Saturday, August 31, 2013

Shadow Of The Colossus - End Game (2013)

Artist: Shadow Of The Colossus
Album: End Game
Genre: Atmospheric Deathcore, Not-from-this planet-music

1.Beholder Of The Eyes
2. Odyssey Of Curiosity
3. Insurgence
4. Sentimental Proof
5. The Dawning Of A New Age
6. Amygdala
7. Deliverance (Instrumental)
8. Crown Of Nothing
9. Strands Of Time
10. The Great Divide
11. The Eleventh Passage
12. End Game

Bancamp (Purchase 10 $ and Stream)

Okay. This is maybe one of is the best Deathcore record ever written. The level of composing is out of our human range. Everything fits perfect together, a perfect symbiosis. The melodies, the harmonies, the drums, the vocals.....EVERYTHING. The first SOTC record set new standards, but "End Game" is a damn huge impact on the whole scene.


PS: Read this awesome review by one of Duckcore´s best buddies, Connor Welsh.
Shadow Of The Colossus - End Game Review

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sarkophagus - Discography (2012-2013)

Album: Discography
Genre: Blackened, Symphonic Death Metal

Album Listing:
1. A Dirge For Mankind
2. A Harlot's Love Affair (single)
3. Almathea
4. Chapter III

Download (320kbps)
Bandcamp: (All NYP)
Preview: "Chapter III"

One of my favorite bands currently and guess what; THEY JUST RELEASED ALL OF THEIR MUSIC FOR FREE. Honestly words can't describe what beautiful arrangement is featured in this music. So well put together and such great story telling. If you've never heard of them I can guarantee you'll like them(Okay maybe you won't, but you suck). For Fanks Of: Akeldama, Slice The Cake, Ovid's Withering, Anything else that is fucking amazing. Included in this are 9 songs I believe (3 EPs + A Harlot's Love Affair). Just download this already. Oh and some of these guys are in the lovely band Into Infernus (Who I may try to post, but I'll have to talk to the band first). Also give these guys a like on Facebook.

From The Shadows - Not Forgotten (2013)

From The Shadows
Album: Not Forgotten
Genre: Melodic, Symphonic, Blackened Death Metal/Deathcore
Facebook (Can't find one, tell me if you can)

Track Listing:
1. Open Casket
2. Awakened
3. Burning City
4. From The Shadows
5. You're Not Here
6. Not Forgotten

Download (320kbps)
 Bandcamp: (NYP)
Preview: "From The Shadows"

First time hearing of this band.. DIY New York band From the Shadows just released this EP about a week ago for name your own pricing and after seeing the album art I was skeptical. This EP features very pissed off vocals, highs of which sound like a less kvlt Carach i guess you could say, and guitar work straight out of Melodic Death Metal 101. Maybe like In Flames go into a fist fight with Carach Angren and somehow became merged(although, no due disrespect, this band may not reach that high). Still, a really solid EP and most of you will be satisfied by it.

Greg The Hero - Usurper (Single 2013)

Greg The Hero
Album: Usurper (Single)
Genre: Black/Death Metal/Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Usurper

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Support: Bandcamp ($1)

Thanks to Nani P for sending this over! Blackish hardcore that makes you wanna smash whoever crosses your path first. Get at it!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cold Night For Alligators - Two New Singles (2013)

Cold Night For Alligators
Album: Transitions/Young Catalyst
Genre: Atmospheric/Progressive Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Transition
2. Young Catalyst

Download (320kbps)
Bandcamp: (NYP)
Preview: "Transitions"

This band is damn good. Their previous releases were better in my personal opinion, but i can guarantee that those who really dig cleans and spacey feeling atmospheres will be left wanting more. If you like this, check out their other releases on bandcamp (all of which are NYP). Enjoy!

