Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lascaille´s Shroud - Interval 02: Parallel Infinities, The Abscinded Universe

Artist: Lascaille´s Shroud
Album: Interval 02: Parallel Infinities, The Abscinded Universe
Genre: Progressive Death Metal
1. Integration: Into The Posthuman Continuum
2. Reborn: The Lamentation´s Of A Dying
 3. Awakened: Not Even Remembered By The Dust Of Stars
4. Obscured: The Great Aphotic Barriers
5. Agony: The Sad And Beautiful Face Of Death
6. War: A Congration Of Non-Existence
7. Sorrow: The Conversation I Had With Dead
8. Disenthralled: Into The Bulk
9. Transcience: A Moment For Our Eternity
10. The Guilt Reprisal

Lascaille´s Shroud debut record was one  of the best Prog Death album in the last years, the second one isn´t a letdown. If you like very epic metal journeys, this is the right tune for you! 

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Akashic Record - Elevation (2014)

Elevation cover art

The Akashic Record
Album: Elevation
Genre: Progressive Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Epiphany
2. Weapons of Mass Deception
3. Ineffable
4. The Infinite Void
5. Elevation
6. Emergence (Ft. Sam of Osage Hills)

Bandcamp (NYP)

This band is heavy, catchy, and groovy. Some really cool atmosphere going on here too. This is everything I know you're looking for, so don't be an idiot. FFO: Volumes, Erra (Impulse), etc.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Winter - Demo (2013)

The Winter
Album: Demo
Genre: Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Sincerly,
2. Irregardless
3. Sleeping To Death (Ft. Dylan of Learned Hand)

Download (Zippyshare)
Preview: "Sleeping To Death"

Here's an awesomely pissed off metalcore band for ya. I had the pleasure of seeing these guys kill it every night for a few days, and I can say with confidence that you do not want to miss this. All of the songs are up for free on their Facebook and I took the liberty of compiling them into a .zip for you guys (with permission from the band.) I honestly cannot think of anyone to compare them to.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Learned Hand - The Defeat of a Beautiful Evil (2014)

The Defeat of a Beautiful Evil cover art

Learned Hand
Album: Single
Genre: Hardcore/Melodic Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. The Defeat of a Beautiful Evil

Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "The Defeat of a Beautiful Evil"

New single from this awesome band.

Sithu Aye - Pulse (2014)

Artist: Sithu Aye
Album: Pulse
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Progressive Rock
1. Pulse Part 1 (feat. Plini)
2. Messenger (feat. Aaron Marshall from Intervals)
3. Shiny
4. Lights! Camera! Explosions!
5. Pulse Part II

No more word. One of my favorite artists.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Descend – Wither (2014)

Album:  Wither
Genre:  Progressive/Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Confined By Evil
2. The Rancorous Paradigm
3. In Hours Of Despair
4. Severance
5. Wither
6. Diabolic
7. From Grace To Grave
8. Sundown

Download (320kbps)

This is one of those albums that’s exactly what you’re looking for in the genre in question.  Fans of outstanding melodic death metal like Opeth, In Vain, Persefone, Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, or many others will love this.  Plus, their last album was pretty phenomenal too!  You can find that one posted HERE.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The White Tomb – Theoretical Thanatology (2014)

The White Tomb
Album:  Theoretical Thanatology
Genre:  Technical/Blackened Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Infinity Imbibed
2. Blood Of The Beast
3. Dreaming Of Violence
4. Slaughtered
5. Bathed In The Fire Of Hate
6. Neuroprecognitive Anthropomorph
7. Torn From The Bosom Of Mother Earth
8. The Tale Of Three Brothers
9. The Shackles Of Faith

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

These guys sound a lot like Enfold Darkness at times, and that isn’t a bad thing; also a lot of The Unconscious Mind in there?  Big ups to longstreth for showing me these dudes.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Arteries - Layers (2014)

