Thursday, May 29, 2014

POLLUX E CASTOR - Pollux e Castor (EP) [2013]

Pollux & Castor is an alternative rock band from São Paulo, Brazil. After a few trials and changes of members, the band established itself as a quartet and took the proposal to make instrumental music with influences ranging from post-hardcore to progressive rock, soundtracks for vivid memories.















Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Indie
Country - Brazil (São Paulo)
Sounds like - TWDY, Saxon Shore, The Severely Departed...
Label - Unsigned

01. Climbing Stars (07:17)
02. Centopeia (05:22)
03. Navios e Maremotos (09:55)
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Sounds awesome.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WE LOOK LIKE SCHOLARS - Ingest the Cassette (EP) [2013]














Genre - Alternative Post-rock | Indie
Country - USA (Cincinnati, OH)
Influences - Air, Beck, The Appleseed Cast, Mogwai...
Label - Unsigned

01. Fade (03:41)
02. Home (04:00)
03. Vessel (03:18)
04. Fracture (04:41)
05. Redeemer (04:27)
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¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

INDOOR CITIES - Holy Land, Wayward Seas [2014]














Genre - Post-rock | Electro | Math-rock
Country - USA
Sounds like - Maserati, Toe, OVUM, Loose Lips Sinks Ships
Label - Unsigned
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01. Serotonin 02:19
02. Agent Orange 04:49
03. Better Things for Better Living... 02:38
04. Ever Upward 04:47
05. Particle 03:41
06. Dioxin 01:17
07. Pathogens in Bloom 04:37
08. The Best Things in Life Come in Cellophane 00:41
09. Waves to Decay 04:38
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THE COPPERTONE - The bakery (EP) [2014]














Genre - Blue-rock | Indie-pop
Country - USA (King City, CA)
Influences - ZZTop, BBKing, The Stooges, Tom Waits, Billy Holiday...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Woman to Woman (02:43)
02. Young Blood (04:08)
03. Son of a gun (03:33)
04. Dead Set (02:42)
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Not usually my kind of music (not because i dont like but i dont know much about this)
yet this EP enjoyed my ears, some great energy bring out of this pop/rock/blues.
Thanks to the artist for the request.

ISERLOHN - Standing Still Is A Great Deceiver [2014]














Genre - Electro | Ambient | Post-rock
Country - UK (Bristol)
Sounds like - 65daysofstatics, The American Dollar, The Echelon Effect...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Still Unannihilated (02:50)
02. Nefelibata (07:40)
03. Dendriform (11:25)
04. Tsundoko (08:37)
05. Cafune (12:38)
06. Hiraeth (07:54)
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Awesome electro/post-rock album inspired by melancholic and etheric atmospheres.
¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Sunday, May 25, 2014

THE HALLOWED CATHARSIS - The Uncanny Valley (EP) [2014]

Formed in the summer of 2013, The Hallowed Catharsis is a Vancouver progressive metal band with influences from a wide range of different styles of music. Combining soaring leads with crushing rhythms, contrasting high paced riffs with soulful melody, the band aspires to create a musical journey both hard hitting and exciting.
The Hallowed Catharsis recorded and released a debut single, “Taken” in early October of 2013, soon followed by their first show later that month playing at Funky Winker Beans. Within the week, the band returned to the studio to begin tracking their first EP. At the turn of the New Year, a single, “Extraterrestrial Radiation”, was released as a preview of the band’s forthcoming musical direction. The EP is planned for release on May 17th, 2014.















