Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. In this edition we have the new single from the Stereophonics and a selection of progressive, instrumental, rock, metal, stoner, hardcore, thrash, and doom albums. Some of the albums were picked from Metal Bandcamp, a site dedicated to metal bands and record labels on Bandcamp.
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Free Song: Stereophonics – In A Moment
Genre: alternative, pop, rock
The Stereophonics are preparing to release their eighth studio album next year. They will preview Graffiti on the Train on a small sold out tour in the UK this December. In A Moment is the first single off the new album and available to download for free. The video for the single is due to be released here on Monday, November 12th.
In A Moment is a free download from Stereophonics Homepage.
– Artista Igual Pedreiro
Genre: instrumental, rock, stoner rock
This Brazilian rock band has quite a few guitar riffs that remind me of the Stereophonics. According to their Bandcamp profile, their mature and direct music reflects the experience of years on the road. Offensive artwork and song titles aside, this is an instrumental album crafted by highly skilled musicians and thus deserves your full attention.
Artista Igual Pedreiro is a name your price download from.
Soul Release – Beyond The Light
Genre: progressive, metal, thrash
Soul Release is a one man project from Buffalo, New York. The music is recorded at home on a computer. The artist explains about the band name: “Spiritual beliefs and also when you play an instrument and you are really in that zone, you are releasing your soul.”
Beyond The Light is a free download from Bandcamp.
Intervals – The Space Between
Genre: instrumental, progressive, metal
From their Facebook page: “Intervals are a progressive, instrumental powerhouse, hailing from Toronto, Ontario , Canada. With roots firmly planted in metal, and inspiration ranging from fusion to electronic, the four-piece wields a gripping sonic aesthetic. Energetic riffs, coupled with memorable melody take the listener through a myriad of moods and soundscapes.”
The Space Between is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Goya – Demo
Genre: rock, stoner rock, metal, doom
This three piece stoner doom metal band from Phoenix, Arizona is clear about their priorities: “420 666. Forever dead. Forever stoned.”
Demo is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Harvester – The Blind Summit Recordings
Genre: rock & roll, stoner rock, punk, rock, metal
From an album review on the Irish Metal Archive: “Quality Doom inspired Stoner Rock which is never a bad thing. Chunky ass riffs with solos and melody added to the mix. It’s not really surprising that the quality of the tunes on this free online release is to a sufficiently good standard seeing that all the members are currently, or have in the past been, in a wealth of some of Galway’s best Rock/Punk/Hardcore/Metal bands.”
The Blind Summit Recordings is a free download from Bandcamp.
Godstopper – What Matters
Genre: industrial, noise, metal, doom
From exclaim.ca: “Toronto doom/noise rock unit Godstopper recently released their latest album What Matters digitally (…). The nine-track record features more of Godstopper’s doomy, dissonant noise rock, which also includes elements of sludge and is reminiscent of the Melvins at times. Beautiful melodies and catchy hooks are also prevalent, particularly on the Pixies-esque Clean House.”
What Matters is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Servants – Standard of Life
Genre: melodic, hardcore, metal, punk
From their Bandcamp profile: “We are a progressive/melodic hardcore/punk band from MA & CT. Our goal is to be a breath of fresh air in the music scene locally and abroad; to live our name. Servants. Come hang out with us at a show when we roll through your area!”
Standard of Life is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Hardside – Crucified
Hardside are Zane, Patrick, Coach, Ely, and Jay. The band is based in San Antonio, Texas. The are currently finishing a three weeks tour. Check their Facebook page for tour dates.
Crucified is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Paper Trail – What about the Wicked?
Genre: hardcore, metal, thrash
Paper Trail are Buddy, Devan, Jake, and Lunch from Virginia Beach.
What about the Wicked? is a free download from Bandcamp.
Autolatry – Of The Land
Genre: progressive, metal, black metal
From their Facebook profile: “Steeped in their home region New England’s rich heritage, Autolatry meld progressive and melodic elements into a whirlwind of sonic character that can only be described as “New England Black Metal”. Formed in 2010 as a 3-piece band by brothers Dave and Matt Kaminsky and Karl Chamberlain, Autolatry has since matured into a well-rounded quintet. The band self-released their 2012 EP “Of The Land” to rave reviews, drawing diverse comparisons to the likes of Krallice, Woods of Ypres, and Absu. In addition to recording the follow-up to “Of The Land”, Autolatry embarks on a 40+ date US tour between July and August 2012. Expect big things from these New Englanders in the very near future!”
Of The Land is a free download from Bandcamp.
Amarok – Selftitled
Genre: metal, doom, sludge
From Metal Bandcamp: “Amarok has been described as the loud deafening roar of doom. They play really heavy doom combined with sludge and drone, and have a fascinating dual death/black vocal approach. The mix of guttural groans and chilling screams reminds me a little of Laudanum. The tempos vary from slow and drony to Sabbathian stomps. The guitars packs a mighty punch and occasionally break into buzzing leads. Memorable (and sorrowful) melodic parts, and enough variation in the arrangements to keep things interesting.”
Amarok is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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