Tuesday, January 31, 2012

IN OUR DEFENSE - Reflections (EP) [2011]

Genre - Metal | Hardcore | Djent
Country - USA
Sounds like - For The Fallen Dreams, A Day To Remember, It Prevails
Label - Unsigned

01. Wrong Turn On Slauson
02. Cheviot Knights
03. Just Let Go
04. A Tale Of Two Cities
05. YJSY
06. Forever Young (cover)

ESCAPING THE ORDINARY - Discography [2010 - 2012]

ESCAPING THE ORDINARY: The act of showcasing qualities that make one unique; showing what sets one apart from everyone else. This mantra is the foundation that Escaping The Ordinary is based on. Founded in Dallas, Texas in 2010, ETO was created to be a positive hub for people to discover how they relate and differ from others. Through this site, a variety of articles are posted including interviews, Spotlights, free music compilations, and more. The idea is to showcase how people are escaping the ordinary in their lives and inspire others to the same.

Genre - All kind of pop, rock and hardcore!
Country - USA






All compilations are in free download, great initiatiave.

Monday, January 30, 2012

RULED BY REASON - The dawning of dystopia [2011]

"When life hands you lemons, you listen to Ruled by Reason. A 5 piece Metal group hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. From 2008 on Ruled by Reason has shown that they know what they're doing, and can pull it off with excellence. Creating a powerful, yet varied style of metal, they're absolutely an upcoming force in the modern metal scene. The Dawning of Dystopia, Ruled by Reason's debut full length album is now available on The Execution Kollective. Check it out!"

Genre - Progressive Metal | Deathcore
Country - USA
Influences - Between The Buried & Me, Scale The Summit, It Prevails
Label - Unsigned

01. The Dawning Of Dystopia
02. We Met Destruction
03. Dr. Jekyll Sleeps Alone Tonight
04. Look To The Stars
05. Within These Memories
06. The Last Prophecy
07. To Rise Above
08. Dorsia

SEES - Discography [2010 - 2012]

SEES was created as a solo project in early 2001. It was mostly for unused tracks featuring guest musicians in a wide variety of genres. In 2007 it became a full band with a much more focused sound. We will continue to make music for SEES until the end. Art cures all.

Genre - Math-metal | Progressive
Country - USA
Sounds like - Meshuggah, Cloudkicker, Tesseract; The Contortionist
Label - Unsigned

IN & BETWEEN (EP) [2012] 
01. In and Between
02. Endless Void
03. Miracle


THE END [2010]
03.Ungrateful Self
06.Nail Biter
08.Cripple Me With Despair

GOSIA - Fear of ourselves (EP) [2012]

Genre - Progressive Rock | Experimental | Ambient
Country - UK
Label - Unsigned

02.Fear of Today
03.Fear of Tomorrow

OXYDE NOIR - Monochrome (EP) [2011]

Genre - Electro | Dark-ambient | Industrial
Country - USA
Label - Unsigned
Official Website

01. Automat
02. Hot Heart
03. Alfheim
04. Arthropod
05. Insect State

By request.

Friday, January 27, 2012

AVIATIONS - Nineties nine ties (SINGLE) [2012]

Genre - Progressive Metal | Ambient | Djent
Country - USA
Sounds like - Chimp Spanner, Gru
Label - Unsigned

"Aviations is a Berklee College of Music based progressive metal band formed in 2011. The group was started by drummer James Knoerl from Michigan and guitarist Sam Harchik from Massachusetts. We are looking for another guitarist and a clean vocalist in the vocal style of other bands such as Lower Definition. Contact us at our Gmail or our Facebook page."

This guys definitively don't need (clean) vocalist, their instrumental music is amazing. 

Why this new mood to add sucking cleans vocals on great music? For example, The Contortionist or A Plea For Purging has done the same shit on their last album. Why? Label ask? Public ask? Crazy whores has threated you to cut your balls? 
I think it's really useless...please keep it real.

