The Best Band in Montana is Martriden

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Back in August we asked you to help us find the best unsigned bands in America. After listening to hundreds of submissions, we finally narrowed down our pick for the state with the largest migratory elk herd and the largest breeding population of trumpeter swans. The best band in Montana is Martriden.

Groove? Check. Musicianship? Check. Crushing tremolo-picked riffs? Check. Proggy, melodic stuff? Check. What label are Martriden on again? One would think that a band this good at melodic black/death with two great albums under their collective belt would have a home by now, but alas, they do not.

The very first thing that I noticed when listening to 2010’s Encounter the Monolith is that, unlike many of the bands that I’ve listened to throughout the course of this here contest, they sound very professional. Martriden wouldn’t be entirely out of place on Metal Blade and touring with a band like The Black Dahlia Murder, whose fanbase would be all over them in a second. At times Monolith reminds me of Soreption and Decapitated, but with more of a penchant for melody and blackened riffing.

Speaking of riffing, the guitars deftly combine melodic and atmospheric parts with more technical and pounding sections to mix up the songs and make them seem a lot shorter than they are (upwards of 7:30 on average). There are also keyboards to be found here, but they’re mostly used to add layers to the atmosphere instead of Rhapsody-ing all over it and everything else. As for the drums, they’re pretty straightforward, fast double-bass stuff, but tight and on point nonetheless. The vocals are more on the black metal shriek side than anything else for the most part, and there aren’t any cleans, so you can listen to this without fear of losing your Trve Kred Kvlt points (patent pending). Thank the sound engineer, the bass glues the whole thing together and is audible when it needs to be, with a sweet distorted tone to boot.

Metal labes of the world, get in here: Martriden have been patient enough. I’m looking at you Earache, this isn’t Blackberry Smoke but it’s your shot at redemption and I’d advise you not to blow it. Go like Martriden on Facebook and tell ’em the Toilet says “Sup.”

Don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what our judges had to say:

Spear: Martriden are a blackened death outfit that drop the pretense of “being” a blackened death band; they simply are both. The music transitions between blistering fury and thoughtful contemplation with surprising fluidity, and none of it feels forced. Raging and intelligent, majestic and pulverizing, Martriden perfectly encapsulate the concept of blackened death metal.

Guacamole Jim: Melding blistering fury, technical prowess, and the perfect amount of epic intensity, Martriden come at the listener full force, taking no prisoners. Elements of Gojira are present in the rhymths, yet Martriden retains a style that is their own, a style that commands the listener’s attention. The elements of the band meld together in a seamless, shifting tapestry to form an aural force dark and menacing, alive and unchained. This is not music for the brooding or melancholy; this is music for the aggressive, for the angry. Grease up your neck and prepare to thrash all unfortunate enough to be near you from the moment you click “play” until the dying echoes of the last song fade from your ears.

Dagon: Usually when you think of black/death metal fusions you think of bands who use some elements of one of the styles to spice up the other. Martriden, on the other hand, stands out for seemingly striking the perfect balance between black and death, with a couple shades of progressive rock thrown in for good measure. If you like catchy riffs that appeal to both the thinking head and the banging head, look no further.


The Toilet ov Hell is on an absurd quest to find the best unsigned band in each state of this glorious union. The purpose? To shine the spotlight on bands that deserve more exposure. Also, we’re going to determine once and for all the greatest state in the nation. Each state winner is decided by a collection of 25 judges. After we’ve announced the winner of each state, we’re gonna throw them all in a winner-take-all bracket and leave the votes up to you. Who will be the best unsigned band in the United States? Which state is superior? We can’t wait to find out.

Previous winners:

Alabama — Phylum
Alaska — Terraform
Arizona – Take Over And Destroy
Arkansas – Torii
California – Destroy Judas
Colorado – The Sleer
Connecticut – Autumn’s Eyes
Delaware – Sloss
Florida – Capracide
Georgia – Lost Hours
Hawaii – Darkest Path
Idaho – Rotten Hand
Illinois – Deus Ex
Indiana – Thorr-Axe
Iowa – Blizzard at Sea
Kansas – Bummer
Kentucky – Ad Infinitum
Louisiana – Withering Light
Maine – Sylvia
Maryland – Bereave
Massachusetts – Scaphism
Michigan – Blackgate
Mississippi – Jared Moran (Yzordderrex/Uzumaki)
Missouri – Existem

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  • I was expecting a trumpeter swan to look much more majestic for some reason http://www.trumpeterswansociety.org/images/id/1-GPlowman-TRUS.jpg

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • Based Tapir

    I can really dig this pjärkeles seetana!

