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


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf [2002/320]

Not much needs to be said about this album/band that hasn't already been said. One of the more original rock bands in the mainstream nowadays, with several solid releases to their name. Songs for the Deaf is easily their best album to date, and definitely one of the best rock albums of the last decade.

Artist: Queens of the Stone Age
Album: Songs for the Deaf
Release Year: 2002
Genre: Stoner Rock

1. You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire
2. No One Knows
3. First It Giveth
4. A Song for the Dead
5. The Sky is Fallin'
6. Six Shooter
7. Hangin' Tree
8. Go With the Flow
9. Gonna Leave You
10. Do It Again
11. God Is in the Radio
12. Another Love Song
13. A Song for the Deaf
14. Mosquito Song
15. The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret (Live)
16. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy (The Kinks cover)

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Dufresne - AM:PM [2010/192]

In my opinion, this is most likely going to be the best Post-Hardcore album of the year. Reminds me quite a bit of Monolith by Sights & Sounds, yet still retains its own original sound. A very catchy and good album.

Artist: Dufresne
Album: AM:PM
Release Year: 2010
Genre: Post-Hardcore

1. Keep This Party Going
2. Hi, Society
3. Bagliori Nel Buio
4. While the City Sleeps
5. AM
6. Omega
7. Horizon
8. Galaxy
9. Hourglass
10. PM
11. L'ultimo Sole
12. Midnight

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kausal - In Dead Cities [2010/VBR320]

Some very engaging Post-Rock/Post-Metal. I cannot recommend this enough. Definitely took me by surprise at how good this turned out to be.

Artist: Kausal
Album: In Dead Cities
Release Year: 2010
Genre: Post-Rock/Post-Metal

1. The Debt
2. We Steal Sunshine
3. Evac
4. That Will Make Sense Tomorrow
5. The Conquistador
6. How is Your Heart?
7. Rising Cities
8. The Rest

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Ortega - 1634 [2010/192]

After hearing their promo last year, I have been anxiously awaiting to listen to Ortega's debut full-length. Well, the album's here now, and I am enjoying it quite a bit. Nice mixture of sludge and post-metal. "The Siren" is still my favourite track by them, and definitely needs to be heard.

Artist: Ortega
Album: 1634
Release Year: 2010
Genre: Sludge/Post-Metal

1. Still
2. Into the Waves
3. Shipwrecked
4. The Siren
5. Octagon
6. Chaser
7. The Oracle

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Shad - TSOL [2010/256]

New Shad. Enjoy this very good release from one of the best Canadian rappers out there.

Artist: Shad
Album: TSOL
Release Year: 2010
Genre: Hip Hop

1. Intro
2. Rose Garden
3. Keep Shining
4. Lucky 1's
5. A Good Name
6. We Are the Ones (Reservoir Poetry)
7. Telephone
8. Call Waiting (Interlude)
9. Yaa I Get It
10. Listen
11. At the Same Time
12. We, Myself and I
13. Outro

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Sleepmakeswaves - In Today Already Walks Tomorrow [2009/320]

I'm too much into Post-Rock now since listening to the TotorRo EP, so here's some more great post- stuff.

Band: Sleepmakeswaves
Album: In Today Already Walks Tomorrow
Release Year: 2009
Genre: Post-Rock

1. I Will Write Peace on Your Wings and You Will Fly Over the World
2. Exits to Nowhere
3. One Day You Will Teach Me to Let Go of My Fears
4. So That the Children Will Always Shout Her Name
5. It's Dark, It's Cold, It's Winter
6. What We Cannot Speak of Must be Passed Over in Silence

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dispirit - Rehearsal At Oboroten (2010)

Demo, Unknown
February 7th, 2010

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal?
Region: USA

First demo released by Dispirit, a project with John Gossard (Weakling, Asunder, The Gault, etc.) on vocals and guitar. Like Weakling their sound has a dark and hypnotic quality. Samples of the two tracks up for download at Dispirit's site.

1Ixtab's Lure 18:51
2Bitumen Amnii 12:22

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hammock - Chasing After Shadows... Living With The Ghosts [2010/320]

Beautiful album that produces a very enriching atmosphere for the listener.

Band: Hammock
Album: Chasing After Shadows... Living with the Ghosts
Release Year: 2010
Genre: Post-Rock/Ambient

1. The Backward Step
2. Tristia
3. Little Fly/Mouchette
4. Breathturn
5. In the Nothing of a Night
6. Andalusia
7. The Whole Catastrophe
8. The World We Knew As Children
9. Dust in the Devil's Snow
10. How Can I Make You Remember Me?
11. You Lost the Starlight in Your Eyes
12. Something Other Than Remaining

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Funebrarum - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams (2009)

Full-length, Cyclone Empire
April 17th, 2009

Genre: Death Metal
Region: USA

The riffs. Oh the outstanding riffs. Seven tracks none of which are weak and all of which will have you on the floor winded from the power of its force. 

