Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ROPSTEN - And I fell asleep on a chair, downstairs in the corner [2013]

Genre - Post-rock | Dark-ambient | Experimental
Country - Italy
Influences - Radiohead, Mogwai, GY!BE, Pink Floyd...
Label - Dwyer Records

01. Half step beyond the edge
02. 1,618
03. Heure Bleue
04. The Landing
05. Home Comfort

FALLS OF RAUROS - The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood [2013]

Genre - Atmospheric & Depressive Post-black
Country - USA (Portland, ME)
Label - Bindrune/Replenish Records

01. Earth's Old Timid Grace
02. Banished
03. Awaiting The Fire Or Flood That Awakens It
04. Nonesuch River Chant
05. Silence
06. The Cormorants Shiver On Their Rocks
07. All That Howling Fog

Dark & melancholic, sounds between Celeste and The Fall Of Every Season. Really captivating.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TOUNDRA - II [2010]

Toundra is a band from Madrid, Spain emerged in 2007, as Phoenix, from disappeared ones Nacen De Las Cenizas, who left a good taste in mouth among national hardcore followers, despite the brief of his career. In this case, the new creature has decided to dispense vocals and provides us with an entirely instrumental sound where guitars, bass and drums take on the entire role.

Genre - Post-rock | Post-metal
Country - Spain
Sounds like - Tides From Nebula, Isis, EITS, Pelican
Label - Aloud Music Records

01. Tchod
02. Magreb
03. Zanzibar
04. Voland
05. Danubio/Danube
06. Koschei
07. Bizancio/Byzantium

Fabulous album.

Monday, July 29, 2013

REVELATIONS - Moving Westward (EP) [2013]

Genre - Atmospheric Post-hardcore
Country - Italy (Milan)
Sounds like - Arktika, Acres, Light Bearer, Lands
Label - Unsigned

01. Evocation
02. Desolation
03. Reaction
04. Disclosure
05. Revelation
06. Delusion
07. Solace
08. Dissolution

¤¤ Awesome band ¤¤

EXILYM - B-sides (EP) [2013]

Genre - Post-rock | Post-metal 
Country - France
Influences -The Evpatoria Report, Sigur Ros, Shora, EITS, Mono, Mogwai, Red Sparowes, Russian Circles, Kwoon...
Label - Swarm Of Nails

01. Man never went to the moon
02. Transmission n#xxx
03. Where only dust remains...

Friday, July 26, 2013

FALL OF A SEASON - Decades In A Bleeding World [2004]

Fall Of A Season was a german metalcore band from Eastern Germany founded in 2001 by five friends sharing their love and passion making music together. The band released one EP, one Split-CD together with their brazilian friends XCONFRONTOX and one debut album. The band played more than 60 shows in Germany and all over Europe until they finally broke up in 2007.

Genre - Metalcore | Thrash-metal | Hardcore
Country - Germany
Sounds like - Maroon, Feast For The Crows, Heaven Shall Burn
Label - Circulation Records

01. Agony Of A Broken Boy
02. A Tidal Lament
03. Decades In A Bleeding World
04. Laureen 04:10 5. Emptiness Is Just A Phrase
06. Hymn To The Unknown (Instrumental)
07. A Kiss Bittersweet
08. In Grief And Tragedy
09. The Hollow
10. Forever Carved

RIP band. One of pioneers of metalcore in Europe with others famous german bands as Heaven Shall Burn, Caliban, and Maroon.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

ECHOES OF SILENCE - With The Sky Below Us and the Ground Above [2013]

Influenced by the likes of Explosions in the Sky, Mono, Yndi Halda, Sunlight Ascending, Lowercase Noises, and This Will Destroy You, Echoes of Silence was formed in late 2012 with the intention of creating a unique blend of the sounds found in the Post-Rock world. The Echoes of Silence sound focuses on creating earth-shaking crescendos that are atmospheric, dreamy, and dramatic.

With The Sky Below Us and the Ground Above tells the story of life and all of its ups and downs. The album features ambient organ-filled swells backed by ringing guitars as well as more darker selections which feature a wall of sound made up of distorted guitars and heart-wrenching strings.

