IT’S FREE!!! Free music from Savage Messiah, Satyrasis, Eucharist & Demilich

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Give a breath of air to your wallet with these free musical choices:

Sometimes is a good thing that I live in this hole. Most of you have so many options of music to buy or download that I see myself in your side and I think: “Dude, I would be in bankrupt if I were the Toilet ov Hell readers”.

Given that situation, I feel very happy when some generous band or artist shares their music in a Name Your Price or Free option. In that way, I don’t feel guilty of streaming in repeat the albums in free digital services that we all know that doesn’t pay to them. We are going to talk here in a brief way the works of 4 bands that you can download for free; hope you check them out, because it definitely worth the bandwidth invested. Prepare your notebook and enjoy the ride:


 

SAVAGE MESSIAH (13)Coming from the rainy lands of England, Savage Messiah is band that took the arms of the Heavy and Power Metal spectrum.

Full pedal in the rhythm section, the music in Plague of Conscience is packed with a mix of high and rasp powerful vocal delivering, speed and thrash influenced riffs. But, what it stands in this record is the melodies.

All Seeing I, for example, display in the middle of the song the almost ritualistic full power chords preparations to later punch you in the pancreas with a tasty melodic solo. The vocal lines in Plague of Conscience are another point that really elevates the music with distinction: catchy chorus and venom spitting verses are present here.

If you like the works of Huntress, Iced Earth and Primal Fear, with a little touch of United States Power Metal (USPM), this is a great addition to your media library.

You can download their record here.


 

Moving to the progressive side, I must cheat a little and throw once again to our list the name Satyrasis. Our resident Doctor in Merol, W, wrote about them in the beginning of the year and I got hooked with the record so bad that I even included … Of the Dead into my ever-changing list of favorite music of this year.

From Michigan with love, these thrash maniacs twist and extend with mastery their sound; progressive structures entwine with ease at the blast and fast sections. None of the seconds here are useless. And along the odd timings, aggressive attacks and even melodic sections you have weird instruments like the 8-bit beginning of Excision, the tasty acoustic interlude in A Foot in Each Grave, and, of course, the Circumstances cover of the legendary Rush.

The enigmatic cover art (part of a series of drawing by Harry Clarke for Tales of Mystery and Imagination, of Edgar Allan Poe) is a correct representation of what … Of the Dead. Sometimes melancholic, sometimes brooding, this is a record with multiple sides.

If my riff-tastic descriptions aren’t enough, let’s see what our satisfied customers can say of it:

satyrasis approvedYou can download their record here (in multiple formats, including guitar tabs and lyrics sheet).

 


 

Let’s remember the good ole’ days of what Melodic Death Metal meant.

A-280894-1281448938.jpegEucharist, from Sweden, was one of the first bands of this style. And it’s still one of the better of a bastardized genre with bands that mostly masks their sterile guitar chugs in bland electronics and pretentious overtones of ‘modernity’. I’m so sorry; I don’t enjoy that much the new approach of ‘Modern’ Melodic Death Metal vibes. So, I bring once again Eucharist to show all the purest state of the genre.

This band was formed in 1989, in the underground Swedish scene, by Markus Johnsson (also in Fainted) and Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy; and an extensive curriculum with names like In Flames, Carcass, Brujería, Armageddon and Revengia).

This duo was the basis of the band, which sadly was plagued with constant breakups and turmoil between this creative team. Their short discography consists in a couple of demos, along two records: A Velvet Creation and Mirroworlds; both important records to that improbable combination of Swedish inspired melodies with Death Metal styles.

I dare to say that Eucharist was, along with At the Gates, In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, one of the pioneers of the traditional approach to the Swedish Melodic Death Metal: the one that was inspired by the fields of their country, the folkloric music and the melancholy of the North of Europe. Cosmic lyrical content, with very abstract lines, come together with acoustic sections and abrasive metal sounds.

If you liked The Red in the Sky is Ours, Skydancer or Lunar Strain, you can enjoy this band and also enjoy a piece of history, because it was one era in which the Melodic Death Metal genre was more a ‘vibe’ filled with experimentation and discovery, rather than a comic recycle of bad ideas.