    • Enemy Of The Free World

      Love this, but how did you find the new AFOS?

      • Based Tapir

        Porvarikuppa x hasn’t sent my album yet, somI haven’t hard it.

        • Enemy Of The Free World

          Spotify has three song preview EP

          • Based Tapir

            I do dig those three, but full album would be nice.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            I, too, am in a state of waiting

          • Based Tapir

            Also still waiting for my Negura Bunget.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            I listened to that… I hope it’s a grower…

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            …Because otherwise not a single song grabbed me at all. No bad songs, no especially good ones either.

        • Enemy Of The Free World

          Love the typo here

          • Based Tapir

            If you mean “Porvarikuppa”, that wasn’t a typo.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Would have been funnier as a typo. Fitting

  • Off topic, but does anyone else find it hilarious how Tinder just flushed the fuck out of itself?

    • How so?

      • They added a new update that only lets you like a certain amount of times unless you pay NINETEEN DOLLARS a month. Instead of just putting ads or something they want you to pay that shit to actually use the app correctly lol. No one is going to do that.

        • Is it a dating app? or what?

        • It costs more the older you are too.

          • JJM

            what the WTF??? where’s the logic in this?

          • Older people have more expendable income and more likely to hear their biological clock ticking. I spent a couple of years building a dating app. I can give you a ton of info on this kinda stuff.

          • Was it Christian mingle?

          • JJM

            metalheaddating.com

          • I can’t get into any specific details (NDA) but I CAN tell you it was not Christian Mingle. I’ve done some crappy things in my life, but working on that was not one of them.

          • How funny would it be if you helped make christian mingle and thetoiletovhell lol

          • http://www.farmersonly.com/

            lol this gets me everytime

          • JVVG

            Not Christian Mingle. So must be JDate.

            Side note: it was a few years before I randomly realized what the initials for ‘John Dies At The End’ spell out. See above.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • Tyreeling In The Years

    I know a few of you enjoyed this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU6EWqWYaGs

    • Wow. This sounds tremendous. Is it new?

      • Enemy Of The Free World

        Relatively. I think it’s this year.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Should be getting this soon.

      • Tyreeling In The Years

        Same here.

  • NefariousDude

    I like my death metal like how I like coffee spiked with acid: groovy and blackened

    • Guacamole Jim

      I can get behind this sentiment.

  • VVayne Brady

    This band is pretty groovy. Also, I’m pretty sure the population density in Montana is so low that there are roads without speed limits.

    • I trust yer knowledge of the road, W!

      • VVayne Brady

        Hmm. I’m trying to verify that rumor, but at the moment I cannot.

        • I am sure there is a correlation coefficient out there about it…

    • Dunno if you studied this or not, but I’m genuinely curious if there are more or less accidents than normal on the autobahn?

      • VVayne Brady

        Actually, the crash rate is lower on the Autobahn than a number of international roadways.

        • Interesting, I wonder why

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Dummies don’t venture to those lanes, people actually know how to drive there and have no will to die?

          • Likely less traffic on the road? More traffic likely equates to more accidents?

          • VVayne Brady

            Actually, that’s not always the case. Higher traffic volumes tend to cause more crashes that are less severe while low-volume roads often have a lot of single-vehicle fatal crashes.

          • I can believe that jive.

          • VVayne Brady

            In Texas, our rural road network is massive and typically has over 50% of our annual fatalities.

          • VVayne Brady

            I can’t answer for armadillos specifically, but the last time I checked, Texas had more fatal crashes involving animal collisions per year than any other state.

          • Well, given the large area of Texas and likely massive total distance of roads I would also tend to believe that.

          • VVayne Brady

            Yup. Indiana is up there too.

          • Although I live in Ohio, Indiana would be a second choice for me. Much more rural, much less people, much more wildlife and trees, and jobs. Much less bush honeysuckle infesting the countryside

            https://ag.purdue.edu/fnr/GotNature/Documents/DSC05298.jpg

          • VVayne Brady

            Oh by the way, if you’re interested in looking at fatal crash stats, the US has a wonderful federal database that I’ve spent the last few years studying.

            http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx

          • Neat!

