Thursday, December 12, 2013

Occultist - Death Sigils (2013)

Last year Richmond's Occultist gave us a beast of an EP with "Hell By Our Hands." It got heavy rotation on the iPod, but clocking in at around 12 minutes, I needed MOOOORRRRRRE! A year later they deliver with 8 tracks of their signature deathcrust. This one leans more toward the metal side than the previous release, but as a metal head, I approve. This band rips. Check it out on bandcamp. Name Your Price download available.


Don't have their EP? You're slippin


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

ENDTIMES - Descension (2013)'s been a minute. After intermittently logging on to see what's new in the world of music blogs, there isn't much. I think maybe this shit hit critical mass and needed a breather. Not to mention blogs getting deleted along with entire mediafire libraries getting the axe had people feeling pretty defeated. I wiped out my archives because I was still getting takedown notices for old posts that didn't even have working links. I feel the worst has passed and I'd like to get back to sharing music and spreading info about independent artists that want and could use the exposure. If you want the latest 320 rip of the 4th re-release of a Ghost album that's been out for less than a year, it's easy to get and you don't need my help to find it. That being said, on to the tuuuunnnnnes maaaaannnnnn.

Texas is crushing it right now. A ton of my 2013 faves hail from The Lone Star State such as Power Trip, Hatred Surge, War Master, and Mammoth Grinder. Dallas rippers ENDTIMES perpetrate an unstoppable barrage of metallic hardcore with grooves for dayzzz. You can hear traces of their texas brethren in their sound, but Descension also brings stuff like Sepultura, Integrity, even some early In Flames to mind. That being said, just click below and you can hear for yourself. A name your price download is also available.