You can download both of their records here. Mirrorworlds is my favorite, but A Velvet Creation is another worthy addition.


 

0004458517_10Finally, I have to remember that Demilich, the impressive and weird and awesome Technical Death Metal from Finland, have their only record for free download on their homepage.

I have not too much to say about it, because you must have a sad life if you haven’t listened Demilich, one of the bands that pushed the Death Metal formula to the edge of the horizon.

Hope you don’t puke like the grandmother of Antti Boman the first time hearing his vocals in this punishing record.


 

So, there it is!

Did you like some of the tunes here? Shoot out your bullet belts and share you opinion and you free album picks with us!

  • Savage Messiah iz cool.

  • DCLXVI

    I can’t DL this demilich fast enough

  • The Fish Boz

    FREEEE YEEAH SOUTH AMERICA REJOICE

    http://i.imgur.com/Q5y7E.gif

  • Dubzlinger

    I’ve been jamming Demilich on Spotify a lot lately. Glad to know I can download the actual thing guilt free. Will get on that!

  • This is the most socialist thing I’ve ever done!

    ¡MÚSICA GRATIS PARA EL PUEBLO!

  • IIRC, the quality of Nespithe off their official site isn’t that great.

    • Dubzlinger

      Why you gotta break balls, Gurp?

    • That’s the price you pay with Socialism.

      • JAJAJAJAJAJA, it’s funny because they’re Nordic.

        • If it was latin american socialism, the album would be in a .zip in 192kbps with thumbnails for cover art 😛

          • KJM

            If it was US “socialism”, you’d have to take a drug test and attend counseling before you could doomload it.

  • Howard Dean

    The first time I heard Nespithe it smacked me right in the dick. DEMILICH MASTER RACE!

    http://pix.echtlustig.com/d/1507/schmerzen-in-321.gif

    • Dubzlinger

      His dick was crushed.

      • Howard Dean

        TOTAL DICK CRUSH

        SEE THE VAS DEFERENS DRIVEN BEFORE YOU

        HEAR THE LAMENTATIONS OF THE TESTES

        • Herr Schmitty

          They had to haul my corpse out of the office after I read “VAS DEFERENS DRIVEN BEFORE YOU”

          • The Fish Boz

            Same. I hate dying this early in the morning.

          • Herr Schmitty

            Yeah. Hadn’t taken my morning coffee shit yet either, so my bowels vacated immmmmediately. Gonna be a terrible mess for the coroner, just terrible. I’m so embarrassed!

          • The Fish Boz

            At least we’re dead, amirite? HAHAHA

            OT: A brazilian humor group released a YouTube vid that was hilarious. A girl dies and discovers that the real God and the people who were “right” all along was a god from the Polynesian tribes. Too funny.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t11JYaJcpxg

          • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

            Massacration. *drops mic*

          • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

            Sweeping and cleaning this morning (no small chore around here), and finishing off the morning beer. Getting my arse up and ready to get some more before it storms.

          • Disgustache
        • Howard Dean’s dick was seriously wounded; but the soul still burns…

          • Dubzlinger

            That isn’t the soul burning…

        • Disgustache

          Sounds like an alternate version of a Mastodon song.

          http://imgur.com/vuLGg.jpg

      • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

        In a bad way. Not in a TOH kinda way.

      • J.R.™

        I cannot browse this website at school. Totally forgot about dick crushing. I need to check these tunes!

    • Scrimm

      It might just be my favorite dm album.

      • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

        Depeche Mode?

  • Doomload Graves from New Zealand. Free Rotten Sounding grind!!!
    https://gravesnz.bandcamp.com/

    Nice write up Link. I must revisit Demilich. I know it’s a widely respected DM album.

    • Dubzlinger

      Proto-skronk.

    • #doomloading.

    • I like to think of Demilich as Gorgut’s predecessor.

      • Pre or post Obscura?

        • Dubzlinger

          Pre

        • I guess pre? Obscura always seemed like a logical continuation of what Nespithe did 5 years earlier.

    • this tickles my taste buds like smoked tapir! thx bby

      • KJM

        Deep fried or GTFO.