When Prophecy Fails - Everything Ever, At Once. (2013)

Artist: When Prophecy Fails
Album: Everything Ever, At Once.
Genre: Progressive Metal/Progressive Rock/Experimental

1. Rite
2. Stairway Wit
3. Everything Ever, At Once.
4. Letters from a Mute

Download (via Bandcamp)

This is simply incredible. Modern Prog Metal with tons of different influences. FFO: Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool, Caligula´s Horse, Kasper Rosa, Mastodon etc...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Leviathan – In Darkness It Crawls… (2013)

The Leviathan
Album:  In Darkness It Crawls
Genre:  Blackened/Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Reign Of Fire
2. Ex Inferis
3. Epoch
4. Panopticon
5. The Iron Throne
6. Hammer Of The Witches
7. The Leviathan Awakens…
8. …In Darkness It Crawls

Support:  Bandcamp ($6.22)

Hopefully this album makes up for my long absence from posting?  Methinks fans of any kind of death metal will dig the FUCK out of this.  Other than some Behemoth-ish theatricality and really catchy riffage going on, I just really don’t know how to describe their sound, other than the fact that they mix modern blackened death metal elements with old school death metal chops.  9/10 would (head)bang.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thelema Code - Liber Legis

Thelema Code
Album: Liber Legis
Genre: Technical/Progressive Death Metal/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. θέλημα
2. Apology of Supremacy
3. Ritual
4. Astral Manipulation
5. Creation for the Rot
6. Reject the Light
7. Pantagruelistic Dominion
8. The Shameless Suicide
9. Vital Decay
10. Bacteria
11. Rerum Concordia Discors
12. Outro

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Preview: "Vital Decay"

Something on the line of Abiotic, Your Pain is Endearing. Don't know how I have missed this band for this long. Technical powerful riffs and awesome vocals

A Thousand Times Over - The Candlelight EP (2013)

A Thousand Times Over
Album: The Candlelight EP
Genre: Progressive Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Sunsets
2. Heartstrings & Hatred
3. Of Broken Hopes
4. The Candlelight

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Heartstrings & Hatred"

Proggy, catchy tunes from Cato, New York. Damn good shit right here! Great balance on vocals IMO

Infinite In Azimuth - Accretions EP (2013)

Infinite In Azimuth
Album: Accretions EP
Genre: Progressive/Experimental/Mathcore

Track Listing:
1. Archaic
2. Nomadic Incursion
3. Asepsis
4. Purgatory
5. Objects Such As Light

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Asepsis"
"Holiday For Funerals (single)"

Debut EP by this guys from El Paso, TX. Dat bass...!

Dejection - Dead Earth EP (2013)

Album: Dead Earth EP
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Djent

Track Listing:
1. Combustion
2. Dead Earth
3. Bio Diversity
4. Extinction
5. Rebirth

Download Zippy / Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Combustion"

Oh boy, this caught my attention immediately. Djent with breakdown-ish/death-ish feels thrown in there!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dehumanizing Prophet - The Plague (2012)

Dehumanizing Prophet
Album: The Plague
Genre: Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Awakening
2. Messianic Misanthropy
3. The Plague
4. Absolute Filth
5. Humanities Existence

Download (320kbps)
Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "The Plague"

Composed of the remnants of "Sleeping Pariah", this Death Metal duo hits hard. Grimy vocals that, in my own delusions, tend to remind me of Slice The Cakes vocals(TMWNF rather than the EP). Pretty tight and angry lyrics all around and some very angry riffs, all held together by the, what i believe is preformed by a drum machine, crushing blast beats. It's a pretty big shame I didn't know about these guys until just now. I'm terrible at giving out a "For Fans Of" but if you like Thy Art is Murder, Disfiguring Goddess, maybe Rings Of Saturn, or really anything that's good, check these nigs out. Give 'em a like on facebook!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Save The Date - Risurrectionis EP (2013)

Save The Date
Album: Risurrectionis EP
Genre: Hardcore/Post-Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. The Important Thing
2. Self Convictions
3. A New Day

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "The Important Thing"

