A side project from The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt. I'm not crazy about it, but it's much better than Shutt's solo album. It's a blend of death metal, hardcore, doom metal, psychedelia, and synthesizers. It's essentially extreme doom. The sound is original and enjoyable. It's fairly creative. But overall I don't think it's great. Perhaps they will improve.
Elden has everything I love in a hard rock/classic metal band. They've got the chops and the style. They've got an excellent singer. But I don't think they have the feel. I think the drummer could take some lessons from Bill Ward. These are good songs, but they don't feel human enough. They could take some pointers from Sideburn, Valley of the Sun, Thulsa Doom, and Spirit Adrift.
This is mellow, song-oriented synth pop (like Michael Oakley and Ollie Wride) disguised as bright, energetic outrun (like Moonrunner83 and Cassstter). If that makes any sense. Whatever you are expecting it will probably be something else, but this is good.
I have never written a negative bandcamp review before, but I wish I hadn't paid for this. The baby talk voices really kill the mood. You have a woman talking and moaning explicitly, and then there's a voice processed to sound like a baby. Happened in the first two songs. I didn't listen beyond that. Incredibly unsexy and non-musical.
Start with rain, footsteps, and various nature sounds. Add sustained synth patches and other sound layerings. Top it off with sparse piano melodies. This is incredibly beautiful and soothing music. Music to heal your spirit or at least help you sleep.
A perfectly structured rock album. Songs are fairly straightforward but sequenced to make a progressive statement in a concept album context. Crunchy riffs, barely syncopated grooves, and an outstanding singer who reminds me of Chris Cornell.
Holy crap this is better than I expected. This can't be understood in the western musical categories of rhythm, melody, and harmony. But the timbres are rich, and the sounds are well-organized. I can't begin to describe this music, but now I'm going to buy everything by Chik White.
Neither meditative nor abrasive, this sound collage is thoroughly enjoyable and engaging without either putting me to sleep or hurting my ears. I can't identify most of the sounds I'm hearing, but they are well-organized for a truly enjoyable listening experience.
Psychedelic, stoner, hard rock with excellent songwriting. Varied dynamics. thoughtful lyrics, outstanding musicianship. Lot of variety on this album. Not so heavy, more laid back and moody. I love everything about it.
A good mix of 90s sounds including death & roll, industrial, hardcore, and doom. It's like they put Entombed, Prong, Helmet, and Cathedral in a blender and stuck the results in a freezer. I dig it. Heavy grooves but also melodic.
There was an LP set in the 70s called Environments. Nature sounds played quietly were supposed to cover up everyday noises and relax the listener. I get that feeling from this only synthetic. Synthesized pure tones played extremely quietly. Don't expect anything to happen. Just enjoy it.
Imagine an entire album that sounds like FX from Black Sabbath Volume 4 except synthesized and new age. This is good music for chilling, and it is surprisingly structured for seeming like just random boops and echos. Beautiful.
Orc. Imagine a guitar-less duo of drums and fuzzy bass. Singer sounds like Chris Cornell. Music combines the angular, odd-time-signature riffs of Soundgarden with the low stoner doom of Electric Wizard. Excellent songwriting. Catchy melodies.
I downloaded this for free and enjoyed so much I thought I would give the man a buck. It's not really ambient or new age. This is classical music. It moves me deeply and has contributed much to my life. Thank you sir.
I am not a rap fan, but this is no ordinary rap. This is Steve Vai's Flex-Able album of hip-hop. It's brilliant because nothing is done the right way. Weird beats. Weird vocal effects. Weird lyrics with original rhymes. I am now a fan of Nnamdiï.
Sometimes you want melodic metal to bang your head to. Something without screaming, blastbeats, detuning, breakdowns, or glacial tempos. You need ETERNAL CHAMPION. Classic heavy metal with a sound somewhere between Maiden and Scorpions.
Best extreme metal album from the last three or four years. Period. It's unrelentingly intense while allowing room to breathe. Heavy as an anvil on your ballsack, but never sacrificing melody. This music goes somewhere - no static riffing. Buy it in a physical format. The artwork is truly beautiful.