This is some punishing death metal from the USA with members of the doom giants Evoken, and death legends Incantation as well as Disma so yeah expect some tight writing and a killer guitar tone. No compromises, no fooling, just devastating and addictive guitar and bass riffs, deep and terrifying roars, quick ripping solos and pulverizing drumming. You can feel all the influences here perfectly converging to create some top notch and very memorable face splitting death.

Well crafted and highly recommended for any death metal fan, especially Denial, Disma, Iniquity, Adversarial, Ignivomous, etc.

1Perish Beneath
2Grave Reaper
3Beyond Recognition
4Cursed Eternity
5Incineration of Mortal Flesh
6Nex Monumentum
7Among the Exiled

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TotorRo - TotorRo [2010/VBR]

Some of the best post-rock I've heard in a while. Cannot wait for a full-length release from this band.

Artist: TotorRo
Album: TotorRo (EP)
Release Year: 2010
Genre: Post-Rock/Post-Metal

1. 1984
2. My Bob's Blue Eyes
3. Isang Tao
4. Totoro's Rising

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Sights & Sounds - Monolith [ALAC]

Produced by Devin Townsend, this is Sights & Sounds first full-length release. Highly recommended for Post-Hardcore fans.

Artist: Sights & Sounds
Album: Monolith
Release Year: 2009
Genre: Post-Hardcore

1. Sorrows
2. Shudder, St. Kilda
3. Storm & The Sun
4. The Clutter
5. Neighbours
6. The Furthest Truth
7. Pedal Against the Wind
8. Night Train
9. Reconcile
10. Borderlines
11. Subtle, Severe
12. Sorrows II
13. Pillars
14. Untitled Track

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The Fall of Every Season - From Below [ALAC]

Repost of my favourite doom metal album, in ALAC. Beautiful acoustic melodies, mixed with crushing riffs and sorrowful lyrics. "Her Withering Petals" is easily one of the best doom metal songs ever.

Artist: The Fall of Every Season
Album: From Below
Release Year: 2007
Genre: Progressive Death/Doom Metal

1. From Below
2. Sisyphean
3. The Triumphant Beast
4. Escape of the Dove
5. Her Withering Petals

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Porcupine Tree - The Incident [ALAC]

ALAC rip of Porcupine Tree's latest effort. A double album, with the first disc being a 55 minute song divided into fourteen sections, and the second disc being four more songs. Admittedly, the second disc is nothing special (save "Remember Me Lover"), but the first disc is excellent and definitely needs to be heard.

Artist: Porcupine Tree
Album: The Incident
Year: 2009
Genre: Progressive Rock

Disc 1
1. Occam's Razor
2. The Blind House
3. Great Expectations
4. Kneel and Disconnect
5. Drawing the Line
6. The Incident
7. Your Unpleasant Family
8. The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train
9. Time Flies
10. Degree Zero of Liberty
11. Octane Twisted
12. The Seance
13. Circle of Manias
14. I Drive the Hearse

Disc 2
1. Flicker
2. Bonnie The Cat
3. Black Dahlia
4. Remember Me Lover

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Three Steps To The Ocean - Until Today Becomes Yesterday (2009)

Band: Three Steps to the Ocean
Album: Until Today Becomes Yesterday
Genre: Post-Metal

1. December 31st 1844
2. It's a Day, Maybe More, Since I Saw You
3. Diomede
4. Remember Lynne Cox
5. It's a Minute, Maybe More, Since I Could See
6. Il Quinto Giorno

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rosetta - A Determinism of Morality (2010)

Such a great year so far for music fans. Another great sludge album for 2010.

Band: Rosetta
Album: A Determinism of Morality
Genre: Sludge/Post-Metal

1. Ayil
2. Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin
3. Blue Day for Croatoa
4. Release
5. Revolve
6. Renew
7. A Determinism of Morality

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Midas Fall - Eleven. Return and Revert (2010)

Band: Midas Fall
Album: Eleven. Return and Revert
Genre: Indie/Alternative Rock

1. Movie Screens
2. Century
3. Bright Lights Will Harm No-One
4. Nautical Song
5. My Radio Star
6. Half Horizon
7. War Pigeon
8. Fog Sky Nun
9. 17
10. Stalking Moon

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

God is an Astronaut - Age of the Fifth Sun (2010)

Artist: God is an Astronaut
Album: Age of the Fifth Sun
Genre: Post-Rock

1. Worlds in Collision
2. In the Distance Fading
3. Lost Kingdom
4. Golden Sky
5. Dark Rift
6. Parallel Highway
7. Shining Through
8. Age of the Fifth Sun
9. Paradise Remains

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dessa - A Badly Broken Code (2010)

Debut full-length album from Dessa. Mixture of spoken word, singing, and rapping to some great beats. Extremely good hip hop.

Artist: Dessa
Album: A Badly Broken Code
Genre: Hip Hop

1. Children's Work
2. Poor Atlas
3. The Crow
4. Dixon's Girl
5. Mineshaft II
6. The Chaconne
7. Matches to Paper Dolls
8. Go Home
9. Seamstress
10. Dutch
11. The Bullpen
12. Momento Mori
13. Crew
14. Alibi
15. Into the Spin

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