Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mitochondrion - Parasignosis (2011/2012)

Full-length, Profound Lore
January 18th, 2011

Genre: Death Metal
Region: Canada

"Meticulously and obsessively pieced together over a period spanning several years, “Parasignosis” takes the sound MITOCHONDRION formulated on their “Archaeaeon” debut and stretches it even further through an infinite sonic vacuum of cosmic death metal horror. Through its flowing and cyclical nature, “Parasignosis” is a death metal album that summons a dark and sinister atmosphere like no other. An album that creates otherworldly ambience through the vast layers of intricately placed sounds formulated through a multitude of sonic textures that help to create one of the most brutal, chaotic, psychedelic, and most challenging and overwhelming death metal albums of our time. Even though “Parasignosis” can be quite the exhausting listen, its overbearing and suffocating nature is what makes such an album a unique all-encompassing overpowering listening experience."

A nice treat for the coming new year: Mitochondrion 's 2011/2012 release Parasignosis in 320. Brace yourself.

Don't dare skip this. Listen to it on bandcamp, buy it at Profound Lore Records (vinyl coming soon from Dark Descent I believe).

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Munly and the Lupercalians - Petr and the Wulf (2010)

Genre: Alt-Country (Doesn't really sound like Country anymore)

Region: USA

Munly has done it again.

A concept album loosely based on Peter and the Wolf by Jay Munly? JAY MUNLY?! I didn't even know about this new album till now. I guess I should thank the CMAs. (Ugh...) Hear me out, my dad was watching it and I told him about Munly. He asked who he was and doing a quick wiki, I spotted the new album. Nothing mattered after that.

Munly and the Lupercalians have created one of the finest albums of the year, which will most likely be ignored. Don't be a sheep like CMA followers. Jump on this, it's outstanding.

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(I swear, this band is like the Portal of Country...costume wise)

By the way, this is the first of a multi-album set tentatively titled "The Kinnery Of Lupercalia."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Panopticon - ...On The Subject of Mortality (2010)

Full Length, Lundr Records / Pagan Flames / Flenser Records

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Region: USA

Originally split into the two split-albums released this year (with Skagos and When Bitter Spring Sleeps), here's Panopitcon's 2010 full length.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gyibaaw - Ancestral War Hymns (2009)

Full-length, Independent
 June 24th, 2009

Genre: Death Metal/Black Metal
Region: Canada

West coast Canadians Gyibaaw have a fairly unique theme in the genre of death metal they play, taking influence from the indigenous Tsimshian people of upper British Columbia. Wonderful cover art, lyrics are primarily sung in S'malygax (the language of the aforementioned community), and have worked closely with fellow B.C. residents Mitochondrion — you'll definitely want to give these guys a spin.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mitochondrion - Archaeaeon (2008)

Full-length, Independent
April 3rd, 2008

Genre: Death Metal
Region: Canada

Canada kicks out another fantastic death metal band, this time from the west coast. Extreme, dark, uncompromising; it is a surprising and very satisfying release. Their new album is out next year and from the sounds of it (like Ulcerate's next release) it will be quite a record. In 320.

EDIT: Now linked is the remaster/re-release in 320.


Ignivomous - Path of Attrition Demo (2007)

Demo, Self Released

Genre: Death Metal
Region: Australia

First release from these old school death metal worshiping Aussies, and it is just fantastic. In 320.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Panopticon/When Bitter Spring Sleeps - Split (2010)

Split, Pagan Flames
September 2010

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Region: USA

Another split involving Panopticon, this time with the newer act When Bitter Spring Sleeps. In 320.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dragged Into Sunlight - Hatred For Mankind (2009)

Full-length, Mordgrimm Records
September 25th, 2009

Genre: Black/Doom/Death Metal
Region: UK

The music is as brutal as the artwork.

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Deafest - Earth Turned Skyward (2010)

Full-length, 9th Meridian Records
October 6th, 2010

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Region: USA

Deafest was a one man band for a while, two members now and mostly instrumental. Always consistently good releases, especially their splits; this is their newest full length up for free on their site.