Fast, direct and loud hardcore from Italy

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

teethforteeth - I Felt Like Fire (2012)

Album: I Felt Like Fire
Genre: Experimental/Post-Hardcore/Mathcore

Track Listing:
1. Hold Out Your Hand
2. Katherine Has A Heavy Heart
3. Daisy
4. The Same Look, the Same Bed
5. It's Why You Haven't Put On Your Jacket
6. Breathing Patterns
7. What We Remember
8. Find Comfort, Find Sleep

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Katherine Has A Heavy Heart"

Passionate and loud, with lyrics about past & current struggles, but to inspire others and to reveal a more positive light in others' darker areas. They're not a band you'll want to miss.

Graveborn - A Vile Genesis EP (2013)

Album: A Vile Genesis EP
Genre: Technical/Melodic Death Metal/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Terror Manifest
2. Infernal Ascendance
3. A Vile Genesis
4. The Unyielding

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Terror Manifest"

Insane well-written melodies and a great vocal display. FFO: I Declare War, Assemble the Chariots.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

As Oceans | Wings Denied - The Split EP (2013)

As Oceans | Wings Denied
Album: The Split EP
Genre: Progressive Metal/Deathcore/Djent
Facebook Wings Denied As Oceans

Track Listing:
1. As Oceans - Awaken The Serpent
2. As Oceans - Witness
3. As Oceans - Requiem for a Planetary Burial
4. Wings Denied - Signs
5. Wings Denied - Kill! Eat! Pray!

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Measured"

I just thought...if As Oceans has been posted, and Wings Denied too...why not just drop their split too? Goodies!!

Wings Denied - Awake EP (2012)

Wings Denied
Album: Awake (EP)
Genre: Progressive Metal/Djent

Track Listing:
1. Maiden
2. Clockwork
3. Vultures

Download Zippy / Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Vultures"

Need more from this guys already! One EP and couple extra tracks on a split is not enough! A good mix on djenty riffs, post-rockish atmospheres at times and progressive tunes. I say we can expect some good stuff on their upcoming full length! A must listen for fans of Intervals, Red Seas Fire and Novallo.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fate Worse Than Death - The Worst Things In Life Come Free To Us (2013)

Fate Worse Than Death
Album: The Worst Things In Life Come Free To Us
Genre: Hardcore/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Still Doing It
2. Save The Worst For Last
3. Handshaker
4. Summer
5. Suck A Dick
6. The Riverside Rapist
7. KFBR392
8. Herschel Walker
9. Skin Deep Life
10. The Manroe Incident
11. Too Brutal For Herkimer
12. Charlatan
13. Holding Court In The Streets
14. Another Worthless Orchid
15. A Heavy Heart, A Tired Heart

Support: Bandcamp ($8)
Preview: "Charlatan"

Anger, frustration and misplaced rage in the form of music. Jam this loud!

Fred Brum - Atonement (2011)

Fred Brum
Album: Atonement
Genre: Instrumental/Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. Vortex
2. Toolshed
3. Atonement
4. Salt In The Wound
5. Nebula
6. Flying Adventure Bus
7. Retribution
8. Soulless
9. Ethereal

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Atonement"

One man project from Portugal. FFO: Sean Hall, Paul Wardingham, Sithu Aye.

Dissimulator - Factions (2013)

Album: Factions
Genre: Deathcore/Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. The Derelict
2. Like Father, Like Son
3. I Was Born With A Gun To My Head
4. Butchered
5. The Catalyst
6. Crushed To Ashes (Interlude)
7. Tale Of A Demon
8. Forgotten Home
9. Teeth Of The Shark
10. The Descent

Support: Bandcamp ($4.99)
Preview: "Tale Of A Demon"

Christian metal project from Tacoma, WA. For fans of Legends Shall Fall, This Divided World. Brutality as its max.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Solaris - Agni Kai (2013)

