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Music From Poland

Today I would like to introduce you to music from my homeland rcountry, Poland. I know rthere are several well-known bands from Poland, but there is also plenty of quite obscure racts. I'll rconcentrate on the genres represented in Poland by pretty quality artists imho: rDeath metal, Progressive and... Post-metal. List contains also three bands which are popular rin Poland, but never attempted to make an international career.
1Behemoth
Demigod


The most famous band originating from Poland, started as a black metal band, but now their style is blackened death metal. Their frontman, Nergal, is a kind of celebrity in Poland, because of his relationship with local pop-star, Doda (recently ended) and his, finally succesful, struggle against cancer. Unfortunately I've never listened to any of their records... Should I?
2Vader
Black to the Blind


This is the only Vader album I've heard. As you can figure I'm not really a death metal fan, but I'm aware of their notoriety since early 90's.
3Decapitated
Nihility


Decapitated is more familiar to me than the former bands, I have listened to their last three albums. I'm considering my attendance at their tomorrow gig in Warsaw.
4Riverside
Second Life Syndrome


I'm pretty sure they are recognized by majority of prog fans. I have never seen them live, but I intend to change this situation. I believe this is one of the best Polish releases of all time.
5Lunatic Soul
Lunatic Soul


A solo project of the vocalist/bassist of Riverside, very interesting.
6Indukti
S.U.S.A.R.


Lesser known progressive act, they deserve more attention imo.
7Division By Zero
Independent Harmony


Another excellent progressive band from Poland, you should check out their latest album.
8Proghma-C
Bar-do-Travel


New progressive metal band, for fans of Tool and Meshuggah.
9Blindead
Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI


Now we proceed to my fav genre: Post-metal. Blindead is an outstanding band. They slay live, I've seen them three times. Tomorrow may be the fourth, they will be performing on the same festival as Decapitated. Every Post-metal fan should check out this album, as well as their former - Autoscopia/Murder in Phazes.
10Forge Of Clouds
Forge Of Clouds


Post-metal. They just put out their debut album, but already have material for another release. Download their stuff from bandcamp.com now!
11Obscure Sphinx
Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual


This young Post-metal band will release their first record this year. What's interesting, they're fronted by... a girl. Two tracks are already available on bandcamp.com, I recommend to check them out.
12Guantanamo Party Program
Guantanamo Party Program


Another Post-metal band, their lyrics are sung in Polish (but are hard to understand even to me). They debut album is quite impressive.
13Moanaa
Moanaa


Promising Post-metal band, their three-track EP is available on bandcamp.com
14Echoes of Yul
Echoes of Yul


Drone/doom/sludge band from the city where I was born.
15Tides From Nebula
Aura


Post-rock band, have released one full-length album up till now.
16Flapjack
Juicy Planet Earth


Active in 90's, recently reformed. Actually this is really excellent release. Their music is difficult to categorize, it's kinda alternative or nu- metal.
17UnSun
Clinic For Dolls


Female-fronted gothic metal band.
18Kult
Spokojnie


Legendary Polish post-punk/alt rock band, unknown outside Poland.
19Armia
Legenda


One of two most notable hardcore punk bands from Poland.
20Cool Kids Of Death
Cool Kids Of Death


Indie/punk rock band. There was a time when I listened to this record again and again for a whole week.
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