          • Hopefully you made a macro to export all that data into a matlab structure. That would have helped getting through all that

          • VVayne Brady

            I use Matlab to sort the raw data you get from querying case listings.

          • JJM

            upon hearing the word ‘Matlab’, McNulty has flashbacks to college and curls up in fetal position…

          • VVayne Brady

            One of the data sorting codes I wrote for my dissertation is about 3000 lines long.

          • Herr Schmitty

            No shit? Is that sheer volume or per-capita? I’d imagine Maine has some trouble on a per-capita rate. Lots of rural, un-lit roads that are frequently crossed by moose and deer. I definitely don’t like driving around central/western/northern Maine at night.

          • VVayne Brady

            That was purely count-based. If you look at in comparison to vehicle miles traveled, I don’t think we’re really that worse off than anyone else.

          • The real question is how many Australians die when a spider crawls out of their dashboard or some shit. I would probably die of fear in that situation. fuck spiders. Fuck Australia too probably.

          • Based Tapir

            You better watch out, remember what happened that one time you said “fuck spiders”?

          • remember what happened that one time you only had one typo? Probably why you have two here?

          • Based Tapir

            They have already been fixed, you mollusk.

          • thats ok i screenshotted them. I will forever have proof you loofah.

          • Herr Schmitty

            Years ago when I was still dating my ex, we were driving on a fairly major, high-traffic road in Jacksonville when she saw a spider on the ceiling of my car. She shrieked (damn near deafening my right ear), unbuckled her seat belt and JUMPED across the center console into my lap while we were doing 50.

            Basically what I’m saying is that by remaining alive, I proved I’m a wizard with preternatural focus.

          • WOW

          • Holy shit lol. I would at least pull over before I jumped out of the car screaming like a girl…..

          • Herr Schmitty

            She was an arachnophobe. She’d scream anytime a spider was on TV, in a video game, popped up in an image on her laptop… and it was only worse if she saw one IRL. In this example, the spider was a tiny white spider, not much bigger than your fingertip. Not dangerous in the least; but she made it way fucking dangerous.

            Once had to drive a half hour for this same ex to kill a spider on the ceiling of her house. She just flat out could not deal with spiders under any circumstances. Terror.

          • I was an arachnophobe for a while until I lived with my ex who had wolf spiders that thought they owned the place. Now they just piss me off. My dad showed me that arachnophobia movie when I was a kid and scarred me for a large part of my life.

          • Herr Schmitty

            DUDE ARACHNOPHOBIA FUCKED WITH ME TOO. Kinda like you, I was pretty sketched out by spiders until I lived with the ex… then I had to get over it, because I was far less afraid of them than she was, and I had to get rid of the bastards when necessary.

            Then I worked on a farm in FL for a while where you’d occasionally find a black widow spider in your wading boots. That was never fun. It didn’t ever happen to me, but I saw it happen to a lot of the other dudes out there. Miracle that nobody ever got bitten.

          • Well shit now im gonna check my shoes for the rest of forever. Also, that scene where the spiders are literally coming out of the woodwork. FUCK THAT SHIT MAN

          • more beer

            I have seen two different females jump out of a car doing at least 40 mph and not miss a step landing upright. One was an ex and the other was a friend fighting with her boyfriend.To this day I can`t figure out neither on of them managed to not get hurt much less die.

          • probably turned off clipping

          • more beer

            I don`t know what they did to be successful in these incidents. I just know I`m not going to give it a try. With my luck I would end up crippled not dead.

          • Scrimm
          • I am not going to watch this.

          • Scrimm

            It’s pretty bad.

          • Holy fucking nope. Not watching this video nope

          • Scrimm

            C’mon live a little.

          • Stanley

            Now that is grim.

          • In The I… I…Irony Scoffed

            Actually, there are almost no spider related deaths in Australia, thanks to anti-venom.

            In fact the animal with the most human scalps to its name is… wait for it… fucking horses!

            Cows/bulls come in second and dogs in third. You have to get
            to fourth before the more obvious candidates appear (sharks, snakes, crocodiles and spiders).

            http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/dangerous-wildlife/2008/07/04/1214951042706.html

            Although, a snake crawling out of your dashboard is a legit concern…

            http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/highly-venomous-snake-gives-brisbane-couple-fright-of-their-lives/vi-BBi6prh?refvid=BBgPF53

          • Lacertilian

            The most dangerous animal in Australia is the same as everywhere else, Homo sapiens.
            After the mosquito, but it’s an insect so no dice.

