Couple of real choice additions right here, folks…
Arnaut Pavle - Demo 2012 CS
Released by Vlad Tapes (FIN):
Obscure and necrotic debut demo from Black Metal band, Arnaut Pavle, who have seemingly come from nowhere. 7 tracks in 18 minutes of punishment. I haven’t heard something this vicious in a while. Their style is comparable to such contemporary acts as Craft or Orcustus. Highly fuckin’ recommended.
To preview 3 tracks:
Dispirit - 111112 CS
Self released by the band
Dispirit returns! Finally some new output after almost 3 years since their previous demo tape. This time they’ve become even more ethereal, even more murky and dismal than before. The droning riffs envelope you and paralyze your senses all through this epic 47 minute rehearsal demo.
samples of their music can be found at:
These titles as well as more available at:
I’ve got a few more releases coming in the mail, so there will likely be another distro update before the end of the month.
It certainly has been a while hasn’t it? No matter. Still here and still svpporting.
Let me start by saying that the very well received Esclavo EP, Enslaved is available again to order after having sold thru the initial pressing from last year.
(my description from last year)
Another release 2 years in the making. Esclavo’s debut release shows a penchant for writing atmospherically oppressive, misanthropy infatuated, and doom laden music. 5 track spanning 25 minutes of crawling, writhing and suffering caught on tape, it really doesn’t get much bleaker than this, man. For fans of Noothgrush, Dystopia, Corrupted, Eyehategod.
Preview two tracks from the EP here: http://www.esclavotx.bandcamp.com
VPR006 : Amarok / Hell Split CS
Released by Vulture Print spring 2013
The two bands on this split represent different threads within the extreme doom genre.
Amarok, from California, completes their side with one long and epic song. They have a sound that is more aligned with the sorrowful, melodic side of the doom spectrum. This would appeal to fans of such bands as Mournful Congregation, Pallbearer and (maybe) Lurker of Chalice.
Hell from Oregon, completes their side of the tape with 3 shorter (than they’re used to anyway) songs. Coming off the heals of their third album as well as a split with Thou last year, this material continues in a similar vein. Spiteful, oppressive, and even melancholic at times. This is a band that people would do well to pay attention to as they’re currently in the top tier of US extreme doom bands (in my opinion anyway).
To hear Amarok:
To hear Hell:
TAR004 : Undersmile - Narwhal CS
Released by Tartarus Records December, 2012
Undersmile, is a band from the UK that has forged a very unique sound amongst the contemporary doom metal scene.
Narwhal is their monstrous debut album, clocking in at about 80 minutes in length. At times, their music brings to mind the dreariness of Burning Witch and other times recalling classick melodies that My Dying Bride could have written in the early 90’s. There is also a very subtle echo of mid 90’s Neurosis style sludge. All in all, there’s a wealth of influence to draw from, while at the same time having a sound that is wholly their own. This album comes HIGHLY recommended from me.
All copies come with a screen printed patch.
To hear the entire thing as well as other Undersmile recordings:
Undersmile’s Facebook page:
FCR 06 : Church of Disgust - Invocation of Putrid Worship
Released by Filthy Cave Records in January, 2013:
Church of Disgust RETURNS! with their second demo tape, filthier and sicker than before. Invocation of Putrid Worship charts a more clear path of C.O.D’s vision of Death Metal than their previous demo (which was also distributed by M/SI). Production values and song writing technique have both been honed more finely this time around and is a lead-in to their debut album this year which will be released by Memento Mori in Spain.
Every tape comes with a Church of Disgust sticker.
To hear the whole tape as well as the previous C.o.D. Demo:
The band’s Facebook page:
All these and more are available at:
Note that I am still waiting for several more very interesting distro tapes and I will post again when I get them.