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My February Bandcamp Friday pick-ups.
We present to you a list of our favorites from the past month.
Truly a masterpiece.
My massive list, because I didn’t know how to cut it down further.
Its release by FYC Records & Distro is a testament to the label’s creative vision to produce heartfelt music from whichever genre it pleases.
Rz presents his top 20 of 2023, plus some honorable mentions.
I recently had the opportunity to ask Erech Leleth some questions about his work as a musician.
Why: Because Body Void whips ass, obviously, and it turns out so do Graboids and Pillar of Light
My one complaint is that I wish it were about five minutes longer, but there is something to be said for an album leaving the listener wanting more.
Science Progresses One Funeral At A Time is a terrific piece of work, haunting, cathartic, beautiful, and devastating.
This release shows all the emotional power available in black metal.
Fiktionlust is more concise and doesn’t have any hiccups in the tracklist
You better lock up your daughters (and mothers and probably grandmothers too), because California's greatest export is coming back to the Mitten once again. With not one, but three shows in less than a week, Michigan will be rocked to its core when the Winter...
The members use the various styles of metal as different mediums in their quest to create their artistic statement and are not limited by one single metal trope.
Like a pulsating globe of razor wire and broken glass, the album chases you down intent on psychic destruction.
Allow the annihilation.
Both hold that tension of the hunt, while also being suggestive of natural beauty.
I’m embarrassed to say that Famine is serving as my introduction to the band, but these eight tracks across less than twenty minutes have placed them firmly on my radar.
Deeply mesmeric compositions drew us each into the depths of our souls, to the most contemplative layers, where we experienced epiphanies which are hard to put into words.
This is the foulest of foul, and one of the rare releases of this style that doesn’t bore me to tears.
The band continues in a niche side of extreme music that takes the original, anti-musical ethos of grindcore seriously.
The musicianship here is as you’d come to expect for the band, top notch and tight. All these songs are driving, super fast paced rippers.
This album is a banger and I’m very confident the band would keep the pit absolutely hopping.
This makes the compilation highly listenable as a continuous experience (I do not always find this is the case with various artist compilations).