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Gatecreeper Gatecreeper
Gatecreeper live in Tucson, AZ yet their minds are set to Stockholm, Sweden, and the early '90s where the local death metal scene was just starting to take its toll. Nothing new under the sun, but the EP does a fine job at bringing on board the classic Entombed/Grave/Asphyx/Celtic Frost grooves.

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Binah A Triad of Plagues
As of late, it seems that certain extreme metal labels are out to sign the most interesting bands out there; England's Binah have an affinity for death metal done the Swedish way (track 2), but they try to put something of their own in the mix, with varied arrangements and atmospheric/transcendental lead guitar work. Not as good/intriguing as this year's Bolzer EP, but still worth a listen or two, at least.

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YOB Clearing The Path To Ascend
Normally, it would be fair to write about YOB's going anew through their motions in this album and rate accordingly, but the importance of the Clearing The Path To Ascend album is that in "In Our Blood" and "Unmasking The Spectre", YOB deliver an updated rendition of the bluesy/drone-y doom metal first evidenced in Catharsis, the first major and sparsely mentioned (unfortunately) YOB album. On another note, the drone vibes revel in the album due to the natural emergence of subtle guitar leads near the end of the album opener and "Nothing To Win", the tribal succession of riffs in the same tune (which brings in mind YOB's mid
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise
Canada's Thantifaxath have emerged to the surface with an album that does a little more than encapsulating the essential traits of adventurous black metal... The arrangements are ferociously executed, some really demented atmospheres and melodies intervene within the traditional black metal patterns, while the sound production has granted the album the transcendental aura every black metal album of this sort needs. The above being said, it's merely a matter of time for Thantifaxath to find that extra "something" in order to further separate themselves from their peers in the future.
Eldritch Tasting the Tears
Since the release of Blackenday in 2007, Italian metal veterans Eldritch have strived for making their music interesting again, and Taste The Tears is a decisive step in the right direction. The album is markedly better than its predecessor, first of all in terms of the ultra-heavy sound production. Musically speaking, band has adopted a modern atmospheric/groove/thrash metal hybrid (with traces of prog metal lying in the rear), which is combined with fantastic and really well thought dark/goth keyboards. Regardless of the tempo, all the songs transmit a certain melancholy, also ascribed to Terrence Holler's vocals (which ar
Rude Soul Recall
San Francisco's Rude revisit the times when Pestilence, Morbid Angel, Death, Suffocation and Autopsy took the teachings of Slayer to the next level and shaped the face of old school tech death metal. What's at display in Soul Recall is maze-like death/thrash metal with top notch "Morbid Angel level" instrumentation, vocals that pay a huge tribute to Leprocy-era Chuck Schuldiner, and a fantastic analog, yet heavy as hell sound production.

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Lizardia Lizardia
Greece's stoner rock outfit Lizardia stepped into 2014 with a great self-titled debut album, an album which often flees from its core incentive towards the blues and old fashioned psychedelia. It's kind of weird that this band and album didn't receive more attention within Greece, because the album has been adequately brought to the light by foreign media.

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  • YUJOS Kalispera Voi! Ti kaneis? Efharisto gia to link pou mou steiles. Arketa endiaferousa kykloforia. O kitharistas xernaei poly Norvigia milame! En to metaxy kai to drum machine, odos den to pairneis habari oti einai giaponezos. Afeinoun yposheseis gia megala pragmata sto mellon.
    September 1 10:54 AM
  • Wizard I still have to check out Rude as well but thanks for keeping my music listening schedule packed hahaha
    September 1 08:11 AM
  • Mad. You'll probably dig them, they have a great post-rock orientated sound, a bit like Yawning Man. The band Mother Engine that Insomniac recc'd you are also great
    August 31 05:40 AM
  • insomniac15 Sure man! From what I saw, Thessaloniki is one of the main cities with psychedelic/stoner gigs. So, if we're gonna make it, we'll be there!
    August 29 04:10 PM
  • Mad. Thanks man, I'm always open to recs! It's now on my bandcamp wishlist so I will definitely get round to listening to it eventually. Have you heard the Greek stoner band Tuber? They're pretty awesome
    August 29 03:30 PM

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