Genre - Progressive & Technical Death
Country - Canada (Vancouver, BC)
Sounds like - The Black Dahlia Murder, Archons, Opeth, BTB&M
Label - Unsigned
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01. Extraterrestrial Radiation (04:44)
02. Gravitas (02:58)
03. Ravaged Oasis (03:42)
04. Sensory Overload (04:22)
05. The Uncanny Valley (03:41)
06. Monster (06:20)
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Band request, nice progressive death-metal.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

LANDS - Misanthropy [2014]














Genre - Atmospheric Post-hardcore
Country - UK (Redhill)
Sounds like - Rosetta, Devil Solds His Soul, Will Haven, Poison The Well, Hopesfall...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Without Hope or Encouragement (05:37)
02. Eight Years Ago (04:35)
03. Set Sail and Never Look Back (06:15)
04. Envy (06:55)
05. Hell is Other People (05:46)
06. The Road Home (05:12)
07. You've Lost Yourself (05:11)
08. Mistrust and Disdain (06:51)
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Incredible new release!! This band made some great post-hardcore with 2000s emo/screamo touch as no longer able today.
¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Friday, May 23, 2014

SÓL - Black Mountain [2014]














Genre - Atmospheric Sludge
Country - USA (Portland, OR)
Influences - Cult of Luna, Rosetta, Sigur Ros, Giant, YoNL...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Black Mountain (11:12)
02. Hydra (08:06)
03. Requiem (10:15)
04. Tomhet (08:50)
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MY ATLAS - Origins (EP) [2013]














Genre - Atmospheric Post-metal
Sounds like - Cloudkicker, Deely, Wayfarer...
Country - UK (London)
Label - Unsigned
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01. Opening
02. Half
03. An Optional Disclosure
04. Atlas
05. Retract
06. Late
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Re-up, awesome EP.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

HUNG - I touch the sky [2014]














Genre - Progressive & Atmospheric Djent
Country - UK
Influences - Elitist, Intervals, Periphery, Animals As Leaders...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Like A Mule (01:55)
02. Charisma (03:42)
03. Repackaged, Returned (03:59)
04. Teeth (03:58)
05. Of Exploitation (03:03)
06. Please Sir, Can I Have Some More? (03:34)
07. Thunderdoll (04:20)
08. I Touched The Sky (07:57)
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Great instrumental djent album with sweet atmospheres.
Note: Download link posted by the artist on his facebook page.
¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Sunday, May 18, 2014

CITIES OF THE PLAIN - .​.​.​the most exciting contest you can imagine [2013]














Genre - Progressive & Atmospheric Post-metal
Country - USA (Eugene, Or)
Influences - Junius, Cloudkicker, Russian Circles, Pelican, Cynic,GIAA, TWDY
Label - Unsigned
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01. I have wrestled with Death... (03:44)
02. ...the most exciting contest you can imagine. (07:43)
03. Facing It, Always Facing It (05:32)
04. Dreams of Men, Germs of Empires (06:22)
05. In the Vacant Places, We Build With New Bricks (05:36)
06. Guns Blazing (06:58)
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¤¤¤ TOTALLY INSANE ¤¤¤
You have to listen their last release here and first (excellent) EP here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

RETINWAAV - Movements [2014]














Genre - Progressive Post-metal | Atmospheric Djent
Country - USA (Pittsburg)
Sounds like - Cloudkicker, GIAA, jakeL, Thessa...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Trial of Merit (05:04)
02. Diapason (02:21)
03. Reach from the Gyre (02:54)
04. Nisus Woes (05:58)
05. Bore (11:11)
06. Seething Vessels (09:23)
07. Like All Good Things (02:10)
08. Perennial (05:16)
09. Chamber & Prism (05:18)
10. Often the Echoes (08:17)
11. Fractured Wholes (02:33)
12. Spell (03:21)
13. Passing Thro' (08:28)
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¤¤¤ TRUELY INCREDIBLE ¤¤¤

Monday, May 12, 2014

FRONDIBUS - Leafage [2014]

Frondibus is an instrumental / post-rock duet from Cracow, Poland. The idea of forming a band was born at the end of 2013. This decision was the result of a fascination with the numerous ways of creating sound and the freedom in constructing instrumental songs. The band presents a wide spectrum of power delivered through the sounds of distorted guitar rhythms saturated with a melodic, ambient atmosphere. The band has its aim in creating music which carries the listener away on a journey to a destination limited only by his imagination.