EMBARK - Inside andromeda (EP) [2011]

Genre - Shoegaze | Experimental | Dark-ambient
Country - France
Influence - My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Boards Of Canada, Brian Eno, Fugazi...
Label - Unsigned

01.It's time to go
02.By the sea
03.Everyone but you
04.La terre tombe en morceaux
05.Sunrise with sea monsters

GLORIES - Glories (EP) [2012]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Shoegaze
Country - USA
Sounds like - Mono, Mogwai, EITS, Caspian
Label - Unsigned

01. Mechanical Mariner
02. Ivory Towers
03. At This Depth


Interesting progressive hardcore band, with mathcore influences like The Bled or Scale The Summit. The album "Grind the ocean" will be release on 28 february 2012.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

CONCORD TO SEAS - 2011 [2011]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient
Country - USA
Sounds like - EITS, TWDY, GY!BE, Sigur Ros, Isis, Mono, Mogwai, Hammock
Label - Unsigned

02.Dark Prisms
04.Easterly Beings
06.I Gave

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SWORN IN - Start/end (EP) [2012]

Genre - Metal | Hardcore | Progressive
Country - USA
Sounds like - Adaliah, It Prevails, Monster
Label - Unsigned

01. Start
02. Opportunist
03. Apex
04. Beggars
05. The Deviant
06. End (feat. Colin Sharkey)

NEVERMIND THE NAME - A gaze into the abyss [2011]

Genre - Post-rock | Progressive
Country - Germany
Sounds like - Mogwai, Envy, Isis, Mono, Jakob, Pg.lost, Caspian, CUTE
Label - Unsigned

01. In A Second
02. In A Lifetime
03. Walking The Endless Road
04. Memories
05. Beat Death
06. Empty Cities
07. The Righteous
08. Washed Ashore

ANITEK - Tab & Anitek: Project monarch [2012]

Genre - Experimental Trip-hop | Psychedelic Electro
Country - Switzerland
Influences - Thievery Corporation, Boards Of Canada, Massive Attack...
Label - Dusted Wax Kingdom

01. Merlot Downer
02. Dormouse
03. Computer Bug
04. BlueBird
05. Moloko Plus
06. ArtiChoke
07. UnderDub
08. The Ludovico Technique
09. Sleeper Agent
10. ChatterMask
11. Wolf Messing
12. Operation Paperclip
13. Ataxia
14. Empire of The Ants
15. Heavy Sphere
16. Divine Invasion

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DOOMSDAY MOURNING - Culture of corruption (EP) [2012]

Genre - Deathcore | Beatdown | Progressive
Country - USA
Sounds like - Meshuggah, Dissipate, A Different Breed Of Killer
Label - Unsigned

01. Zero Minutes
02. Player Haters Ball
03. Culture Of Corruption
04. Legends Are Made Not Broken
5. Oneone3sevenoh

ICARO - Icaro (EP) [2012]

Genre - Atmospheric Post-metal | Post-rock
Country - New-Zealand
Influences - Jakob, Toe, Portishead, Radiohead, Deftones, Cloudkicker, Isis, Russian Circles, Isis, Mogwai
Label - Unsigned


Monday, January 23, 2012

FALL BEFORE YOUR CREATOR - I am the engineer (EP) [2011]

Genre - Deathcore | Death-metal
Country - USA
Sounds like - Through The Eyes Of The Dead, The Black Dahlia Murder
Label - Unsigned

01. Intro
02. Make A Move
03. I Am The Engineer
04. The Deep South
05. A Cowards Fight
06. The Sweet Taste Of Fallout

POWDER! GO AWAY - We don't know when it has begun, but we know that it will never end [2012]

Genre - Post-rock | Progressive
Country - Russia
Sounds like - Tides From Nebula, Russian Circles, Caspian
Label - Unsigned

01. That Is What Everybody Fears And Wants
02. It Will Never End
03. 10 July 2011. Storm.
04. 37th Parallel
05. The Universe Is A Huge Black Square
06. Hindenburg 1937
07. Listen To This Track When You Are Left Alone At Least For 3 Minutes And 28 Seconds
08. Stories Told By The Falling Autumn Leaves
09. Storm Warning!
10. File-Open-Trojan32.exe

Excellent post-rock band, highly recommended.

Friday, January 20, 2012

CAPILLARIES - Into the History of Light (EP) [2012]

Capillaries is an instrumental band of four from Atlanta, GA. The music of Capillaries captures a dark history and remains willing to stay behind and investigate it. There are hints of ambience with a sense of immediacy driving it along. Noise and melody become unintended bedfellows. Bass-driven leads and non-traditional rhythms become the substratum for soaring guitars that take listeners to new heights just before pummeling them back into the earth.