          • Lacertilian

            Fuck us?

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            It’s a shame watching my neighbouring city with it’s towering amounts of crashes, yet mine is the one with more fatalities and poorer roads.

            And dammit the city I spend my summers at has piss for roads and a lot of fatalities. It’s sad really.

          • VVayne Brady

            How are roads funded in Finland? In Texas, most state highway construction is funded through the federal highway trust fund (which has come close to going empty), and the trust fund is supplied by gas taxes. The feds are trying to figure out other ways to fund the trust fund because the gas tax has been generating less revenue every year.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Tax, I think. Someone recently told me it wasn’t so, but I think it is. The city/state buys the roads from a contractor, and usually breaks the law by doing so.

            Corruption and monopoly riddle the road construction.

          • more beer

            So it`s no different than it is here, as far as corruption.

          • VVayne Brady

            Ah, gotcha. Well, due to the limited funding to support our massive aging transportation system in this country, toll roads are becoming more and more common. People don’t like them, but transportation drives the economy, and whether or not you have to pay a toll, you’re paying to use a road in one way or another. We like to use the term “user cost” to quantify how much it costs a driver to use a certain road. There are hidden costs that result from congestion and maintenance to your vehicle.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Naturally the rest of these costs apply mostly to Finland too, but I don’t think there are too many (or any) tolled roads hereparts.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Which is actually a little surprising, considering that even though it would face a lot of resistance, it would practically allow a lot better road maintenance.

            The roads at my city are fricken horrible and filled with pits. And I live in a big-ish city.
            @VVayne Brady:disqus

          • I get pissed off just reading the phrase “toll road”. GRRRRR

          • more beer

            Those are dreaded words.

          • We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco a month back. Tried to pay the toll online and it never went through. Still waiting on trying to get that resolved. AND it cost $7.Scam

          • more beer

            I take the Bay Bridge when I`m there it`s cheaper.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            I don’t like the idea per se, but as I said below, I think they would be a solution to some severe problems.

          • VVayne Brady

            See that’s how most Americans react, but it’s either taxes, tolls, or a an actual black box in your car that charges you for where, when, and how you drive. Your choice. The infrastructure isn’t going to maintain itself.

          • more beer

            We pay plenty in taxes. Here`s another option maybe the powers that be should manager our money better.

          • VVayne Brady

            I agree with you there.

          • more beer

            I think everyone agrees except those in charge.

          • Herr Schmitty

            Agreed 1,000%. I’m perfectly willing to pay taxes, and I don’t even have a problem with taxes going up! I just want us to spend less tax money on missiles and bombs to use in foreign conflicts and to spend more tax money on infrastructure. It’s fucking great for the economy (both in terms of jobs created and in terms of money saved for transportation!), it doesn’t make sense to me that we’ve let our infrastructure slowly degrade for decades.

          • POLITICS POLITICS! I love it

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            I hate it.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I’m about to stream the new Pyramids song while I eat the Jimmy Johns that just got delivered to my doorstep. Delivery >>>>>>

          • JJM

            oooooooooh, what’d you get?
            Italian Night Club >>>>>>
            Vito >>>>>>

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            The Vito w/ hot peppers can be pretty amazing but I got a BLT and BBQ chips.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Aw yes! My favorite. Good choice.

          • VVayne Brady

            I hate Jimmy Johns. I refuse to pay someone else to make me a cold sandwich.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            I used to get them free on the job, so…

          • VVayne Brady

            Ah, that makes sense. I’m just of the opinion that if I have to pay for a meal, it had better be a hot meal.

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            Very understandable. I rarely ever pay for anything cold when I’m out.

          • unless it is a beer, amirite?

          • Tyreeling In The Years

            You’re goddamn right.

          • more beer

            We are not in England it dam well better be cold!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            What about a hot meatball sandwich from Subway?

          • VVayne Brady

            Well, that’s a hot sandwich.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus
          • I love getting my jimmies all hot and bothered over things.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Yo plus those missiles cost so much money per.

          • Guacamole Jim

            I’m pretty glad of Canada’s mixed economy. Roads are almost exclusively maintained via taxes, and the common folk never have to worry about it.

          • that’s so awesome!

          • VVayne Brady

            That sounds wonderful!