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Shoegaze
Country - USA (Prince George, VA)
Sounds like - Sunlight Ascending, TWDY, EITS, Mono, Yndi Halda, The Evpatoria Report, Sleepmakeswaves, GIAA, I Hear Sirens...
Label - Unsigned

01. Decyzja
02. Pink Bomber
03. Electricity In The Air
04. Sweet Spring Lake
05. Ebb and Flow
06. Fortune's Malice
07. The Sun Set In Her Eyes
08. When Dreams Are Not Enough
09. Let Me Tell You How Beautiful You Are

So much beautiful.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

HANDS OF A SAVIOUR - Clock hands (EP) [2013]

Genre - Progressive Math-metal | Atmospheric Djent
Country - UK (London)
Sounds like - Meshuggah, Vildhjarta, Nemertines
Label - Unsigned
Contact -
Facebook | Soundcloud

01. Bone Season
02. Heirlooms
03. Clock Hands
04. If It Bleeds, It Leads
05. Untouchable
06. Faggot

Hailing from North London, England, Hands Of A Saviour are a four piece Progressive/Groove/Hardcore hybrid dedicated to playing honest music.
 In July 2013 they released their debut EP "Clock Hands" (produced and engineered by Mike Malyan of Monuments & The Algorithm).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NORTH BY NORTHWEST - Mirrors To Remind Ourselves Who We Are [2013]

Genre - Progressive Rock | Post-grunge
Country - Italy
Label - Unsigned
Contact -

01. A Manifesto of Creativity
02. Still Waiting
03. An Unmerciful Dialogue
04. Slint
05. The Long Goodbye
06. The Seeds of Doubt
07. Me, Myself and I

Very original band with many influences.

Monday, July 22, 2013

BLUENECK - Epilogue (EP) [2012]

Genre - Post-rock | Dark-Ambient
Country - UK (Bristol)
Label - Denovali Records

01. Apogee
02. Carina
03. [Eta Carinae]
04. Colonization - Incident 1
05. Colonization - Incident 2
06. Symbiosis - Pt1
07. Symbiosis - Pt 2
08. Suppression

Wonderful band.

EXILYM - No more freedom [2010]

Exilym, the solo project, was created in 2003, already then distilling an ambient post rock, ethereal, with spatial sonorities. Exilym, the band, became real during summer 2009. Formation continues in the same musical range, but decide to accentuate the spatial side, trough the sound, visuals or even the universe told by titles. This second born was cimented around conception of a first real project, EP « No More Freedom », composed of six titles recorded during autumn 2009 at the ObritalStation Studio, and out in march 2010 through the label Swarm of Nails.

Genre - Post-rock | Post-metal 
Country - France
Influences -The Evpatoria Report, Sigur Ros, Shora, EITS, Mono, Mogwai, Red Sparowes, Russian Circles, Kwoon...
Label - Swarm Of Nails

01. Welcome To The Second New Era
02. Transmission.N511
03. One More Step Before The End
04. Transmission.N514
05. The Space Stranger And The Orbital Wish
06. Transmission.N520

Re-up. Great band.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MARTYN JACKSON - Home (EP) [2013]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Shoegaze
Country - UK (Portishead)
Sounds like - EITS, TWDY, Sigur Ros, Mogwai...
Label - Unsigned
Contact -

01. Opening Statement
02. It Replies In Grey
03. Heavy Weather
04. Night Time Ideas
05. At The End Of A Dream There Is A New Ideal
06. Are We Nearly There Yet?
07. Keep Your Eyes On The Tide
08. Closing Statement


THE WORLD TO COME - Construct of Being (EP) [2013]

Genre - Progressive & Atmospheric Deathcore
Country - USA
Sounds like - King Conquer, Silence, Stories, The Acacia Strain
Label - Unsigned

01. At the Edge of Existence
02. Martyr Fragments
03. Eden Prime
04. Construct of Being

Band request. 
Enjoy this fat sound.