Artist: Arteries
Album: Layers
Genre: Progressive Deathcore/Ambient/Metal

Track Listing:
1. Sequences
2. Cor Humanum
3. Conspiracies
4. Layers
5. Atmosphere
6. Empires
7. Remedies
8. Ischaemia
9. Illusions
10. Maladies
11. Vena Cava
12. Paralyses

Download: Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp(NYP)

So ive been kinda going through some life changes, and haven't found anything I could get into. So now, today, I found this band. I dont know if it's the haunting ambiance, or the progressive meatyness, but this has got my full attention. The vocals are super solid, killer guitar, and ambiance and melody for days all while being punishingly heavy. Such an amazing find haha, with so little likes on facebook. This album is free, but is worth so much more than that. Download this, give em a like on Facebook, and enjoy..

The Antioch Synopsis – The Antioch Synopsis (2013)

The Antioch Synopsis
Album:  The Antioch Synopsis
Genre:  Technical/Experimental Deathcore/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Eden
2. The Origin Of Demons
3. Father Merrin
4. A Foreign Concept Of Forgiveness
5. Once Open Wounds
6. A Profound And Decadent Hatred
7. More Scars
9. By The Teeth Of Their Skin
10. Fearless Leader:  Guide Us Unto Oblivion
11. In Awe Of

Support:   Bandcamp ($7)

YES!  I will be AMAZED if you don’t destroy shit to that preview track, holy shit.  So much shred, so little time.  Fans of The Faceless or Fallujah will fucking DIG this.  More than likely going somewhere on my album of the year list for 2014 <3

Disrupting The Abacus – The Arrival (2014)

Disrupting The Abacus
Album:  The Arrival
Genre:  Deathcore/Prog/Symphonic Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. The Arrival
2. Agharta
3. An Archetype
4. Incursion
5. The Calm Before (Feat. Cj Romano)
6. Currents
7. Backglade
8. Absolute Zero
9. From Ash
10. Throne Of Bone
11. Rejuvenate
12. Disrupting The Abacus

Support:  Bandcamp ($6.99)

One of the best deathcore full lengths I’ve heard in a while.  Definitely do NOT miss out on this.   I can already tell that “The Arrival” is one of those albums that's going to be staying on my mp3 player FOREVER – I haven't banged my head this hard to a debut album in a while, mannn.

Absolutely DEMOLISHING deathcore with some progressive/electronic touches, punishing blasts, and sledgehammer-heavy breakdowns EVERYWHERE. For fans of whitechapel, your pain is endearing, all shall perish, as blood runs black, and many, many more.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tharsis They - Ominous Silence (2012)

Ominous Silence cover art

Tharsis They
Album: Ominous Silence
Genre: Chaotic Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Concentric Circles
2. Drawing Parallels
3. Ire In Motion
4. Concentrated Human Feeding Operation
5. Hell Of Boiling Oil
6. Self-Diagnosis
7. Hell Of The Upside Down Sinners
8. Water Runs Red
9. Mirrors Reflecting Mirrors
10. Hell Of The Holy Dragon
11. White Walls For Ruined Eyes
12. The True Concept Of Clean
13. Waiting Darkness

Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Ire In Motion"

Pure. Chaos.
FFO: Converge, etc.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cutliesthroat - Anoia (2014)

Artist: Cutliesthroat
Album: Anoia
Genre: Deathcore/Progressive Metal

1. Inception
2. Reconceive
3. Sin
4. For Lucy
5. Conclusion

Download: Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp(NYP)
Preview: "Reconceive"

These guys are badass. Super heavy, Progressive riffage, kinda dark sounding, and they hail from Germany. Its free on bandcamp, so be sure to pick this up.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Animus Complex - Animus Complex (2013)

Artist: Animus Complex
Album: Animus Complex
Genre: Progressive Metal
1.Admission To Guilt
2. Right To Remain
3. Survive
4. From The Bottom Of Your Soul
5. The Forest
6. The Way Things Should Have Been
7. I.D.
8. Astral Projection

Matt Turkington on vocals. Now download that shit!

