or The Bridal Procession, or the sludgy, lumbering style of Boreworm or Fallujah’s more atmospheric and less technical sections, definitely give BCI a chance.  They even sound kind of like Opeth or My Hollow at some points!  I don’t really know how else to describe them, but it’s pretty damn inspired stuff that’ll do more than keep you on your toes.  They absolutely earned themselves a fan!

Virginia Wolf – Hunt.Stalk.Kill.Bury.Regret. (2012)

Virginia Wolf
Album:  Hunt.Stalk.Kill.Bury.Regret.
Genre:  Atmospheric/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Hunt
2. Stalk
3. Kill
4. Bury
5. Regret
6. Bonus Track

Preview:  “Bury”

Definitely not what you’d expect from the album art, but damn, if you’re looking for fucking EVIL deathcore with insanely creepy-sounding vibes, Virginia Wolf is JUST the thing for you.  This album is based around the kill cycle of a serial killer, and it shows.

Unfortunately, the band is now broken up and the album is now only available on Youtube, and I had to rip “Kill” from a drum playthrough video.

Anagnorisis – Ghosts of Our Fathers (2012)

Album:  Ghosts Of Our Fathers
Genre:  Technical/Blackened Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Clan Of Kerr
2. Only Suffering Is Free

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “Clan Of Kerr”

Now THIS is my kind of metal!  Fans of Archspire will appreciate this shredtastic insanity.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Darkened Horizons - Crossing The Light (2013)

Artist: Darkened Horizons
Album: Crossing The Light
Genre: Progressive Death Metal

1. Crossing The Light
2. Termiant
3. The Art Of Machine
4. Avalanche
5. Surreal Prototype

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Preview: Avalanche

FFO: early Opeth and early Cynic. That´s enough, right?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Red Skies - Identitas (2013)

Red Skies
Album: Identitas
Genre: Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Ignition
2. Identity
3. Up In Smoke
4. Pedestal
5. Jean Guy

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Preview: "Ignition"

Awesome debut EP from Red Skies. For fans of Unearth, The Intake Of Glass, etc.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Disdained Grace – Doomsday (2013)

Disdained Grace
Album:  Doomsday
Genre:  Technical Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Doomsday
3. Subconscious Misanthropy
4. Purgatory
5. Stigmatization

Russia fucking rules the technical deathcore scene, damn.  If you dug “Heliocratic Infinity”-era Sumatra, Taking Your Last Chance, or Thy Devourer, get your goddamn paws on THIS insanity.  Wow.

Andy Rive – Odyssey (2013)

Andy Rive
Album:  Odyssey
Genre:  Prog Metalcore (NOT the djenty kind!)

Track Listing:
1. Open Sea
2. Tempest Rising
3. Sirens
4. Flotsam
5. Breaker (B-Side)

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp ($5.25)

If you’ve EVER liked metalcore of any kind, get ready to be blown away, but don’t let that prog metalcore tag scare you; there’s absolutely NO djent or whiny cleans involved!  Were it not for Bring Me Solace (posted HERE), I’d say that this was easily the metalcore EP of the year…I actually didn’t know this outstanding EP had come out until just this morning!  Andy Rive was my favorite brand-new metalcore find on the DuckCore compilation ( because of their somewhat unconventional approach to traditional metalcore – there’s TONS of ethereal atmosphere, lots of crushing riffs and breakdowns, well-written leads with oodles of technicality and melody, and ZERO cleans.  Buy it if you can!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Unfurling The Departures - Hemisphere (EP 2012)

Unfurling The Departures
Album: Hemisphere (EP)
Genre: Hardcore/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. The Perception
2. Abstract Human
3. Interlude
5. Breathe

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Preview: "Abstract Human"

Hardcore goodies from Santiago, Chile. Lyrics range from social problematics to existential questions.

Vela - Vela (2013)

Album: Vela (2013)
Genre: Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Velorum
2. Doors of the Sea
3. Aerial Remnant
4. Nihilist
5. The Great Traitor
6. Cepheus (feat. Henry Kaldre)
7. The Hollow King
8. Systematic
9. The Closest Thing to Clarity
10. The Disconnect, Divine

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Preview: "Preview Song" (hyperlink)

Debut album by the remaining members of Beneath the Sovereign. Dem grooves!

