This time of year can be stressful. Sound Sunday is here to bring relief. Turn up the volume, channel your tension into semi-controlled body movements, and let those muscles loosen up. Use headbanging with caution.
Single: Filthy Lying Bastards – Mama I’m Coming Home For Christmas
Genre: melodic, hard rock, rock’n'roll
In 2009, Phil Naro received a Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award for singing the theme song of 6Teen, a Canadian animated sitcom. Filthy Lying Bastards is a collaboration between Phil Naro and fellow musicians. Phil is involved in several other projects, including DDrive, Druckfarben, and the Phil and John Show.
Cloudkicker – The Discovery
Genre: ambient, instrumental, progressive, metal
From Cloudkicker’s Bandcamp profile: “Cloudkicker is a music that happens when a person named Ben Sharp sometimes uses a computer to record and sequence instruments. Since starting to do that in 2005, he has created many compilations of songs and they don’t necessarily sound the same as other compilations of songs that he has created. In fact, writing and recording music is something he does when he isn’t working at his job.”
EP: Machina – A síndrome de Nerón
Genre: hard rock, punk, hardcore, metal
Machina are a bunch of guys from Spain who oscillate between metal, hardcore, punk, and other genres. They have put all their strength and anger into this fourth release.
EP: Death Ape Disco – Supervolcano
Genre: alternative, grunge, hard rock, metal
From their Facebook page: “In the bowels of the giant super volcano which wiped out all life on the Earth 10,000 years ago, A skull-shattering power chord blasted forth and shattered… uh… everything’s skulls. From the fires of that great metal eruption was born… *poignant gong sounds*…. Death. Ape. Disco.”
EP: Save Us From The Archon – How Terrible, the Undergrowth’s Jaws That Tangle
Genre: experimental, instrumental, mathcore, metal, post-hardcore
One of their fans, Matthew Adelson, describes this work as an opus, with each track being self-contained, yet impossible to be understood outside the context of the entire album. It’s also their debut EP.
EP:– Game Changer
Genre: symphonic, metal, metalcore
From their Bandcamp profile: “Unlimited is a 4 piece metalcore band, hailing from Cambridge, Ontario Canada. Comprised of heavy guitar work, epic synth orchestrations and ridiculously catchy choruses, Unlimited breaks down all barriers of typical metalcore to offer their take on the genre. ”
EP: Here Lies a Warning – FRONTIERS
Genre: hardcore, metal
From their Facebook page: “Here Lies A Warning are a 5 piece metal/hardcore band from Fife, Scotland. With a passion filled,relentlessly energetic live show coupled with beatdowns and riffs aplenty, it’s no surprise that this band are making a name for themselves within the UK music scene.”
EP: Spheres – Migrate
Genre: melodic, metal, hardcore
From their Bandcamp profile: “Spheres are a heavy, melodic band from Sutherland, Sydney, Australia.”
EP: Icosian – When I Stopped Calling It Home
Genre: ambient, melodic, progressive, deathcore, metal, metalcore
From their Bandcamp profile: “Icosian, hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a 5 piece Progressive Metal band. Icosian utilizes chest pounding riffs, flurry filled technical passages, ambient droned out leads, catchy melodies, and an overall feel that will remind you of retro video games getting launched into deep space, Icosian will be turning heads.”
Mesmerized by Misery – Nurturing the Vultures
Genre: melodic, metal, black metal, death metal
From their Facebook page: “Mesmerized by Misery was formed in spring 2011 in Heppenheim, Germany. (…) Being influenced by a wide spectrum of artists they blend different genres and elements of metal which leads to an aggressive sound while still remaining very melodic. Their music can be best described as a modern approach to melodic death metal with different influences drawn from other genres.”
Last Witness – Mourning After
Genre: metal, hardcore, post-hardcore, metalcore
Last Witness are a four piece metalcore band from London, UK.
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