Cries of the Captive - Imperialist (2013)

Cries of the Captive
Album: Imperialist
Genre: Deathcore/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Muay Thai Body Obliterator
2. Condemned
3. Solipsism
4. Imperialist

Download Zippy (VBR~256)
Support: Bandcamp ($4)

Nasty, heavy, crushing deathcore from Salt Lake City. Spread this like wildfire, definitely worth it!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hearts Like Wolves - The Cause (2013)

The Cause cover art
Hearts Like Wolves
Album: The Cause
Genre: Metalcore/Australia

Track Listing:
1. The Cause
2. Spit Sick
3. La Maquina
4. Knowing
5. Hope

Download: iTunes ($4.95)
Support: Bigcartel
Preview: "The Cause"

Australian Metalcore. I don't need to say anything else.

Yacatisma - Supraliminal Invasion (2014)

Artist: Yacatisma
Album: Supraliminal
Genre: Experimental Deathcore/Techincal Death Metal
1. Rapid Eye Sequence
2. Genome
3. Mental Deception
4. Abomination To Sanity
5. Atrophied Perception
6. An Admonition
 Very experimental, but also catchy. With great shredding parts! The vocals aren´t that good, but the instrumentals are great!  

Standing On Oblivion - Beyond The Blackout (2014)

Artist: Standing On Oblivion
Album: Beyond The Blackout
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Groove
1. Strungout
2. Beyond The Blackout
3. Burn The Noose
4. Golden Gates
5. Bawz
6. Cerberus
Very solid. Nothing special here, but well-written stuff.

Ophidius - The Throat Of The World (2013)

Artist: Ophidius
Album: The Throat Of The World
Genre: Instrumental/Techincal Death Metal
1. The World Eater´s Eyrie
2. Glory Of The Dead
3. Where To Hang Your Enemy´s Head
4. Discerning The Transmudane
Shred and Skyrim references. That sounds too lovely to be true!
Fucking amazing EP!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Through Lifeless Eyes - Monsters In Every Man (2014

Artist: Through Lifeless Eyes
Album: Monsters On Every Man
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Groove
1. Intro
2. Monsters On Every Man
3. The Machine
4. Sadness
5. Apophis
6. A Shadow´s Cast
7. The Darkness Spreads
8. The Devil Inside
9. Ashes Of King
10. Compartmentalization
11. Destroyer Of Worlds
12. Outro
I didn´t expect that level of quality. Very heavy production and great compositions. 
FFO: Auras, Entities, Stories  

Monday, January 6, 2014

Volition - Failure (Single) (2013)

Album: Failure (Single)
Genre: Beatdown/Groovecore

Track Listing:
1. Failure

Download: Mediafire
Preview: "Failure"

If you like pissed off, heavy, groovy, nastiness you're going to want to check this band out. The mediafire link was provided on the band's Facebook page. FFO: Immoralist and Villains

Gloria Victis – Disorder (2013)

Gloria Victis
Album:  Disorder
Genre:  Traditional Metalcore/Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Headstone
2. Portrayal
3. Dreamkeeper
4. When Silence Is The Answer
5. Through Consciousness
6. House Of Mirrors
7. No Need For False Pretense, My Son’s No Prodigy
8. Scarcarrier

Download (320kbps)

This isn’t really my cup of tea, but I know a lot of you guys will like it.  Metalcore kind of in the vain of August Burns Red, but this record has a lot more feelsy hardcore influences than their previous EP.  I can hear some Frontierer in there too?