Anal Phobia – Unarm (2013)

Anal Phobia
Album:  Unarm
Genre:  Technical/Brutal Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Gud Gris
2. Call Him In Silence
3. Burluskoni
4. H.E.D.
5. Desertum Foliae
6. Cumparty (Feat. Michele Biason Of Whales’ Empire)
7. Soulless
8. Steampack Willie
9. Dark Throne
10. Legion
11. Nailed

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

Holy SHITTTTTTT this is some heavy music…definitely not what I expected based on the awful band name, which kinda suggests goregrind!  Don't let the name fool you too -- Anal Phobia is actually a REALLY heavy mixture of technical deathcore, grindcore, brutal death metal, and some slam \m/  Fans of littledidweknow or Infant Annihilator will get the hell down on this…although I actually prefer this to IA, since there's a LOT less time spent in breakdowns here.

Apex Of Apathy – The Flying Machine (2013)

Apex Of Apathy
Album:  The Flying Machine
Genre:  Progressive Rock/Post-Hardcore/Mathcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Body Games
2. The Flying Machine
3. The Clockmaker
4. Fatalism
5. Above The Clouds
6. White Towers
7. Doppelganger
8. Patience II
9. Still Alive
10. The Stranger

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp / Zippy

This is so DEFINITELY not my usual post, but I stumbled across the preview song on Youtube and was really into it, so I figured I'd share!  Apex Of Apathy is definitely something fans of Closure In Moscow, Coheed & Cambria, or some of interruptio's uploads will enjoy quite a lot.  The vocals aren't quite as good as either of those bands, but musically it's quite similar, albeit more relaxing.

Towers – Into The Void (2013)

Album:  Into The Void
Genre:  Deathcore/Ouch

Track Listing:
1. Revenant
2. From Silence
3. Potema
4. Malice Hands
5. Break/Rebuild
6. Hollowed (Feat. Michael Barr Of Volumes)
7. Grievance

Download (320kbps)
Support:  iTunes ($6.93)

Extremely hard-hitting deathcore that really sounds like it should be from Australia, but isn’t…trust me, this is all KINDS of heavy.  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the cover art and album name look and sound a lot like that of Stories from earlier this year.  Fans of I Declare War, Seditionist, Isolations, Oceano, and uhhh…other absurdly heavy bands would be wise to preview & buy :)  Check out our near-and-dear wordsmith and chug-lover Connor's review of the album over HERE AT THE NEW TRANSCENDENCE.

Bring Me Solace – The Division Of Duality + The Sightless Inquisition (2013)

Bring Me Solace
Album:  The Sightless Inquisition
Genre:  Progressive/Atmospheric Metalcore

Track Listing “The Division Of Duality”:
1. The Division Of Duality – Higher Self
2. The Division Of Duality – Lower Self
3. The Division Of Duality – No Self

Track Listing “The Sightless Inquisition”:
1. Clouded Vision
2. Alterception (Instrumental)
3. On The Inside
4. Wisp
5. Façade Of Lies
6. The Sightless Inquisition (feat. Brandon Davis, ex Across The Sun)

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

Surprise!  Bring Me Solace’s final effort is actually TWO releases!  Put this up next to Auras and Entities for the progressive metalcore EP of the year.  Yeah, Bring Me Solace are THAT good…or should I say “were”, these will be their final releases :(  Outrageously beautiful, passionate compositions with some whimsical atmosphere that has some definite Erra feel to it!  Their previous EP “Nomadic Refuge” earned a very high placement on my countdown in 2011, at least one of these will DEFINITELY be doing the same this year. 