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Magrdergrind - Crusher EP (2010)

EP, Scion Audio Visual
November 22nd, 2010

Genre: Grindcore
Region: USA

Corporate sponsored grindcore, haha. 6 track EP up for free here.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Deathspell Omega - Paracletus (2010)

Full-length, Norma Evangelium Diaboli/SOM
November 8th, 2010

Genre: Progressive/Avant-garde Black Metal
Region: France

Newest effort from Deathspell Omega, in 320.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Kiss It Goodbye - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not... (1997)

Full Length, Revelation Records

Genre: Metalcore/Hardcore
Region: USA

Negative, angular, dissonant, heavy, dark, extremely pissed off. Metalcore done right and in 320!

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Vestiges - The Descent of Man

"Vestiges formed in January of 2010 as a two-piece band. Influenced by hardcore, black metal, crust, screamo, and post-rock, the band set out to incorporate elements of each genre to articulate their message both musically and lyrically. A third member was added to the band shortly before entering the studio to record The Descent Of Man. The band plans to release two more albums, an EP and a LP, in order to complete their narrative. The band and a filmmaker are currently in the process of producing a film to visually capture the theme of The Descent Of Man.

The Descent Of Man follows the creation, the evolution, and the eventual annihilation of mankind. Today, we find ourselves hoping to reverse the damage that we have done and struggling to sustain what little earth we have yet to rape repeatedly. We validate this existence with stories that justify our behavior and our role in the natural world. The promise of salvation in a land we have yet to see has clouded our judgment in a land that is right before our eyes. Industrialization, militarization, overpopulation, theism, specieism, and nihilism are regarded as evolution and progress. Our greed and ignorance have been celebrated and our past has been forgotten. We were meant to be a part of nature. We were not meant to conquer nature. We were given life and we have done everything in our power to bring death upon everything in our path, including ourselves. There will be horrifying consequences for what we have done."


Vestiges - The Descent of Man (2010)

Intro - I - II - III - IV - V - Outro

Length: 46:30

Bitrate: 320kbps

Size: 99.55MB



Last FM-

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This is an
excellent album...Highly, highly recommended. These guys deserve your attention.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

As We Draw - Lines Breaking Circles [2010/320]

I've heard these guys a little while back when I was looking more into TotorRo. I was very impressed with what I heard and have been looking forward to this album for a while. Fortunately, the album is out now and it is well worth the wait. It's hard for me to find many flaws with this album and so I recommend this highly for those who are itching for some sludge blended nicely with some Post-Hardcore.

Artist: As We Draw
Album: Lines Breaking Circles
Release Year: 2010
Genre: Post-Hardcore/Sludge Metal

1. Shame
2. Sin of Addiction
3. Shield
4. Burst of Colour
5. When Crowds Are Trapped... The Lonely One Dies
6. Fault Lines
7. Drowned in Flames
8. Draft
9. Scum of the Earth

For those who want to download direct from the label and in FLAC or another quality/format:


Monday, November 1, 2010

Maserati - Pyramid of the Sun (2010)

Full Length, Temporary Residence
November, 2010

Genre: Post-Rock/Math Rock
Region: USA

Maserati's 2010 album Pyramid of the Sun in 320.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Withered- Dualitas (2010)
Full-length, Prosthetic Records
October 2010

Genre: Blackened Death Metal
Region: USA

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ensorcelor - Urarctica Begins (2010)

EP, Media Tree Records
April 2nd, 2010

Genre: Doom Metal
Region: Canada

Fresh out of Montreal, could be described as blackened doom with some sludge thrown in. Quite heavy for their first EP. One to watch!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fell Voices - Untitled (2010)

Full-length, Self-released
September 2010

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Region: USA

No official title at the moment but the music is incredible. Fell Voices seem to have topped themselves with every release. One of my favorites this year.

