Last night while surfing BandCamp, as I have been doing a lot lately, I stumbled across a band out of nowhere. The band is called Birds In Row. I was intrigued by the name alone, so when I pressed play, the music drew me in. After an interesting intro, the music becomes a punishing melee of crusty hardcore chaos. Much in the vein of Trap Them and Black Breath. And I love those bands, so Birds In Row is right up my alley. The music is chunky and filthy. The vocals are extremely powerful. And what is the best thing about this band besides being amazing? Their album, Cottbus is available on their BandCamp page for free. Yes, I said free. After downloading the album and extracting the zip file, I found another interesting thing. A word document titled “FVCK LARS ULRICH.” Amazing. It is a press release from the head of Throatruiner Records and it reads as follows:
Thanks for your download, we hope you will enjoy this record as much as we did! When I have started Throatruiner Records last year, one of my guidelines was to put all my releases on free download. Because the stuff i love should live without any boundaries. So if you want to support Throatruiner Records & our bands, please visit http://throatruinerrecords.tumblr.com/ and pick some stuff, we need it; and if you think we don’t deserve any $, be kind, share this album with five of your friends!
This band is great, go and check them here and jam the shit out of this free fucking metal! Expect an album review later today.