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient
Country - USA
Influences - Mogwai, Mono, This Will Destroy You...
Label - Unsigned

01. The History of Light 08:00
02. Metals of Callisto 04:24
03. Summit 06:26
04. Lumen 04:33
05. Extraction Point

Band request. Really beautiful post-rock.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

SLEEPMAKESWAVES - Sleepmakeswaves (EP) [2012]

Genre - Post-rock | Progressive | Shoegaze
Country - Australia
Sounds like - Tides From Nebula, Exxasens, Caspian
Label - Bird's Robe Records

01. Keep Your Splendid Silent Sun
02. We Sing The Body Electric
03. The Obstacle Is The Path
04. I Will Write Peace On Your Wings, And You Will Fly Over The World
05. One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears
06. It’s Dark, It’s Cold, It’s Winter

EYES LIKE MIRRORS - Crusades (EP) [2011]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient
Country - South Africa
Influences - Caspian, MONO, Pg. Lost, Antarctic, EITS, Russian Circles, Sleepmakeswaves, TWDY, Joy Wants Eternity...
Label - SMACM!

01. A Forked Tongue Cuts Like A Knife
02. Cave Of Stars
03. Meadows Breathe Beneath Mountains
04. Lost In The Changing Tides
05. Pastel

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

AESTHESYS - Discography [2008 - 2011]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Classical
Country - Russia
Influences - EITS, God Is An Astronaut, Sigur Rós, Balmorhea, Pink Floyd, Tool, Gregor Samsa...
Label - Unsigned
Official Website || Facebook

01. Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide
02. Halfway Out of the Dark
03. Scrolling In Mind Images Of The Past Day Before Falling Asleep
04. Dreams Are Only Real As Long As They Last
05. Light Slivers Of Memory
06. Decipimur Specie Recti
07. I Am Free, That Is Why I'm Lost
08. I Feel The Life Is Sorrowful And Unbearable Though I Can't Flee Away Since I Am Not A Bird
09. Time Is An Illusion
10. Elegy
11. Limbo
12. All That Fall

01. Sailing to Byzantium
02. Think The Way We Dream
03. A Lullaby For White Dwarf
04. In The Depths Of The Dawn
05. A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird

01. Livre Des Sauvages
02. Sunken Dreams Of The Whale
03. Across The 60th Parallel North
04. Memories Of Arctic Waves
05. How Come You Didn't Notice A Polar Bear In Your Kitchen

01. Light Slivers Of Memory
02. Introduction To The Third Crusade
03. Chrysopoeia
04. The Watchman Eats Its Own Tail
05. Decipimur Specie Recti
06. The Great Pyramids Next To Your House
07. All That Fall
08. Time Is An Illusion

01. There Is Hope, But Not For Us
02. Paths Are Made By Walking
03. I Am Free, That Is Why I'm Lost
04. Jacques-Yves Cousteau And The Deepest Surface
05. At Five In The Afternoon

I. DEMO [2008]
01. Siren's Song
02. Landscape With A Yellow House
03. Where The Truth Lies
04. Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide
05. Don't Forget He Is Going To Defeat His Shadow
06. Scrolling In Mind Images Of The Past Day Before Falling Asleep
07. Dreams Are Only Real As Long As They Last
08. Sandcastles
09. I Feel The Life Is Sorrowful And Unbearable Though I Can't Flee Away Since I Am Not A Bird
10. Elegy
11. Identity And Difference
12. Prometheus Brings Fire To Mankind
13. Ancient Cities As Targets For Our Nuclear Missiles
14. A Philosophical Question Concerning The Purpose And Significance Of Human Existence

Huge discography for this talented young musician.

Monday, January 16, 2012

HYPNO5E - Des deux l'une est l'autre [2007]

Genre - Experimental | Atmospheric Metal
Country - France
Label - Unsigned

01.Maintained Relevance Of Destruction
02.Maintained Relevance Of Destruction Part II
03.Daybreak at slaughter-house
04.h492053 0
05.The Hole
06.Scarlet Fever
08.Naked Lunch Part I
09.Naked Lunch Part II
10.Remords Postumes

Pre-order for the new album "Acid Mist Tomorrow" here. Released on 24th feb 2012.

