16:28 - Dima seems like an opportune time to link this [link]
16:20 - IronAngel If I were to describe her stuff, I'd probably say something like "psychedelic, drony rock with some gothic flair and the occasional metal-tinged riff." Or something.
16:19 - !J.O.O.E.! Lots of what's called hardcore, and also metalcore, is probably better described as being metal. I think people hear certain kinds of vocals and call it hardcore. Plenty of hardcore is punk based though.
16:17 - Kuroboshi One thing I've never understood is the distinction between metal and hardcore. Also, metal and grunge. It sounds to me like they're all part of metal. :P
01. Wrathful Deities 02. Figures Of Chained Spirits 03. Curse Seeping Through Flesh 04. Gateways To The Cemetery Of Being 05. Poisoned Tongue 06. Spirit Of Noxious Miasmas 07. Adorned & Iridescent 08. Crypt Born & Tethered To Ruin
I find them decent at best. Lots of better bands from the style.
Those tracks were more than just decent for me but I cannot refute your statement about the existence of loads of better bands. Bands in this style which I am familiar with could be counted on the fingers and I happened to check them just very recently
Grave Miasma, Cruciamentum, Diocletian, Corpsessed, Temple Nightside, Ignivomous, Antediluvian, Vorum (earlier stuff), Witchrist, Hellvetron, Muknal, Embrace of Thorns, Dead Congregation, to name a few off the top of my head. All vaguely from the same area of death metal. Some more doomy, others a bit black etc.
Have a look through here and this thread. Lots of similar stuff there.