Friday, February 21, 2014

Torture Garden - "The Great Depression" (2013)

Torture Garden "The Great Depression"

Year:  2013
Genre:  Blackened Doom Metal
Country: United Kingdom

Track List:
  1. The Great Depression
  2. Pervert
  3. Of All Evil
  4. Testament Of The Tapeworm
  5. Mister Mammon
  6. Circuses Without Bread
  7. Hideous In Their Glory
  8. In Memory Of The Fallen
  9. Together, Reborn
  10. Defying The Laws Of Hell
  11. The Great Dictator
  12. The Clearing Of Misery
  13. Mists Of Time
I discovered Torture Garden a few months ago and have been really enjoying this album.  It is a good combination of black, doom, and a little bit of death metal.  While is was enjoying them and playing them on Rage and Frustration, my radio program, I hadn't pored over the lyrics closely enough to realize they were writing about the current economic crisis from a communist perspective.  You can find more of their music at their last.fm page here,  a preview of the album by the vocalist here, and a release announcement here.  You can download in a Pay What You Want format from their Bandcamp page linked below.  I highly recommend this release and hope you'll take the time to check it out.  - Hayduke X


Monday, February 17, 2014

Besvikelsens Dystra Monotoni - "The End" (2014)

B.D.M. "The End"

Year: 2014
Genre: Noisy Black Metal, Dark Ambient
Country: Russia

Track List:
  1. Hopelessness
  2. Continuous Self-Murder
  3. Removal
  4. Continuous Self-Murder II

The latest release from BDM, featuring one new track and 3 previously unreleased ones (recorded in early 2013). As the name suggests, this is most likely going to be BDM's final release. If you've listened to BDM's earlier albums and liked them, you might want to check out this one too; otherwise I should warn you that it's pretty lo-fi DIY stuff... just like all the other releases from BDM, though.

Incipit - "Desiertos" (2014)

INCIPIT "Desiertos"

Year: 2014
Genre: Black Metal/Punk
Country: Argentina

Track List:

  1. Desierto I
  2. Quien Canta Bajo
  3. Desierto II
  4. Mirando Adelante
  5. Primeras Luces
  6. Desierto III
  7. Respiro
  8. Salvando
  9. Desierto IV

The 3rd release from Incipit, if we don't count two splits released in 2011 and 2013. Again, it isn't bad for a DIY one-man band, but I think the drum programming could be better (as the drums are too repetitive at times). From now, Incipit has a bandcamp page, with all 3 releases available for free (or for whatever price you want).