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Promising demo from a young Polish band. The quality of the recording is a little raw, but the talent definitely shines through.  I particularly like the fact they sing in Polish as it works with the music melodically, but also gives it a mysterious quality to anyone who doesn't speak the language. 

They play what I'd call a very straight style of Traditional Doom Metal. Simple, heavy riffs driven forward by their vocals. Not unlike Hour of 13, The Obsessed and 80's Pentagram in many ways. Yet another band to keep your eyes peeled on! 

2013 - Demo [EP]



As a whole I'm not all that keen on instrumental acts. Not because I don't necessarily like the music, but because if the musicians aren't keeping the listener on their journey, the absolute absence of vocals tends to slowly come to the surface of proceedings. 

So while Berlin's (GER) Nymronaut aren't strictly an instrumental band (one track has vocals), they don't fall into the aforementioned pitfall. They've found quite a comfortable mixture of heavy riffs and dreamy ethnic jams which sound so damn effortless yet holds attention all the way. Vinyl being pressed!  

2013 -  Nymronaut [EP]



So, describing the sound of this Memphis, Tennesee (USA) band isn't the most straightforward of things. However, I don't have any doubt however it fits very much within the realm of this blog. It's kinda like Rwake, but not really either. The overwhelming reason Rwake even came to mind was the gloomy nature of music, it's organic sounding production and the use of multiple vocalists. Treeburner have quite a lot more going on, there definitely isn't a strict influence carrying the entire release but for the aforementioned gloomy vibe. It's all left quite subtle however, left to suffocate under its own themes.

I don't expect wide appreciation for an act like this, merely because whilst they adopt influences from different genres it remains genuinely unique to their own expression. But nevermind that, this is quality stuff. 

2013 - Treeburner [EP]


Demon Eye.

Strong proto-Doom stylings from this North Carolina (USA) bunch. There genuinely is a real plurality of influences going on which keeps every track feeling inspired. I enjoyed the musicianship in particular, just little things like the use of cowbell/tambourine by the drummer really enhance the whole package. Some really great lead work to be found here too - though you'll notice that straight off the bat. But yeah... after enjoying the songs just give it a spin again concentrating only on the drumming, cause I personally think he kills it.

No official physical release exists as of yet. But! You can definitely get your hands on a t-shirt with the band logo by contacting them over at their Facebook page. They also made a pretty cool little video with plenty of 70's vixens for us to enjoy.

2013 - Demon Eye [EP]