You know the feeling you get when you listen to well done folk metal similar to Scythia? That overwhelming joy and excitement? Russian pagan/folk metal band Bastion definitely do this for me and invoke maddening headbanging moments. This music is just good and the use of wind instruments is the best I’ve heard so far this year. Bastion definitely bring forth an authentic folk feeling with their metal offerings.
Origin have returned and their latest album is massive destruction. Widespread aggression pointed at nothing particular yet everything falls victim. Omnipresent is the definition of technical death metal, sheer madness and brutality. 2014 has been a radical year for music and Origin definitely provide us with album of the year material.
If you need ultra brutal death metal with plenty of savage riffs, death growls and blast beats, then Omnihility is exactly what you are looking for. As soon as you press play the hectic wave of death metal fury just overwhelmingly powers forth and it just doesn’t let up the entire time. ‘Deathscapes of the Subconcious’ is the death metal that enthusiasts have been wanting for years.
Hailing from the death metal scene here in Kansas City is a sound of vile, putridity and excellent guitar riffs. Torn the Fuck Apart are part guttural slam and part technical death metal, sort of like a raunchy combination of Cannibal Corpse and Dying Fetus in a way. The result is a tasty morsel of gore filled disgusting death metal.
One of my newly favorite bands Eternal Valley have released a new EP of 4 songs that were recorded around the time the last LP, Screams of Eternal Emptiness, was recorded. The result is just 4 remarkably atmospheric/depressive black metal that wander within the forest of doom and despair. Concealed In Nothingness is not just 4 extra songs that have no true place, these are damn good songs that deserve to be played loud and proud by everyone.
Inferi’s relentless beatings upon the ears are definitely something I can enjoy time and time again. Their cinematic styled writing combining catchy melodic technical death metal and keyboard driven orchestral movements just put me in my happy place. ‘The Path of Apotheosis’ is just creative, fun and enjoyable to listen to.
On this free music post, I offer you 3 full albums that are heavily influenced and driven by Tolkien’s world of fantasy, magic and lore. Balrog does not hide the fact that their blend of fantasy dungeon synth is an homage and direct worship of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world that he created. The result is 3 quality albums that should be downloaded and listened to immediately. The artwork alone is worth a gander.