I've been wanting to post a new album of the week for the past couple of weeks now, but have been having some terrible internet trouble. Seems stable enough now so I can finally give an update!
This week's album is Titan by Anup Sastry. This is the solo material from Monuments drummer Anup Sastry. If I read everything correctly I believe he records and produces all of his own stuff, and the big thing everyone seems to pick up on with this solo project is that the guitars are "programmed". Anup samples himself playing bits and pieces of songs on guitar and bass then just sorts them out to make the guitar tracks on top of his drums.
Really good stuff if you're into the djent scene or just want some groovy instrumentals to bob your head to while you go about your day.
This week's album is Socrates Drank the Conium by the band with the same name, released in 1972. They were among the first Greek bands to play rock and to sing in English as well, and were really popular in the early 70s underground of urban Athens, especially during the military dictatorship era when "foregin rock" was practically forbidden.
Oh man it's already Tuesday and I forgot to post a new album D:
Since it's so late I'm just posting the track Breathing From The Shallows by legendary doom/stoner band YOB! The Great Cessation has been remastered and will release here in a few days, and it's well worth going back too listen to the 2009 recordings and compare them.
Do not Break the Oath is the second studio album and the last of the heavy metal band Mercyful Fate before their temporary separation. It was released worldwide in 1984 under the label Roadrunner Records, produced entirely by Hendrik Lund. In 1997 a remastered version containing an unreleased remix was released. Being one of the most successful albums of Mercyful Fate, lyrically it deals with Satan and the occult. The Metal Rules website named Do not Break the Oath as the best album in the history of extreme metal.1The official return of Mercyful Fate occurred in 1993 with the studio album In the Shadows.
One of my all time favorite bands with one of my all time favorite albums. Hope Drone is a Atmospheric-post-black metal outfit from Brisbane, Australia.
Like almost every other metal band from Australia, Hope Drone know exactly what they're doing with their music.
The tracks on Cloak of Ash are beautifully well thought out pieces of work that manage to put you into that dismal environment you feel when you walk to far into the woods. Quiet desperation as you quickly get lost the deeper in you go. It's quite a listen as each track is roughly clocks in a minimum of nine and a half minutes a piece.
Never a boring moment with this album, I highly recommend you give them a try.