First, check out my Bandcamp freebies article from 2011: 10 FREE METAL ALBUMS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT ON BANDCAMP
From time to time, the Bandcamp tabs stack up on my browser as I jump around from labels to bands and user profiles. Today I share some of my recent discoveries (part I):
- EYE – Center of the Sun (2011) | Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock (USA)
This album has one of the best 19 minute songs I’ve ever heard! I love the overall modern sound, weird and heavy with experimental parts. P.S: the initial tracks were recorded live to tape!
- Mantar – Death By Burning (2014) | Sludge / Doom Metal (Netherlands)
Start with #9, this 2-man band is BEAST. What’s more interesting is they are part of a cassette (tape) label called Breathe Plastic Records.
- The Fifth Alliance – Death Poems (2015) | Post Rock / Post Hardcore – Netherlands
Also from Breathe Plastic Records, this album is quite hypnotic as the Post Rock layers build up into modern (blackish?) Hardcore with female scream-style vocals. It’s my first time hearing this kind of modern hardcore with a Black Metal feel to it.
- Lumbar – The First and Last Days of Unwelcome (2013) | Sludge Metal / Doom Metal – USA
Heavy as fuck and the weird part is that only a pre-amp was run through GarageBand to record this intense emotional Sludge Metal. More information in this interview on metalsucks.net: http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/12/13/exclusive-interview-lumbar
- The Midnight Ghost Train – Buffalo (2012) | Sludge / Stoner Metal – USA
Texas baby! This band is the real embodiment of Southern Metal, constantly blasting that Heavy bluesy sound! Check out #7.
That’s it for part I, do share your own discoveries in the comments!