Genre - Progressive & Atmopsheric Post-rock
Country - Poland (Cracow)
Sounds like - Tides From Nebula, Toundra, Caspian...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Coma (02:00)
02. Awakened (07:26)
03. Chimeras Were Born (09:12)
04. Dryads Vitality (08:17)
05. Ephemeral Myriads (04:07)
06. Jasmine's Ferocity (06:37)
07. Herbivorous Brittle Hands (05:44)
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Incredible post-rock band!
¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WREN - Wren (EP) [2014]














Genre - Atmospheric Sludge | Crust
Country - UK (London)
Sounds like - Fall Of Efrafa, Light Bearer, Yarn Of Norna, Russian Circles
Label - Unsigned
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01. Nørreport (06:05)
02. Pathos (05:11)
03. Habeas Corpus (06:43)
04. Ynis Vitrin (05:16)
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Band request.
¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Friday, May 9, 2014

POSTVORTA - Beckoning light we will set ourselves on fire [2014]














Genre - Atmospheric Post-hardcore
Country - Italy (Ravenna)
Influences - Isis, Russian Circles, Neurosis, CoL, Envy, Tool...
Label - Unsigned
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01. We're nothing (03:49)
02. We are the righteous hell (07:34)
03. Set them on fire (12:49)
04. Like promises (02:02)
05. You never did (10:04)
06. Like promises you never did (01:45)
07. Angel (09:01)
08. These nights (02:28)
09. Are going to end (09:05)
10. And we're writing about (00:50)
11. Abandonment and letters flowing (08:03)
12. On that september (04:33)
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Band request.
¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

SHODAI - With grass above ones head [2014]














Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Shoegaze
Country - UK (Stoke On Trent)
Influences - TWDY, EITS, GIAA, Caspian...
Label - Unsigned
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01. The undying solitude. (04:22)
02. It's floating above me, it's not an aircraft. (07:25)
03. The weary traveler. (04:34)
04. Super explosive wave. (03:11)
05. A moonless night. (04:17)
06. Valour. (02:59)
07. I am more than the skin i live in. (04:24)
08. Enshrine. (03:03)
09. A storm at sea. (05:01)
10. The anger of a gentle man. (06:25)
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Artist request.
Awesome new release.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

TELEPATHY - 12 Areas [2014]














Genre - Progressive Sludge
Country - UK
Sounds like - Amia Venera Landscape, Fall Of Efrafa, Catacombe
Label - Unsigned
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01. {Hypnos} (01:49)
02. Saccade (03:52)
03. Cystine Knot (06:08)
04. Sleepwalker (05:47)
05. Breath/Motion (07:38)
06. {Deluge} (01:30)
07. To Kiss the Ocean's Floor (07:34)
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¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Monday, May 5, 2014

THE ODIOUS - Joint ventures [2012]














Genre - Progressive Math-metal | Atmospheric Death-metal
Country - USA (Portland, OR)
Influences - Intronaut, Cephalic Carnage, The Red Chord, Opeth, Meshuggah, BTB&M, Gojira,The Faceless, Devin Townsend...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Nuchal Cord (01:58)
02. Ancestral Perplexities (07:46)
03. The Gynecic Curse (03:42)
04. Combaticus (08:27)
05. Minutia (00:54)
06. A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing (08:51)
07. Mer/ka/ba (05:09)
08. Fail Science! (01:49)
09. Charlie Guiteau (03:42)
10. Joint Ventures (03:39)
11. Houses of Stone (09:46)
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WTF this band is incredible, album released on 2012, unsigned and on hiatus for the moment...here the message:
"It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that The Odious will be going on hiatus. This upcoming show with Ænimus will be our last for the foreseeable future. I want to thank all of the wonderful people who have supported us throughout the years; our families, our die-hard fans both local and international, and our fellow bands who have shown us nothing but love and respect. Lets make this last show one for the history books!! Once again, thank you, and mark my words... WE WILL BE BACK. - much love, spenny, The Odious"
Come back guys, quick!

