I am quite fond of instrumental bands and music. Without the presence of vocals, the music begins to speak for itself and creates a deeper meaning than any set of lyrics could do. This compilation features eight instrumental bands of different styles that are well deserving of attention and praise. You can view the track listing below as well as visit the band’s bandcamp sites.
It’s the end of the year and you know what that means, right? A whole month of pretentious bloggers telling you which albums you should have listened to. 2011 was a stand out year for metal and music in general. Because of this, coming up with a list of what I found to be the best albums of the year was not an easy task. If you haven’t heard any of these albums for some reason then you need to seriously go check them out. Continue after the jump to find out what my picks for this years top ten EP’s are.
Dionaea is a fairly new and unheard of instrumental band from the NJ / PA border. Their sound can be described as post-metal meets mathcore. Still is Dionaea‘s first full length album and I must say that it is an incredible album. Still only consists of three songs but clocks in at a little under 30 minutes. Each song builds on massive delay driven melodies before erupting into spazzy tapping riffs that would even make Chris Arp jealous.
Formed in Jan of ’10, Dionaea has only played a few shows but are already turning heads in the tech / progressive forum world. Check out the stream for Still below.
— Josh Huddleston
I posted about Dionaea in my Apparat.us Edition of The Ties That Grind… and by that point I was obsessed with the two songs I have by this band. Crazy experimental, technical and chaotic grind with ambiance thrown in the mix equals an insanely good time. I’ve listened to “1986” at least a few times every day since I first heard it. I have been patiently waiting for a full length album by these dudes and it seems my wishes are being answered! According to a post made by the band via their Facebook page, new material is currently in the works. Get stoked! Get stoked now!
Hello fellow Grinders. With the recent surge of amazing grindcore albums dropping this year such as Rotten Sound, Noisear, Wormrot and Brutal Truth (as well as many, many more), I have to also give props to the up-and-coming underground grind bands from all over the world. Every week I will be posting a few grind bands that I believe should be checked out. This weeks TTTG is full of bands that I have discovered via The Apparat.us. Lets start this off with…