TUBER - Smoked up notes (SINGLE) [2012]

Genre - Post-rock | Post-metal | Progressive
Country - Greece
Sounds like - Tides From Nebula, Toundra, Long Distance Calling
Label - Unsigned


01. Smoked up notes 

Band request. 


Genre - Atmospheric Math-metal | Industrial
Country - Russia
Sounds like - Meshuggah instrumental
Label - Unsigned

01. Jag Vill Inte
02. The Worst And Easiest Way
03. A Special Room
04. Bird Cemetery
05. Frustration
06. Dear Irene
07. False Harmony
08. Out Of The Skin
09. Looking At Your Photo
10. Wicked

Friday, January 13, 2012


Genre - Progressive Black-death | Atmospheric Sludge
Country - Italy
Sounds like - The Secret, Nostromo, Amia Venera Landscape
Label - Refoundation rec, Still life rec.
01. Ophiuchus
02. Auriga
03. Cepheus
04. Lyra
05. Andromeda
06. Cygnus
07. Hydra
08. Gemini
09. Eridanus

OUR BLISTERED HORIZON - Discography [2011]

Genre - Progressive Post-rock | Ambient
Country - UK
Influences - EITS, Mogwai, Russian Circles, The Calm Blue Sea, Sleepmakeswaves
Label - Unsigned

REVERIE (EP) [Dec 2011]




ARTIFICE [Sept 2011] 
01. Circle
02. Stupour
03. Fracture
04. Departure
05. Regression
06. Bitter
07. Oblivious
08. Letting Go

SCHEMATICS FOR GRAVITY - Schematics for Gravity (EP) [2011]

Genre - Post-metal | Post-rock
Country - Sweden
Sounds like - Cult Of Luna, Rosetta, Voyager
Label - Unsigned

01.The Art of Taming Waves
02.Antithesis to Bliss
03.An Entire Ocean Under Scarred Skin

Amazing post-metal band, highly recommanded.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Genre - Electro | Downtempo | Chillout
Country - Canada
Sounds like - Cybo, Björk, Saycet
Label - 23seconds netlabel

03.bein' alone
04.ugly weather
05.bit by bit

Graciellita had many others collaborations in 2011, but this one is the one who were totally in free download, and it's also my favourite.

CASPIAN - Live at old south church [2012]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient
Country - USA
Sounds like - Tides From Nebula, EITS, Ours To Alibi
Label - Mylene Sheath, Make My Day

01. Last Rites
02. The Dove
03. ASA
04. Concrescence
05. Sycamore

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

THE ENTROPY THEORY - This Place Holds Just Empty Shells (DEMO) [2011]

Genre - Atmospheric Post-hardcore | Mathcore
Country - Italy
Influences - Cult Of Luna, Burst, The Ocean, Isis, The DEP
Label - Unsigned

01. This Place Holds Just Empty Shells
02. Pretended Grace
03. The 9th Return

CRYPTODIRA - The four quarters (EP) [2012]

Genre - Post-Metal | Progressive Death
Country - USA
Sounds like - Between The Buried & Me, Scale The Summit, East Of The Wall
Label - Unsigned

04.Victim Complex

IN EACH HAND A CUTLASS - A universe made of strings [2011]

In Each Hand A Cutlass are an instrumental act comprising of some well known musicians in the Singapore music scene. This band of sonic pirates blends progressive rock, ambient, post rock and metal elements, casting all music boundaries aside, to create epic sprawling yearning songs that alternate between lifting your spirit and kicking your butt.

Proof of this can be found in spades in their debut album "A Universe Made of Strings". The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (of Opeth / Soilwork / James LaBrie fame) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The album was released in conjunction with their album launch show entitled "The Amaranthine Voyage" at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, where they played a triumphant and high-octane set to a sold-out capacity crowd of 250 at the Recital Studio. The show also saw the debut performance of bass player Nelson Tan in the lineup, who recorded on the album and has since become a permanent member of the band.

There’s nothing like creating a soundtrack to life’s unspoken moments and the childlike landscapes that we all paint within ourselves. And that’s exactly what IEHAC hopes to create by weaving through the rich tapestries of different musicalities; constantly exploring new grounds just like how we as human beings constantly grow and learn.