Being – Anthropocene (2013)

Album:  Anthropocene
Genre:  Progressive/Atmospheric Rock/Metal

Track Listing:
1. Cosmonaut (Feat. Misha From Periphery)
2. DNA
3. Mindflay (Feat. Brian Wade & Josh Clarke From Vestascension)
4. Story For A Muse
5. A Part, Apart (Feat. Brian Kohlhoff From An Obscure Signal)
6. Perpetual Groove
7. Arcane Academic (Feat. Gabriel Riccio From The Gabriel Construct, Travis Orbin, And Justin Gosnell From Vestascension)
8. Escape (feat. Patrick Purves From Life On Repeat, I.V. & Royal From The Fresh Republic)
9. Sorrow (Feat. Andy Gruhin)
10. Air Atlantic (Feat. Spencer Sotelo From Periphery)
11. The Singularity – Terrans I
12. The Singularity – Cosmists II (Feat. Kento Watanabe)

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp ($10)

Been following this band for a long time, and after years of work/waiting, they've dropped an album that’ll be making an appearance on my year-end list for 2014, although technically it did come out in 2013.  "Anthropocene" is a truly vast, epic concept album with a lyrical expanse to rival that of BTBAM’s “Future Sequence”.  Buy this album!  I definitely had to.

Here’s one review, courtesy of one of the buyers on Bandcamp:  This is so utterly beautiful in every possible way it managed to bring tears to my eyes.  And that does say something. Can't guarantee the same feelings for everyone but everyone should at least try this.Favorite track: The Singularity - Cosmists II (Kento Watanabe).

Cynicist – Cynicist (2013)

Album:  Cynicist
Genre:  Technical/Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Humanity
2. Falling Apart
3. Bound To Normalcy
4. Diligence
5. Question Conformity
6. Oblivion
7. The Anomaly
8. Inevitable Decay
9. Self Cognition
10. Intuition
11. Prevail
12. Ashes Remain
13. The Dahlia Once Blackened

Download (320kbps)
Preview:  “The Anomaly”

Pretty awesome/headbangable stuff.  Kinda scary how much these guys remind me of Blinded In Bliss though, which isn’t a bad thing at all.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Iodine - Izabel (2014)

Artist: Iodine
Album: Izabel
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Djent
1. Liminal Awakening
2. Metastasis
3. The Seer
4. Darker Days, Bright Nights
5. Rite Of Passage
6. Tempest/Dawn
Very talented!  

Of Man And Machine - Emergence (2014)

Artist: Of Man And Machine
Album: Emergence
Genre: Progressive Death Metal/Math Metal/Groove Metal
1. The Pusher
2. Calamity
3. Pre Essence
4. Eternal Return
5. Conjectures
6. Extraneous
7. Corroded
  Like many times before: I expected nothing, and was totally impressed. Awesome mix between grooves and some mathy parts. 
Download that shit!!!
 FFO: Persefone, In-Quest 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Kadinja - Kadinja (2013)

Artist: Kadinja
Album: Kadinja
Genre: Progressive Metal/Math/Djent

Track Listing:
1. Shades
2. Reflection
3. Revelations
4. We Are One

Support: Bandcamp($1.38)
Preview: "We Are One"

Wow, this is amazing right here. Ive been waiting about a week to hear back from theses guys, and finally today I talked to them. There's so many different elements at work here, and so much to pay attention to, its really a fascinating listen. With help from Aure from Uneven Structure to help find there style, mix, produce there sound. Then for a third guitarist Florestan from Novelist, I dont think they could have gotten it any better. Amazing groove, great vocals, this is probably in my top 15 releases of 2013, and its only $1.38. So download it, share it, like em on Facebook and enjoy..

FFO: Uneven Structure/The Dali Thundering Concept

Spherian - Forge (2014)

Artist: Spherian
Album: Forge
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Groove Metal/Ambient
1. Axis 
2. Natural´s Spiral
3 Crowd Of Cinders
4. Saferoom
5. Forge
6. Galian
7. Magnets

My kind of jam. Lots of atmosphere and beautiful grooves. Very good stuff.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Mechina – Xenon (2014)

Album:  Xenon
Genre:  Symphonic/Melodic Death Metal/Extreme Metal

Track Listing:
1. Xenon
2. Alithea
3. Zoticus
4. Terrea
5. Tartarus
6. Phedra
7. Thales
8. Erebus
9. Amyntas
10. Actaeon

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp ($10)
Preview:  “Terrea”

I think I’ve discovered one of the top albums of 2014 already.  Just…Wow.  INCREDIBLY impressive stuff, in a whole mess of ways.  Epic symphonic parts, gloriously technical passages, and portions of the ambience kind of remind me of Being’s new album in a way.  The final track even has a violin solo reminiscent of Ne Obliviscaris :O Simply awesome – I don’t know how I’d never heard of them before.