          • Guacamole Jim

            There are some things the government runs that I am exceedingly happy to pay taxes for. Roads, health care, schools, public saftety, civic beautification, et cetera. I don’t know how much of that is covered by the state in the US (public safety is, of course), but I’m pretty thankful for it. I agree with sentiments below: I wish those in power would manage the money better, but all in all I’m quite glad.

          • VVayne Brady

            Ideally, taxes would be completely used for the public welfare by maintaining infrastructure, health care, and other necessities that everyone uses.

          • Guacamole Jim

            That’s how I view things, personally; but I’m kinda biased. Growing up in Canada has spoiled me.

          • OOOOHHHHH CAAAAANNAADDAA!!

          • Guacamole Jim

            OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND
            TRUE PATRIOT LOVE
            IN ALL OUR SONS COMMAND
            WITH GLOWING HEARTS
            WE SEE THEE RISE
            THE TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE
            FROM FAR AND WIDE
            OH CANADA
            WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE
            GOD KEEP OUR LAND
            GLORIOUS AND FREE
            OH CANADA WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE
            OH CANADA WE STAND ON GUARD
            FOOOOOOR
            THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

          • more beer

            What are we at a hockey game?

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            “Free” Schools and health care/social security are some things I have no problem paying Finland’s unimaginably high taxes for.

          • Stanley

            And don’t forget those baby boxes!

            http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415

          • I always thought about this, and it’s a really dumb question:

            How you manage the snow in the roads? ._.) You use trucks to made road or do you have another technology so the roads are transitable?

          • VVayne Brady

            It depends on the state/county/city, etc., but most state or county roads are managed by departments of transportation, and those DOTs typically have their own fleet of trucks that plow/salt the roads. There are experiments for roads that are resistant to freezing, but most de-icing is done through plowing and salting.

          • Thanks to you and Guacamelee for the answers. I always thought it was North American magic, jajajaja!! I thought you used chemicals or some kind of trucks, but never investigated about it and I want to know about it from my friends 🙂

          • Guacamole Jim

            Recently Alberta banned the use of salt on roads (which is think is great). So there’s less chemicals here and more trucks and sand.

          • Ha, certain places in our county they spread gravel on the roads instead of salt. GRAVEL. lol

          • Guacamole Jim

            We’ve got the gravel too, homie. It’s a mess in the spring but it doesn’t kill the plants.

          • What are they afraid of with the salt? I mean all foliage is dead in the winter anyway. Once the snow melts and the spring rains come the salt is taken away.

          • Guacamole Jim

            When you salt the roads, then get another snowfall, then plough and salt the roads again, all winter, the salt inevitably makes its way onto the sides of the roads. Then in the spring, the residual salt kills all the grass, leaving the sides of the roads brown and dead. It’s really harsh.

          • So it seems to me that even if that is the case (it doesn’t seem terribly likely to me) then wouldn’t the county have to mow less grass along the roads?

          • Guacamole Jim

            It’s been the case every year here, which is why the government made it illegal. It may not be an issue in other areas of the world that get less snow.

            And I can’t tell if you’re being serious about the mowing comment…

          • Gotcha.

            I am totally serious about the mowing comment. lol

          • Guacamole Jim

            Well, in that case, you’re right about us having to mow less, but most folks here value having healthy grass and plants in as many areas as possible. This is for environmental reasons as well as aesthetic ones. It’s more than worth paying the taxes to have a government employee come by and mow the grass to have a green area in which to live.

          • VVayne Brady

            Salt can actually also chemically react with the ingredients in concrete and cause problems with the road structure itself.

          • Salt does kill concrete pretty bad. Agreed.

          • Plants killed? 🙁

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Salting has actually ruined many a road in Finland.

          • VVayne Brady

            Like GL and Guac said, many places are switching to sand. Some of my fellow researchers here are actually experimenting with different kinds of salt to try to find an effective and non-damaging one.

          • Why are they switching though? Seems like using sand and gravel is much worse than salt. The gravel and sand stay after the fact where as the salt dilutes. If a place gets snow, it seems like they should get enough rain to dilute it away once the snow is gone, right?

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            How are the roads made there?

            Asphalt? Concrete? Asohalt on concrete?

            In Finland it’s just asphalt nowadays and salt + snow tires turns these poorly built roads to shit in minutes.