Genre - Post-rock | Progressive metal | Ambient
Country - Singapore
Influences - Russian Circles, TWDY, Pelican, Mastodon, Caspian, Red Sparowes, Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai, Red Sparowes, Deftones, Fugazi, Glassjaw
Label - Unsigned

01. The Escape
02. Inspector Cutlass
03. Glaciers
04. The March
05. Helmets And Fiery Endings
06. Chocolate And The Lovelorn Girl
07. Marauder
08. White Boxes
09. End Of The Line
10. Hammering The Bones
11. A Universe Made Of Strings

Monday, January 9, 2012

SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA - Finest hour [2011]

Genre - Dubstep | Ambient | Nu-jazz
Country - UK
Influences - Cinematic Orchestra, Massive Attack, Burial, Zion Train, Gentleman's Dub Club, MJ Cole, Leftfield, Vex'd, Flying Lotus, Scuba, Orbital, Murcof, King Tubby, Steve Reich, John Martyn, Debussy
Label - Unsigned

01. Angel Eyes
02. Back Chat
03. Always
04. Hymn For Him
05. All Yours
06. Pop and Lock
07. Suffer Not
08. Secrets
09. Finest Hour
10. Perfection

XEHANORT - Luna (SINGLE) [2012]

Genre - Atmospheric Djent | Deathcore
Country - USA
Sounds like - Winds Of Plague, Substructure, Øscillatör
Label - Unsigned

01. Luna

Vocal's Øscillatör solo-project. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

THE FLASHBULB - Terra firma (EP) [2011]

Genre - Experimental | IDM | Ambient
Country - USA
Label - Alphabasic Records
01. Terra Firma (Radio Version)
02. Terra Firma (Album Version)
03. Terra Firma (Remix by The Abominable Twitch)
04. Terra Firma (Remix by Bartel)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

INNERTY - Tabula rasa [2012]

Innerty sees the light of day in January 2003. After the departure of their first bass player, the band will play as a trio for a few years before meeting OYC, tour bass player of The Ocean at the time, and singer/bass player in several other acts.
Influenced by bands ranging from the devastating chaos of The Dillinger Escape Plan or Sikth, the rythmic creativity of Meshuggah or Tool, to the overwhelming athmospheres of Isis and Neurosis; Innerty shape their very own personnality with a well balanced melting pot of metal, hardcore, jazz, prog rock and electronic ambiant, with solid, complex grooves and structures.
After nearly 7 years of gigs and small tours, 2 self released EPs and a few compilation appearances (The Apparatus Mecha Organa being the last one), Innerty's first album, Tabula Rasa, will be relased in 2011.

Genre - Progressive Math-metal
Country - France
Sounds like - Textures, Intronaut, Vildhjarta, Sikth
Label - Unsigned

01. Abiotic Landscapes
02. Sphenoid
03. Monism Needs A Ro
04. (Enter The) Void
05. Kubark (feat. Igorrr)
06. The Divine Phenomenology Of Cold Fire
07. Tabula Rasa Pt. 1 - Cave
08. Tabula Rasa Pt. 2 - Noesis
09. Tabula Rasa Pt. 3 - Solipsism Of A Dying Man
10. Qualophobia
11. Innate Anamnesis

GLASS KITES - Glass kites [2012]

Genre - Progressive Rock | Dream-pop | Jazz
Country - Canada
Label - Unsigned

01. Intro
02. Terra
03. The Body
04. Soothsayer
05. Break
06. Mirror Me
07. Slowly (Home)

Monday, January 2, 2012

CAYUR - Cayur [2012]

Genre - Progressive Metal | Post-hardcore | Math-rock
Country - USA
Sounds like - Scale The Summit...
Label - Unsigned

01. Tried and Untrue
02. Beautiful Moon
03. Born Again
04. Devoid of Virtue
05. 1954
06. Forgotten Words
07. Burning Brigh

AURAS - Cascade (SINGLE) [2011]

Genre - Progressive Metalcore | Djent
Country - USA
Sounds like - Elitist, It Prevails, Miss May I
Label - Unsigned

01. Cascade (ft. Chris Cosentino from Horizons)
02. Cascade (Instrumental)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

THE ECHELON EFFECT - Season Part 4 (EP) [2011]

Genre - Electro | Ambient | Post-rock
Country - UK
Sounds like - Bitcrush, Hammock, The Album Leaf
Label - Indepedant

01. With a Warmth Inside, I Walk Into the Dark

Still awesome music.