Two long untitled tracks, 41 minutes in all, in 320.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fell Voices - Fell Voices (2009)

Full-length, Human Resources
September, 2009

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Region: USA

Fell Voices is something else. Really, they're the only band that comes close to scratching my Weakling itch outside of Dispirit at the moment. Very powerful atmosphere with elements of drone and doom interspersed throughout.

Two long, untitled tracks in 320. Don't sleep on them like I did.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Skagos / Panopticon - Split (2010)

Split, Flesner Records
October 1st, 2010

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Region: Canada/USA

Canadian act Skagos continue to create a unique sound within the genre. Two 10 minute + tracks from them here. Anamnesis II: A Dry, Sterile Thunder, Without Rain has some excellent surprises that work extremely well and show they are truly something apart from acts like Wolves in the Throne Room.

Panopticon's anarchist twist on the genre is present here as well, three tracks which will most likely appear on his next album. All circling around 8 minutes each and full of excellent, memorable riffs, samples and vocals. In 320.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rogue Sounds - Transmission [2010/320]

I was actually asked directly by the band to post this on here, and thus here it is. I have listened to it myself and it is a very solid record. In fact, it's one of my favourite EP's this year. It might be interesting to know, the album was produced by Ed Brooks, who has worked with Russian Circles and Fall of Troy, previously. I definitely recommend this to Post-Rock/Post-Metal fans.

Artist: Rogue Sounds
Album: Transmission (EP)
Release Year: 2010
Genre: Post-Rock

1. Decibel
2. Virtue
3. Vice
4. Transmission

Friday, October 1, 2010

Melechesh - The Epigenisis (2010)

Full-length, Nuclear Blast Records
October 1st, 2010

Genre: Blackened Thrash/Black Metal
Region: Israel

Newest release from the kings of Mesopotamian metal.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Adversarial - All Idols Fall Before the Hammer (2010)

Full-length, Dark Descent Records
August 15th, 2010

Genre: Death Metal/Technical Death Metal
Region: Canada

Canada definitely knows death metal and the first full length from these three guys is damn impressive, carrying that tradition on effortlessly. A primarily orthodox death metal sound/structure and hints of technicality (at points similar to Immolation, Cryptopsy or Ulcerate). It's a fucking mammoth, well written chunk of dark and twisted death clearly created by guys who can play the fuck out of their instruments. Every riff is blazing fast and incredibly addictive, so much so you'll surely run through this three times in a row without difficulty (I know I did). 

There have been complaints about the snare drum being too high in the mix and these are justified, so if you'd rather have the remastered version (thanks to this fine gentleman). Outside of that minor gripe these brutal Canadians are doing it right, along side bands like Mitochondrion, Ignivomous, Vasaeleth, Funebrarum, Denial, etc.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Siah & Yeshua DapoED - The Visualz Anthology (2008)

Full Length, Traffic Entertainment

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Region: USA

Ridiculously excellent shit right here, in all aspects. Addictive as all hell.

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Modill - Midnight Green (2005)

Full Length, EV Productions

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Region: USA

Great release. Some nice beats, rhymes and scratches. Nothing ground breaking but thoroughly enjoyable.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ike Quebec - Bossa Nova Soul Samba (1962)

Full Length, Blue Note Records

Genre: Jazz
Region: USA

So, so smooth. In 320.

A2Lloro tu despedida
A3Goin' Home
A4Me 'n You
B2Shu Shu
B3Blue Samba
B5Linda Flor

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Dark Castle - Spirited Migration (2009)

Full-length, At A Loss Recordings
May 26th, 2009

Genre: Sludge/Doom Metal
Region: USA

So I went to the Nachtmystium/Zoraster/The Atlas Moth/Dark Castle gig downtown last night and man was I surprised by what this chick and dude put out. The lady Stevie (who also did the cover art) on guitar playing through two huge bass stacks and Rob on drums and synth. Heavy, simple doomy riffs with a deep growl.

