Sunday, February 25, 2007

Grayceon - Grayceon

Download: mediafire(includes "Love Is" from 2006 demo)
Label/Date: Vendlus Records, 2007
Genre: proggy post-rock/metal
From: San Francisco
LIYL: Amber Asylum, Apocalyptica, Neurosis, Battle of Mice
Buy: vendlus
Review: digitalmetal
Info: Grayceon is an atypical three-piece from San Francisco comprised of electric cello, guitar, drums, and vocals. Pulling together an extremely diverse range of musical influences and writing styles, Grayceon's fresh sound defies the boundaries of the metal/rock/progressive genres. Screaming melodic lines over distinct guitar "chunk," doom riffs, jazz chord progressions, intricate folk-like delicacies, and just about everything in between can be found in a single Grayceon track. - Vendlus records

Nadja - Thaumogenesis

Limited edition cd, featuring one track slightly over an hour.
Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Archive Recordings, 2007
Genre: Drone, Ambient, Doom
From: Toronto
LIYL: Sunn O)), Growing, Stars of the Lid
Website: nadja
Buy: Archive

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Caspian - The Four Trees

Best of 2007 so far!
Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Dopamine Records, 2007
Standout tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11
Genre: post-rock
From: Boston
LIYL: Explosions In The Sky, This Will Destroy You, Mono
Website:, myspace
Pre-Order: Dopamine Records

Friday, February 16, 2007

Pelican - City Of Echoes

New 2007 album. No artwork yet.
Download: sendspace
Download: rapidshare

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Beware Of Safety - It Is Curtains

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Self released, 2007
Standout tracks: 2, 5, 6
Genre: post-rock
From: Los Angeles
LIYL: Explosions in the Sky, Caspian, Te
Buy: myspace
Review: the silent ballet

The Pirate Ship Quintet - The Pirate Ship Quintet EP

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Sound Devastation, 2007
Standout tracks: 1, 2, 3
Genre: post-rock
From: UK
LIYL: Sweek, Laura, GYBE!, Pelican
Review: the silent ballet

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Hematovore - self-titled

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Acerbic Noise Development, 2005
Standout tracks: 1, 3, 6
Genre: Instrumental rock/metal
From: Auburn, Alabama
LIYL: The Fucking Champs, Trephine, Pelican, Dysrhythmia
Buy: cdbaby
Review: metalreview

Green Carnation - The Acoustic Verses

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: The End Records, 2006
Standout tracks: 1, 2, 5
Genre: acoustic, melancholy folk-rock
From: Norway
LIYL: Opeth (acoustic), Anathema, Tenhi
Buy: The Omega
Review: metalreview