These is the one album I wanted from Transylvanian Tapes, at a price that gave me the other 63 releases on the label, which I am just starting to listen too. This album is amazing instrumental metal. It is like Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound and White Ward with a sort of epic Neurosis feel. Great stuff
Seems like the bass player is picking up the vocal duties now and doing a fine job. Sounds a little like Daniel Davies from Year Long Disaster. It is a shift in sound...sort of Temple of the Dog now. Very cool.
Hard to classify e.p. of Advanced D&D metal. I think of it as a mashup of Spirit Caravan and Wrathchild America. Each song is quite a bit different: it starts off like Manilla Road and ends up in Anthrax territory. So if you like progressive metal that balances math-rock, nwothm, thrash, and fuzz, I highly recommend it.
If you are into metal, the get all the Destructor albums. They sort of have an early/raw Death Angel/Sacred Reich feel sometimes, which I really dig. But also some traditional metal touches (Cirith Ungol)
I haven't compared this version to the other one Destructor's website. This seems like the edition to have. It strikes me as something that would have been quite original at the time, turning thrash from pure speed to more riff oriented stuff like Sacred Reich and Violence. I can see how earlier Slayer and Kill 'em All might have influenced these guys, but they certainly keep that Midwest vibe, drawing from traditional metal and even punk.
Reminds me of early 90s Euro-goth/death fusion bands, with touches of proggy-folk metal, and touches of The Cure. I look forward to investigating this band's other releases. Very intense, varied, complex, and emotional.
If you know who Loincloth are, then you know to expect some crazy off-time tech-y drumming from another universe. If you do not know who they are, then listen up to one of the most talented metal drummers you have ever heard. Its not all about speed, my friend.
If you are like me and are not a big doom fan and not a fan of long songs, you might be skeptical of this album. I was. But this band has a great sense of melody with some of the guitar parts and the songs have a really progressive composition.
Tough to pick a favorite as every song is great. Reminds me of when I first listened to Black Mountain. Sort of like The Flaming Lips and The Sword mashed up with Grand Funk Railroad and Steppenwolf. So basically some very tasty grooves and expert hooks.
Glad to finally get this Young Hunter album. Boy they are tough to classify, but I will try. It is sort of like Mountain and Van der Graaf Generator got mixed with QotSA and Thin Lizzy, but they took the entire mood from Disintegration-era the Cure. Great, great album
Nice gritty early Maiden feel here. I suppose the muted and muddy production is intentional, as the previous ep has a very clear and heavily reverbed production. In essence, a sort of shift from late 70s rock production to early 80s underground production has taken place. Regardless, these songs are great traditional metal anthems.