Monday, July 15, 2013

BICHE - Biche (EP) [2013]

Biche is a doom/sludge duo from Reims, France. Formed in march 2012 by two ex-members of a stoner/garage band, they play a loud, heavy and violent music, influenced by bands such as Dark Castle, Mares of Thrace, Eagle Twin...

Genre - Sludge | Doom | Noise
Country - France (Reims)
Influences - Amenra, Thou, Dark Castle...
Label - Unsigned

01. Agrafe-moi les couilles sur une table à repasser
02. SUSU!
03. Terre
04. 6 millions
05. Viol de tes propres ailes
06. Un bon dimanche

Love some titles song like "Agrafe-moi les couilles sur une table à repasser"  which mean "Clip my balls on ironing board". It's so poetic...:)

Friday, July 12, 2013

DAMASCUS - Heights [2013]

Genre - Post-rock | Math-rock | Ambient
Country - USA
Influences - Russian Circles, EITS, Rosetta, Caspian, Isis, Jakob, Tool, Sigur Ros, Mono...
Label - Unsigned

01. Come to Light
02. Heights
03. All Points Below
04. Just Another Illustration
05. Want for Nothing


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1099 - 1099 [2013]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Classical
Country - Norway (Trondheim)
Sounds like - Mogwai, Caspian, Deadhorse
Label - Doognad Records

01. Your Future
02. The Grand Design
03. Machine Fire Ghost
04. There Is No Such Constellation
05. Wake
06. Iron Fist (Death Is Here)
07. While The City Sleeps

GO! SAVE THE HOSTAGES - Go! Save The Hostages! (EP) [2013]

GSTH are a duo who have put aside traditional band roles in favour of a more compositional approach to song writing. We make straightforward and gimmick-less music for the weary of soul.

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Shoegaze
Country - Egypt (Cairo)
Influences - 65daysofstatic, GY!BE, EITS Mogwai, Mono, Pelican, Russian Circles, Sonic Youth, TWDY...
Label - Unsigned

01. Salma
02. Souvenir Du Caire
03. You Call Me Monkey, I Make You Cry
04. I’ve Wondered What It Would Have Been Like For Me If That Shark Got You
05. Bonus Track - I Used To Shank People Like You Inside

Incredible post-rock band!! 
I think this is the first Egyptian band posted in BOF, i'm so honored in view of what happen there. Thanks to these guys for giving us a little piece of dream.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

CONCATENATE - Concatenate's Concatenated Stuff [2013]

Genre - Progressive & Atmospheric Djent
Country - Argentina
Sounds like - Cloudkicker, Chimp Spanner, Tesseract, Deely
Label - Unsigned

01. Je T'Aime
02. May
03. Priorities
04. Belgium Pt. 1
05. Belgium Pt. 2
06. Belgium Pt. 3
07. Belgium Pt. 4
08. Belgium Pt. 5
09. What Keeps Me Alive
10. Back To Djent (Remastered)
11. Periphery's New Groove In A New Tone (Cover)
12. Faces (Remastered)
13. Merging Universes (Ft. Djohn Doe Dies)

¤¤ Amazing atmospheric djent ¤¤

Monday, July 8, 2013

THESSA - The other side [2013]

Thessa is a one man band project from Anglet, France. From Djent/Progressive Metal to Post-Rock/Progressive Rock music, mixing groovy heaviness with melodic guitar phrasing in an unique way.

Genre - Atmospheric Djent
Country - France (Anglet)
Sounds like - Cloudkicker, Wayfarer, ONAN...
Label - Unsigned

01. Origins
02. Intentional Neglect
03. Medusa
04. .ExE
05. The All Seing Eye
06. The Inside
07. Cassiopeia
08. Symbiosis
09. Digital Expansion
10. Colossus

¤¤ Awesome work ¤¤
You also have to listen his post-rock/electro EP out in March 2013 here

OF THE MONARCHS - Vasily [2012]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Experimental
Country -USA (Beverly)
Influences - Caspian, TWDY, Giants, Moving Mountains, Sigur Rós, Red Sparrows...
Label - Unsigned

