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Wake up campers! Time to die.


reliqEmpire Of Broken Signs (Berlin, Germany) 2014

The second Empire Of Broken Signs starts you instantly feel immensely claustrophobic and uneasy. The eerie but soft build up sends shivers down the spine and makes for a bracing interval that leads into an eruption of  blasting discomfort that crushes the soul. reliq play a doomy experimental style of post metal with incredible haunting female shrieks, screams, and clean vocals that are howled, sung, and echoed throughout Empire Of Broken Signs. The first song, “In My Dreams”, really hits the nail in the skull hard because reliq want you to know up front that they have some very angry demons. After the merciless “In My Dreams” finishes, the rest of Empire Of Broken Signs gradually becomes less crushing but still stays claustrophobic and grim. The second song, “Silent Dominion”, has a psychedelic occult rock n roll feel to it. The song also has a lot of straightforward heavy groove that allows room for some really creative and hypnotic vocals. The finishing song, “The Sea”, is the perfect closer. This song gives me goosebumps and shivers every time I listen to it. reliq is some 2014 best of material; I just wish it was a full length album. Check out more of reliq‘s material on their personal Bandcamp page here.


Necro DeathmortEP2  (London, England) 2014

Experimental doom metal mixed with electronica is something new to me, but I surprisingly dig it. The beginning of EP2 starts with abrupt beats and soundscapes that eventually stop and leave us with a spacey and suspenseful nightmare that seems to act as the slow opening of the gates of hell.  About 9 or 10 minutes into EP2,  heavy stabbing beats begin while hellish reverb-cloaked guitars menace over atmospheres and synths that add a magnitude of anxiety that can be bitten into and ravaged upon like the victim of a rabid wolf. The real crushing treat comes in when the all-so-disturbing and crushing song “Bleeding” starts. Every thing collapses when this song starts and that which has been collapsed then becomes digested by the churning stomach acid that is hell. After this menacing and horrific 5:44 ends, it is as if the sound of physical suffering has finally finished and we are left with the sound of mental anguish; a whole new level of suffering. Necro Deathmort leave us with a suffering that can never be relieved because Necro Deathmort is hell’s playground, and the Devil always wants to play.


Encircling SeaA Forgotten Land (Melbourne, Australia) 2014

Most of the time, simple is better, and if you can master simplicity while being creative and emotive, then why not make it into something immense. Encircling Sea is a post-black metal band that have achieved exactly this with A Forgotten Land. While the album is not breaking new grounds it does deliver the heaviness and atmosphere. The riffs, while simple, are quite catchy, beautiful, and mesmerizing. The vocals are very much crushing and straight forward, as are the drums. There are some alluring clean female vocals that shift throughout A Forgotten Land and add a shoegazy element to Encircling Sea‘s sound. A Forgotten Land is great album to listen to if you are in the mood for something heavy but also want something you can get lost in. This is a band to definitely keep an eye on.


The Dead MantraNemure (Croix-Gazonfière, France) 2014

French gregorian shoegaze is what The Dead Mantra claim to play. It’s not a bad description, honestly. I can see where they got the idea as I listen to Nemure. The whole album sounds like it was recorded in a cathedral that has a ceiling tall enough to reach Mars. The vocals are soaked in so much reverb that they are practically an instrument. You can hardly make out much of what is being sung except for some of the song titles. The fact that you can’t understand much is irrelevant, though, because The Dead Mantra are more about the towering atmosphere and REVERB. Much like the vocals, the instruments are cloaked in thick reverb which sometimes can sound like a blur, especially during the louder parts of the album. Nemure ends perfectly with a beautiful and soul shattering song called “Soulless” (My favorite song). The song builds up with a shrieking guitar riff that explodes into despairing vocals that scream loudly as if they want to cut through the thick wall of reverb but ultimately cannot. The guitars become thicker and the drums become heavier as the song progresses. When Nemure ends you are left in silence in a space of desolation with your ears ringing and your body trembling. The production on this may be reverb excessive to some, but I feel that it is perfect for what The Dead Mantra are attempting. The Dead Mantra are masters at constructing the perfect atmosphere that fits their depressing style of post-punk desolation.

This album is meant to be played loud, so turn up the volume and get doomed. I highly recommended The Dead Mantra to fans of A Place to Bury Strangers.