Artist: Solaris
Album: Agni Kai
Genre: Progressive Deathcore/Groove

1. Agni Kai
2. Blame
3. Void

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Blame


Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Despot – Demo (2013)

The Despot
Album:  Demo
Genre:  Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Introduction
2. The Declined
3. Extrasensory (feat. Dan Watson of Infant Annihilator)

Support:  Bandcamp ($1)


Your Pain Is Endearing – Upon A Throne Of Hate (2013)

Your Pain Is Endearing
Album:  Upon A Throne Of Hate
Genre:  Deathcore/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Taste Of Flesh
2. Upon A Throne Of Hate
3. Witness Carnage
4. Genetic Perfection
5. Forgot About Dre (Dr. Dre Cover)

Support:  Bandcamp ($5)
                                                 Preview:  “Upon A Throne Of Hate”

Some of the finest metal from my home state of Massachusetts.  YPIE always brings the pain.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bare Bones - Villains (2013)

Bare Bones
Album: Villains
Genre: Southern Hardcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. The Ambush
2. Snake City
3. The New Breed
4. Revolt
5. Death Valley Blues
6. Villains

Download (320k)
Support: (Bandcamp, NYP)
Preview: "Revolt"

I've recently discovered that Australia has a fairly large southern style music scene. It's the kind of music you'd expect to hear from the southern US. Think Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Once Nothing, A Static Lullaby, etc. I love this stuff.

Sentinel - The History Weave (2013)

Artist: Sentinel
Album: The History Weave
Genre: Progressive Deathcore

1. Disparity
2. Isolation Point
3. Envy Of The Empty
4. Cynic
5. The History Weave (feat. Mordan Dodson from Stories)
6. Hereafter

Download (via Bandcamp)

The next sensational act from Australia. Ultra catchy Prog Deathcore, FFO: Entities, Stories, Auras.

Weakened - Endless Eclipse (2013)

Artist: Weakened
Album: Endless Eclipse
Genre: Progressive Death Metal

1. Syndrome
2. Truth Of War
3. Frame
4. Weakened
5. Descent
6. Traumatism
7. Dead Hour
8. Black Room

Download (via Bandcamp)

Catchy and heavy Prog Death, with some glimpse of Deathcore...but in a very good way. Groovy and shreddy, and the soli are amazing as fuck!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Unbeliever - For Now, We Survive (2013)

Artist: Unbeliever
Album: For Now, We Believe
Genre: Mathcore/Experimental

1. Reclamation
2. Candidates
3. Curses, Like Chicken, Come Home To Roost
4. Social Di(in)formity
5. Culture Is Not Your Friend
6. Intrinsic Obsolescence
7. Paramox
8. For Now, We Survive
9. Just Say Know
10. Lie And Be Honest, Lay And Be Truth

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Candidates

Well, the vocals are very, VERY odd, but it fits with total crazy kind of  stuff. Some of you may miss some Mathcore on this here is some for you!

Monday, August 12, 2013

SYZYGIA - Reclaimer (EP 2013)

Album: Reclaimer (EP)
Genre: Progressive/Extreme Metal

Track Listing:
1. Convection
2. Self-serving Hivemind Parasite
3. Apathocracy
4. Reflection
5. Capacity
6. Purge

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Apathocracy"

Surfing around bandcamp, this caught my attention, and I do not regret it. Preview must give you an entire idea of what this guys from Pittsburgh have in mind. And those lyrics...!

An unseen hand; Guiding pawns through a living hell.
Leading the blind into the maw of the beast;
And as shadows they forever dwell.
Days drag along with a confused sense of time;
Years smear together as we remain unaligned.