The Arsonist - (2013)

Artist: The Arsonist
Genre: Technical Deathcore

1. I
2. Wrong Order
3. Phantasmagoria
4. Losted 2.0
5. Bleeding Hands 2.0


Catchy and dissonant go hand in hand. Awesome 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Everyone Dies Alone - The Arcane Army (2012)

Everyone Dies Alone
Album: The Arcane Army
Genre: Technical Death Metal/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Chariots of the Gods
2. In Cimmerian Shade
3. Eyes Can Not See
4. Deus Ex Machina
5. An Hour Of Wolves And Shattered Shields
6. The Aeons of Arcadia
7. I. The Arcadian Creed
8. II. Beyond The Stygian Desert
9. III. Thanatophoros

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Preview: "Deus Ex Machina"

Put some smashing death metal, add some technical influences and progressive elements into the mix and the result is this band from Antwerp, Belgium. For fans of Epiphany from the Abyss, The Vile Impurity and Beneath the Massacre.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Weathered - Empty (Single 2013)

Album: Empty (Single)
Genre: Hardcore/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Empty

Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Empty"

New project from NY, including members of Eyes Wired Shut. Angry, hateful stuff in here. The vocals are just f**king sick!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dawn of Justice - Seeds (2013)

Dawn of Justice
Album: Seeds
Genre: Metalcore/Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Intro
2. Samsara
3. Nothingness As Beginning
4. Life Games
5. Super Heroes
6. As Breath Of Life
7. Time For Redemption
8. Vents Solaires
9. Fuel Of Insanity
10. Warzone

Download (320kbps)
Support: (Bandcamp, NYP)
Preview: "Samsara"

Dawn of Justice is an unsigned metalcore band from Pau, France. This is a pretty solid release. For fans of the The Ghost Inside, This Or The Apocalypse,
I The Breather, and Heart In Hand.

Dissonance In Majesty - New Disorder (EP 2013)

Dissonance In Majesty
Album: New Disorder (EP)
Genre: Symphonic/Blackened Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Evigilo (Awakening)
2. Ortus (Birth)
3. Exodus (Escape)
4. Capere (Capture)
5. Nex (Death)
6. Agonia (Pain)
7. Defluo (Lost)

Support: Bandcamp ($4 USD)
Preview: "Nex (Death)"

Chicago based band, just dropped their first EP, a concept album based on 'dystopian allegory' and the 'horrors comitted in the name of a twisted god'. Quite refreshing in my opinion. Check the preview and judge for yourself.

The World To Come - Construct Of Being EP (2013)

Artist: The World To Come
Album: Construct Of Being EP
Genre: Deathcore

1. At The Edge Of Existence
2. Martyr Fragments
3. Eden Prime
4. Construct Of Being

Download (via Bandcamp)

Ultra heavy. Some Shadow Of The Colossus vibes. That´s all!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Crypt Of Reason - Creation Of Despair (2013)

Crypt Of Reason
Album: Creation Of Despair
Genre: Doom Metal/Death Metal/Sludge

Track Listing:
1. Canvases
2. Eye of Abyss
3. Leaving Hope Behind

Download (320kbps)
Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Leaving Hope Behind"

The bassist of Out Of Yesteryear's new album and I have been talking recently, turns out he knows some pretty sexy bands. Check these guys out, only 20 likes on facebook and they still released this crazy album (keep in mind: They most likely do have a VK account, but all of us Facebook users should help them blow up). The vocals of this band remind me of a more pissed off Shiv style from Ovdi and 7 hornets 7 guys (HA I'M FUNNY), and it's packed all together by threads of sorrow. The atmosphere is really dark throughout the whole EP and definitely keeps me craving for more. Give these guys a Like and pick up this phenomenal EP.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Commotio Cordis – Commotio Cordis (2013)

Commotio Cordis
Album:  Commotio Cordis
Genre:  Deathcore/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. We Are the Four
2. Before the Storm
3. Mindset
4. The Dead Woods
5. Choices
6. Inevitable Agenda
7. Flesh Quilt
8. Red Rains
9. Bitter Sweet Freedom
10. Manipulationists

Support:  iTunes ($9.90)
Preview:  “Mindset”

Feels like forever I’ve been waiting for this little punisher of an album.  These guys don’t do anything new, but what they do, they do REAL, REAL well – think Carnifex, Micawber, The Trailer Park Massacre, BigRedRobot, older Hester Prynne, or Your Pain Is Endearing, with a bit more groove.