In Translation - Perception (2014)

Artist: In Translation
Album: Perception
Genre: Metalcore/Groove
1. Intro
2. Outer Limits
3. Awaken
4. Sentient
5. Self Seeker
6. Perception
Solid and groovy stuff. Nothing special here, but passionate!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Xenobiotic - Ares (2013)

Artist: Xenobiotic
Album: Ares
Genre: Death Metal/Deathcore/Progressive

Track Listing:
1. The Imperium (Feat. Dustin Jon)
2. The Separatist

Support: Bandcamp($.89)

Im pretty sure everybody knows who these guys are. I swear Australia is the best place for metal then Russia haha. This is all around great death metal. There is great traditional death metal guitar roots, fast paced riffs, super strong vocals, its simply just badass. They ran out of free downloads but they will have more sometime soon, but dont let that deter you. Download, share, and enjoy.

Perdition - Absentia Mentis EP (2013)

Artist: Perdition
Album: Absentia Mentis
Genre: Deathcore/Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. The Further
2. I, Creator
3. Dreaming Of Frailty
4. Throne Of Exile
5. Imprisonment
6. Void Of Suffering

Download: Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp(NYP)
Preview: I, Creator

This hits so hard it melts my face, this is actually one of my favorite posts in the last couple of weeks. Great vocals, killer guitar, and a awesome ambient feel along with it. Its free on bandcamp but its worth every penny if your feeling generous haha.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cognizance - Cognizance (2014)

Artist: Coginzance
Album: Cognizance
Genre: Death Metal
 1. Assemblage Of Ancient Authority
2. Deep Geological Disposal
The definition of Modern Death Metal. Nothing more to say.  

Dead For Denver - Naked Singularity (2013)

Artist: Dead For Denver
Album: Naked Singularity
Genre: Progressive/Groove Metal/Djent
1. Venous Stasis
2. Naked Singularity
3. Too Late To Panic
4. Apollo feat. Melati Olivia
5. Disassembling The Universe
6. Hologram
7. Cosmic String feat. Roger Foster
8. Re-sequenced Protonts
9. Aurora
My mates in Dead For Denver released a new and awesome record, full of catchy hooklines and amazing earwigs. Maybe one of the most underrated bands out there in my opinion. Give them a like on Facebook and download this record!  

The Collective Unconscious - The Crescent Sun (2013)

Artist: The Collective Unconscious
Album: The Crescent Sun
Tracklist: Progressive Metalcore
 1. Comatic Synthesis: Trancension
2. Comatic Synthesis: Descension
3. Comatic Synthesis: Ascension
4. Solipsist
5.  Penance/Opression
6. Posession
7. City In The Sea
8. Dusk
9. Dawn

 Very cool stuff. Prog Metalcore with a very "classic" feeling, but also with nice jazzy arrangements and some unexpected parts (for example Stoner Rock).

Remains Of The Tyrant - Filth EP (2013)

Artist: Remains Of The Tyrant
Album: Filth EP
1. The Failed Republic
2. Deterioration
3. Embalming Fluid
4. The Cadavering Process
5. Programmed To Slavery
7. Filth

Not my kind of jam, but a suggestions from our lovely chatbox and I guess some of you like it. Very crushing and heavy Deathcore.

Ellipsis - Ancesstral (2013)

Artist: Ellipsis
Album: Ancestral
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Groove
1. Introduction
2. Ancestral
3. Temporal Displacement
4. Catatonia

Catchy and groovy, with the vocalist from Sky Written.
FFO: Substructure, Auras, Entities