          • Both, lol. It seems like it depends on the budget when the pave a section of the road. Concrete if there is more money or asphalt if they are broke. A lot of the highways around here will reuse the old concrete, regrind it, and re pour it on the spot. Neat stuff

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            No one knows how to build good roads here.

            I think the concrete could be a good somewhere, but the asphalt does not wotk at all.

          • VVayne Brady

            It depends. Concrete is typically used for freeways or highway that have to carry a much larger traffic load because it is more durable and requires less maintencance.

          • Lacertilian

            Interesting because many plant fertilisers are in sold as salts, e.g. potassium salts, maybe they’ll come across one that doesn’t lead to soil salinity while being able to be used by the plants.

          • Guacamole Jim

            If the snow falls in regular quantities, trucks/graters plow and clear the roads. There are occasions, like on the east coast of North America right now, where there’s too much snow for even our equipment to plough, and then everything gets shut down.

            http://storage.edmontonsun.com/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297366651419_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x

          • Lacertilian

            Did you see this from Last Week Tonight, last week but not tonight?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GKZOqQvzMU

          • That makes sense

  • NefariousDude

    I like this a lot. Why can’t I find a band camp :((

  • Enemy Of The Free World

    I do dig this.

  • Tyreeling In The Years
    • VVayne Brady

      Man, those are cute little guys.

      • wouldnotfuckwith/10

        • Tyreeling In The Years

          Some where, that mother is really fucking pissed off.

          • Its weird though, I thought black and brown bears habitat did not overlap. Maybe in Alaska they do?

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            When we are hangry, WE DON’T CARE!

          • clearly the black one is adopted

          • Scrimm

            A lot of black bears are actualy brown.

          • #Scrimmfacts

          • Work it!

    • CT-12

      I heard a while ago (50’s, 60’s, or something) that here in Washington, there was a trend of people putting honey on their baby’s heads to try to get a cute picture of a bear licking honey off their heads. Not surprisingly, a ton of babies were either scalped or eaten by bears. So, next time you see a teenage girl taking a picture of them eating food at a restaurant, know that it isn’t as stupid as some people getting their babies eaten in Washington. The more you know…

      • crazytaco_12!

        GL

      • Tyreeling In The Years
        • more beer

          He`s like the tapir. All cute until he eats your face.

      • more beer

        You mean baby`s with the top of their skulls eaten off by bears isn`t cute. But the parents seemed to think it would be or else they wouldn`t have honeyed up their heads. This is just one more thing makes me think we are surrounded by idiots.

  • Based Tapir

    This is foocking good mate!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BYgMFmr1OQo

    • Enemy Of The Free World

      Jammy. From now on, this is my ham.

      • Based Tapir

        Already pre-ordered it. Green vinyl is kool.

        • Enemy Of The Free World

          #StillNoNewVinylPlayerMasterRace

          • Based Tapir

            Buy a 30-40 euro shitty vinyl player from Clas Ohlson.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            But they are SHIT

          • Based Tapir

            Just like you
            #fuckingrektm8
            #blazeit420smokeweed
            #360noscope

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            “Why you gotta be so Mean”

            More like, just like the new Negura Bunget

            Also, fuck the month of Smarch

          • Based Tapir

            It’s too warm and the roads here are shit. I don’t live in the rich neighbourhood, so the snow plows will do a shitty job here.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Snow plow men are too busy plowing snow women to plow the snow from my way.

            Also, since last week there has actually been a catastrophic state of: NO SNOW!

    • JJM

      is this Nickeback? cause i liek it!

      • Based Tapir

        Not Nickelback, you nasty. Just some good imaginary music. Gonna see these guys live this summer.

        • JJM

          noice! that track reminds me of “Library Subterranean” off Coffins On Io

  • I haven’t did this in a while. So here I’m again #LinkTravelingAroundUSAboardGoogleImages707

    This is awesome!: http://www.fodors.com/world/images/destinations/574/montana.jpg

    Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park: http://www.etravelphotos.com/photos/1997na/1997na-029-61s.jpg

    Back is Broke film set: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0r4a8WTQw7E/TsSICRBoEgI/AAAAAAAAE4M/7F4ozhJH-gE/s1600/Montana-04.jpg

    Red Lodge (seems like those movie locations were everything goes wrong because people are miners that are extremely boring and start some Cthulhu incantations because reasons): http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/06/04/37/74/red-lodge-montana-just.jpg

    Some awesome random falls in Montana: http://www.airphotona.com/stockimg/images/00111.jpg

    I conclude with this: I want to visit Montana, but I don’t want to ride horses there unless my fiancée is with me and I have my trusty One Handed Mace to protect here.