01. Volga
02. Stalingrad
03. A.R.S
04. Where's Kilroy?
05. Signal
06. Our World VS. Yours
07. Aviator

Friday, July 5, 2013

THE WORLD IN CINEMATIC - Chapters (EP) [2013]

Genre - Progressive Metalcore
Country - Australia (Sydney)
Sounds like - IKTPQ, Parkway Drive, Northlane
Label - Unsigned

01. Voidwalkers
02. Eye of the Storm
03. Loved, Lost
04. Natural Disaster
05. Paradigm Shift
06. Paradise Lost

Thursday, July 4, 2013

NAPOLEON - What we see (EP) [2012]

Genre - Melodic Hardcore | Progressive
Country - UK
Sounds like - Counterparts, Misery Signals
Label - Unsigned

01. What we see
02. Bearing loss
03. Liars and sellers
04. The world outside (ft Johnny OC fo Liferuiner)

Amazing melodic hardcore, very talented young band.

SHODAI - Horizons [2013]

Shodai is a brand and an umbrella term under which all my creations will fall under. I write music and record SFX/foley for video (film tv etc) as well as more traditional post rock music to be found on the band page tab. As well as this i create graphic designs for all manner of things including bands,companies, films and TV.

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Shoegaze
Country - UK (Stoke On Trent)
Influences - TWDY, EITS, GIAA
Label - Unsigned
Facebook | Official

01. 6,000 Fathoms
02. To dream forever
03. Into the aether
04. Sirius
05. Open sky
06. Kugiri oni
07. Time travel is possible
08. Onward through the mountain
09. It shook the logic from me
10. Horizons

Terrific album.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SKYED PILLARS - Cloud opus [2013]

Genre - Post-rock | Ambient | Post-metal
Country - Germany (Munich)
Sounds like - Caspian, Colaris, The End Of The Ocean
Label - Unsigned

01. Cloud Opus
02. Cassiopeia
03. Davenport Creek
04. Creation
05. Fated Children

Delicious day, third great album of the day.


Jambalaya Window and the Midwest Lover is a solo project, mixing elements of experimental metal, Lob-Rock and electronica. It aims to explore a strong melancholic guideline through various musical forms, with a clear emphasis on crustacean wildlife. This takes Jambalaya’s soundscapes from dense frenetic metal to ambient electronic atmospheres, making it hard to pinpoint it as a given style, and probably equally hard to enjoy it.

Genre - Progressive Metal | Atmospheric
Country - France (Grenoble)
Influences - Radiohead, Meshuggah, Deftones, Kruger, Textures, Massive Attack...
Label - Le bois dormant

01. Clear as Mud
02. The Descent
03. Ingrained
04. Metastasis (Homarus Vulgaris)
05. Dead Weight
06. Pescynism
07. Peace and Quiet

Pretty heavy and melodic music.

ARBOR LIGHTS - Hatherton Lake [2013]

Genre - Post-rock | Indie | Alternative
Country - UK (Birmingham)
Influences - EITS, GY!BE, Mogwai, Mono, Sigur Ros, Oceansize
Label - Unsigned
Facebook | Official

01. The Silent City
02. Interstellar
03. Damascus
04. Silhouettes
05. The Mayor & The Diver

Band request.

Monday, July 1, 2013

GERANIÜM - Geraniüm [2012]

Genre - Crust | Chaotic Sludge | Screamo
Country - France (Strasbourg)
Sounds like - YOUWTRETCH, Daitro, Orchids, Alpinist
Label - Independant

01. Homeostasis
02. Condoning the leak
03. No second chance
04. Ils arriveront dans un murmure puis disparaitront dans le brouillard et la terre
05. I've got a bigger than yours (even if i got tities)
06. Les cathedrales du vide
07. And this strange sensation of being nowhere at home
08. Fashion fuck off

Brutal stuff, like it.

ONAN - The Wrath of Hoken: A Dedication (EP) [2013]

Genre - Atmospheric Djent
Country - Australia (Sydney)
Sounds like - Bulb, Cloudkicker, Deely, Chimp Spanner
Label - Unsigned

01. I: The Wrath of Hoken
02. II: The Gaze of Victory
03. III: Finale