Day Of A Thousand - Infinity EP (2013)

Artist: Day Of A Thousand
Album: Infinity EP
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Groove

1. Intro
2. Ignite
3. Elephant Bird
4. Life Astray
5. Dazed & Desolate
6. Contingent

Download (via Bandcamp)

Debut EP by the Scotland based Prog Metalcore outfit. Straight foward, powerful as fuck!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Citadel – Sermo Modernus (2013)

Album:  Sermo Modernus
Genre:  Technical Death Metal/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Cvlture
2. Anathema
3. Red Mass
4. God’s Will
5. Religism
6. The Benediction

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp / Zippy
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “God’s Will”

Some heavy, shreddy goodness that fuses the chaotic technical elements of Abiotic, The Faceless, and even some goregrind.  The stomps/grooves in that preview song are awesome.  I've been waiting a while to hear more than just two or three songs from this band!

Spheron – Ecstasy of God (2013)

Album:  Ecstasy of God
Genre:  Technical Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. A Means To An End
2. The Beheaded Coachman
3. Prestige Of The Mortals
4. Saturian Satellites
5. Clasp The Thorns
6. Prelude To The Misery
7. Five Degrees
8. Pulse Of Instinct
9. Tragedy Of The Clerics
10. Choking On Incense
11. Anthropogenic
12. From Glint To Craking

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And you thought Serocs (posted HERE) was good technical death metal?  Just fucking wait until your ears get a load of THIS album.  Fans of Spawn Of Possession or Deeds Of Flesh might just consider this for a pretty high appearance on their album of the year list, right up there with “Portals of Canaan”…I think I actually like “Ecstasy of God” better – it’s markedly more catchy and digestable!  German metal in absolute peak form right here.  Even though they’re charging an ungodly sum of money for this album, I’ll be purchasing it in short order.  You can stream it for a couple days via Soundcloud below:

Kin Beneath Chorus – Futuristic.Composed (2013)

Kin Beneath Chorus
Album:  Futuristic.Composed
Genre:  (Tech.) Deathcore/Groove Metal

Track Listing:
1. Nothing Is Sacred
2. Beyond The Dynamic
3. Futuristic Composed
4. Greetings Atrocity
5. In Parallel Vol. 72
6. Split-Screen
7. Road To Bloodshed
8. Lavish And Ungrateful
9. Within The Goddess Junkyard
10. Voice Of Truth
11. Memento Mori

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I’ve been meaning to post this album for quite some time, because these guys have a really unique thing going on; more intricate riffs and song structures than you’d expect from this sort of band.  While a lot of the songs on the album sound kind of the same, I’ve still gotten two pretty fun listens out of “Futuristic Composed”.  KBC kind of sound like a fusion of Within The Ruins’ style of shredding, Depths Of Hatred-ish grooves, Your Chance To Die (except way more complex drumming) ish riffs, early The Faceless, Nexilva, and some Veil of Maya for good measure.  Check out our buddy Connor’s 9/10 review over at The New Transcendence HERE.  Unfortunately, this album is only available for order in physical copy…I’ve asked the band to put up a digital purchase for some time, but they haven’t gotten back to me :(

PS:  Watch for an update to this post, I'm going to ask the band if I can post it for download on here...

Thessa - The Other Side (2013)

Artist: Thessa
Album: The Other Side
Genre: Djent/Instrumental Progressive Metal/Progressive Rock

1. Origins
2. Intentional Neglect
3. Medusa
4 .ExE
5. The All Seing Eye
6. The inside
7. Cassiopeia
8. Symbiosis
9. Digital Expansion
10. Colossus

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Preview: Intentional Neglect

Surely a new candidate for my AOTY list. So intense and deep, with great ideas and an unbelievable good atmosphere. For everyone who love progressive music.

Rook - Unfinity (2013

Artist: Rook
Album: Unfinity
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Math Metal

1. Prelude; All That Is
2. Is
3. a. Everything Is Mostly Nothing Part 1
4. b. Everything Is Mostly Nothing Part 2
5. Interlude; All That Will Be
6. Will Be

Download (via Bandcamp)/Preview

Very interesting. The songwriting has so much Tosin Abasi-style, but it isn´t just a copy. The atmosphere is very unique, it´s not the boring "taking some Djent grooves together", it´s intelligent, AAL-influenced Prog Metal.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Neberu - New Songs (2013)

Album:  New Songs
Genre:  Progressive Metalcore/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Extrinsic Lucidity (feat. Jessie Freeland)
2. Decompressed

Download  "Extrinsic Lucidity" (320kbps)
Download "Decompressed" (320kbps)

I don't usually post singles/dual tracks for download, but FUCK does this deserve an exception.  Sounds a lot like what would happen if a REALLY heavy Veil Of Maya made a groove-baby with Erra.  UNNNNFFFF.