    • “Back is Broke film set”

      DEAD

    • CT-12

      Dude, Montana is fucking beautiful, though some of the people are shady as fuck (heard there’s a huge meth problem there). Totally worth it though. Also, you should check out these paintings from a dude named Albert Bierstadt who traveled to the Northwest during Westward expansion and brought back these paintings for all to “ooo and ahh” over in the East. The enclosed one is of the Puget Sound in Washington, he has a ton of Montana, but I can’t get any to upload.

      • I can feels all the ooo and ahh in that painting. Thanks for sharing it!

        Didn’t knew about that huge problem! Is that state very isolated? How’s the poor index?

        • CT-12

          Yeah, the population is fairly sparse (though I’m no expert), Missoula is probably the “big city” of Montana, though I’ve never visited, but most folks mainly visit Montana to take in the scenery. I don’t know enough about the poor index there, but I know a fair chunk of the economy is from oil and hunting (I would suppose, with the latter). A ton of people I know here go down to Montana on the reg for hunting trips. I also don’t want to stereotype everybody in Montana with the meth thing, but every encounter I’ve had and I’ve known friends to have, someone will have a “so there was this meth head dude…” story.

      • JvRv

        Albert Bierstadt is my favorite painter of all time. “Among the Sierra Nevada” is where I want to go when I die. My avatar/photo thing is “Storm in the Mountains” by him. Caladan Brood turned me on to him when they used an image of his as their album art. His paintings are like my favorite kind of music, made viewable.

        • CT-12

          Damn, never noticed your avatar. I love his work too, I was lucky enough to get see some of his work (that Puget Sound painting) in the flesh at the Seattle Art Museum. Great painter, beautiful landscapes.

          • JvRv

            Bruh. Just got to your Kenn Nardi article. Tippity Tip Top Killer stuff. That is all.

          • CT-12

            Thanks a lot man!

      • xengineofdeathx

        There is a certain type of fucked up sleazeball you only find in Montana, and they are almost always wearing Godfather’s pizza windbreakers and have sawed off shotguns under the driver’s seat of their Eagle Talons.

    • JvRv

      Dude I took some killer pictures at Glacier a few years ago when we went to visit pals in Spokane/ Air Force base my brother and sister were born on/ Montana things…..but my ipod wiped them all and reset itself. Bummed me out the rest of the trip bc 1) no photos to remember siqq visuals and 2) no kvlt jams to play while surrounded by the cold majesty of Glacier National Park.
      And that was a pointless sad little story. I hope you liked it.

      • it was a good story! hope you liked the trip!

      • xengineofdeathx

        Dude glacier is so beautiful it’s almost psychedelic

    • xengineofdeathx

      Go to Missoula, it’s like Boulder with guns.

  • This is most excellent.

  • Woah, this band is really good, loved the melodic parts!! I think it’s in my Top 3 of this column aside Blackgate and Noble Beast! Thanks for this wonderful job sharing these bands, hope with this more people recognize them.

  • InfinityOfThoughts

    I’ve gotta check this out! Why didn’t I bring my headphones today?!

  • JvRv

    What is the conversion between Trve Kred Kvlt and GBP? Can I trade them in for chicken tenDIES?

    All kidding aside, this stuff is Top Dog Boss Mode. Choosing the Best Unsigned Band at the end is going to be the most brutal, hellish, excruciating experience of all time. Friendships will be shattered, alliances broken, and all sense of right and wrong flushed to the void. My body is ready.

  • Lacertilian

    This band will do belated Black Fast on this competition.
    They’re too pro to go unsigned.

  • Lacertilian

    The other song on YouTube from this album is great too, check it out @george_lynch:disqus pick scrapes

  • DeadButtDreaming

    So this is basically a Gojira cover band.

  • I used to be a member of Martriden. Martriden aren’t really from MT anymore. Mostly Denver, one in Spokane. They just released a new album on Bandcamp yesterday. http://martriden.bandcamp.com/

    For another MT band to pay attention to, check out Arkheron Thodol from Bozeman.
    https://arkheronthodol.bandcamp.com/

    Also, for what it’s worth, only the western 1/3rd of MT looks as majestic as all of the pictures you guys are posting. The rest looks like Wyoming, which is just shitty plains land.