 

Ghost Marrow (Aurielle Zeitler)untitled (Sacramento, California) 2012

Ghost Marrow is a solo project that Aurielle Zeitler, former singer of doom metal band Giant Squid, started 2 or 3 years ago that I have recently and fortunately had the pleasure of discovering. Aurielle Zeitler‘s soft and mournful voice is absolutely cold and seductive. While listening to her you should see the steam coming from your mouth gradually getting thicker as the room you are in becomes colder and colder. Slowly your surroundings begin to get frost on them, and the light becomes no more. Coldness and darkness is only left, and her gossamer voice haunts your mind as you begin to hallucinate and slowly die from hypothermia and grief. As the album approaches its climax, a ghost appears in front of you asking for your hand. Your frozen eyelids begin to crack as you forcefully try and close them tight; this ghost is something you do not want to believe in seeing. Just as the album ends the ghost cloaks you in itself and drags you to hell. So go ahead and give into the darkness and be dragged to hell, because you won’t be able to resist the Devil’s bait that is Ghost Marrow.

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  • Tyree
    • Edward Meehan

      Great song, great video, srs.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        I love the song Wicked Game. The song still rings true to me after my last disastrous relationship. The song is probably the only song that has ever made me weep. Not even The Crimson Idol could do that. I listened to the song right after the end of that relationship and I just wept and wept until I fell asleep. I spent the next few days listening to the song and weeping when I was home. When I was at school I was visibly angry and distraught over what had happened and that was the only time I ever showed emotion there.

        • Man, no offense or anything. I respect your feelings. However, you might not want to post that here, there are certain people who will have a field day picking on you about it. Just some friendly advice.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I’m sure people will. I’ve been trying to keep my feelings secret around here. I’ve been lucky enough to keep my personal life out of here. I’m probably going to take your advice though.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yup.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            If any of you are members of the RH&RC group can you reinvite me to the group? I’ve been trying to come back to it but the group is secret so I can’t just join.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You’re asking the wrong hombre.

            Edit: Wow, look at all this lifeloving.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I think W or Jack is involved with it. They know my name so they will be able to find me.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Well, have fun.

          • Steve Smithwick

            Damn, what the hell did he even say? My curiosity is piqued, piqued I say!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Private shit, feelings, weakness, etc…..

          • *peaked

          • Steve Smithwick

            I’VE GOT A PEAK YOU CAN TAKE A PEEK AT, BRO.

          • Death

            That’s nasty… I like it!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I’D LOVE TOP PEEK THE FUCK OUT OF YOU!!!! BROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

          • Stockhausen

            WHOA

          • Steve Smithwick

            (side note: I totally didn’t use it wrong!)

            Pique: stimulate (interest or curiosity).
            “you have piqued my curiosity about the man”synonyms:stimulate, arouse, rouse, provoke, whet, awaken, excite, kindle, stir, galvanize
            “his curiosity was piqued”

          • let’s hope this image attachment works…

          • Steve Smithwick

            It didn’t, and I desperately ask you not to fix it. An irrationally large piece of my identity is wrapped up in my grammar skills, so I can’t make mistakes. I’ll feel too bad, man

            DON’T CRUSH MY SPIRIT, BRO! I LOVE YOU!

          • reload the page mang. you’ll get a LOL out of it.

          • Steve Smithwick

            Holy fuck, you’re right, and now I’m dying. I’m dead. As Death fears, this is totally becoming a horrifically un-funny inside joke.

            As for you, Mr. McNulty, you got a PS4? I need that sweet Cyrollan in my life.

          • unfunny? i’m rolling! alas no, still rockin the PS3 and Steam on Linux (so i doubt i’ll be slaying Destinies with any of you bros anytime soon)
            oh i did get some used hockey game on PS3. you like hockey!

          • Death

            You haven’t been on Steam for a while.

          • (looks left, looks right)… is it safe to get back on?

          • Death

            What do you mean?

          • lurker

          • Death

            Did he hurt you? We have him blocked, he can’t do anything to us.

          • hehehe, no i jest. i just haven’t been on in a while. too busy drankin’!

          • Death

            Jimmy, I mean Justin. Dustin? You should not drink. It ain’t good for you.

          • Steve Smithwick

            Hey, I still got my old PS3 and plan on using it more. PSN ID: PiercenBaker. Add me!

            Which hockey game? Man, hockey games are awesome.

            As for Destiny, while I do still play it, it is the PS4 game I play least. Because the games library isn’t really built out yet, I only have a few sports games and Destiny… but I eagerly anticipate Dragon Age: Inquisition, that’s going to be awesome.

