Just got an earful of these dudes. Awesome mixture of Doom/Death and Black Metal. Pretty much one of the coolest bands I've found in a while. Definitely essential in any metal heads collection. Here's their myspace.
Wombbath is one of those bands I've heard of constantly but just never got around to checking out. Well I finally picked up this album and let's just say that it's one of the most impressive Death Metal releases ever put out. Another 90's band that never got all that big in their day and age but the riffs speak for themselves. This band means fucking business. This record has it all! Great Drums, Great Guitar, Great Bass and some of the creepiest atmosphere around.
One of the most underrated bands of the 1990's; Rottrevore released one hell of a debut and then proceeded to disappear off the face of the planet. This album comes at you with some of the greatest riffs imagined. This remaster expands the massive sound that initially put this band on the spot. Each riff crushes you while the roiling drums weave in and out of this dimension. This also includes their demo. A must have for any Death Metal fan.
My (2nd) favorite Instrumental Doom band from Chicago is back with another bowl packed tight with smokey riffs that will resin(ate) with your inner stoner. This album has massive swing and maximum impact on the ear drums. Pop it in on an expensive sound-system and feel the bass pull away your skin like a rabbit under a sandblaster. You'll feel the Earth's gravity pull your bones down until they're dust as this gargantuan record grinds your skin into a greasy stain on the floor.
When asking my inner child how it feels to get mercilessly ass-pounded by forty-three grubby truck drivers; I also ask myself "Who the fuck is Glenn Totemsboro" and as I spin this question round and round I run through the massive riff-a-torium that ist mein mind. There I swim through megatons of a sludgy substance known as "Riffoplasm"; a thick brown goo that emits a low rumble similar to a mixture of rockin' licks and evil feedback. Some of the goo made a pretty interesting bit of noise so I uploaded it for you guys. Enjoy
Horseback is a band that paints with a multi-faceted pallet. They blend the stylings of My Bloody Valentine, Sunn, Isis, Earth and Godspeed You! Black Emperor into one bleak monstrosity. This album shambles along with fiery vigor but spares not the blissful interludes of some of their larger influences. The instruments drone and whine with otherworldly tone. This is an album that must be experienced on a huge sound system.
Another up-request from the always lovely Samantha Bunner. Here we have Heavy Metal in top form; aesome melodies combined with epic tone and song structure that take you by the hair on an journey transcending time and space. This is what it's all about; True Heavy Metal that oozes from every pore and sinew of this record. The passion, the drive, that sound of the fire in their belly; this is ADVENTCHA MUZAK!
Thrashing Sludge that will decimate your face; taking any hope of keeping your remaining teeth along with your wallet and ladyfriend. Riff after righteous riff create a vortex of swirling sexitude that will leave your ear-holes moist with ecstatic pleasure. Sit your fine ass down on this here sub-woofer and feel the down right nastiness of this album's low-end rumble. Baby, we've come a long way.
The Sword is back with their signature throwback style and this time they're throwing a bit of Hawkwind style prog/space rock into the mix. This time The Sword is packin' ray-guns instead of battle axes. This Sci-Fi epic packs one hell of punch will their new vocal barrage and guitar wizardry. A must listen to for fans of Doom and everything in between.
Brutal Slamming Death Metal with the one thing that most bands within their genre; RIFFS. That's fucking right, there's plenty of chug but there's no shortage of the almighty riffs. These dudes call on the age old work of Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel to summon forth some of the most putrid death metal I've heard in a while. This record fails to disappoint. Loved it from track 1.
Get it if you're a fan of: Cannibal Corpse, Devourment, Ingested or Oldschool Carcass
Headbanging, horns-throwing, space-bending metal of the sludgy variety. Rock filled riffs jet out of low-slung guitars and classy vocals swim over each and every offering to the riff gods. This is by no means a terribly original band but what they do, they do well. Featuring brothers Pete and Adam of Baroness fame; this band combines the classic desert rock sound with old school doom flare. Riff after fiery riff will blaze a trail through your brain slug. Enjoy.
A band that my old band (Sturgeon) used to jam with. Akin to the heavier side of Opeth with bits of Black Metal and Enslaved here and there. For a (rough) album it's pretty fucking good. Had the pleasure of seeing/playing with these dudes live and they're nothing short of awesome. Surprisingly proffessional and tight for a band their age. This is Detroit Death Metal at its finest. This band shall not be forgotten (as I've taken all the old stickers of theirs I gathered and stuck them to every lamp post across the county).
Uploaded upon request by the lovely Sam Bunner. Great album; combines all of Dev's versatility into a strongbox of solid songwriting, tasty riffs and a great conceptual storyline with different meanings upon multiple listens. If you haven't heard this yet; shoot yourself behind the woodshed.
Psyched out prog metal from members of Behold...The Arctopus, Gorguts and Krallice. Fiery riffs spewed out by sweltering torrents of tapping and off-kilter time signature changes flowing endlessly out of the Warr Guitar expertise of Colin Marston. Expert mind-fuckery from the kings of the craft.
Uploaded per request. Aborted; a long since irrelevant Brutal Death Metal band that has reappeared due to a lot of scene kids wanting to get into the 'arder stuff but unwilling to do any digging for any decent bands. 'Engineering The Dead' was the bands magnum opus before they descended into becoming what everyone in the BDM scene dreads the most; a scene-praised Suffo-rip off band. Either way, enjoy this seminal piece of Death Metal made pre-metamorphosis.
Let's face it, this was the last good record they put out. The perfect mix of their old Brutal side and their now melody/groove obsessed phase. They won't be returning to their good style any time soon so the least we can do is spin these old releases every once in a while.