Every Friday, a wagon arrives at the Sleeping Village’s crumbling gates, stuffed to the brim with our sustenance for the following week. Today is the day we must offload all this week's new and noteworthy music, and so, in the process, we thought it would be worthwhile to share some of our choice picks from this veritable mass of fresh meat. This is what we’ll be--and have been--listening to this week at the Village HQ. We hope you join us in doing so!
As today is Bandcamp Friday, alongside our standard mini-reviews, we've added a bunch o' releases at the bottom that you should check out (and purchase, if yer so inclined.) If ye missed it, check out our merch roundup here!
On the docket for today, May 7th, 2021:
Dread Maw, Herzschlager, Kataan, Book of Wyrms, Empty Throne, Osiah, Chronic Lethargy, Cainhurst, Eliot Vernon, Desolation Plains, and Nehushtan
We regrettably don't have the time to write a review for everything below, but rest assured: you should check 'em out! - Ed.
Kataan - Kataan (Progressive death/post metal)
Desolation Plains - Sword of Hailstorm (Dungeon synth, dark ambient)
Elliot Vernon - The Flame (Deathy power metal, keyboardist of Alestorm)
Cainhurst - Dark Have Been My Dreams Of Late (Single/Pre-order) (Blackened death metal)
Empty Throne - Glossolalia (Blackened death Thrash) Full review here!
Chronic Lethargy - Vomitorium (Single) (Doom metal)
Book of Wyrms - Occult New Age (Psych, Occult Rock, Prog Rock)
Osiah - Loss (Deathcore) Review forthcoming next week!
Nehushtan - Book 1: Medusa's Revenge (Blackened Sludge) Review forthcoming next week!
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