          • i just recently got ethernet running to my PS3… see you there!
            (you got portal 2 by chance? i never beat that co-op)

          • Death

            It works dude. Works fine. I feel like this is gonna become another one of those unfunny inside jokes.

          • KJM

            Stuff we can all relate so such as where you were in your life when a song was popular, how it made you feel, stuff like that.

          • SMOHLG

            I miss all the fun…

          • Steve Smithwick

            Oh, you certainly do. This was kind of a shit show, though. Probably be glad you missed this one.

            It wasn’t angry or mean, just a little bit sad.

          • Death

            What happened here? Why are there deleted comments?

          • Too much unrelated discussion.

          • Stephen Colbert’s Publicist

            I apologize for that. I was trying to see if I could be reinvited into the group. Also, can you unblock good old Janitor Jim?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            What the fuck?

          • Death

            For once it was not my fault.

          • KJM

            Is that an FB thing?

          • KJM

            Anyone gives you grief, I’ll verbally dissect them. They’ll feel about 2″ tall after I’m done.

          • ditto.

          • Death

            Ditto is a good pokemon, but you better have the hidden ability if you want to use it in competetive gaming.

          • nerd

          • Death

            It’s not an insult if it’s true. I’ll go stuff myself in the locker now.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Don’t insult pokemon love!!

          • Lol I wasn’t, just death

          • Guacamole Jim

            Oh. Well then.

          • Death

            SO IT’S OK TO INSULT ME?

          • Guacamole Jim

            Well, I just figured that you’re Death himself! You can handle it. But Pokemon are cute and innocent.

          • Death

            AM I NOT CUTE ENOUGH FOR YOU?

          • Guacamole Jim
          • Death

            I’m cuter!

          • Guacamole Jim

            Send n00dz

          • Death

            You couldn’t afford them, honey.

          • Guacamole Jim
          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I appreciate that.

      • duh, peter gabriel (you were talking about that one right?)

        • Edward Meehan

          Ha, no Chris Isaak, I didn’t even click “see more” to see the other video.

          • that Tyree… he’ll surprise ya!

          • Tyree

            SUPPLIES!

          • please be a UHF reference…

    • KJM

      Both great songs.

    • Count_Breznak
      • Tyree

        Yes, my son is Satan. Hail Satan!

        • Count_Breznak

          They just sound so fucking enthusiastic in the spanish version. Only knew it from a sample (Machetazo – El enjambre asesino), took me a while to find out where it was taken from, and was rather surprised.

          • Tyree

            Machetazo rules!

  • Death

    A lot of nice stuff here again for the weekend. Great job as always Tyree.

    • Steve Smithwick

      Tyree is legitimately the best.

  • Necro Deathmort! Nice one, Tyree.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Oooh, that reliq riff makes me want to wander in the forest in my costume cloak

  • I have listened to Rhapsody almost nonstop this week, I need this right now, thank you Tyree

    • Guacamole Jim

      How are you still coherent?

      • You know how Superman can fly into the sun and become super powerful? Rhapsody is my sun

  • Stockhausen

    Dangit, why do you always do these when I can’t listen. reliq and Encircling Sea sound very intriguing.

    • Edward Meehan

      Everything on this whole damn site goes up when I can’t listen. It’s a mockery of my adult work life responsibilities existence.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Well, fucking quit and embrace the void. I mean c’mon. Fuck it.

        • Howard Dean

          Hear hear. Since embracing the void, I’ve had 1000% more time to devote to devilworship and music.

          Total Satan.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
          • Gurp

            Is this one of the 5-6 bands you actually like?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Go fuck yourself, you cunting lifelover.

          • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

            Haha because of you I’ve been saying “CUNTING LIFELOVER!!” as a swear word for weeks now. I stubbed the fuck out of my toe on a coffee table at friend’s house and that was the first thing I yelled without even thinking about it. My friends were like, “WTF did you just say??! What the hell does that mean?!” Now I have them saying it too, and it’s hilarious.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Hahahaha. That’s cunting awesome!

          • Whoa, there. You’re getting dangerously close to lifeloving right now.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Valid point.

          • every now and then i’ll slip up. i’ll skip a song on Pandora and exclaim “FLUSH!”. something cool happens and i’ll exclaim “BYAH”. and then there’s the occasional “one of my toilet friends talked about that!”

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I embraced the void back in 2012. Since then I have become so attached to my music that I can’t be detached from it. The music is engrained in my soul.

          • (just make sure it’s not power metal)

          • KJM

            BYaahhh!!!