I Am Atlas | To The Grave | Lynchmada - III (2013)

Artist: I Am Atlas/To The Grave/Lynchmada
Album: III
Genre: Progressive Metal/Death Metal/Experimental/Deathcore/Black Metal
Facebook: I Am Atlas Lynchmada To The Grave

1. Lynchmada - Pantheon
2. To The Grave - While I Breath
3. I Am Atlas - Confrontations
4. Lynchmada - Green River
5. To The Grave - Plague
6. I Am Atlas - The Transition
7. Lynchmada - Immerser
8. To The Grave - The Mirrored
9. I Am Atlas - Blastington 5000

Bandcamp (Purchase 10 AUD and Stream)

I usually don´t post splits, but this is outstanding. Three phenomenal bands, three phenomenal AUSTRALIAN (what else) bands. Lynchmada with the Groove Metal/Progressive Metalcore/Deathcore mix, I Am Atlas with the ultra experimental Black Metal/Prog Metal/Djent/Death Metal/Metalcore mesh up and To The Grave with the catchy Prog Deathcore! This is a MUST HAVE!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Of Modern Architecture - Solis Occasus (EP 2013)

Of Modern Architecture
Album: Solis Occasus (EP)
Genre: Progressive Metal/Jazz

Track Listing:
1. Aphelion
2. Mechanical Bloodlines
3. They Spoke Their Last...
4. A Mathematical Demonstration Of Infinity
5. ...And Then They Were Silent

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Aphelion"

Another debut EP, this time coming from Vancouver. "Highly technical, intricate, widely influenced instrumental tracks, and a backing of fiercely literate, conscientious, perspective-driven, sociopolitical, and philosophical lyrics", can't think on any better way to describe this band's sound.

Absolved – It Shall Be Forgiven (2013)

Album:  It Shall Be Forgiven
Genre:  Deathcore/Metalcore/Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Proceed The Reminisce
2. Born From Void
3. Disorientation
4. Soul-Breath And Screamlights
5. Begin To Believe

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

This is the kind of band a lot of you guys come to DuckCore to find.  They don’t really do much of anything new, but damn do they do it well.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Before The Foundation - Drifters (EP 2013)

Before The Foundation
Album: Drifters (EP)
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Fearing What You've Come To Know
2. Megalomania
3. Searching
4. Drifters
5. Hotel Carter
6. Beacons

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Megalomania"

Debut EP by this guys from Rochester, NY. Some heavy stuff right here!

Parasite Inc. – Time Tears Down (2013)

Parasite Inc.
Album:  Time Tears Down
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal/Thrash

Track Listing:
1. Fire The Machines
2. Back For War
3. Time Tears Down
4. Chaos Inside
5. Function Or Perish
6. Armageddon In 16 To 9
7. Pulse Of The Dead
8. The Scapegoat
9. In The Dark
10. Unmeant Outcasts
11. Hatefilled
12. End Of Illusions

Out.  Fucking.  Standing.  Melodic death metal.  What more do you need to know?

Fifth Quadrant - Evola EP (2012)

Artist: Fifth Quadrant
Album: Evola EP
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Fusion/Jazz/Ambient

1. Intro
2. Evola
3. Astral
4. Spectral
5. Zenti

Download (via Bandcamp)

This is my kind of stuff. Absolutely awesome!

Pillars In The Sky - Prequel (2013)

Artist: Pillars In The Sky
Album: Prequel
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal

1. I entreat ye..Navi
2. Come, Guardian!
3. Vitality
4. The Fortress Could Not Hold Us
5. The Decisive Moments
6. It´s getting late
7. Seriously
8. Shiny Things Floating Around
9. Move On
10. Endeavours

Download (via Bandcamp)

Nice composing, tons of atmosphere. GROOOOOOOOVE!