1Awake in Sleep
2Into the Past
3Spirited Migration
4Growing Slow
5Weather the Storm
6Flight Beyond
7Grasping the Awe
8A Depth Returns

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Hive Smasher - Ascension Into Dismal Stages (2008)

Full-length, Vacant Sea Records
October 10th, 2008

Genre: Technical Death Metal/Grindcore
Region: USA

Holy fuck, do not sleep on these guys. Some excellent shit going on here, from grind to tech to grooves to melodies.

Also props for the Ren & Stimpy sample.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Black Arrows of Filth and Impurity - 1984 (Eternal) (2006)

EP, Happy Couples Never Last/Gilead Media

Genre: Grindcore/Death Metal
Region: USA

Surprising really and very promising. Chaotic death metal riffs, dark and violent sound that could be described as similar to Crowpath, Dephosphorus, and A Scanner Darkly. It's too bad they split up.

This is a highly recommended gem guys. Listen to the entire thing on Gilead Media's bandcamp page. Pay what you want!

EDIT: New links, 320 Gilead Media repress with a bonus track.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2010)

Full Length, Young God Records
September 23, 2010

Genre: Industrial/Post-Punk/Experimental

Long awaited though not entirely new. In 320.

1No Words/No Thoughts
2Reeling the Liars In
4My Birth
5You Fucking People Make Me Sick
6Inside Madeline
7Eden Prison
8Little Mouth

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Natural Snow Buildings - Shadow Kingdom (2009)

Full Length, unsigned

Genre: Drone/Folk/Hipster-Trash
Region: France

Forgot I had this, came with the triple vinyl. Not as trance-inducing as The Dance of the Moon and the Sun but great nonetheless. In 320.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Invincible + Waajeed - Detroit Summer/Emergence (2010)

Single, Emergence Records
August 26, 2010

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Region: USA

Invincible with Waajeed bring two new tracks from the new 7" single, Detroit Summer and Emergence. In 320.

Invincible - ShapeShifters (2008)

Full Length, Emergence Records

Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Region: USA (Detroit)

She's amazing. This is an excellent release, one of my favorites. In 320.

EDIT: 320 linkis now up!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gadget/Phobia - Split (2010)

Split, Power It Up Records
June 2010

Genre: Grindcore
Region: Sweden/USA

Grindtastic: 7 new tracks from Gadget and 9 new tracks from Phobia.

- link removed on request -

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Devil Sold His Soul - Blessed & Cursed (2010)

Genre: Post-Hardcore / Post-Rock
Region: England

1. Tides
2. Drowning/Sinking
3. Callous Heart
4. An Ocean of Lights
5. Frozen
6. The Disappointment
7. Crane Lake
8. A Foreboding Sky
9. The Weight of Faith
10. Truth Has Come

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Bonus tracks
11. Fade To The Grave
12. Death Surrounds You
13. Let The Rain In

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ion Dissonance - Cursed (2010)

Full Length, Abacus/EMI
August 23rd, 2010

Genre: Mathcore
Region: Canada



2You People Are Messed Up

3The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

4This Is the Last Time I Repeat Myself

5No Care Ever

6After Everything That's Happened, What Did You Expect

7We Like to Call This One...Fuck Off

8Can Someone Please Explain This to Me?

9Disaster in Sight

10This Is Considered Mere Formality

11This Feels Like the End…

12They'll Never Know

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Forest of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves of Spring (2010)

Full-length, Transcendental Creations
June 1st, 2010

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Region: UK

The newest album from the English pyschedelic wizards A Forest of Stars.


EDIT: Link fixed.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Castevet - Mounds of Ash (2010)

Full-length, Profound Lore
May 25th, 2010

Genre: Progressive Black Metal
Region: USA

New experimental black metal group from New York, just released on Profound Lore. Album was recorded with Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Indricothere, etc.).

1Red Star Sans Chastity

2Mounds of Ash

3Grey Matter

4Red Aura


6Wreathed in Smoke