Right To The Void – Kingdom of Vanity (2013)

Right To The Void
Album:  Kingdom Of Vanity
Genre:  Technical/Blackened Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Like A Disease
2. Phoenix
3. World Decay
4. A Black Conclusion
5. War Of Glory
6. In Oblivion
7. Reborn From Ashes
8. Again And Again…Until The End
9. Kingdom Of Vanity
10. Stay
11. We Have Failed

Support:  iTunes ($9.99)

Now THIS is my kind of band.  Another one of those albums I’ve been meaning to post for quite some time!  “Kingdom of Vanity” will definitely be making an appearance on my album of the year list at the end of this year, just like Coronado.  Think of Depths Of Hatred, add a bit of groove and some TBDM-esque melodies, then make the songs longer.  Sounds pretty evil, right?  Plus, DAT ART.

Serocs – The Next (2013)

Album:  The Next
Genre:  Technical Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Next
2. The Variable
3. Urban Terror
4. Weakness Fed The Fear
5. The Hellgramite Method
6. The Shining One
7. Chernovile
8. Alienus Gignesthai

Support:  Bandcamp ($8)

Crazy, shreddy tech death for fans of Nebulous, Deeds Of Flesh, Dysmorphic, Pyrexia, Hideous Divinity, and the ilk.  That second preview song has some really funky basslines going on too!

Bispora – The Pineal Chronicles Phase I: Furtherance (2013)

Album:  The Pineal Chronicles Phase I:  Furtherance
Genre:  Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Expedition
2. Where Ocean Meets Land
3. Guru
4. Peripheral
5. The Arcane Hatch
6. Eyes From Above
7. A Surge From Above

Support:  Bandcamp ($5)

Are you a fan of prog metal bands like Between The Buried and Me or The Odious?  Well, I have just the thing to whet your whistle.  Bispora’s first full length definitely has a lot of stuff going on!  A little less jazz “strut” than BTBAM, but a bit more funk-esque groove, and even some technical death metal-ish riffs (like in the intro of the second preview track)!  Try to buy the album if you can, Bispora is trying to be able to afford merch :)

Coronado – Origins (2013)

Album:  Origins
Genre:  Progressive Metal/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Every Question
2. Flicker
3. As Loud As Thunder
4. Hypnagogia
5. Axis
6. Action; Reaction
7. Never Let Go

Think The Contortionist meets TesseracT’s heavier moments, add some harsh vocals, mix in some Born Of Osiris, Kardashev, Erra, and Slice The Cake, and you have what this album sounds like.  Yeah…Coronado is THAT good.  I am so fucking stoked on this album guys, and you can bet it'll make an appearance on my album of the year list this year <3

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Six Feet Of Silence - Myths EP (2012)

Artist: Six Feet Of Silence
Album: Myths EP
Genre: Deathcore/Groove

1. The Myth Of You
2. Disease Of Addiction
3. Kings And Queens
4. Second Nature
5. Ambitions


Groove that shit. Groove it.

Dessiderium - Life Was A Blur (2013)

Artist: Dessiderium
Album: Life Was A Blur
Genre: Melodic Death Metal/Progressive Metal

1. Land of The Rising Sun
2. Moirai
3. Desiderium
4. When The Sky Becomes The Sea
5. Death Was A Facade...
6. ... And Life Was A Blur

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Okay, I didn´t expect that. A very nice mesh up between early Opeth, Emperor, Arcturus, Wintersun, At The Gates and some new stuff like Insomnium or In Mourning. This sounds so fucking scandinavian.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Avolation - Channels (EP 2012)

Album: Channels (EP)
Genre: Progressive Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Perception
2. Voyage
3. An Intrincate Balance
4. The Life Path
5. Conscious Unity
6. Distal Stimulus

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "An Intrincate Balance"

From western Massachusetts, full of melodic chords and rhythmic progressiveness, mixed with some groove elements.