¤¤¤ TOTALLY INSANE ¤¤¤

Sunday, May 4, 2014

FIFTH QUADRANT - Perceptual (EP) [2014]














Genre - Progressive Metal | Atmospheric Djent
Country - Sweden (Stockholm)
Sounds like - Chimp Spanner, Gru, Bulb, Exivious
Label - Unsigned
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01. Perceptual (04:05)
02. Deceptual (05:39)
03. Uneven Horizon (04:05)
04. Journey To Within (06:54)
05. Echoes Of Another Existance (07:08)
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¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Saturday, May 3, 2014

MUNDOZERO - Memoria [2014]














Genre - Post-rock | Post-metal
Country - Spain
Influences - Oceansize, Pelican, Porcupine Tree, Opeth...
Label - The Bloody Dirty Sánchez Records
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01. La luz de la memoria (05:45)
02. El constructor de recuerdos (05:43)
03. La cuerda del futuro (06:30)
04. Memento mori (03:47)
05. Moldeando la realidad (04:48)
06. El niño que soñó ser mayor (04:48)
07. Vida (07:15)
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Great post-metal band sounds a lot like Catacombe, Tides From Nebula,Toundra...
¤¤¤ HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ¤¤¤

Friday, May 2, 2014

HARVS - Curiosities [2014]














Genre - Progressive Metal | Atmospheric Djent
Country - Australia (Sydney)
Sounds like - Periphery, Gru, Widek, Chimp Spanner, Keith Merrow...
Label - Unsigned
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01. Awaken (07:25)
02. Perplexity (05:13)
03. Disappear (06:22)
04. Seeking Solitude (06:15)
05. Revelations (05:08)
06. Enlightenment (08:05)
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¤¤¤ FREAKIN' CRAZY ¤¤¤

RULED BY REASON - Ascension (VIDEO) [2014]





I don't usually post video on the blog (but i often do on my fb page) but this band have really kept my attention! Awesome proggy destructured djent rythmically synchronized with funniest and envouting video.
Thanks to the band for requesting me and asking for a feature, i'm really honored!

Re-up with bandcamp link.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

SURROUNDED BY INFANTRY - Signals & Noises [2014]














Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Experimental
Country - Germany (Dresden)
Label - DIY
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01. We met twice (03:14)
02. Before (06:32)
03. Letter from N.Y. (02:16)
04. You 04:34 5. Signals & Noises (04:48)
06. Were (04:10)
07. Disconnected (03:40)
08. Here. (10:12)
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Really nice post-rock album.

¤¤¤ RECOMMENDED ALBUMS ¤¤¤ [April 2014]

Hi mates,

This month i highly recommend you these albums/EP below:

- IN SEARCH OF... - I Am Here With You [2014] (Post-rock)
- ATHLETICS - Who You Are Is Not Enough (Re-release) [2014] (Post-rock)
- BY THE THOUSANDS - By The Thousands (EP) [2014] (Metalcore/djent)
- EXILYM/ARSIESYS - The first encounter (Split EP) [2014] (Post-metal)
- CHALLENGER DEEP - Irreversible [2014] (Sludge)
- RULED BY REASON - Ascension (VIDEO) [2014] (Djent)
- ABANDON CITY - Lost lake (EP) [2014] (Sludge)
- I BUILT THE SKY - Intortus (EP) [2014] (Djent)


¤¤¤ OVER FAVS ¤¤¤

SLEEPING BEAR - Sleeping bear [2014] (Post-rock/metal)
SPIRAL - Urban fable [2009] (Post-rock)
PROMINENCE - Objective Truth (EP) [2014] (Metalcore/djent)