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And once again today, Kentucky proves to be the hotbed of USBM.  Today’s artist – The Human Tragedy.  Playing a symphonic, blackened death metal, The Human Tragedy lean more to the Dimmu Borgir side of the genre than the Darkthrone side, but it’s still an intriguing listen.  In an unexpected move, if you email the band your receipt for the download they will send you the orchestral mix.  Interesting approach, your thoughts?

Price:  $7 for digital download

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Bandcamper of the Day: Old Thunder

Posted: January 22, 2015 in Bandcamper
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Black Metal in the United States has always been a hit or miss proposition.  Interestingly, the newest hotbed of the genre is in Kentucky, of all places!  Old Thunder is a one man band that, “Explores themes of suffering, loss, and redemption, inspired by life and literature alike.”  Sounds trve to me!

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Portland, Oregon’s Spectral Tombs play a doom-filled black metal that still holds true to black metal’s roots.  Slow and plodding, the screeching vocals and, surprisingly, shiny sounding guitar all work together to bring the band’s vision together.  At nearly 19 minutes long, Veins and Poisoned Streams will demolish the listener.  You have been warned.

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Bandcamper of the Day: Qualeaceans

Posted: January 14, 2015 in Bandcamper
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Today, a little something different.  Qualeaceans album is a single, 78 minute track.  I’ll let the band take the description from here, “A concentrate of two seemingly diametric fundamentals, autonomy and metal, Qualeaceans’ deliberating of Metal In Opposition serves as a platform as enigmatic as uncompromising…”  Uncompromising indeed!

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Not quite thrash, not quite traditional metal, but definitely all heavy, Oakland’s Zombie Holocaust bring the fun.  How many other band’s do you know that have songs about bicycling (Pedal to the Metal)?  Now that’s metal.  Hail!

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Thrashy crossover metal played at hyperspeed and without compromise.  Just the way crossover should be played.  Calgary, Alberta‘s Hellborn Death Engines play things close to the cuff.  Gang vocals, speed solos, pummeling, and a slightly hidden bass guitar.  Hail!

Price:  $10 for CD

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When you find yourself in need of a little metalcore – I know, that time doesn’t come along much any longer, but when it does, band’s like Weapon Status Red are there for you.  Sick guitar riffs, screamed/clean singing, breakdowns, it’s all here, but done in a fun, enjoyable way.  The band isn’t looking to change the world, just looking for a good time!

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Bandcamper of the Day: Castrator

Posted: January 5, 2015 in Bandcamper
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New York’s Castrator make no qualms about their message.  Then again, choosing Castrator for a band name when all the members are female is setting the bar fairly high, or low as the case may be.  Full on death metal played by some lovely ladies who surely have other plans for your body parts once the enjoyable part of the evening is done!

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Bandcamper of the Day: Kalt

Posted: December 23, 2014 in Bandcamper
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With the cloudy holiday skies covering the Northwest, post-punk, darkwave is the only cure.  So, for today’s Bandcamper, we have Germany’s Kalt.  The band plays a style of goth that incorporates the Sisters of Mercy and Fields of the Nephilim, but does it in a lo-fi manner that actually works.  Enjoy!

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Bandcamper of the Day: NU:N

Posted: December 17, 2014 in Bandcamper
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It’s been dark and dreary here in Portland, OR and for this Vitamin D depraved resident that means one thing, darkwave.  Porto, Portugal‘s NU:N bring forth some dark, menacing sounds that flow with the evils of the evening.  Enjoy.

Price:  €1

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