Pennsylvanian horror metal/short hairy men walking around speaking with the sound of a cracked whip
Beneath The Flood: Albatwitch (Pennsylvania) New! (0:28-3:28)
The epicness of Opeth's song structures, but less cheese and more metal - you know, when Opeth ruled.
Cavernous: Castevet (NYC) New! (4:32-11:43)
Short demo that contains my favorite genre: blackened shrieks of romantic riffy sludge.
Download for free: http://litanyofregrets.bandcamp.com/album/demo-mmxiii
Progressive Blindness: Litany of Regrets (Italy) New! (12:13-16:58)
Fade, who I love, is not only in the brilliant Batillus, but also in this straight-up industrial band Theologian.
Black Cavern Myopia: Theologian (NYC) New! (17:41-22:04)
Denial of the Species: The Body (Portland, OR) New! (23:00-26:58)
Super tight crust that breaks down in technical riffs all over the place.
Born Under A Guillotine: Deathrite (Germany) New! (27:08-29:22)
I talk about why putting up free electronic downloads for bands that self-release is a GREAT idea. Kerala is smart mathy badass prog.
Pyramid of Darkness: Kerala (Canada) New! (29:48-34:32)
I had no idea this was an all-female band. It has nothing to do with me loving them. Their slayer tribute band name is Slaywhore.
Final Hour: Mortals (Brooklyn) New! (34:59-42:12)
A little different sound - heavy electronica.
All Human is Error: Teeth of the Sea (London) New! (43:04-47:05)
Mike Scheidt gives his 2 cents to this Red Fang song!
Dawn Rising: Red Fang (Portland) New! (47:23-53:34)
El Camino's vocals are my favorite part of this very catchy album.
Torn: El Camino (Sweden) New! (54:07-END)