        • CyberneticOrganism

          *embraces void*

          • Tyree

            *Embraced*

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Good, the darkness calls for all….

          • CyberneticOrganism

            My lifeloving has ended. Forever.

          • Tyree

            Where we’re going… we don’t need eyes to see!

          • KJM

            Maybe I’ll watch this later, good movie.

          • *Feels Saidin*

        • Death

          But I got to oay the bills, man!

        • KJM

          Embracing the void is a bit easier when you have a nice financial cushion to rest on.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            There is no need money. The void cares not for your worthless money.

          • KJM

            Unfortunately, my landlord does.

          • “Do you accept sacrificial offerings as payment?”

          • KJM

            He’s an animal person so I don’t think that’ll work.

  • Death

    Loving the Scott Walker/Sunn O))) collab album. It will definitely be on my top ten.

    • Mama, just killed a man, put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he’s dead.

      • Death

        ….

        • Howard Dean

          That’s the gaze of a man two weeks before he commits a terrible domestic homicide.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Only domestic homicide is real.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            That’s the gaze of a man who uses the hover-hand

          • Howard Dean

            That’s the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. There’s a 90% chance that man is either dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or serving prison time for stalking and sexual assault.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I’m sure either of those is possible. When it comes to my female friends the hover hand doesn’t exist as they have no problem with whatever this girl has a problem with. I honestly have never heard of the hover hand though before this.

          • if i were to meet Summer Glau, you better believe there’d be contact. wink-wink.

        • Mama, life had just begun. But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away.

          • Cock ov Steele

            MAMAAAAAAAAAA OOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOOOOO!

          • Didn’t mean to make you cry

          • Death

            If I’m not back again this time tomorrow

          • carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters

          • Death

            And nothing else matters
            Wait, wrong song…

          • Death

            …,

          • is this you after listening to Queen?

          • Death

            Wouldn’t you like to know

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I would like to know. That face is hilarious.

          • You didn’t say no…

          • Death

            It looks a little more like this

          • CONANtheMotherFuckin’KING

            sure you don’t mean michael CIRA ! hahahhah, he looks like damien in the first picture.

          • Death

            That thing is cancer! He is a shitty actor!

          • THAT’S THE SPIRIT!!

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan

        Here’s a better line: I see a woman in the night, With a baby in her hand,Under an old street light, Near a garbage can. Now she puts the kid away, and she’s gone to get a hit. She hates her life,and what she’s done to it. There’s one more kid that will never go to school, never get to fall in love, never get to be cool.

    • Mine is still in the mail. Damn usps and their lack of updating the tracking numbers. Although I did get Bongripper’s “Miserable” yesterday, and damn is it heavy.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Ghost Marrow be seductive.

    • Tyree

      Ahhhh yeah!

  • Guacamole Jim

    I’m still listening to reliq right now, but they’re awesome. I love the haunting atmosphere the vocals create. Amazing musical texture overall.

    • Tyree

      All of these bands have a lot of atmosphere. Sort of what I was going for on this.

      • Guacamole Jim

        I’m pumped to keep moving down the list!!

      • The Satan Ov Hell

        Atmospheric band camp albums? WELLLLL! PICK UP MY ALBUM, IT’S FREE -sells self out like a shameless whore- http://irrakur.bandcamp.com/album/lost-humanity

        • Tyree

          This is really your stuff!? Killer!

          • The Satan Ov Hell

            Move 130 in about 7 days! The 120 in 2!

        • STAY ATMOSPHERE

          • Virgil the Ghost Poet

            Hahahahahahaha!

        • Death

          Hey man, this stuff is great!

          • The Satan Ov Hell

            Thanks!

  • PrincePoopyPanties

    Loving the Ghost Marrow stuff! Sorta has a Projekt Records feel to it.

  • Xan

    Sadly I shan’t be able to buy reliq or Necro Deathmort. Apparently every video game developer in the United States thought that October would be a great time to put out their game. I’ve got to keep $60 for Dragon Age Inquisition in a few weeks.

  • J.R.

    That Encircling Sea stuff has been in my rotation for a time now. Pretty great stuff! It is an interesting feeling, knowing that Tyree’s “underground bandcamp findings” and mine have overlapped. I feel that…finally…we are one.

    Arise, blackened obelisk. Envelope us in your ebony structure so that we may gestate to our higher form. Bear us withing your walls so we may usher forth the new age with our Awakened Shape.

    This all good with you Tyree?

  • SMOHLG

    I thought Encircling Sea came out in 2012.