Shades Of Black - Ocean: The Prelude (2013)

Artist: Shades Of Black
Album: Ocean: The Prelude
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Groove Metal

1. Ordovician
2. Devonian
3. Permian
4. Triassic
5. Cretaceous

Download (via Bandcamp)

Pure EPICNESS! This dude is a riff-god. EPIC OVER EPIC!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

In-Quest - Chapter IIX: The Odyssey Of Eternity (2013)

Artist: In-Quest
Album: Chapter IIX: The Odyssey Of Eternity
Genre: Progressive Death Metal/Math Metal

1. Enter Eternity Of Lethargy
2. Taedium Vitae
3. Elliptical Orbits In Disbelief
4. Reiterated Cycles Of Celestial Spheres
5. Neo-Pseudo Existence
6. Infinite Sleep For The Hollow
7. The Algorhythmic Alignments
8. Yearn To Return [Liquidation Fails]

Bandcamp (Purchase 10€ and Stream)

Fuck. This album nails it. In-Quest becomes darker! Shredtastic! FFO: Vildjahrta, Gojira

Rosetta - The Anaesthete (2013)

Artist: Rosetta
Album: The Anaesthete
Genre: Sludge/Post Metal/Post Hardcore

1. Ryu/Tradition
2. Fudo/The Immovable Deity
3. In & Yo/Dualities Of The Way
4. Oku/The Secrets
5. Hodoku/Compassion
6. Myo/The Miracolous
7. Hara/The Center
8. Ku/Emptiness
9. Shugyo/Austerity

Download (via Bandcamp)

THIS IS FVCKING EPIC. Rosetta was always one of my favorite Slduge/Post Metal bands, they play with so much passion, every break, every scream is a punch in your face and a touch to your heart. I saw them last year in a little club, with a 50 people crowd, and it was so intense. Please, take your chance and download this for free.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Catharist – Ancestral : Origin : Celestial (2013)

Album:  Ancestral : Origin : Celestial
Genre:  Technical/Melodic Death Metal/Thrash Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Orion Nebula
2. At The Gates
3. Master Of Cathars
4. The Ancestral Essence
5. Older Than God
6. Raise The Kingdoms
7. Kilrimont Burns
8. Visions (Of Futures)
9. The Arrival…
10. Older Than God D/V (Bonus)

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp (NYP) / Zippy
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “At The Gates”

THIS IS MY KIND OF METAL.  Old-school, fist-pumping thrash grooves overlaid on technical/melodic death metal precision and aggression…kind of like Revocation and Sylosis meets The Broken Result (!!), At The Gates, old TBDM, Godless Crusade, or even Vale of Pnath.  Bang your fucking head.

Big ups to my buddy Longstreth for the find.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sothoros – Nature Of Beast (2013)

Album:  Nature of Beast
Genre:  Technical/Progressive Death Metal/Thrash Metal

Track Listing:
1. When The World Was Supposed To End
2. This Bong Is Full Of Ice And Water
3. Echelon
4. Nine Divine
5. To Ascertain The Spell

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

So surprised/stoked this band is still active.  Their older stuff sounded kind of like a poor-man’s Son of Aurelius, but their new stuff doesn’t sound like that at all…hard to describe, but maybe kind of Fallujah-ish (?) at parts now.  This EP apparently consists of five tracks off their upcoming full length (!!!) that don’t really fit with the rest, so here you go!

Arthur Amity - The Depths Of My Own Universe (2013)

Artist: Arthur Amity
Album: The Depths Of My Own Universe
Genre: Progressive/Symphonic Deathcore/Instrumental Progressive Metal

1. Immersion
2. Motivation Planet
3. Colors We Have Never Seen
4. Lust & Shame
5. On The Endless Shore
6. Completely Mad
7. Unappraciated Man

Download and Stream (Bandcamp, 6$ Purchase)

Okay. First of all, thanks to Bappz for this. This is a fucking masterpiece. Maybe directly on the way for my AOTY list. The composing is outstanding, many awesome elements mixed together. Groovy, shreddy, tons of atmosphere and pure epicness. Buy this shit!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Castaway - A Heart Of Gold (2013)

Artist: Castaway
Album: A Heart Of Gold
Genre: Deathcore/Groove/Hardcore/Pop Punk

1. Intro
2. Phantoms
3. The Giants Of Fear Of Failure
4. Fallen Idols
5. Sleeping Prophets
6. Trophies

Download (via Bandcamp)

Nice mixture between pissed off vocals, hard-hitting grooves and some Pop Punk parts. Reminds a bit of anything which is good from Emmure and A Day To Remember. 