      • I try to deliver only the finest dishes merol has to offer.

  • i know there are many Okazaki Fragments fans out there, but did you know their 2015 full-length “Abandoned” is $NameYourPrice?

  • The Fish Boz

    Wow, I could totally envision myself on the top of a mountain with my long blond hair flowing while playing the guitar on this Eucharist track.

    But then it ended and I morphed back to this small, pudgy Lusitanian dude who’s already balding. Now I have to go the gym. brb.

    • Well, didn’t thought you would jam Eucharist.

      Hope you can dig the albums. Real stuff.

      • The Fish Boz

        Apart from Carcass I never really got into melodeath. But I liked this track a lot.

        • That’s why in the article I diferentiate ‘modern’ from the “first wave” of Swedish melodeath. The vibes are totally different. It’s even very different to the artistic direction I sense of Carcass.

      • only stuff is real

        • Only Death is Real.

          • i told a friend of mine (who isn’t into metal) that i saw Exodus and Testament live; and she thought i was at some church event, huehuehue

          • KJM

            Death is certain, but stuff is real.

      • That bass drum sounds like a giant insect clacking its mandibles…
        And that snare sounds like whacking something with a bamboo stick …
        …but I like it.

        • Yeah, the production was very poor. They did what they could because they were very young in that time. I still think it’s part of the charm, just like The Red in the Sky is Ours:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmd_5k4kEbI

          • Yeah, I dig all this earlier Melodeath, when you can still hear strong strains of OSDM in the music. The shite production doesn’t bother me.

          • Thanks for making me not feeling alone in this 🙂

          • Dubzlinger

            Link, I used to have a “The Red in the Sky Is Ours” shirt.

          • That’s so cool!!! Since last year I’m more inmersed on Old School Melodeath, it was always one of my favorite genres ever. But, searching for the roots really gives a new vision of the sounds.

            Do you know the story behind TRitSiO cover art?

          • Dubzlinger

            I don’t, actually, but I always liked it.

          • It’s a photo of the gem in the video of Kingdom Gone looked through a red light.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEIXC4K9iDo

            The album was very rushed, they even recorded with a producer that never recorded merol before, that’s why the guitars sounds so “tunneled”. Also, they were very young and naïve doing the compositions and that’s why the songs sometimes can have several parts glued together. I still think they made an impressive record and I like it, but they think it was “pretentious” (Tompa even said that word).

            I think Alf said that some of the guitar riffs are Swedish folk-inspired but reversed and twisted. Pretty cool.

          • Dubzlinger

            Very cool

          • Thanks for the article; if you hadn’t written it, I wouldn’t have realized that I actually LIKE old At the Gates.

          • I really like At the Gates, post-Alf Svensson too. So, I am good with it. Last record is still one of my favorite records ever.

          • The only melodeath I really ever listened to was early In Flames and Dark Tranquillity. After Whoracle/Projector I lost interest in the genre entirely. Now I’m thinking I should go back and check out the really early stuff…I’ve been craving more of that old-school vibe lately…

          • Skydancer from Dark Tranquillity was re-released in good quality in Bandcamp.

            Some of the melodic black metal of Sweden was in that vein too: Dissection, Sacramemtum… I’m new to that subgenre, but I’m listening. I have Dawn (Swe) in my queue to listen because the Beargod recommended it 🙂

  • Bozamole Jim

    It’s been too long since I jammed dat Satyrasis. It’s hella good. Thanks for the reminder, Link D. Leonhart!

    • It’s freaking good. The rhythm section is great.

    • Lacertilinger

      after @disqus_kqxyUNPxty:disqus ‘s original article on them I listened to them every work day for a week or so and then forgot about them, doomloaded the tabs too but never got around to attempting any.
      This reminded me aswell.

  • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia
  • Disgustache
  • Stanley

    The excellent black metal label, Fallen Empire, always has all of their roster (Hæthen, Misþyrming, Predatory Light) listed as name your price on Bandcamp.

    http://bandcamp.fallenempirerecords.com

  • Thanks for the recommendations, Link. I shall inhale them with gusto.

  • john

    Just thought I’d say: Savage Messiah is quality.