Illusions - Inferior (2013)

Artist: Illusions
Album: Inferior
Genre: Deathcore/Groove

1. Father Figure Seven
2. Inferior
3. Simple Suzie isn´t Choosie
4. Will B. Hardigan
5. Deenda
6. From Grimace To Grin
7. Serpents
8. Weigh The Anchors

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Serpents

Generic, but very solid!

2x4 – Dark Hand (2013)

Album:  Dark Hand
Genre:  Deathcore/Hardcore/Bounce

Track Listing:
1. Refined By Fire
2. Daggers (feat. Jorge Sotomayer)
3. Entombed
4. Dark Hand
5. Nothing Left
6. Addiction
7. Struck Down, Cast Out (feat. James Mislow)

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp ($3.50)

Aaaaaaaaaand bounce.  The vocalist sounds a bit like Corey Taylor at times, and they have some definite Chimaira in there too, I don’t think I’m going crazy when I hear that.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Monolith - Antonyms (2013)

Artist: The Monolith
Album: Antonyms
Genre: Progressive Deathcore

1. Intro
2. Antipathy (The Lions Den)
3. Rats & Flies
4. Constant
5. Eradicate
6. Euphoria

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Antipathy

FFO: Slice The Cake. That´s enough, right?

Mad Trapper – Kill Us, Start Anew (2013)

Mad Trapper
Album:  Kill Us, Start Anew
Genre:  Deathgrind/Punk/Thrash

Track Listing:
1. Born Of Hatred
2. Ego Weendigo
3. Pyres
4. Innocent
5. Fools
6. Burning Moth
7. Meaning(Less)
8. Magnum Opus

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

This is insane, and just ALL kinds of heavy.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A God Or An Other - Tower Of Silence (2013)

Artist: A God Or An Other
Artist: Tower Of Silence
Genre: Black Metal/Experimental/Post Rock/Post Metal/Doom

1. Synthesia
2. From The Lowest Dungeon To The Highest Peak
3. Not An Eye Was Left Open To Weep For The Dead
4. ...And All The World A Great Stained Altar Stone
5. Unbroken Reign Of Glacier Death
6. Xibalba
7. Defiled Ossuary
8. Agate Passage

Download (via Bandcamp)

Pure fucking atmosphere. Like a rawer, very rawer version of Ne Obliviscaris!

Pursuance – The Spiral Dynamic (2013)

Album:  The Spiral Dynamic
Genre:  Progressive Metal(core)

Track Listing:
1. Initium Exterminii
2. Cognitive Content
3. Noesis
4. Insurrection
5. Assimilation

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “Noesis”

These guys must listen to a LOT of Erra/Elitist.  Pretty damn good stuff, if you ask me!

Arsonists Get All The Girls – Listen To The Color (2013)

Arsonists Get All The Girls
Album:  Listen To The Color
Genre:  Grindcore/Experimental Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Setting Course For Disaster
2. When I Was Your Age Pluto Was Still A Planet
3. Bottle City
4. MK-ULTRA:  Psychotropic Puppets
5. MK-DELTA:  Glorified Killers (Feat. Ex-Vocalist/Keyboardist Cameron Reed)
6. Disease Test The Best
7. Balloon Battle
8. Listen To The Color (Feat. Robby Bancroft Of Five Characters In Search Of An Exit)
9. Beast Fist
10. Bardonis Chonies
11. Play The Sheep
12. My Newest Vision (Feat. Rob Smith Of Heavy Heavy Low Low/Downstairs)
13. Ride The Wave (Feat. Garin Rosen)
14. Watchers
15. Sunny Places For Shady People

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

If this isn’t a return to their roots, I don’t know what is.  I’m not a huge fan of their new grindcore style, but I know a lot of you guys will be.